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No visit to San Diego is complete without exploring its world-famous attractions that provide unforgettable memories and are a hit with children and adults alike.  

Mission Bay is a picturesque aquatic playground known for its expansive bay area offering a variety of water activities, stunning parks and beaches, as well as being home one of the most prominent attractions in this district, SeaWorld. Here guests can experience a mesmerising encounter with dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more and watch awe-inspiring shows featuring magnificent killer whales, playful dolphins and entertaining sea lions. 

The world famous Legoland California Resort can be found in the coastal city of Carlsbad, renowned for its beautiful beaches and charming village atmosphere, as well as the thrills and spills of over 60 rides, shows and attractions within Legoland, Legoland Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium. 

In the heart of San Diego, Balboa Park is a cultural oasis boasting lush gardens, world-class museums and historic architecture. It is also home to the pioneering San Diego Zoo, known for its cageless exhibits, allowing guests to observe animals in their natural habitats. 

After a fun-filled, action-packed day, what better way to unwind than at a lavish hotel, with a delectable meal and the comfort of a spacious bed. Take a look at our pick of strategically located hotels that place your customers at the doorstep of these iconic attractions. 

4* Paradise Point Resort & Spa 

Nestled on the serene shores of Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, discover the enchanting Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Offering a delightful escape, this resort boasts cosy bungalow-style rooms surrounded by vibrant tropical gardens, peaceful lagoons, and a mile-long stretch of sandy beach. Guests can immerse themselves in the leisurely atmosphere with five inviting swimming pools, beach bonfire pits, a marina, five distinct dining venues, an award-winning spa, and an array of recreational options. The Kids Zone ensures little ones are entertained with activities such as seashell painting, beach basketball, football, putt-putt golf, volleyball, and tie-dye fun. Just a stone’s throw away from SeaWorld, the resort provides seamless access to the marine life shows and thrilling rides for the entire family. 

4* San Diego Mission Bay Resort 

Indulge in the Southern California lifestyle at San Diego Mission Bay Resort, where waterfront dining, outdoor adventures, luxurious spa treatments, and poolside relaxation await. Positioned within arm’s reach of everything vibrant in the city, this resort caters to the whole family, offering spa treatments, tennis, wakeboarding, sailing, and poolside fun. Cap off your perfect day with dive-in movies and s’mores by the fire pits around the bay. With its prime location just a mile from San Diego SeaWorld, the resort becomes an ideal base for exploring the city’s attractions. 

5* Pendry San Diego 

For families seeking sophistication, Pendry San Diego delivers with its luxury accommodations and family-friendly services. Situated in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, this property seamlessly blends modern luxury with classic Southern California influence. Nason’s Beer Hall, one of the six on-site restaurants, provides kid-friendly games and a secure outdoor patio. With its strategic location, just over 5 miles from SeaWorld and less than 2 miles from the San Diego Zoo, Pendry San Diego serves as the perfect hub for exploration. 

5* The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel 

Ideally located near San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, The US Grant offers a luxurious retreat for those looking to explore the city. Only a short 1.5-mile journey to the Zoo and 5 miles to SeaWorld, this Luxury Collection Hotel, standing for over a century, welcomes guests to retreat to their hotel room or suite, where details like contemporary art, opulent finishes, and cutting-edge technology await. 

5* Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara 

Embrace coastal luxury at Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara, tucked away in the laid-back coastal town of Carlsbad. With uncrowded beaches and top-notch golf courses, this idyllic residence club offers a perfect family retreat. Club 760, inside the Summits Clubhouse, is a haven for kids with games, video games, books, board games, and movies. The hotel, just a short drive from Legoland, ensures a delightful family-friendly experience. 

4* The Cassara Carlsbad 

Located between San Diego and Los Angeles, The Cassara Carlsbad offers a family-friendly haven adjacent to Legoland California and Sea Life Aquarium. With two outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzis, and easy access to the beach for water activities, the hotel caters to all ages. Indulge in the adult pool with a pool bar or let the family enjoy the interactive water features and slides at the second pool. Take advantage of the fully equipped fitness centre and complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius. 

4* The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa 

Embark on a California dream at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa, where airy guest rooms, coastal views, and endless hotel activities await. Unwind at the expansive outdoor pools and explore Southern California’s attractions, including Carlsbad State Beach, the Flower Fields Carlsbad, and the Carlsbad Lagoon. Situated within easy reach of the Gaslight District, Disneyland, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, and less than half a mile from Legoland, this resort promises unforgettable memories. 

4* Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa 

Indulge in beachside bliss at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, offering proximity to 7 miles of Carlsbad beaches and attractions like Carlsbad State Beach, Legoland California Resort, and the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Lounge by the pool with water slides, poolside dining, and ample space to relax. Adjacent to The Crossings Carlsbad and moments away from Carlsbad Lagoon, this resort caters to golf enthusiasts and families alike. 

4* The Westgate Hotel 

An invitation to The Westgate is an invitation to opulence. Set in the Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel offers spacious luxury guest rooms with panoramic views and a distinctly European ambiance. Enjoy access to a full-service spa, saunas, steam rooms, a rooftop gym, rooftop running track, and a heated rooftop pool with poolside service. Within walking distance of The San Diego Opera and Symphony, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and just 1.5 miles away from the renowned San Diego Zoo, this hotel is perfectly positioned for an enriching family experience.