Two-Day Getaway in Carlsbad

The beauty of holding meetings in Carlsbad, California, is that it’s only 30 minutes from San Diego Airport, features resorts well-suited for conferences, and boasts an inviting, walkable village that gives the destination personality and event options. A two-day getaway in Carlsbad may not be enough.

I have the very good fortune of staying two nights at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, which is well known for luxury and The Chopra Center. Among the amenities is an award-winning spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 17 tennis courts and five restaurants.

The Omni welcomes large groups, with 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space, including an 18,000-sq. ft. ballroom, and 60,000 sq. ft. outdoors. The 607 guest rooms, suites and villas have large-screen TVs, work stations and high speed Wi-Fi.

While groups will find everything they need at the Omni, there are lots of other places to explore and meet. Here are a few of the venues and things to do that I’ll be checking out during my two-day getaway in Carlsbad.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort has 327 guest rooms, 78,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, and an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa features 49,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, 250 guest rooms and a private entrance to Legoland.

Carlsbad Village is a must-see when meeting in this northern San Diego County city. Located a few blocks from the beach with a trendy yet chilled vibe, the village’s shops and markets are the drawing cards here along with a hopping craft-brew scene, including the recently opened Barrel Republic. Restaurants include Campfire and Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Can’t wait to see how much I can experience during my two-day getaway in Carlsbad.

Last Updated December 14, 2016 – 3:48 PM


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