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LEGOLAND California Resort: Theme Park 1-Day Admission

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

Visit the Theme Park at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families with children ages 2-12 can enjoy more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions. Explore THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD which is a brand new immersive land where the hit movie comes to life. Join Master Builders on a Triple-Decker Flying Couch on Emmet’s Flying Adventure Ride, as cutting-edge technology transports you all over THE LEGO MOVIE universe. Surrounded by a full-dome virtual screen, feel like you’re flying through a world created completely from LEGO® bricks. Spin, bounce, and drop on a rainbow-filled journey on Unikitty’s Disco Drop ride. Stop by Emmet’s Super Suite apartment to meet all of your favorite THE LEGO MOVIE characters. Explore the rest of the park where you can ride on the Dragon Coaster, Coastersaurus, and the LEGO Technic Coaster to get the adrenaline flowing. Explore Miniland USA and see LEGO recreations of Southern California, Washington D.C, San Francisco, and more cities. Learn how LEGO bricks are made at the LEGO Factory Tour. From May 12, guests will be able to see the first-ever life-size Ferrari F40 Lego® model. It may not have more than 470 horsepower, but it’s built out of more than 358,000 LEGO® elements, weighs more than 3,000 pounds, and is a one-of-a-kind replica of one of the most celebrated Ferrari vehicles ever created. The first-ever life-size Ferrari F40 model developed by the LEGO Group will be on display as a part of LEGOLAND® California Resort’s new attraction, LEGO Ferrari Build and Race, opening May 12, 2022.

Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

After being picked up from your hotel or accommodation by your guide, journey to 4 different local wineries, where you’ll learn about the wine-making process and what makes Temecula Valley wine so special.  You will have the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes vintner’s tour of one of the wineries. Also included on the tour is an idyllic picnic lunch from a top-rated local eatery at one of the winery stops. Each winery will be curated to make sure you get to taste and learn about a variety of different wines, in order to comprehensively experience Temecula’s wine region. When booking, please select a food option from the list below and write in your selections in the notes during the booking process: •  Chicken Caesar Salad  •  Mediterranean Chicken Salad  •  Eggplant Caprese Sandwich •  Turkey Club Sandwich •  Classic Italian Sandwich •  Artisan Cheese & Deli Plate  •  Roast Beef Sandwich  •  Viva Chicken Wrap All lunches are served with a chewy Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie and bottled water. Spinach wraps are available as an alternative for ciabatta bread. Side house salads are served with Italian vinaigrette.

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Carlsbad

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 399 reviews

Ben was very knowledgeable, engaging, and kept the tour going at a great pace. We’ve recommended this to local shops to promote and would definitely do it at a new location the next time we’re in town.

I took my mom to this event and we had a great time! Everything about this tour was wonderful and Ben, our driver, was amazing and took the time to speak to each of us. I can't wait to go back!

Dave was great. Well worth the money. Do this early on into your vacation because you will get great tips on where to eat.

Very funny and family-friendly mood... Having a great time with kids...

Your guide was very friendly and helpful! We had a great time!