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Want to Vacation In San Diego This Year?

Interested in visiting Paradise this year?  I have a beautiful one bedroom unit for rent!  The accommodation has a separate living area, bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen, and sleeps four people (there’s a sofa bed in the living room).  It’s in the North County area of San Diego in Carlsbad, which is a beautiful place close by to the ocean.  In fact, you will have an ocean view! Also, my vacation rental overlooks the Flower Fields – which are a tourist attraction – where visitors come from all over to Carlsbad in March or April of each year to see the beautiful flowers in full bloom – breathtaking!

By the way, before I forget to mention the rental price for the week – it will be $1,100 and that’s a great bargain considering it’s racetrack season (and you can stay here on the Grand Opening Day of the Del Mar Racetrack – see below).  Hotel rooms usually can go from $275 to $300 per night or more, and additionally you will still have to eat out – save money this way by cooking your own meals – at least one or two meals (if not three).  The check in date will be July 14th, 2013 and the check out date will be July 21, 2013.

Here are some pictures:

Grand Pacific Palisades and the Flower Fields, Carlsbad

Grand Pacific Palisades and the Flower Fields, Carlsbad

That’s me and my children enjoying the flowers (yes, we got right into the fields – many people do just to have their photographs taken)

Flower Fields and Grand Pacific Palisades, San Diego

Flower Fields and Grand Pacific Palisades, San Diego

Of course, July is going to be beautiful here in San Diego!  You will want to take a dip in the pool at the Palisades (there’s two pools – one adults only, and one is a family pool – more suitable for kids)

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

The lobby

The Lobby of the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad, San Diego

The Lobby of the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad, San Diego

Here’s another picture of the lobby area

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad, CA

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, Carlsbad, CA

Kids love to play here

Playground, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Playground, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Outdoor Splash Area, and Kids Pool, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

Outdoor Splash Area, and Kids Pool, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort, San Diego

What can you expect to see in the surrounding area?

This sign will show you some local places of interest, and of course a local restaurant where you can eat if you don’t want to cook your own food.

Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad, CA

Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad, CA

Legoland is just across the street, yes, you can even walk there! I don’t have any recent pictures of Legoland, and will have to find my older pictures, but this is a great place to visit with the kids!

Then you have the Carlsbad Outlet Mall close by, this is just within walking distance, and has many great stores such as GAP Kids, Clark Shoes, Nine West, DKNY, and many others.  The kids will love it because it has rides that they just absolutely adore.

Carlsbad Outlet Mall

Carlsbad Outlet Mall

The main beach in Carlsbad is just about 3.7 miles away or so, if you want to go the area close by to Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd.  I would highly recommend eating at the Harbor Fish Cafe, which overlooks the ocean.  It is located at 3179 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA  92008.

Carlsbad Beach, San Diego

Carlsbad Beach, San Diego

Carlsbad Beach, San Diego

Carlsbad Beach, San Diego

Harbor Fish Cafe, Carlsbad

Harbor Fish Cafe, Carlsbad

In the picture above, you can’t really tell where the Harbor Fish Cafe is, but it is on the upper right, and now when you see the picture below, you can see it more clearly, but won’t be able to tell it has a fantastic ocean view, that’s why I had to include the picture above.

Harbor Fish Cafe, Carlsbad

Harbor Fish Cafe, Carlsbad

The racetrack!

If you travel about 15 minutes south of Carlsbad, down Highway 5, you will arrive at Del Mar, and the racetrack.  Every year in July for about seven weeks, the racetrack opens, and this is unquestionably one of the area’s greatest attractions  – you will be amazed if you go there on Opening Day. This year – Opening Day will be on July 17th – don’t forget if you want to be here for Opening Day this year, my vacation unit is available – it will be a fabulous place to stay in style, and entertain!

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Me at the racetrack last year.

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Bring the kids, there’s lots for them to do, Chandi was happy with her new horse – they often hand out freebies with your paid admission – and people just love those!

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

The racetrack is very close to Powerhouse Beach in Del Mar, about a mile or so.

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar

Powerhouse Beach, Del Mar

I would highly recommend Pacifica Breeze Cafe in the Del Mar Plaza at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 for their delicious scones, oatmeal, and kids breakfasts (you can see it at the top right of the photo below)

Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, San Diego

Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Want to come here in July, 2013 – specifically July 14 – July 21?  I have a place for you to stay, just write to me at dkaur@luchaniktravel.com and I will be happy to help you with your accommodation, and some recommendations.  Also, if you are interested in buying this one week unit (I only own one week per year at Grand Pacific Palisades) – I would be interested in selling it too for $8,000 – that’s a bargain, then you too can live in Paradise – even if it’s just one week per year.

Don’t forget, there’s no place like Carlsbad, there’s no place like Del Mar, and there’s no place like San Diego!

Beautiful San Diego

I have decided to start a page where I will add my favorite pictures of San Diego from time to time.  It’s no secret that San Diego is one of the best places to live in the world  – it’s a tropical paradise with palm trees, the ocean, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, and so many beautiful places to visit.  On this page you will find from time to time new additions (might be old pictures or new ones).  Of course, my favorite place in the San Diego area is the Hotel Del in Coronado.

If you don’t live in the San Diego area, but would like to visit, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to recommend or book a hotel for you, and to recommend local attractions as well as restaurants.

Cornonado, and the Hotel Del (a must see in San Diego).  Marilyn Monroe shot one of her movies here, and many famous people have stayed here, as well as Presidents.

Hotel Del, Coronado – San Diego

Hotel Del, Coronado

Sunset at Hotel Del, Coronado

Hotel Del, Coronado

Ocean at Hotel Del, Coronado

The swimming pool at the Hotel Del

Swimming Pool at the Hotel Del, Coronado

It’s so tropical at the Hotel Del

Palm Trees Swaying At The Hotel Del

Some pictures taken at the San Diego Zoo on December 18, 2011.

Orangutan – San Diego Zoo

Koala – San Diego Zoo

These are my three kids at the Zoo last Christmas in 2011.

Cultural Arts Performance at Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, in La Jolla on December 9, 2011

Cultural Arts – San Diego

Hungry for pastries?  Try Champagne Bakery in Del Mar – love their Napoleons, and Jesuite pastries.

Champagne Bakery, Del Mar Highlands Shopping Centre, San Diego

You don’t have to go to Las Vegas to find casino’s – we have plenty of them here in San Diego.  Sycuan is only 35 minutes away.

Sycuan Casino, San Diego

Sycuan Casino, San Diego

Great place to visit for the day is the Flower Fields which is in Carlsbad, close to Legoland:

Flower Fields, Carlsbad – San Diego

Balboa Park, December, 2011

Spreckels Pavilion – the scene of the amazing Holiday Tree that opens up to display a nativity scene that is inside the tree.  This tree is magical, and changes colors!

Spreckels Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego

We have the wonderful Race Track, which has a Grand Opening Day every year which draws thousands of people from all over the country.  There is a hats contest, and a big celebration feel to the day.  Opening Day this year is scheduled to be July 18, 2012.

Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego

Another one of my favorite hotels in San Diego is the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  This overlooks the San Diego Bay, and is a stunning hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego

Even though I live here now, I am still a tourist in San Diego – it is a very beautiful place.

Please note, these following links are the additions that I was referring to in the post, where you will see more of my pictures of San Diego: Incredible San Diego – La Jolla and Some Places You’ll Want To Escape To