Carlsbad Journals

Week in Carlsbad California

A February 2007 trip to Carlsbad by Travelingon

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Photo, Carlsbad, California More Photos
Quote: We visited the Carlsbad California area for a week in February, using the Carlsbad Seapointe Resort as our base.

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

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Hotel

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Photo, Carlsbad, California
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We stayed at the Carlsbad Seapointe Resort during February school vacation. We were on the third floor (the top floor) in a 2 bedroom – 2 bath end unit that had wrap around windows and sliding glass doors. There are views of the Pacific Ocean across the street. The living/dining room has one sofa and two stuffed chairs. All of the furniture and appliances were in excellent repair. There’s a glass coffee table and end table in the living room and a glass dining room table with six rattan chairs. A gas log fireplace adds to the atmosphere along with a wall unit that holds a 31-inch TV, VCR, CD Player, and Stereo. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, full size gas stove and oven, microwav...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2007

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
6400 Surfside Lane
Carlsbad, California 92008
(877) 477-7368

Albert's Restaurant

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Restaurant

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Albert’s Restaurant is the only full service restaurant inside the San Diego Zoo. It’s open limited hours 11am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday, and 11am to 3pm on the weekends. The setting is in a tree house on the third floor in the Gorilla Tropics. There is inside and outside patio seating. The decor is minimal inside with large glass windows to enjoy the feeling of being in a tree house. The menu has appetizers, sandwiches, pastas, fresh fish, soups, salads, and desserts. Beer, wine, and alcoholic drinks are available as well as soft drinks. I had an herb roasted chicken dinner, which was excellent. The chicken was moist and very hot. It had a good rosemary flavor. Mashed potatoes and sa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2007

Albert's Restaurant
San Diego Zoo
Carlsbad, California

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

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Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Photo, San Diego, California
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The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world. More than 4,000 animals are on display. There are walk through aviaries, koalas, giant pandas, monkey trails, and polar bears. There’s a sea lion show at the Wedgeforth Bowl and a wild animal show at the Hunte Amphitheater. There’s also a children’s petting zoo and Horn and hoof mesa. Our favorite part was the Hummingbird Aviary. You can stay inside as long as you like, and the hummingbirds are flying all around. The birds are tame and actually landed on the palm of our hands. I think they were looking for food.There are nine different restaurants to choose from and assorted snack carts throughout the park. There’s too much to see in o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2007

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-1515

Balboa Park

Attraction | "Balboa Park Spreckles Organ Pavilion"

Spreckles Organ Pavilion Photo, San Diego, California
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This is a huge pipe organ built into an outdoor pavilion and it's said to be the largest in the world. There are free concerts held here every Sunday at 2pm.They give a brief history of the organ and the concerts before the music starts. The concert lasts about one hour and is mostly classical music and familiar patriotic music – America the Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner. The setting is beautiful. Water is directly behind the pavilion and you can see people enjoying water sports as you enjoy the music. There are lots of metal benches. The day we visited, there were plenty of empty seats available. Food carts are located at the entrance for snacks during the concert. After the conce...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2007

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239 0512

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Carlsbad Premium Outlets are located off Interstate 5 between Palomar Airport Road and Cannon Road. This is an upscale open-air mall. There are over 90 stores to choose from including Jones New York, Crate and Barrel, Anne Klein, Harry and David, Bass, Reebok, The Gourmet Chef, Coach, and Gap Outlet. There are about 10 restaurants including Ruby’s Diner, Panda Express, San Sei Japanese Grill, and Bellefleur Restaurant. I wanted something quick for lunch, and went through the buffet line at Panda Express (Chinese style food), sat on the patio and people-watched while I had lunch. I had mushroom chicken, fried rice, and spring rolls. The food was hot and good. There is plenty of free parking ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2007

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
5620 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 804-9000