West Inn & Suites, Rated #1 in Carlsbad by TripAdvisor, Ranks the Top Reasons to Visit this Sunny Seaside Destination in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 10, 2015 – With nearly perfect weather, endless options for outdoor recreation and access to world-class attractions, no other destination echoes ‘endless summer’ quite like the seaside community of Carlsbad. West Inn & Suites, Carlsbad’s premier boutique hotel, has ranked the top reasons to plan a getaway to Carlsbad.
- The Beach
Soak in the sun and the sand on one of Carlsbad’s five gorgeous beaches or grab a surfboard and hit the waves. For the full beach experience, check out West Inn & Suites’ Pop-Up Beach Party experience, which includes complimentary round-trip transportation to any of Carlsbad’s beaches and a fully packed van with boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, towels and beach toys.
2. Guided Craft Brewery Tours
The 60-mile stretch that connects Carlsbad and Oceanside to the small mountain town of Julian is fondly nicknamed California’s “Hops Highway.” Linking a cluster of microbreweries to some of San Diego’s biggest names in beer, notable stops include Mother Earth, The Lost Abbey and Stone Brewery. The Hops Highway Retreat, a customized beer adventure package from West Inn & Suites, includes a round-trip tour of three breweries, snacks and water, and transportation in a luxury vehicle.
3. The Flowers are Blooming
For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of north San Diego county into one of the most spectacular displays of natural color with over 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that bloom through early May at The Flower Fields.
4. Quirky, Fun Museums
Trade in those traditional rainy-day museums for a visit to some of Carlsbad’s most fun and quirky collections. The Museum of Making Music shares music history and vast collections of vintage, unusual and interactive instruments; while the GIA: Gemological Institute Of America has been showcasing some of the world’s rarest gemstones and jewels since 1931. Just a stone’s throw away, guests can learn all about Southern California’s surf culture and history at the California Surf Museum in neighboring Oceanside.
5. You Don’t Need a Car
Countering the stereotype that you must drive to experience Southern California, West Inn & Suites is urging guests to leave their keys at home and let their staff do the driving. Offering a complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel during Legoland hours, guests can easily explore the seaside village and its many attractions, including the famous LEGOLAND California theme park, Water Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium. Guests who wish to explore more of San Diego’s world-class attractions can hop a ride to the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, which takes a scenic trip along the coastline into Downtown’s city center.
6. It’s Affordable
For under $200 a night, guests of West Inn & Suites can secure a suite which comes with a free amenities such as a shuttle service, hot breakfast buffet, WiFi, seasonal wine pour, cookies and milk at bedtime, movie rentals, parking, and pop-up beach parties complete with boogie boards, beach toys, chairs and umbrellas. Note: rate may be slightly higher during peak seasons.
About West Inn & Suites
Award-winning West Inn & Suites, is an 86-room boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail with a classic style. Located in Carlsbad, California, the coastal North San Diego location is within a five minute walk to the beach and five minute drive to area attractions such as LEGOLAND California Resort, world-renown golf courses, shopping and dining. Rated the #1 hotel in Carlsbad and #12 best family hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, the hotel’s complimentary amenities include: cookies and milk at bedtime, seasonal wine pour, pet-friendly amenities, and shuttle service anywhere in Carlsbad. Adjacent award-winning restaurants, Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood, offer a seasonally evolving menu from the restaurant’s own 3-acre farm. For more information, visit www.westinnandsuites.com; www.weststeakandseafood.com; and www.bistrowest.com.