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Hotels in Carlsbad near Legoland California

Legoland California Introduction

Legoland California, which opened in 1999, was the first Legoland theme park to be built outside Europe. It includes a miniature park with exhibits made from Lego, the plastic construction toys that were first created in Denmark in 1949. There are also more than 60 rides, a Lego-themed Sea Life Aquarium with over 5,000 living marine creatures, and a water park that features more than 7 slides, sandy beaches, and the "Build-A-Raft" River. The park may appeal to families with children aged between 2 and 12.

Hotels near Legoland California

There’s a Lego-themed hotel at the entrance to the park, with rooms geared up for families; some have ocean views. Amenities include early access to the park, nightly entertainment, multiple dining options, and a heated outdoor infinity pool. There are also plenty of hotels on the Pacific coast along the Carlsbad Boulevard, with restaurants, oceanfront pools, and spas. Many hotels include shuttles to the airport and Legoland. If you're looking for good deals on hotels, the winter is the coolest and rainiest season, and as a result room rates are at their lowest.

Where to stay near Legoland California

If you're visiting Legoland, then the Legoland hotel may add to the child-friendly experience. Away from the park, there are plenty of hotels near the coast. You could head to Carlsbad Village if you're looking for independent shops, restaurants, and bars, and the beaches are also close. For a lively Southern California experience, try heading south to Mission Beach in San Diego. The 2-mile stretch of white sand attracts surfers and sunbathers, and the boardwalk is lined with cafes and restaurants. Nearby Belmont Park has carnival rides and a historic rollercoaster called the Giant Dipper.

Things to see near Legoland California

Nearby Carlsbad is a popular destination for family summer vacations, mostly because of the miles of undeveloped beaches. You can try Carlsbad State Beach, which is regarded as one of the area's most attractive beaches. If you travel in the spring, you can find a popular sight at Flower Fields, where almost 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers are in full bloom. There’s plenty to see and do in San Diego. A good place to start is Balbao Park, which features a selection of museums, live performances, and gardens, as well as San Diego Zoo.

How to get to Legoland California

Legoland California is located just off Interstate 5 (the San Diego Freeway) and 15.2 miles from I-15. There are also train stations nearby, including Carlsbad Poinsettia Station (3 miles) and Carlsbad Village Station (4.5 miles) for local services including San Diego; or the Oceanside Amtrak Station (7.5 miles) for services further north. There are also plenty of local bus services including one along the Carlsbad Boulevard to Carlsbad Village. The nearest airport is the regional McClellan-Palomar Airport, which is 4.3 miles away, or San Diego International Airport which is a 34.3-mile drive.