A beach day in San Diego is on the annual summer to-do list of many Arizona families. Here are three kid-friendly stays in Southern California that are close to the sand, have fab pools and offer just as much excitement for moms and dads as they do tots and teens.
Bursting with color, a retro surf motif and towering palms at every turn, Town and Country Resort in San Diego is a stay to satisfy families with members of all ages. Design-loving parents will adore the mid-century-modern lobby and nostalgic vibes as well as the incredible farm-(or ocean-)to-table eats at year-old ARLO and over-the-top cocktails at The Monkey Bar. The heads of household will also appreciate the spacious guest rooms, which include two-story bungalows with private courtyards and suites with a wet bar, a living area and a private terrace with cabana. Town and Country’s youngest guests won’t be able to get enough of the twisty, four-story waterslide and large, oval-shaped pool (plus the super-shallow baby pool) as well as the lawn games and sand volleyball court.
To book your summer stay at Town and Country, select the Sweet Suite package and save 20 percent off all suites. For more on Town and Country, visit www.towncountry.com.
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection By Hilton is not only thisclose to LEGOLAND California (it even has its own pedestrian entrance!), but it also brimming with fun activities for kids and kids-at-heart. The newly updated Carlsbad resort offers family suites for staying and playing in style, even featuring two-bed private bedrooms for kiddos and teens. While parents might want to relax with a cocktail in hand at the picturesque lap pool, The Cassara Carlsbad’s kid’s pool even features an amenity-packed splash zone to keep littles busy for hours. The kid pool is also near the activity center which hosts plenty of creative or action-packed to-dos, like ping pong, candy sushi-making kits and pottery painting. (During COVID, many of the crafts are even packaged to-go.)
To book your summer stay at The Cassara Carlsbad, visit thecassaracarlsbad.com.
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego doesn’t just stand out because it is 33 stories above San Diego Bay. It offers a wide range of exciting activities for the entire family, starting with its fourth-floor Family Pool. Check out the surrounding views from the pool deck’s telescope, book a cabana to rest and recharge poolside and check out the huge game lawn for an afternoon of corn hole, ping pong or giant-sized Connect Four competitions. The resort’s location makes it a perfect spot for those looking to see and do in the area, including dining and shopping around Seaport Village, taking the ferry to Coronado Island (and its peaceful beaches), hopping aboard the USS Midway Museum or making use of Hyatt’s Destination Fee, which includes a one-hour ticket for a cruise around the harbor, daily one-hour bicycle rentals, water kayak or paddleboard rentals and more.
To book your summer stay at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, visit www.hyatt.com.