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LEGOLAND California Resort: Theme Park 1-Day Admission

1. LEGOLAND California Resort: Theme Park 1-Day Admission

Ready, set, explore! with more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions designed for kids to take the lead, awesome awaits at LEGOLAND®  California Resort Theme Park! Rides & Attractions: LEGOLAND® California is filled with more than 60 kid-powered, kid-tastic rides, shows and attractions all built for fun and geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12! Inside LEGOLAND, you can enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster. Kids can drive their own cars at Driving School. Shows & Activities: Don't miss out on character meet and greets, live shows and 4D movie experiences!  Dining: Bring your appetite! We have all of your favorites from cheeseburgers, pizza, a wide range of sweet treats and freshly prepared choices from tasty salads and fried chicken. Popcorn, novelty ice cream and cold beverages available at carts weather permitting. Shopping: Get your favorite LEGO® toys, LEGOLAND® California Resort apparel and much more in the many diverse shops found throughout LEGOLAND California Resort. Holidays at LEGOLAND (Nov 19 - Jan 8): Experience the Holidays at LEGOLAND where the entire Resort is bursting with holiday cheer. LEGO® Santa is ready for hugs, pictures, and selfies, and there’s a 30-foot LEGO® Christmas tree that twinkles to holiday tunes in Fun Town!On December 31st, 2022 we will launch our Kids’ New Year’s Eve featuring kids’ bands, party favors, fireworks and a 6pm giant brick drop!

San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

2. San Diego: San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Ticket

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an adventurer’s safari paradise in Southern California. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 375 species—many living in wide, open field enclosures. So jump onto one of our thrilling array of tours and create memories of adventure for you and your family – all while benefiting the conservation of species here and in more than 35 countries across the globe. Welcome to a land of volcanoes, tropical rain forests, a treasure trove of biodiversity—and tigers. Sumatra is home to the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, along with other endangered species such as orangutans, rhinos, and elephants. Tiger Trail provides a journey to discover tigers and their current struggles within their island world. Lion Camp - Get nose to nose with our African lion pride—literally! Bring the kids up close to see lions that may come right up to the glass to check you out. Heart of Africa - The winding trails take you through an African forest and savanna to a serene lake. Stop and cool off at Jamison Research Island. Elephant Overlook - An elevated walkway takes you out where you can get a closer look at our Elephant Cam stars. Don't miss the youngsters born right here! Hidden Jungle - Enter our tropical greenhouse and experience a habitat of exotic birds, insect, and plants, home to our annual Butterfly Jungle event. Wings of the World Aviary - Everything in this free-flight aviary is designed to approximate the natural turf for over 140 birds of 40 species. Condor Ridge - Follow the trail of North American habitats and animals to see bighorn sheep and learn the great conservation story of the California condors. Other activities included in your admission: Elephant Enrichment - Watch our elephant herd enjoy morning treats. Discovery Station - This kid-friendly area is filled with musical instruments, puppets, books, craft activities, and wildlife “toys” and is designed to give children and their adult companions a playful space for animal-themed fun. Savanna Cool Zone - Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to three slippery critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodilian. Jameson Research Island Interpretive Center. Africa Tram Safari - Guided tour rides depart 10 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. daily (The Africa Tram Safari is an exciting expedition with brightly colored tour vehicles and our diverse animal collection creating a relaxing adventure. Lorikeet Landing - Watch our colorful rainbow lorikeets swoop down to enjoy nectar offered by guests. Exhibit entrance if free; lorikeet food is available for purchase to experience the thrill of feeding these birds by hand. Petting Kraal - Touch gentle deer and antelope. Have you “herd”? with Robert the Zebra - Robert the Zebra lives in digital, animated form on a large screen, where he can see the people who have come to visit. He asks questions, cracks jokes, talks about zebra life, and is very curious about humans. Frequent Flyers® Bird Show - An East African crowned crane in flight is a stunning sight viewed by only a privileged few, until now! The crane is one of the stars of the Park’s bird show, Frequent Flyers. The program lets you witness birds in full flight and focuses on a variety of birds from around the world. Animal Encounters - This interactive program gives you an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors like a cheetah, alligator, serval, and other rare and exotic animals. You may interact with trainers and ask questions about the species. Cheetah Tales - Come meet our cheetah ambassadors in Heart of Africa. Note: Schedules may vary or be canceled due to weather or animal health needs.

San Diego: Top Attractions CityPASS®

3. San Diego: Top Attractions CityPASS®

Pick up your San Diego CityPASS and enjoy three ticket packages: SeaWorld San Diego with 3 attractions, LEGOLAND California with 3 attractions, and SeaWorld + LEGOLAND California with 3 Attractions. See your choice of SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, or both. - SeaWorld San Diego: SeaWorld® San Diego Single Day Ticket - LEGOLAND California: 1-Day Admission to LEGOLAND California Plus get admission to 3 more attractions. - San Diego Zoo: 1-Day Pass, including admission, unlimited use of Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, and Skyfari Aerial Tram, all regularly scheduled shows and exhibits. Excludes special ticketed events/attractions. - San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1-Day Pass, including admission, *unlimited rides on the Africa Tram, and *all regularly scheduled shows and exhibits. Excludes parking and special ticketed events/attractions. - USS Midway Museum: General Admission, including the 3D holographic movie Battle of Midway Theater and audio tour available in six languages. - City Cruises: San Diego One Hour Harbor Cruise - Old Town Trolley Tours: 1 day of unlimited reboarding with 12 Hop-on, Hop-off stops - Birch Aquarium at Scripps: General admission - Maritime Museum of San Diego: General admission (Self-guided)

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

4. Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

The tour sets off from the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, where your 3-hour culinary adventure begins. Navigate the picturesque streets of the village with your local guide and discover its diverse history, architecture and culture. Stroll down some of the most famous streets in Carlsbad, home to a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and iconic landmarks, uniquely mixed with shops, art galleries and vibrant street murals. Along the way, stop at 8 different eateries, popular with the locals, and taste the flavors of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from a locally-owned specialty food store, and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Some of the stops on the tour include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants and a dessert haven with recipes passed down through generations. There’s also time to delight your taste buds with a sampling of California’s award-winning wines at one of the village’s urban wineries.

Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

5. Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast. Along the tour, you’ll pass Oceanside, Carlsbad, Long Beach, Dana Point, San Onofre, San Clemente, and more. Your audio guide will point out must-see sights, parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, recreation areas, and more. Explore the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, the Batiquitos Lagoon, and look for dolphins at Dana Point. Walk along some of the world’s most famous beaches. Other tour highlights include Las Flores Estancia, Crystal Cove State Park, Sunset Beach, Torrey Pines, and the San Elijo Lagoon. Feel free to visit as many sights and attractions as you want: you have complete freedom to take as much time as you like to complete the tour. As you drive, get a historical overview of the area, including its original inhabitants, the Tongva. Hear about Louis Zamperini, the RMS Queen Mary, the Rise of Long Beach, Huntington Beach Oil Fields, and Crystal Cove's 1930 era beach cottages. This tour works in either direction and you can stop anywhere while you discover this incredibly scenic and historic drive.

Carlsbad Scavenger Hunt & Trivia Digital Walking Tour

6. Carlsbad Scavenger Hunt & Trivia Digital Walking Tour

Explore the Carlsbad Village, California, with a digital scavenger hunt full of riddles and trivia. Play right from your phone and follow the trail around the Historical Society museum at Magee House, the old train station/Visitors Center, Pine Ave scenic viewpoint, the Village Faire, and more. Get tips on the best things to see and do while you solve fun puzzles. Grab your phone, some comfy shoes, and weather-ready gear and head to the starting location once you’ve accessed the game. Go through parks and village streets, along the coastline, and see famous local businesses like Carlsbad Alkaline Water and the historic Twinn Inns building. Earn points and travel farther along the route with every riddle. Uncover clues and use your trivia knowledge and observation skills to discover all the area has to offer. Check out all the local shops along the way and stop to enjoy at your leisure. Each clue guides you through the village, pointing out historical fun facts, public artwork, and scenic views. Find recommendations for local things to do and places to relax with ocean views. Complete the route to loop back and finish where you started and see your final score at the end. Games can take from 1 to 4 hours, depending on how much you stop and enjoy the sights along the way. Pups are welcome to join!

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What people are saying about Carlsbad

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

My husband and I were visiting San Diego for a wedding and decided to do the food tour in Carlsbad and it was our favorite thing we did the whole week! The food was great and our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable!! I highly recommend!

The tour was fantastic! David was able to incorporate fascinating history and amazing food tastings! Would definitely recommend to friends!

Super great host and knowledgeable. Definitely an experience to remember

The tour guide was knowledgeable & I enjoyed my experience.

Great tour guide, made the tour interesting and fun.