If you have been wanting to take a little getaway I know where your next trip should be. Head over to Carlsbad, Ca. It’s just north of Downtown San Diego. It’s a quick drive from LA and Orange County. It’s a great destination for a mini escape or a trip with the family. I recently went and stayed at The Cassara Hotel Carlsbad, which is a great hotel that is centrally located to many things in Carlsbad.
The Cassara Hotel, is located right above the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. They have rooms that over look it, it’s really a great way to wake up to see how pretty the flowers are. Even if you are not planning to visit the Flower Fields there is a path behind the hotel that you can walk along them and view them. Right now the hotel has a special that when you stay you can get tickets to visit. I highly recommend that.
The Flower Fields are in full bloom right now and there are many photo ops there. I would recommend going during the week like I did to get some great photos. I also loved picking blueberries at the Flower Fields, they are all organic and probably the best blueberries I have ever had.
Not too far from Cassara there are great dining options because the hotel’s dining isn’t open until early May. I drove to Del Mar Highlands Town Center where I did some shopping & eating. This shopping center is newly remodeled and have some great places to eat at, I ate Ziziki’s Street Food and they have amazing food and home made baklava ice cream that I highly recommend. I also bought some cute workout clothing at Vuori and I took some amazing cookies home from Batch and Box, I recommend the sugar cookie, it’s life changing.
Another night I drove to One Paseo in Del Mar and ate at North Italia and I recommend that. If you don’t want to drive while you are staying at the Cassara there are plenty of places to walk to. There is Karl Strauss which shares the same parking lot and they are now offering indoor dining. There are also several other shopping centers in walking distance that have many dining options.
The Cassara also has a great pool with cabanas and outdoor fire pits. You can grab a hot tea and relax. Swim all day and bring some snacks out there and enjoy the great weather. On the weekends there is also live music, you can grab a seat outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the music.
We had a suite which had two bedrooms, one with twin beds and the other with a king size bed. It’s great to go with friends or for families. There was also a sitting area with tv and balcony. The Cassara Hotel Carlsbad has a beautiful lobby, I saw people bringing their board games to play with their snacks. It has a great family friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for your next getaway check it out!