Luxury at its summertime finest
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise there is no better place to escape to luxury than Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA
Five Diamond resort in Carlsbad.
Nestled amidst 250 acres of lush greenery and overlooking the Pacific coast, Park Hyatt Aviara offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Whether you want to lounge by the pool, play a round of golf, or explore the nearby beaches, this resort has something for everyone.
Looking to make a splash? The resort offers two unique pool experiences that will create memories for a lifetime. Enjoy the two winding waterslides and splashpad at the Splash Pool Deck or for a more relaxed yet refined element, lounge at the adults-only Ocean View Pool Deck
For those who seek an active getaway, the resort offers a range of experiences, including six state-of-the-art tennis courts, and hiking along the Batiquitos Lagoon trail. Tee up your stay at the renowned Aviara Golf Club, the only Arnold Palmer designed course in San Diego. Perfect your swing with golf clinics or learn from the pros at the internationally recognized Kip Puterbaugh’s, Aviara Golf Academy.
Debuting in summer, the resort will open Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara, a world-renowned concept creating intention-based services and further enhancing the resort’s luxurious five-star experience. Guests will experience wellness and balance through mindfulness featuring innovative and treasured Miraval spa treatments, fitness and yoga classes. In addition to spa offerings, Miraval Life in Balance Spa Aviara will offer select wellness classes, meditation, and culinary experiences.
When it comes to dining, Park Hyatt Avi-
For those who seek an active getaway, the resort offers a range of experiences, including six state-of-the-art tennis courts, and hiking along the Batiquitos Lagoon trail.
ara will leave your taste buds wanting more. Experience the resort’s signature restaurant, Ponto Lago, featuring Baja-inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails composed of mezcal and tequila.
Take in the Carlsbad sunset and live music at Pacific Point, the resort’s lobby lounge. Offering Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine and live music on select evenings. Creative fare includes handcrafted sushi and specialty craft cocktails.
Dine overlooking the 18th green at Ember & Rye, a steakhouse of sorts, celebrating classic California style and fresh, left coast cuisine. Ember & Rye serves up vintage steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetable prepared using a combination of old-fashioned cooking techniques, unconventional flavor profiles and contemporary culinary philosophies.
The resort also features two Topgolf Swing Suites, an immersive social experience offering guests of all ages access to a
premier lounge while enjoying casual fare, refreshing beverages With a floor-to-ceiling screen and a selection of virtual games, the Topgolf Swing Suite delivers a one-of-a-kind simulation that is fun for golf enthusiasts and non-golfers alike.
With its stunning location, endless activities, and world-class amenities, Park Hyatt Aviara is the ideal blend to unwind and recharge. Learn more at parkhyattaviara.com
Mouthwatering Mexican Cuisine
Experience an authentic taste of Mexico without driving across the border! Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad will transport you to a colorful world filled with vibrant décor, authentic Mexican cuisine, giant margaritas and handmade tortillas served hot-off-the-grill each day.
In addition to its award-winning dishes and traditional regional recipes — accompanied by 14 salsas and sauces made daily – Casa de Bandini is featuring a new Seasonal Menu all summer long. It highlights fresh takes on Mexican classics and new vegetarian and vegan-friendly offerings, such as the Fÿsh Tacos Sabrosas, two crispy plant-based Fÿsh tacos served in corn tortillas with avocado, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo and a side of chipotle ranch dressing, served with arroz Amarillo and black beans; and the Flautas de Papas Especiales, three homemade tortillas with chipotle seasoned potatoes, mashed with onions, sweet peppers and garlic, lightly fried until golden brown.
Casa de Bandini’s lively Cantina offers delicious margaritas in three generous sizes, from 17- to 32-ounce glasses, where various flavor options and a selection of more than 95 of the most popular tequilas join forces to create some of the best and most flavorful margaritas you’ll find anywhere in San Diego. From traditional lemon-lime to strawberry and mango, the bartenders can shake up your favorite margarita flavor that will transport you to Mexico.
Casa de Bandini also has one of the best happy hours in North County! Visit the Cantina every Monday through Friday, 3–5 p.m. for $7.95 margaritas and specials on shareable plates such as the “Muchos” Taquitos for
$6. This appetizer-sized serving of the customer-favorite “Muchisimos” Taquitos platter is the perfect dish to share with your happy hour buddy.
In addition to authentic food and décor,
Casa de Bandini hosts live musical performances every weekend. Request your favorite Latin American song or a birthday serenade from world-class musicians every Thursday to Saturday from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
and Sunday from 2–5:30 p.m.
Casa de Bandini is located at 1901 Calle Barcelona in The Forum. Call 760-634-3443 or visit www.casadebandini.com.
New wine flights with food pairings
The Grand Opening of Napatini Bistro & Wine Bar was January 2023, and proprietors Lynn & Gary McLean have been excited to meet so many wine lovers who have come in to experience the Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast Wines. The response from visitors has been amazing! Napatini’s approach is to provide an exceptionally unique wine tasting experience by allowing customers to taste 48 different wine varietals from their “wine wall”, or to taste the Featured Wines with the expertly paired fine cuisine while in style and comfort.
Napatini recently opened their outdoor dining space to allow customers to enjoy the beautiful Carlsbad weather, warm themselves at either of the two fire pit tables, or to stay cool under oversized, lighted umbrellas. They have recently added Live Music to the delight of customers while creating a fun and upbeat atmosphere.
Napatini offers lite fare that pairs nicely with wines: cheese & charcuterie boards, flatbreads, salads, and entrees. Customers can explore both familiar wines as well as unique, exclusive wines where they pour themselves a taste, half-glass, or full glass from the wine dispensers. Tasting notes for each bottle can be found via QR code and on the Napatini website.
Napatini features a different winery each month, where the wines are offered in a winery room environment. The wines from the monthly Featured Winery are poured for patrons in either a Tasting Room Experience, Red & White Flights, and Flights with Food Pairings.
The Napatini Loyalty club offers discounts on future visits, exclusive invitations to wine-pairing dinners, wine education
classes, paint & wine nights, and other fun events. Lynn and Gary believe the more you know about wine, the more likely you
are to embrace it. Napatini was born of the vision to connect you to the wines you love! We look forward to hosting you
The notorious West Bistro re-opens as Bistro 7
Long-time customers are excited the old West Bistro located next to the West Inn & Suites has now reopened as a new restaurant, Bistro 7! The new menu was born out of the idea of doing more by wasting less. Food, wine, beer, and spirits all have their origin in local ly sourced raw materials. That is where most styles originated from; what was present and in abundance in the region. Globalization has allowed us to source grains, fruits, yeast, and other raw ma terials from around the world. This is great for consumer options, but terrible in the quest towards anything remotely close to ‘sustainability’. The reopening as Bistro 7 offers an even more exten sive menu. We can’t wait for you to try it. From mouth-watering appetizers to decadent desserts, our new curated menu offers a little something for every one, no matter your palette. Behind our menu, being a sustainable restaurant is very important to our staff.
Sustainability is an often-overused marketing term, and we do not take it lightly. Is a company that sources its ingredients or packaging from China, then exports the finished product around the nation sustainable because they use recycled materials? We think not. Truly achieving sustainability is an increasingly difficult task, but it is our mission to do everything in our power to do so.
We are a chef-centric operation that focuses on the best ingredients with as little manipulation as possible. Our own local farm offers daily bread, produces fruits, vegetables, and hens eggs that are used daily in the Club restaurant.
A DESSERT RENAISSANCE
WE BLEND THE AUTHENTIC ART OF GELATO-MAKING WITH A GROWING PASSION FOR THE FINEST QUALITY FOODS MADE WITH LOCAL, NATURAL, AND ORGANIC INGREDIENTS.
Your 10-minute layover to paradise!
A refreshing poke paradise
Looking for a refreshing and healthy meal for your day at the beach? Well, your old pal Grubby’s is your ticket to poke paradise. Or… We WOULD be that ticket if paradise weren’t right outside our doors. But hey, we’re a 10-minute drive from Carlsbad State Beach.
And if a beachside order of our fresh, madeto-order poke bowls sourced from locally caught seafood ain’t heaven, we don’t know what is. Now that we think about it… Okay, try this tag on for size - Grubby’s Poke: Your 10-minute layover to paradise!
GelatoLove: A healthier approach to dessert with allulose
GelatoLove is a revolutionary gelato company that combines the traditional Italian art of gelato making with a California-style devotion to healthy, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients. Their gelato is made using a revolutionary low-calorie sugar called Allulose, found in fruits like kiwis and figs. Allulose is a completely plantbased product that is scientifically proven to improve sugar metabolism in your body.
What makes GelatoLove truly unique is their commitment to providing a healthy and delicious dessert option. On average, their gelato contains 80% less sugar than regular ice cream, with only 5 grams of added sugar in a small 4-ounce cup. This means you can indulge in your sweet cravings without the guilt or the sugar crash.
But GelatoLove isn’t just about being healthy. They also offer a wide range of delicious flavors, from classic Italian favorites like Stracciatella and Pistachio, to California-inspired flavors like Meyer Lemon Custard and Honey Lavender. Each flavor is carefully crafted using only the best natural ingredients, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor.
The company is committed to using only the best natural ingredients in their gelato: like milk and cream from Hollandia Dairy, a
family-owned and Humane Certified farm in San Marcos, California. They also offer a variety of dairy free options.
In conclusion, GelatoLove is changing the dessert game with their innovative use of natural sweeteners and commitment to natural ingredients. So, the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, why not try it? Your taste buds and your body will thank you.
Alejandra’s is Carlsbad’s newest restaurant with a unique twist on traditional Mexican cuisine andh made-from-scratch recipes.
Newest Mexican in Carlsbad
Bienvenidos! Alejandra’s Fine Mexican Food and Cantina is the perfect destination for those looking for a delicious and authentic Mexican dining experience. Our restaurant offers a unique twist on traditional Mexican cuisine, with made-fromscratch recipes that incorporate only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients.
Our dedication to using fresh, handcrafted recipes extends to our beverage program as well. Our expert mixologists use freshly squeezed juices and hand-selected wines to create exceptional spirits that perfectly complement our food offerings. We also offer a wide selection of local beer options, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, Alejandra’s has plenty of space to accommodate large parties, and we
also offer catering services for those who want to enjoy our food in the comfort of their own homes or offices. Additionally, we regularly feature live music and have a great happy hour, making our restaurant the perfect destination for a night out with friends or family.
We invite you to visit our website to see our upcoming lineup of events and specials. At Alejandra’s, we are committed to providing our guests with a memorable family atmosphere that celebrates the vibrant flavors and traditions of Mexican cuisine. Come join us and experience the unique tastes and atmosphere that only Alejandra’s Fine Mexican Food and Cantina can offer. Un cordial saludo!
Visit us at 6996 El Camino Real Carlsbad.
Benvenuti a Giola Italian Kitchen!
Benvenuti a Giaola Italian Kitchen! Our restaurant, located in the Bressi Ranch community of Carlsbad, is the perfect destination for those looking for a modern take on traditional Italian cuisine.
At Giaola, we celebrate Italy’s most iconic flavors, prepared the way they were meant to be enjoyed - with good wine and great company. Our menu features time-honored Italian dishes with a modern twist, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary traditions of Italy. Our hand-selected wine list and expertly crafted cocktails perfectly complement our menu offerings, creating a dining experience that is both satisfying and unforgettable.
In addition to our exceptional food and
drink offerings, we also offer catering services, live music, and have space for private dining, making us the perfect destination for any occasion. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick lunch or enjoying a leisurely dinner with friends and family, our beautifully designed Italian restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for a great time.
At Giaola, we believe that great food and drink have the power to bring people closer together. Come visit us and experience the perfect recipe for an unforgettable dining experience - time-honored traditions with a modern twist.
Visit us at 2668 Gateway Rd, Suite 180, Carlsbad.
At Giaola, we believe that great food and drink have the power to bring people closer together.
Four generations of strawberry growers
Carlsbad Strawberry Company has been growing strawberries for 4 generations and the experience shows. We have been in Carlsbad since 1952, growing with the city around us and seeing interstate 5 come into being. Since we have started in 1952 our business has grown and adapted drastically to remain sustainable.
Run by the Ukegawa family, we first started growing hundreds of acres of tomatoes commercially in Carlsbad. Ever since prices and labor cost have increased in the U.S. the Ukegawa family had to adapt and create new business ideas to remain in business.
This is how Carlsbad Strawberry Company started growing strawberries and later creating the famous U-pick strawberry season.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company and the Ukegawa family are the last remaining farmers to continue in the agriculture business off the southern California coast from Oxnard to Mexico.
By continuing to create new ideas for customers to get a hands-on experience with agriculture, the Carlsbad Strawberry Company continues to fight to stay in business. Since the U-pick’s introduction in 1999, during the spring and summer months we have introduced a sunflower maze, tractor rides, and other farm-friendly attractions to appeal to the agritourism business.
Since 2015, the Carlsbad Strawberry Company is not only known for our U-pick season in the spring through summer months, but also an annual Fall Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch has since grown to be very popular for photo opportunities with 80
Since the U-pick’s introduction in 1999, during the spring and summer months we have introduced a sunflower maze, tractor rides, and other farm-friendly attractions to appeal to the agritourism business.
pound pumpkins, a mile long trail of corn maze, a scary haunted maze for older clientele, and a marigold field. All the new, interactive attractions has allowed the Ukegawa family to remain in business and continue a long-built family legacy.
Visit us at 1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad.
New Veterinary Hospital Coming Soon to Carlsbad Community
The Village Animal Hospital is a brandnew veterinarian-owned animal hospital opening in Carlsbad, CA Spring 2023.
Owned and operated by Dr. Travis Robertson-Howell, The Village Animal Hospital is building their veterinary hospital from the ground up with your pets in mind. When you come through their doors, you’ll find a modern, inviting and thoughtfully designed space to put you and your pets at ease. The addition of state-of-the-art diagnostics, surgical and dental suites, and exam spaces mean that the Village Animal Hospital team can provide the most advanced veterinary medicine available. The Village Animal Hospital will offer the full spectrum of veterinary care, from wellness exams, parasite prevention to routine and complex surgeries, as well as having two full-time veterinarians on staff, Dr. Travis Robertson-Howell and Dr.
Brittany LaBelle to serve the Carlsbad community and its pets.
The Village Animal Hospital is owned by Carlsbad resident and veterinarian, Dr. Travis Robertson-Howell. Dr. Robertson-Howell graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He practiced 11 years in Seattle before moving to North County San Diego. He is certified in veterinary acupuncture and enjoys soft tissue surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and internal medicine. In his spare time, he can be found outdoors swimming, hiking, biking, running, and attending his children’s sporting activities.
To learn more about The Village Animal Hospital and to be part of their exclusive open house, subscribe to their newsletter list here: villagevetcarlsbad.com.
Now’s the time to Thai One On!
Get ready to satisfy your cravings and immerse yourself in the flavors of Thailand because Thai One On is here to take your taste buds on a journey that will transport you straight to the heart of Thailand. From the moment you step in, the aroma of authentic Thai cuisine made fresh to order will tantalize your senses.
We take great pride in providing exceptional hospitality to our guests, whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a family gathering, or a corporate event. Our warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. Our chefs are always ready to prepare mouth-watering dishes and our servers are dedicated to making your dining experience unforgettable.
At Thai One On, we don’t just serve food; we aim to create an experience that will make you a part of our family. Don’t just take our word for it - our customers rave about us too! One satisfied customer even called us the “best Thai restaurant in Southern California.” Treat your taste buds to an unforgettable culinary journey at Thai One On, where our newly enhanced menu offers a diverse range of delectable dishes. From tantalizing appetizers to succulent steaks, mouth-watering barbeque, fresh salads, and authentic Thai cuisine, we’ve got something for every palate. Our distinguished seafood grill features the freshest catches cooked to perfection, leaving you with a taste of the sea that’s hard to forget. Come and explore the flavors that Thai One On has to offer and experience a dining experience like never before. Beverage options include our famous Thai Tea, a full liquor bar, and a fine selection of beer and wine. Satisfy your cravings and quench your thirst with our exceptional offerings that cater to all tastes.
Prepare your taste buds for a journey of flavor as we unveil our newly expanded Carlsbad location! Our commitment to exceptional hospitality and authentic Thai cuisine remains the same, but with an enhanced menu that will leave you craving
more. We’re thrilled to be expanding BIG and sharing our passion for Thai cuisine with even more people. Come and join us for a culinary adventure like never before, and experience Thai One On in a whole new way! Whether you dine in with us, take our
delicious cuisine to-go, or we cater to you, we guarantee that every bite will be a flavor explosion.
So come and Thai One On with us - we can’t wait to serve you!
Where to Stay & Play | Summer is almost in full swing. Discover the
LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT
Rest up and recharge in one of LEGOLAND Hotel’s many colorful themed rooms and knock out two theme parks in one day with both LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium right on premise. This summer brings specialty events at the park, including epic July 4th Fireworks, Heroes Weekend, and more not to miss! Be sure to check out the world’s first LEGO® City of San Diego is now open in MINILAND USA featuring the best landmarks, iconic structures, and historical buildings.
MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC
Discover the newly renovated Museum of Making Music! Deeper stories, more hands-on interactivity, and a chance to connect to music making on a whole new level. Museum of Making Music celebrates the accomplishments and impact of the people who make, sell, and use musical instruments and products through unique exhibitions, vibrant and varied live music performances, and innovative educational programs.
NEW VILLAGE ARTS
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The newly renovated Dea Hurston New Village Arts is a collaborative and inspiring home for performing and visual arts. Experience community events, plays, musicals, outdoor shows, arts & educational programs, and a coffee shop in the lobby all summer long!
TGIF CONCERTS IN THE PARK
The TGIF Concerts in the Park are a locals favorite and this series just ranked in the Top 20 in the U.S.! Do you have friends or family visiting this summer? Take advantage of outdoor music with a rotating lineup of awesome acts. Bring a picnic and enjoy good music while making memories with loved ones.
5 TOP 10 PLACES
Cape Rey is a great place to stay this summer and an even better spot to watch the sunset in South Carlsbad. Dine out at Chandler’s oceanfront restaurant and beat the summer heat with a quiet oasis and secluded pool. Check out the lineup at the Campground’s Campstore for entertainment that’s walking distance from your room.
the top 10 places to stay and play in San Diego’s finest beach town.
STAY & PLAY
Enjoy picking your own strawberries among acres of fresh produce in Carlsbad. Carlsbad
Strawberry Company has yeararound fun including tractor rides, flower fields, and summer strawberry time is a must. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh produce from their farm stand too.
THE WESTIN AND SHERATON CARLSBAD
The Westin and Sheraton in Carlsbad welcomes the whole family. With a waterslide for kids or the kid at heart, a luxurious spa, bike rentals, and a great location in the heart of all things happening in Carlsbad, these Grand Pacific Resort hotels have something special for everyone.
Calling all oyster fans. Make sure to book a reservation well in advance for one of the most popular summer tours at one of California’s only oyster farms at Carlsbad Aquafarm. Enjoy a tour and tasting with a great view of the lagoon and so much more at this local gem.
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Those who appreciate artisan made home decor will enjoy a hands-on class with glassblowing experts. Carlsbad’s Barrio Glassworks offers visitors a way to make a truly unique souvenir.
CARLSBAD FOOD TOURS
Taste your way to summer with a variety of Carlsbad’s tastiest bites on an interactive food crawl with Carlsbad Food Tours. Six tasting locations for savory dishes, wine, beer & desserts. Your tour guide helps you to easily navigate the downtown streets of Carlsbad.
Discover the newly renovated Museum of Making Music
Discover the NAMM Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad! Representing the global industry of musical products and its association known as NAMM, the Museum celebrates the impact and accomplishments of the people who make, sell, and use musical products and instruments.
The Museum guides guests through the themes of “Making the Instruments”, “Providing the Instruments”, “Using the Instruments”, and “Beyond the Instruments.”
“Making the Instruments” explores concepts of how and why musical instruments are made as well as the drivers of change that affect musical instrument innovations.
“Providing the Instruments” showcases how access to musical instruments has evolved and shares inspiring stories of entrepreneurship, perseverance, and creativity in retailing, distribution, and marketing. “Using the Instruments” encourages visitors to reflect on the impact listening to and participating in music and music-making has on one’s life
with an immersive, floor-to-ceiling multimedia presentation. “Beyond the Instruments” allows guests to discover the meanings that instruments take on beyond their ability to create music, including being artistic canvases, catalysts for cultural change, and sources of sanctuary.
The Museum features touchscreen digital kiosks throughout that share dynamic stories, videos, and music within each theme.
The Museum also includes a wide array of hands-on, interactive instruments for guests to try out as they explore.
The Museum of Making Music is open from Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM –5:00 PM. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and active military.
For more information, visit www.museumofmakingmusic.org, or call (760) 438-5996.
Your home away from home
Newly opened hotel in the heart of Carlsbad, your home away from home, offering spacious suites all equipped with kitchenettes, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and a full size sofa bed. Complimentary daily breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, use of our state-of-the-art fitness center, and 24-hour business center, coffee and tea station. Take a dip into our heated outdoor pool and spa, relax by our fire pit
patio, play a game of corn hole, and enjoy our barbeque stations. Minutes away from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport, pristine beaches and lagoons, local breweries, restaurants, golfing, the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad Flower Fields, Carlsbad Village and LEGOLAND! Pet-friendly Home2Suites offers a Market for snacks and beverages, coin-laundry and EV charging stations on site.
Dance on in and be inspired!
Dancin Soul Boutique Welcomes you to Dance on in and be inspired! As your local family owned dance retail store we are here for you! At Dancin Soul we love our customers and our community. It is a joy to fit dancers of all ages in their first pair of tap shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes and pointe shoes. As Recital Season is here be sure to shop local first. We support your dance studio in various ways with advertising and donations. We are stocked with your all your recital needs and shoes. We include fitting your shoes correctly the first time without
an extra fee. Save time and restocking fees by shopping at Dancin Soul the first time, every time! Mention this article and save 10% on your entire purchase. Did you know we have lots of great gifts for dancers of all ages too?
Dance on down to Carlsbad Village where our boutique carries all the name brands and we have dancers as employees who are ready to make your shopping experience great. Additionally, our website allows for after hours shopping and in store or curbside pick up for no extra fees.
MAP MY BUSINESS
Call For 2023-2024 City Map
Promote your business in front of thousands of locals and visitors. If you want to be included in the Official 2023 Carlsbad Commerce/Tourism Map, contact Darryl before May 31. Our detailed map is distributed at key points throughout the city for tourists and locals alike. Clear and easy to read, this map is a popular resource for getting to know the area and is a great way for members to promote their business to curious Carlsbad explorers. With advertising options for any budget, don’t miss this opportunity to put your member business on the map.
TRIP TO Spain
$3,499, $3,399 FREE Pilsen Tour if reserved by April 17, 2020. Hurry, at this price the trip will sell out quickly.
$ 3,299 PER PERSON
Immerse yourself in the sunshine of legendary Costa del Sol, and then embark on a discovery of its exciting history of explorers and invaders. Hilltop citadels, elaborate cathedrals and palaces, brilliantly whitewashed houses, and quaint Andalusian courtyards speak of the many cultures that graced Southern Spain. This oncegreat stronghold of Muslim Spain is rich in beauty, history, and tradition, and contains some of the country’s most celebrated architectural wonders: the Alhambra in Granada, the great Gothic cathedral in Seville, the Alcazar, and the incredible sight of Ronda, perched dramatically on a bluff overlooking a plunging gorge.
Dotted with hilltop fortresses, ornate cathedrals, and imperial palaces, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague will captivate you. Enjoy Bohemian castles, Hungarian thermal baths, and vintage Viennese coffeehouses on this splendid journey to three of Europe's most exquisite riverside capitals. Take in the ornate architecture and stately elegance of Vienna. Roam Budapest's wide boulevards and lounge along the banks of the Danube. Spend a few days getting to know each of these dynamic cities, and you'll discover their vivid World War II history, radical art movements, and unique local cultures.
Reservations can also be made on our online booking engine www.aventuraworld.com/booking. The group booking code is: B002600
Eat like a local and enjoy a taste of Carlsbad
Carlsbad Food Tours
We are a party on the move; a guided food, wine and walking tour of Carlsbad. Learn about Carlsbad’s local history, culture, and architecture while eating your way through our village. Have fun being a tourist in your own town. We focus on helping visitors and Carlsbad residents alike enjoy the best “offthe-beaten-path” food experience possible.
We believe the best way to experience Carlsbad is through our food because food tells the story of a neighborhood’s people, history, and culture.
We offer a variety of tour options: A Taste of Carlsbad with six tastings including French crepes, California wines & hand-selected bites from local eateries & Italian cafes. Experience our newest
Encinitas Vegan & Vegetarian Food Tour among the classic tours we offer.
Private Group Experience Tours
Our Private Group Experience Tours are customizable to your group’s needs. Let the village be your venue of choice for your teambuilding or celebration event.
If you are looking for the EASY button to set up your party, we can do the planning and you enjoy. Our 5-star tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide you with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.
Schedule your tour today at www.carlsbadfoodtours.com.
If you are interested in setting up a Private Group Experience email: Cherimarie@carlsbadfoodtours.com.
Courtyard Carlsbad participates in Marriott Bonvoy – the award-winning travel program from Marriott International.
Newly rennovated and ready for your stay
2023 Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad recently completed a $6 million-dollar renovation. Featuring a sophisticated yet comfortable environment, as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, Courtyard Carlsbad provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Located at 5835 Owens Ave, Carlsbad, the 145-room hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise and managed by InnVentures IVI, LP of Seattle, WA. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Courtyard Carlsbad offers guests convenient access to Carlsbad’s endless beaches, downtown shopping & dining options, LEGOLAND® 2.4 miles away, prestige golf courses, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Courtyard Carlsbad features the brand’s latest lobby design, where guests can enjoy an open and modern environment outside of their rooms. As an extension to Court-
yard’s inviting public spaces, the Bistro Bar serves as the epicenter of the lobby, fostering social connections and collaboration. Its flexible and informal seating options make it an ideal casual dining destination, offering guests a wide variety of fresh Classic American menu items with a contemporary twist. In the evening, the Bistro Bar also features an array of elevated cocktails, beer, and wine for guests to enjoy at the end of the day. The Bistro menu was carefully curated to offer a variety of fresh, flavorful items to satisfy every palate from morning to night.
Courtyard Carlsbad participates in Marriott Bonvoy – the award-winning travel program from Marriott International.
For reservations, please visit https://www. marriott.com/en-us/hotels/sancs- courtyard-san-diego-carlsbad/overview/ or call (760) 431-9399
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CARLSBAD NEWLY
North County’s culture hub
New Village Arts (NVA), North County’s cultural hub, is ending their twenty-first season, and their first season in the new Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center in Carlsbad, with one of the most beloved and popular movie musicals of all time, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN.
Directed by AJ Knox, previews are May 12 to 19 with performances May 20 to July 2 at the Conrad Prebys Theatre in Carlsbad.
“I am thrilled to be returning to New Village Arts to direct SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN,” said director AJ Knox, who previously directed LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, MURDER FOR TWO, and AVENUE Q for NVA. “We had originally planned for this show back in 2020, and after three long years, it’s finally here.”
Faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay, each unforgettable scene, song, and dance from the movie is accounted for, including the show stopping title number. Fans of the movie and the musical can expect a new twist on this musical and dance classic in this ensemble production as conceived by Knox and the team at New Village Arts. “SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is one of my alltime favorite films. I see it as a love letter to movies and theatre, and I cannot wait to share our unique approach to this production,” said Knox.
The cast includes Anthony Vacio as Don Lockwood, Emma Nossal as Kathy Selden, and Xavier Bush as Cosmo Brown.
Quality ingredients, authentic flavors, memorable events
Vigilucci’s offers full-service catering with customized menus and staff to suit every occasion and group size.
Each of Vigilucci’s three locations is renowned for creating authentic flavors using only the highest quality of ingredients. With a concept that features Northern Italian cuisine, the menu includes made from scratch pastas, salads, seafood, steaks and wood fired pizzas fired in a Florentine brick wood burning oven. Pizzas are crafted at Vigilucci’s Trattoria location only, with gluten-free pizza and pasta options.
The restaurant boasts several signature dishes and offers daily seasonal specials. Its signature dishes are marked with a V.
You’ll want to try the Pappardelle con Funghi e Capesante entree with homemade wide ribbon pasta with assorted field mushrooms and pan-seared diver scallops in a white truffle and brandy cream sauce. The Cioppino, seafood stew is delicious in toma-
to broth with grilled ciabatta bread, opting to include pasta makes it a substantial meal for two.
Vigilucci’s Private Events and Catering offers menus for memorable occasions. Whether you are looking for help with small intimate gatherings, or larger events such as weddings or corporate luncheons.
They have been crafting the art of dining for close to 30 years. The catering menus consists of assorted antipasto, salad, pasta, sides and chicken, steak and seafood main dishes made to order and available for pick up or delivery up to and including full service catering with rentals, staffing, and full bar service. Inquire about our unique fresh seafood bar for an exquisite treat.
To purchase a gift card or for reservations visit Vigilucci.com. For Catering or Events, call (760)576-8947
Setting the bar for North County seafood
Bluewater Grill Carlsbad continues to wow seafood fans, local foodies and visitors alike in Carlsbad Village. The destination restaurant opened in late 2017 to offer North County residents California’s freshest, just-off-the-boat, sustainable seafood in an atmosphere of causal coastal style. Since its debut in the heart of the Village, Bluewater has established itself as the go-to source for sustainable seafood and shellfish, sushi and sashimi, weekday happy hours, monthly tastings and wine pairings, and a distinctly neighborhood vibe.
Chef Albert Serrano is applying his years of regional culinary knowledge and seafood experience to create continually updated lunch and dinner menus featuring up to 40 varieties of fresh fish annually. From Pacific Swordfish harpooned in local waters to San Francisco Cioppino with Black Mussels and housemade clam chowder, he is adding his own local gourmet preparations regularly to offer diners a new experience every time.
Meanwhile, General Manager Arturo Lima, a well-known local , welcomes customers to a stunningly redesigned space. Owners Jimmy Ulcickas and Richard Staunton worked closely with the City of Carlsbad to create the perfect contemporary fish house destination with reimagined dining room, a new bar and lounge area and fresh market and retail counter offering locally caught seafood and local wines.
Perfect for North County summers, the new space also boasts two new outdoor dining patios for alfresco dining.
Like all Bluewater neighborhood locations. Bluewater Grill Carlsbad is committed to not only serving the freshest seafood but also pioneering sustainable fishing and farming practices.
To date, more than 90 percent of the choices on Bluewater’s menus are sustainably caught or farmed – among the highest of any restaurant in California. Bluewater
founders also operate the fishing vessel, Pilikia, to provide customers with the freshest, sustainably-caught seafood. Bluewater Grill is open for lunch and
dinner daily. Hours are 11am to 9pm Monday through Sunday.
Fire and art in the Barrio
Barrio Glassworks is the realization of a family dream. In 2012, the Raskin/Devlin family landed on the famous glassblowing island of Murano, Italy for a vacation. Like so many others, Drew, Mary and Gary were transfixed watching master glassblowers at work, not realizing where fortune was about to lead them. Drew Raskin, an emerging multi-faceted artist, fell in love with the form and it was not long before his parents did too.
The family spent time with glassblowers in Seattle’s glass community and were taken with the intricacy and collaborative spirit of the craft. The community of artists the family met and worked with demonstrated that a glass studio is not only a breeding ground for beautiful works of art, but also for cooperation and team effort. Barrio Glassworks is eager to share this collaborative beautiful art form with neighbors, travelers and artists in
Barrio Glassworks is thrilled to be located in the historic Barrio Community of Carlsbad Village and honor the true meaning of the word Barrio (neighborhood in Spanish) by creating inclusive opportunities for education, entertainment, and outreach. Programming includes community events, artist residencies, live demonstrations, instruction, studio rentals and Make-Your-Own experiences.
Visitors are invited to come be mesmerized by talented glassblowers practicing their craft in beautiful Carlsbad.
The business hosts a retail gift shop full of hand blown glass and an art gallery displaying work by local talent. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Barrio Glassworks is an exciting place to visit.
Visit barrioglassworks.com to learn more.
MIssion San Luis Rey’s Fiesta, is a yearly fun and affordable family event that will run all weekend long from June 16th – June 18th
Celebrate with Mission
San Luis Rey
This year marks the 225th anniversary of Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. Mission San Luis Rey, founded June 13, 1798, represents our California history right in our own backyard. There are fun and exciting events planned all year long. Join us for some amazing concerts in our historic church, lectures about our Mission history, and our two main events – Fiesta and the Heritage Ball.
We have something planned for everyone. Fiesta, a fun and affordable family event will run all weekend long from June 16th – June 18th. Fiesta will have carnival rides and games, live entertainment, the crown-
ing of our Fiesta Queen and King, and little Miss and Mr. Fiesta, great food and some wonderful local artisanal vendors. On Sunday we’ll have some special, fun activities for Dad and your kids.
Applications are available on our website for the Fiesta court, food vendors, and retail vendors. We’re also looking for volunteers if you would like to donate some of your time to help.
You’re all invited to come share the beauty, history and spirit of Mission San Luis Rey. See you at the Mission.
Please visit our website, www.sanluisrey.org for more information about all of our events.
Explore local Carlsbad tastes and tunes at Black Rail Kitchen + Bar
New York, aside from New Orleans, is thought of by many as the center of jazz in the US, but a rapidly growing hub of talented jazz musicians are finding their homes or weekend spots out west. After taking in the sights of Carlsbad’s top attractions, a cozy and bright Sunday brunch with friends and family is a nice change of pace. Equally warm weather and sounds from some of today’s best jazz musicians make for a lively elevated dining experience. All of this won’t cost you a flight out east but is nestled right here at La Costa neighborhood gem, Black Rail Kitchen + Bar
This locally owned spot, part of Fresh Kitchen Hospitality, composed also of Tinleaf Fresh Kitchen and Beach Plum Kitchen, has just kicked things up a notch, getting the gig as opening act for Sunday festivities with the launch of its new jazz brunch program.
Sprawl Out and Savor
Slow mornings are best savored outside, and Black Rail Kitchen + Bar has the perfect setup with a large airy patio equipped with multiple fireplaces and built for soaking up the sun or keeping out the morning chill. The restaurant’s Jazz Brunch program has also just kicked off with dishes on esteemed chef Moises Hernandez’s menu including both savory and sweet options such as White Chocolate Bread Pudding French Toast, Pork Belly Hash and BeetCured Smoked Salmon, with craft cocktails that include the Good Morning Sunshine, made with Aperol and orange juice, a breakfast Negroni and a cold brew cocktail with bourbon.
Whether you are on the hunt for a boozy brunch on a weekend staycation or looking for some good ol’ family fun, this is ‘the spot’.
Whether you are on the hunt for a boozy brunch on a weekend staycation or looking for some good ol’ family fun, this is ‘the spot’.
Stay & Let the Experts Play (For You)
A celebration of all things local, Black Rail Kitchen + Bar features a mix of local artists alongside house band E.S.P. Collective.
Jazz Brunch at Black Rail Kitchen + Bar starts at 10 am with music at 11 am every Sunday. Curious for cocktail hour? Stick around when the sun goes down; jazz is al-
ways in the air Wednesday through Saturday at 6:30 pm. Visit blackrailkitchen.com for more information.
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2 perfect vacation spots with Grand Pacific Resorts
Whether you are a North County or San Diego local, or just passing through looking for a refreshing vacation, The Westin and Sheraton in Carlsbad offer the perfect vacation for you. Escape to the beautiful sunny coastline and experience the luxury of being minutes away from our 7 miles of beaches. The Westin and Sheraton are located next door to each other offering all shared amenities. Two resort style pools, two fitness centers, two delicious restaurants, a spa, a private entrance to LEGOLAND and more! We have plenty of packages you can choose from to have the best vacation, including an Escape! Golf Package, which includes a round of golf each night you stay at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course, located right next door to our resorts, and an American Breakfast for two.
The Westin and Sheraton in Carlsbad are the perfect resorts to satisfy the golfer, spa-goer, foodie and child (at heart or literally!) all in one beautiful resort compound. After hitting the links, unwind with a rejuvenating spa treatment at Ocean Pearl Spa or treat yourself to a cocktail and elevated dining experience at 20|Twenty. Splash down the waterslide then grab a scoop of locally made gelato and a slice of wood-”red pizza at 7 Mile Kitchen. You will not regret making The Westin and Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa your next vacation destination.
HIRING at LEGOLAND® California Resort!
Get paid to play! Earn awesome benefits! Build awesome memories! Make an awesome difference! At LEGOLAND California Resort, we have two fantastic LEGO® themed Hotels, a Water Park, a SEA LIFE Aquarium, more than 60 rides and attractions, and 14 retail stores - the opportunities are endless! Join our team and enjoy competitive wages starting from $16.50 per hour, passes, discounts, and flexibility. Let’s make awesome happen!
Open Interviews Daily
Monday – Friday, 3pm – 5pm. Walk-ups
We’re hiring on the spot! Join us at the LEGOLAND California Resort Recruitment Office located at 5886 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad. Check-in at our gatehouse to interview for a variety of positions available! Most job offers are made on the spot!
What kinds of jobs are available at LEGOLAND?
We have opportunities for all, plus amazing training for seasonal, part time, and full-time positions with pay starting from $16.50 per hour! Positions include Lifeguards for our waterpark and hotel pools, Resort Operations Associates learn skills in retail and rides/attractions, plus entertainment, security, facilities and more!
Can I apply for more than one position?
Absolutely! We recommend applying for any positions that interest you. However, please make sure to only attend one interview at a time.
How old do I have to be to work at LEGOLAND?
All employees must be above 16 years of age, and some positions require 18 and up.
I am a full-time student, but I also want a job. Am I able to do both?
YES! We are great at working with and around school schedules and encourage students to apply.
Why work for LEGOLAND?
So many perks! Free tickets, 30% discounts on retail, food, and beverage in the Resort.
Discounted rates at LEGOLAND Hotels, plus discounts at gyms, movies, and even other
theme parks. Health, Dental and Vision plans for full time employees. Company-matched 401k for all over 18 years old.
We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for individuals of many abilities, where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we’ll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.
We also want you to grow through education, recognition and leadership, turning your skills into a career with LEGOLAND California Resort! Our Learning & Development team is directly involved with facilitating employee training, listening to your feedback, and awesome incentive programs with employee rewards and events.