Legoland California | Things to Do in San Diego | Near Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Legoland California

Family Fun in Carlsbad

The Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is uniquely located less than a mile from the beach and less than one mile from LEGOLAND®.

LEGOLAND® California has more than 60 rides, shows and attractions dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, including the new LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride. Inside LEGOLAND®, you can enter a world of knights and princesses to conquer the Dragon Coaster. Kids can drive their own cars at Driving School. Make new friends at LEGO Friends Heartlake City. SEA LIFE Aquarium is your child’s first interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks, and up close encounters with sea creatures including zebra sharks, spotted eagle rays and Pacific seahorses. LEGOLAND® Water Park is a splash-filled, interactive fun time for the entire family, including the one-of-a-kind Build-A-Raft river, where everyone floats on their own custom-built LEGO® raft. Visit the LEGO Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park featuring the Lion Temple Wave Pool, Crocodile Swamp and interactive Build-a-Boat.

New & Not to Miss Activities

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The world's first LEGO® City of San Diego is now open and featuring the best landmarks, iconic structures, and historical buildings, created in LEGO form with more than 5 million bricks 

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Ninjago Training Camp | Things to Do at Legoland California | Near Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Camp

Test your ninja skills in the ultimate ninja training camp, featuring interactive play areas filled with slides, obstacles and even Master Wu's sailing ship! 

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Summer is over, but there's still plenty of splashing happening every weekend through October 29th!

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Sea Life Aquarium Attractions | Things to Do at Legoland California | Near Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Sea Life Aquarium Attractions | Things to Do at Legoland California | Near Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

SEA LIFE Aquarium

An interactive guide to the life of the sea

Combine active hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and up close encounters. Plus, don't miss Sea at Night where you can walk, jump and “splash” in a simulated bioluminescent tide. 

Seasonal Favorites

Brick-or-Treat Monster Party

September 16th to October 29th

Every fall, the park is transformed into a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza with tons of candy, new shows, scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving station and silly monsters. Guests can trick-or-treat at treat trails throughout the park, meet their favorite LEGO characters in costume, and watch special Halloween-themed shows. This brick-centered not-so-scary event is perfect for families with children of all ages. Costumes encouraged! Other activities at the event include:

  • A 4D movie called "The Great Monster Chase"
  • A dance party with Lord Vampyre
  • A musical mystery called "The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night"

Holidays at LEGOLAND®

November 18th to December 30th

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The park is decked out in festive décor, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy. From meeting Santa Claus to riding the Polar Express, there's something for everyone. You can take a spin on the Snowflake spin, sing carols around the Christmas tree, and enjoy a special holiday-themed show and parade. There will also be plenty of opportunities to build with LEGOs, including a giant gingerbread house and a snowman.

And of course, no holiday celebration would be complete without lots of delicious food! LEGOLAND California has a variety of holiday treats, from gingerbread cookies to hot chocolate. Get ready for a festive day!

Kids' New Year's Eve

December 31st

Calling all kids (and their parents)! Ring in the New Year at LEGOLAND California with a night of fun, LEGOs, and fireworks! The park will be open until 6pm, so you can enjoy all your favorite rides and attractions before the big countdown. Then, party like it's 2024 with live music, dancing, and a dazzling fireworks display. Plus, there will be plenty of LEGO candy to help you celebrate ...and don't miss the giant LEGO brick drop at midnight, just like in Times Square!

  • The park will be decorated with festive LEGO displays.
  • There will be special New Year's Eve-themed food and drinks available.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear their best party hats and noisemakers.