Stylish San Diego-area golf and family retreat

284 Rooms / 43 Suites

Situated on a high ridge overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon — a wildlife-filled preserve edged by hiking trails — Park Hyatt Aviara Resort puts you in the middle of stunning mountain, valley and Pacific panoramas. But you’ll have to force yourself to pause and look up at the sprawling estate in the San Diego coastal town of Carlsbad. You’ll probably be busy in the 15,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, Haim Salon, high-end shops, casual and fine-dining venues, Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course with club house, multiple meeting and social gathering spaces, six tennis courts and 3.5-acre recreation lawn complete with badminton, bocce ball and croquet facilities, and a sand volleyball court.

Bring the kids to the resort’s 3,200-square-foot outdoor swimming pool, which boasts adjacent play zones, a shallow wading pool and a pint-sized picnic area called the Kiddy Café. A poolside restaurant and bar serves light fare, soft drinks and a full array of cocktails. On the opposite spectrum, parents can enroll the kids in Aviara Kids Academy by Camp Hyatt, where educational activities and structured play will keep them entertained while mom and dad sneak off to the 21-and-older, adults-only pool. Nestled along the edge of the resort’s lofty ridge-top locale, the pool affords sweeping lagoon and ocean views in a quiet setting.

For those who wish to explore destinations further afoot, theme parks, beautiful beaches, miles of hiking trails, upscale shopping and fine dining wait nearby. The luxury hotel’s attentive staff will be happy to make personalized recommendations, plan a custom itinerary and assist with all the details.

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