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LETTER FROM THE

Resort Manager

Welcome to

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort HOME OF SUNSETS, SAND, AND SURF

You’ve arrived at one of the most beautiful places in California. Whether you’re here for the family attractions or to simply enjoy the sunny weather, it’s time to settle in, relax, and rejuvenate. Making your vacation wonderful is our top priority. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to everything our area has to offer. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to make your stay more special. JEFF BROCK, Resort Manager (760) 603-1700


— CONTRIBUTORS — We asked a few of our associates from Carlsbad what they love most about the area. This guide is full of their tips and recommendations for a great vacation. Lisa lives just a few blocks from the beach, where you’ll find her and her family relaxing on the weekends.

Liz loves living in Carlsbad because of all the great music, food, and wine only a short drive away. Liz H.

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Dan is teaching his three young kids to love hiking, fishing, and surfing just as much as he does.

Nick started golfing five years ago and hasn’t stopped since. His best score is 77.5 on a par 72 course.

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Ernestini always knows where to find a deal on the season’s most popular trends and classic styles.

Christine appreciates the finer things in life, including being pampered from head to toe at the spa.

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RESORT Find details about your midweek cleaning, the Wi-Fi password, and more.

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CUISINE It doesn’t get any better when it comes to eating (and drinking) out.

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ATTRACTIONS Spend the day riding worldclass roller coasters and making memories.

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BEACH The beach is just a short walk or drive from the resort.


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OUTDOORS Add a little variety to your vacation with a day of outdoor adventure.

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SHOPPING Carlsbad’s shops and malls have something for everyone and every budget.

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GOLF It’s time to dust off the old golf clubs and hit the course.

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What’s a vacation without a little rest and relaxation? We have many relaxing options for you to choose from. Soak up the sun at the pool, let stress melt away in the sauna, or grab a beach chair and kick back in the sand while the waves gently roll across your toes.

ACTI V ITIES & A DV ENT U R E We offer activities and adventures for every interest! Please refer to the Activities Guide for more information about daily resort activities. Our concierge is here to help plan excursions beyond the resort, including surfing, standup paddleboarding, and more.

OU R COM M I T M E N T TO YOU We’re committed to serving you throughout your stay. Your only job this week is to have fun, relax, and create memories. We’re here to ensure you feel at home.

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If you are staying with us from Sunday to Sunday, your suite will be cleaned mid-week. Rooms that end in 01 to 16 are cleaned on Wednesday and rooms that end in 17 to 33 are cleaned on Thursday. You are welcome to schedule your cleaning for a more convenient day— just let us know in advance. It’s our pleasure to accommodate your requests for additional items or service. Please call the front desk at (760) 603-1700 if you need anything.

GOING GREEN Carlsbad Seapointe Resort is dedicated to sustainability and doing our part to protect the environment. As part of our environmental sustainability efforts we ask that you consider recycling your key cards and wristbands at the end of your stay.

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Southern California is best known for its sunshine and sandy beaches. But this piece of paradise has much more to offer, especially if you’re in the mood for theme park fun. Spend the day riding exhilarating roller coasters and making family memories.

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For the Young & the Young at Heart Carlsbad has a quaint feel reminiscent of a European coastal retreat. But for families with kids, it’s less than hour to San Diego and some of SoCal’s top attractions. Learn about endangered species or fasten your seatbelt for thrill rides sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR STAY... LEGOL AND CALIFORNIA

This 128-acre park has more than 60 rides, interactive attractions, and live shows. It’s the perfect theme park for younger children and LEGO enthusiasts. LEGOLAND California is less than 10 minutes away! Next door, the SEA LIFE Aquarium immerses children in the life of the ocean. It features hands-on exhibits and up-close encounters.

“Pick up a free ‘1st Visit to LEGOLAND’ button from the Guest Services window.” —Davis Family, Guests

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call (760) 603-1700 ext. 484 or visit the concierge across from the front desk.

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Overlooking the beautiful Mission Bay, SeaWorld has dozens of thrill rides and animals, making it the perfect attraction for anyone who wants a little bit of both worlds. Admission includes access to the signature animal shows.

The ocean comes alive at Birch Aquarium, the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Get up close to colorful marine wildlife in more than 60 habitats, interact with live tide pool critters, and learn about the cutting-edge research discoveries that are helping scientists conserve one of Earth’s most precious natural resources.

INSIDER INFO LEGO comes from the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, meaning “play well.”

SA N DIEGO ZOO

San Diego’s world-famous zoo is home to pandas, elephants, and lions, not to mention exotic plant species from all over the world. The Skyfari tram takes your visit to new heights, giving you the opportunity to see the animal enclosures and Balboa Park from overhead.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and its researchers have received three Nobel Prizes.

The San Diego Zoo has the largest population of giant pandas in North America.

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California

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Street tacos, craft beer, fresh seafood, and regional wine—it doesn’t get any better than Carlsbad when it comes to eating (and drinking) out. Your condo may include a kitchen, but these delights are worth a trip to the heart of Carlsbad to taste �e local offerings.

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Toast to a Delectable Vacation The sun-drenched town of Carlsbad serves up amazing beaches and outdoor adventures. It also has numerous eateries, bars, and bistros. In SoCal, good food and drink abounds, and there’s no need to head south of the border for authentic Mexican dishes.

Downtown Village of Carlsbad 8 MIN. FROM RESORT Downtown Carlsbad is home to an eclectic collection of restaurants and bars, all within walking distance of each other and the beach.

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DIR ECTIONS F ROM SE A POINTE

1. Head north on Surfside Lane towards Carlsbad Blvd. 2. Merge onto Carlsbad Blvd. 3. Drive 3.5 miles and turn right on Carlsbad Village Dr.

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INSIDER INFO What does it mean to let wine “breathe”? Letting a wine “breathe” means exposing it to oxygen. For most wines—especially whites—it’s usually not necessary. However, it sometimes improves young red wines. After breathing, the wine should be smoother, more aromatic, and even a bit less tannic than if you just poured it into your glass. It’s a little bit like aging the wine in a cellar, but faster.

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Our Top Recommendations within the Village 1. Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana Look no further for expertly prepared pasta and super fresh seafood in an elegant setting.

3. Relm - Wine. Beer. Bistro This bistro is quickly becoming a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

2. Gregorios This family-friendly restaurant has served up Italian comfort food for more than 20 years.

4. Daily News Located just one block from the beach, this is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch.

Go to Vigilucci’s on State Street on a Tuesday night and ask for their date night menu. Get two entrees and two glasses of wine for $39! —Liz H., with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 1996

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Nothing Is Better Than

THE BeACH

Carlsbad is famous for its pristine beaches. Stretching seven miles along the coast, the sand and surf will undoubtedly be the best thing about your vacation. Carlsbad Seapointe Resort offers unparalleled ocean views and the beach is just a short walk or drive away.

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Carlsbad is one of San Diego County’s best-kept secrets. The Village by the Sea is home to several sandy beaches where you can swim, surf, sunbathe, and build a sand castle. to fully enjoy your vacation. Stop by the activities desk for your beach toys, chairs, and a little wagon to carry it all. WE’RE HERE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

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Tide Pool Lowdown Tide pools are usually found on rocky shores that are influenced by the rising and falling ocean tides. Many different plants and animals call San Diego’s tide pools home. Ocean tides deliver oxygen and food to these inhabitants, which include sea stars, urchins, sea cucumbers, barnacles, mussels, snails, crabs, limpets, octopi, and anemones. Algae grows in the tide pools as well. Palm kelp, scouring pad, and surf grass are some common species. F L AT ROCK

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The tide pools have been etched in a slab of rock that protrudes into the ocean at the base of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Walk south from the Torrey Pines State Beach or take the trail down to the beach from the top of Torrey Pines Road.

This tide pool area is located at the south end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla.

S WA M I’ S It’s impossible to miss the gold domes of the Self Realization Center in Encinitas, just south of Carlsbad. Access the tide pools by climbing down the wood stairs to the beach.

DIK E ROCK This is a rocky spot to the north of Scripps Pier in La Jolla. It’s part of UCSD and La Jolla’s marine reserve. C A R DI F F STAT E BE ACH Look for the tide pools by the bluffs at the south end of the parking lot.

INSIDER INFO The quaint town of Carlsbad is right on the coast. You can easily walk from the beach to numerous shops and restaurants.

Carlsbad Lagoon is an easy place to learn how to kayak within a protected area.

“The seawall along Carlsbad Boulevard includes a pedestrian path that runs all the way to the village.” —Lisa W.,

with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 2013

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Lather up with sunscreen and repeat after swimming. Dermatologists advise that you need an ounce of sunscreen for head-to-toe coverage. Ask the activities desk for sand toys and let the sandcastle building begin! We have other beach gear available as well.

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Always swim near a lifeguard station and watch for zones exclusively for swimming. In summer, they are marked by a yellow flag with a black dot. Ask a lifeguard to help you identify any rip currents so you can avoid them while swimming. Rip currents usually cause a noticeable break in the pattern of the waves.

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Exploring

the OUTDOORS There’s more to Carlsbad than lazy beach days in the sun. Add a little variety to your vacation with a day of outdoor adventure in the Village by the Sea.

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The Great

oUTDOORS Carlsbad has three coastal lagoons and acres of outdoor space. It’s also just south of the Oceanside Harbor, giving you plenty of opportunity to experience the great outdoors during your vacation. Take a break from the pool and try kayaking, sailing, surfing, or whale watching. The California coast provides an idyllic backdrop.

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for help booking your adventure and the best times to go.

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“You don't need experience to rent a boat. Boats4Rent will teach you everything you need to know before you leave the dock.” —Dan Z., with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 2009

Here aRe a few of oUr trUSted paRtneRs for YoUR outdoor adventures Oceanside Boats4Rent

The friendly staff will set you up with the perfect boat, whether you’re interested in a kayaking or want to catch a trophy fish. Pacific Coast Sail Charters

Take a leisurely cruise with Captain Les onboard the 39-foot yacht Obsession. The boat provides ample space for up to six passengers.

SoCal Surf Lessons

This expert team offers lessons for all ages year round. They guarantee you’ll stand up or your next lesson is free.

INSIDER INFO Whale watching season runs from November through April, when gray whales migrate in between Mexico and Alaska.

Oceanside is a great place to try pier fishing. You can bring your own tackle or rent it from the small shop about halfway down the pier.

Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises

Your two-hour tour will take you up and down the coast with an excellent chance of spotting marine life, including whales in the winter and early spring.

Batiquitos Lagoon has a public walking trail that runs for about two miles, beginning just east of I-5 at the end of Gabbiano Lane.

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Get it on

thE GREEN It’s time to dust off the old clubs and hit the course. San Diego County is home to some of the best golf courses in the country, so you know this vacation won’t require a mulligan.

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Hole in One San Diego is famous for its Torrey Pines golf course, where Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open in 2008. But you don’t have to go far to find 18 holes with breathtaking ocean views. Carlsbad is home to several world-class golf courses. If you have kids with you, get them started young with a low-key game on our dolphin putting green, located near the family pool.

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“Carlsbad is home to several major golf companies, including Callaway and TaylorMade. No wonder we have so many awesome courses so close by!” —Nick S., with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 2013

The Crossings at Carlsbad Named for five bridges or “crossings” that connect the course’s rolling hills, this municipal green has received several awards from major golf publications. DIR ECTIONS F ROM SE A POINTE:

1. Head north on Surfside Lane toward Carlsbad Boulevard – 0.1 mi 2. Take Palomar Airport Raod to The Crossings Drive – 1.9 mi 3. Continue on The Crossings Drive to your destination – 0.5 mi

Torrey Pines Golf Course This 36-hole municipal golf course sits on coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s located in the affluent community of La Jolla, just south of Torrey Pines State Reserve.

INSIDER INFO Walk It Off If you choose to walk rather than ride 18 holes, you will not only walk roughly four miles, but also burn 2,000 calories. To compare, golfers that ride carts burn about 1,300 calories. Mighty Condor As unlikely as a hole-in-one is on a par-three, imagine one on a par-five. This highly unusual shot, informally known as a condor, has only been verified four times!

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Let’s Go

SHOPPiNG

Whether you’re going to Carlsbad Village for one-of-akind souvenirs or the outlet mall for deals on your favorite brands, Carlsbad has something for everyone.

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MAKE IT A SPECIAL DAY Carlsbad’s affluence and popularity as a tourist destination have led to the development of several upscale malls catering to stylish shoppers. You’ll also find unique gifts, including many made by local artisans.

Carlsbad Carlsbad Premium Outlets Located just a few minutes from the resort, you’ll find more than 90 high-end factory discount stores, including Coach, Banana Republic, and Polo Ralph Lauren, plus numerous places to eat. Carlsbad Village Downtown Carlsbad is full of small shops, all within walking distance of each other. Most are concentrated in the Village Faire Shopping Center and on State Street. The Forum Carlsbad This outdoor center just north of Encinitas provides an upscale shopping experience with stores like Anthropologie, Apple, and lululemon athletica.

SEE THE CONCIERGE for directions and tips about the best times to visit.

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Encinitas

“For unique home and garden decor, check out the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach.”

Pacific Coast Highway runs right through downtown Encinitas, which is home to quirky boutiques just a few blocks from Moonlight State Beach, a popular spot for surfing, swimming, and volleyball.

—Ernestini D.P.,

with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 2008

INSIDER INFO The strawberry and flower fields bordering the outlet mall are open to the public in March and April. Carlsbad averages 263 sunny days per year. Take advantage of the weather by walking the city’s open-air shopping centers.

Oceanside Find beach-inspired gifts and more at the Oceanside Harbor Village. While there, you can watch the harbor’s vessels come in and out and enjoy the sound of water lapping against the docks.

The State Street Farmer’s Market is held every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and includes local food and artwork. Carlsbad hosts the largest street fair in California on the first Sunday in November and May.

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Relax at

thE SPA Carlsbad got its name from the biggest spa town in Europe after residents discovered an artesian spring similar to the one in Karlsbad, Bohemia, in 1882. More than a century later you can still pamper yourself with exclusive spa treatments at this coastal retreat.

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LOOK

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If you love a Swedish massage as much as we do, you’re in for a treat. Carlsbad is home to several exceptional day spas. Even better, Seapointe has an onsite sauna, so you can relax and detox even on your “days off” from the spa.

M a S S Age T Ech n iq Ue S DECODED SW EDISH

Best for relaxation and stress release This is the most common type and a good option for those who are new to massage.

HOT STONE

Best for mental and physical tension The masseuse uses smooth stones to release back and shoulder tension. THAI

Best for energy and flexibility Sometimes referred to as “yoga for the lazy,” your body will be stretched and invigorated, leaving you relaxed.

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DEEP TISSUE

Best for stiff, painful spots This massage can leave you feeling sore, but it works wonders for the shoulders and neck.

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Relax & Unwind

— SPA SERVICES —

You’ll find several spas just a short drive from Carlsbad Seapointe Resort. Check their websites for monthly specials, and make sure to book your appointment in advance. OCE A N PE A R L DAY S PA

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Ocean Pearl Spa’s natural marine-based botanicals nourish, purify, and restore balance. Guests also enjoy complimentary access to the onsite pool and fitness center.

Soak in Carlsbad’s original famous alkaline mineral baths. The spa is located one block from the beach in a Tudorstyle cottage. Add a massage or facial for the full experience.

Sessions are available from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. except for Mondays, when the spa is closed.

Sessions are available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Evening appointments available upon request.

Skinsational is located in the Village Faire Shopping Center, just two blocks from the beach. It was voted San Diego’s Best Day Spa in 2012 and continues to deliver awardwinning service. Hours vary depending on the day. Weekends and afternoons are most popular, so book them early!

Tell your massage therapist if you have any injuries or particularly tense spots so she can personalize your treatment. —Christine W., with Grand Pacific Resorts SINCE 2008


We hope your vacation with us is a memorable time away‌time together. Your concierge is standing by to help you get the most from your stay in Carlsbad. S I M PLY CALL US AT

(760) 603-1700 ext. 484