Area Attractions

Discover the action of Southern California when you take a scenic drive to San Diego to explore its world-famous zoo and Balboa Park. Unleash your inner child at LEGOLAND, located just ten minutes from the resort. 

Find something fun to do without leaving the grounds—our resort in Carlsbad offers a host of activities including tennis, board games, swimming, and golf.

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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, California, United States, 92011



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VeraVia All-Inclusive Wellness Programs

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. VERAVIA 2-MINUTE VIDEO Contact: 800.527.1936

Relax & Recharge Mini Retreats

Short on time? Invest in yourself with our exclusive 2 or 3-night holistic mini-retreats that incorporate relaxing spa treatments, educational workshops, fitness activities and stress management workshops. Our integrated and holistic approach will lead you to a healthier, happier life. For details, please contact Sherri Singleton at

Bridal Bootcamp

Get Wedding-Day-Ready with VeraVia’s 3-Night Bridal Bootcamp, a powerful jump-start to help brides and bridal party members get ready for the big day. Target your specific goals, look and feel your best with this customized, flexible, results-oriented retreat. Relax and unwind at Aviara Spa so you are refreshed for the big day. For details, please contact Sherri Singleton at

Corporate Wellness

Take time to invest in your employees with a custom wellness experience designed to improve productivity and promote engagement.

Hotel Activities

Resort Activities

Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of seasonal resort activities during their stay including a 3,200 sq ft family pool with water playground, adult-only pool, dive-in movies, world-class tennis, outdoor recreation and game room, Camp Hyatt Aviara Kids Academy, s’mores roasting, Animal Encounters, and hiking along the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail. Please contact Concierge for details and schedule.

Moonlight Beach Express

Enjoy round-trip shuttle transportation to this wide sandy beach on the Moonlight Beach Express, which includes complimentary rental of beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys. Offered seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Reservations required. Fee applies.

Outdoor Recreation

Tee it up at our award-winning golf club, lay out by the pool, play a match on the tennis courts, or spend the day in the Recreation Center, which features sand volleyball, a croquet field, horseshoes, a badminton court, and bocce ball.


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. For details and reservations (760) 603-6904

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

Batiquitos Lagoon

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.

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.

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.

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.

Carlsbad Village

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.

Cedros Avenue

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.

Family Activities

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.


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.

Magdalena Ecke YMCA Skate Park

The skate park includes a street course with quarter pipes, bank ramps, a 13-foot vertical ramp, and a keyhole pool for skateboarding and blading, as well as a "tot lot" for smaller children.

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 Events

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad is in bloom at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. See the stunning colors of spring with walking tours, gardens and local artists. Opens March 1st.

Carlsbad Marathon Events

San Diego sunshine and the Carlsbad coastline offer the perfect destination for runners.