LEGOLAND® California

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The world of LEGO®comes to life at this playground for the imagination.

LEGOLAND® California Resort is a kid’s dream come true with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions based around the famous click-and-build toy. The amusement park, LEGO®-themed hotel and water park are located in the oceanside town of Carlsbad, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of San Diego.

The 128-acre (52-hectare) resort is divided into multiple themed zones: Pirate Shores, Dino Island, Fun Town and Castle Hill. They each feature distinctive rides, interactive games and LEGO creations. Ride the ocean waves on a LEGO pirate ship, build and drive your very own car around a racetrack, and stroll among life-sized animals and historical figures constructed from LEGO bricks.

You’ll feel like a giant as you wander the streets of Miniland USA. About 20 million LEGO pieces were used to construct replicas of seven U.S. cities, including New York, San Francisco, New Orleans and Washington D.C. You’ll find miniature versions of all the landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Central Park and the Lincoln Memorial. In the Model Shop, watch artists at work on creations for the resort. See Miniland from the water on the Coast Cruise and, for a small fee, drive a mini LEGO boat around the marina.

DUPLO® Village has been geared towards toddlers, with life-sized giraffes, zebras and lions, all made of LEGO. One of Fun Town’s most popular attractions is the LEGO Factory. Take a tour and watch as LEGO bricks are molded, decorated and packed. In Fun Town, the Police and Fire Academy offers family fun with races to put out fires and chase robbers.

For kid-friendly thrills, climb aboard the roller coasters in Dino Island and Castle Hill, or cool off in the water-based attractions of Pirate Shores.

This expansive park is too large to cover entirely in a day, so make a plan of the areas you want to target. Or, better yet, spend a night or two at the LEGOLAND Resort or one of the other local lodging options. When you need to refuel you’ll find a number of eateries within the grounds, serving everything from wood-fired pizzas and hickory-smoked ribs, to sandwiches and salads. LEGOLAND also has shops where you can stock up on pieces or find a themed souvenir. The resort is open Thursday to Monday and every day of the week during some holiday periods. Hours of operation vary according to the season.

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Top Hotels Close to LEGOLAND® California

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $95 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. LEGOLAND® California and The Crossings ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,278 reviews)
"Private area to hangout was special. Pool area very relaxing"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Dr Building B, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $128 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
This family-friendly Carlsbad hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Sealife Aquarium and LEGOLAND® California. Flower Fields of Carlsbad ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (375 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel and room. It's a 5 minute drive to Legoland. Beds were comfortable for all and the room was clean."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $188 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated in Carlsbad, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Crossings at Carlsbad and LEGOLAND® California. Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Premium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (339 reviews)
"Excellent all around"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
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Best Lodging Options Near LEGOLAND® California

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $94 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $95 per night from Jan 6 to Jan 6
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Dr Building B, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $128 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $188 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
West Inn & Suites
West Inn & Suites
3.5 out of 5
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $99 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
West Inn & Suites
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $170 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
3.5 out of 5
1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $146 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Grand Pacific Palisades
Grand Pacific Palisades
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $164 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Grand Pacific Palisades
LEGOLAND California Resort and Castle Hotel
LEGOLAND California Resort and Castle Hotel
3.5 out of 5
One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad, CA
LEGOLAND California Resort and Castle Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.