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Located on property at Park Hyatt Aviara, discover why VeraVia was voted “Top Ten Best Health & Wellness Destination” by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice survey and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as “One of the “Top Five Best places in the world for mind-body rejuvenation. Unlike most other wellness retreats, your holistic health and wellbeing plan is completely personalized based on your individual health goals resulting in lasting, positive life changes.
At Aviara Spa in Carlsbad, California, every treatment is completely customized to accommodate your individual needs and desires. Step into a world of tranquility and let your worries melt away. Indulge in one of our blissful treatments as you retreat to a state of complete serenity. Book your treatment today.
Explore the best of Carlsbad with our voice navigated running app! The perfect way to experience Aviara while having turn by turn directions at your fingertips. Download the RunGo app on your smartphone and start exploring now! Visit our Concierge for details.
Resort Activities & Experiences
Let us do the driving! Experience the best of Carlsbad with our complimentary shuttle to local restaurants, shopping, beaches and more. Seasonal Shuttle Route: (1) Seasonal Flower Fields & Carlsbad Premium Outlets (2) Carlsbad Village with access to shopping, Farmers Market, Tamarack Beach and other local experiences. Reservations required. For details and reservations, please contact concierge.
Enjoy fun under the sun at the Recreation Center, which features sand volleyball, a croquet field, horseshoes, a badminton court, and bocce ball. For details, please contact concierge.
Hiking Batiquitos Lagoon Trail
Experience one of San Diego's best hiking trails located within the resort's lush 200 acres. Voted Best Hiking Trail in the 2019 San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll, Batiquitos Lagoon trail is one of the few remaining tidal wetlands along the Southern California coast.
Ranked among the 75 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, Park Hyatt Aviara offers six state-of-the-art lighted tennis courts, two Har-Tru clay courts, and include one court with stadium seating for events and tournaments. Courts are available for reserve on an hourly basis. Complimentary rackets and practice balls. Player match-up can be arranged with advance notice. Tennis clinics also available for resort guests. Please contact for details and reservations.
Practice hanging ten at one of Carlsbad's stunning beaches. Learn how to ride the waves with your own personalized surf instructions. For reservations and details, please contact concierge.
Gourmet Picnic Basket
Enjoy a picnic for two with our special Aviara Basket ($145.00 plus tax) or Park Basket ($220 plus tax), both which offer a decadent selection for your enjoyment. Price includes lunch for two, service ware, picnic basket and blanket. For details and reservations, please contact our Concierge.
Surfing with the Chef
Start the day by prepping breakfast with Chef Pierre Albaladejo, and then take surf lessons at one of the local beaches. The day ends with a meal on the beach prepared by Chef Pierre himself. Guests will be presented with their own personalized longboard that will be shipped back home for them. Please contact Concierge for details and pricing.
Parks and Recreation
One of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the Southern California coast and a protected ecological preserve, the lagoon is best experienced from the main nature trail that runs parallel to the Aviara Golf Course. The lagoon is also recognized as one of the best hiking trails by San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Explore largest oceanographic exhibits in the country. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features 60 habitats of Pacific marine life, tanks filled with saltwater fish, and a 70,000-gallon tank that simulates the La Jolla kelp forest.
Arts and Culture
Museum of Making Music
The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is an interactive adventure that tells the story of the innovations that shaped American popular music. Visitors can see, hear, and engage with a century's worth of instruments and musical history.
Museum of Contemporary Art – San Diego
Located in downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD features a collection of contemporary works of art in a myriad of media, and a dynamic schedule of thought-provoking exhibits.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Early California-style architecture has been preserved at this park, lending an old-world ambience to the area. The birthplace of California, this district boasts several museums, restaurants, art galleries, and historic sites, and 150 shops.
Mission San Luis Rey
The largest mission in California, the restored Mission San Luis Rey is a National Historic Site housed in buildings that are a blend of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican architecture. The mission is still used as a seminary and houses a retreat center.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Enjoy upscale shopping with impressive savings at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, featuring 90 stores and dining spots in an attractive outdoor setting. Shop at Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Calvin Klein, and Cole Haan. Resort guests can enjoy a complimentary shuttle daily. Please contact concierge for details and shuttle reservations.
Enjoy the vibrant beach life in Carlsbad Village. Take in the weekly Farmer's Market every Wednesday, stroll the unique shops, and experience the culinary flavors of the specialty cafes and restaurants just steps from the ocean.
The Forum Carlsbad
Located just minutes from the resort, stroll through shops such as Anthopologie, J.Crew and more.
Take in the arts while strolling near the Pacific in the coastal town of Solana Beach. This vibrant colorful beach community features eclectic eateries and boutique shops.
K1 Speed Indoor Racing
Experience the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing in high-performance Italian karts. K1 Speed is the largest indoor kart-racing facility on the American West Coast.
The Wave Waterpark
Get wet and wild on slides, tube rides, relaxing rivers, a wave pool, a competition pool, and a children's activity area. Zoom down the slide tower, tube down the riptide slide, and float down the Lazy River.
Carlsbad Athletic Events and Marathons
San Diego sunshine and the Carlsbad coastline offer the perfect destination for runners. Click on the link below for upcoming events in Carlsbad.
South Ponto Beach
Located minutes from Park Hyatt Aviara, South Ponto Beach is situated between Coast Highway 101 and Batiquitos Lagoon. This beach is a popular family destination and offers the perfect spot to enjoy San Diego sunshine. Amenities include restrooms and showers.
Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad State Beach, also known as Tamarack Beach, is ideal for the family and kids. Enjoy plenty of swimming and sunshine. Guests can also enjoy a jog or a stroll along the paved 4-mile path that parallels the Pacific.
Spend your day in the San Diego sunshine at one of North San Diego's most popular beaches. Moonlight State Beach. Located in the neighboring beach community of Encinitas, this beach is perfect for families and offers a grass park, and plenty of lifeguards. Let our Park Hyatt Aviara staff take you to and from the beach with our Moonlight Beach Shuttle service.
Don’t miss this play park with 60 rides, attractions, shows, and a water park made from millions of LEGO bricks. Dig for fossils on Dino Island, unleash adventure at Pirate Shores, explore the Land of Adventure, and rescue the queen at Castle Hill. Plan the ultimate LEGOLAND experience with our exclusive VIP Package.
San Diego Zoo
Spanning 100 acres in Balboa Park, the zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals from 800 different species. One of the largest in the world, the San Diego Zoo features an amazing collection of animals and plants in realistic exhibits.
San Diego Zoo: Safari Park
Get wild at this wildlife preserve that protects 2,500 Asian and African animals, including many endangered species. Take an expedition on the Africa Tram Safari and get close to curious giraffes, massive rhinos, graceful gazelles, and antelopes.