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Weekend in Carlsbad California

Sharing our Weekend in Carlsbad California with you today! What a gorgeous place to vacation in the California sunshine.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We had the pleasure of staying at Cape Rey Carlsbad Hilton last weekend for the end of our Fall Break vacation. I have to say we had such a lovely stay. The location, views, friendly staff, room….you name it, it was all such a treat.

We had just come from 3 days at Disneyland for our Fall Break annual vacation. It was a breath of fresh air staying right across from the beach at Cape Rey.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

My boys put their things in our room and raced straight to the pool. It was fantastic.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

The lobby entrance area was clean and inviting. Check-in was quick. Great experience.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

Love the decor throughout the lobby. Great lighting, nice white beachy furniture. Cape Rey offers many outdoor activities should you be interested. You can reserve a Picnic on the Beach basket, lounge poolside with an ocean view, rent bikes, reserve a beach pack with everything you need for a day at the beach and there’s even live music playing outside by the pool when the sun goes down.

Clean Bright Rooms

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We walked into our room with comfortable cozy beds and a view that overlooked the ocean and pool. It was really a great first impression.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

Nice clean bathroom with great bath and body products.

Beautiful Pool

Weekend in Carlsbad California

The view outside our window as the sun was setting. How lovely is this?!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We spent our second day at the pool with the kids. This is my happy place!

The Poolside Food is a MUST!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We ordered some poolside food including this hummus plate. It was delicious.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

The Margherita Pizza was as good as it looks.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

The boys split this gorgeous burger. What a fun afternoon!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We had dinner reservations at Chandler’s right inside the hotel.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

There were so many great options on the dinner menu. Hard to choose!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

The bread basket was warm and delicious. Pax went nuts for all of it 🙂

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We started with the Berkshire Pork Dumplings and Butternut Squash Gratin. Cullen ordered the Lobster and Shrimp Tacos that were unbelievable. I ordered the Chef Teri “Yaki” Chicken that I LOVED!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

For dessert we shared this gorgeous Pear Galette. Oh my goodness it was amazing.

Weekend in Carlsbad California

We also shared the Churros and Hot Chocolate. No words needed. Lol!

Weekend in Carlsbad California

Cape Rey Carlsbad is a perfect family vacation destination. It is right across from Carlsbad State Beach and close to Legoland, San Diego Zoo and Sea World if you are looking for a great place to stay for those activities.

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to visiting again in the near future.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Cape Rey Carlsbad Hilton. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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  1. 1

    What a great looking trip and that BURGER!!!

  2. 2
    Kristen says:

    Gorgeous spot! I feel like I need a staycation there. The poolside food all looked fab.

  3. 3
    Phyl says:

    This brought back many memories. We lived there 26 years and sure miss that beach and coast line. It is still as beautiful as it was 23 years ago when we left there. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. 4

    How fun! I’m glad you had a great time!

  5. 5

    Laying by the pool is my happy place too!

  6. 6
    Trisha Smith says:

    Wow, this looks like a perfect getaway for a weekend staycation. The pool looks inviting! Very nice photos of the place you have here. 🙂

  7. 7
    Jim Beals says:

    My wife and I went to Carlsbad after reading your article and were very happy with your recommendations. Looking forward to more city articles.

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