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Summer Time Events in Carlsbad California

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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Courtesy of San Diego Coast Life TGIF Jazz in the Parks

With summer officially starting June 21st this brings many great Activities for the Whole Family to enjoy.

June 25 will kick off TGIF Jazz in the Park every Friday night (more…)

Touring San Diego North Coast Line

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
 Touring San Diego North Coast Line
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Did you know that there is so much to Explore and Learn on the San Diego North Coast? I have attached the Discovery Interactive Map so that you can follow along the Route I thought we would start with the Jewel of the North San Diego Coast La Jolla. (more…)

Summer Vacations

Friday, March 19th, 2010
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Relax by our Heated Pool

Looking for a Summer Break?

How about trying something Unique?

The Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel located on the Historic  101 in the Village of Carlsbad, California just North of San Diego has all the qualities you are looking for – Location, Activities for the Whole Family, Great Restaurants, Value and much much more.

With Private Patios to enjoy the Spectacular Views of the Ocean, the Beach just steps away and the Village of Carlsbad just 2 easy blocks away the Location is ideal for Couples to Families.

In Carlsbad, something wonderful is around every corner. Perfectly situated between the glamor of Los Angeles and the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego, the world is at your fingertips while your toes are in the sand. Keep your eyes open to discover an array of unique qualities that provide you with a relaxed seaside village and a lively modern city.

Tamarack Beach Resort has 23 Hotel s rooms and 54 (1 and 2 bedroom) Condos for rent by the day or weekly.  Hotel rooms are located on the First Floor and with most rooms enjoying a Private Patio these rooms are perfect for the Weekend Getaway or just Overnight.  Hotel rooms enjoy a Complimentary Continental Breakfast along with all the other amenities that the whole Resort offers.  Our 1 and 2 bedroom Condos/ Timeshare Units are the perfect size for the Families coming in for a couple of days or the whole week with a full size Kitchen, Washer and Dryer and Private Patio’s you have all the Comforts of Home and still be on Vacation.

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Enjoy a Spectacular Sunset

Come and experience “A Touch of Paradise” and still stay within Budget.  With a Heated Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, BBQ Area and a Recreation Room with many activities for the whole family there is something for everyone!

 Summer Vacations

Holiday Events in Southern California

Friday, October 30th, 2009
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Home for the Holidays means a lot to many Families and Friends a time to enjoy each other.  There is so many things going on right know and coming up I thought we could give you a head start on some of the items.

Novmber 21 thru December 2009

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival – Reserve & New Release Tasting. Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California. This year you will enjoy 170 wine & spirit purveyors, 70 of San Diego’s top chefs, gourmet foods, “Chef of the Fest” competition, cookbook author signing tent, and live entertainment. Must be 21 years or older to attend. No infants admitted. Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North -Behind Seaport Village, San Diego, CA. Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Check prices & buy tickets

FALLBROOK - Holiday Art Faire – Join the wonderful holiday experience on the grounds of Pala Mesa Resort at an upscale local Artists and Artisans event that includes ceramics, pottery, sculptures, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink, fiber art, photography, digital art, jewelry, murals, hand painted ornaments. Aqua Terra Restaurant will be selling food and beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, within the Art Faire. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cost is $10 for tickets in advance, $15at the door. Location: Pala Mesa Golf Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028 – November 22, 2009

SAN BERNARDINOHoliday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Carolers, cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus transforms the National Orange Show Events Center’s scenic Lagoon into a glowing, enchanted wonderland with the annual lighting of a 70-foot holiday tree. Time: 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: National Orange Show Grounds, San Bernardino, CA.

CORONADO – Skating by The Sea. Three-hour skating sessions will be offered daily from 2 to 5 pm and 6 to 9 pm. A special matinee skating sessions from 11 am to 1 pm will occur on weekends and holidays. 3-hour session: Prices based on previous years, and may be different in 2009: $20/adults; $15/ages 10 years and under; 2-hour matinee session $15/adult; $10/ages 10 years and under. Skate rental is $5 per person. Location: 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA.  Call: 800 Hotel Del or  (619) 435-6611 November 26, 2009

OCEANSIDEOceanside Turkey Trot. Turkey Trot is a new event that includes Locals 5K, Open 5K, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run. Time: 7 a.m. Cost: Varies per race. Location: 330 N. Coast Highway (Corner of Coast Hwy and Mission), Oceanside, Ca 92054. Call: (760) 434-5255. Website:  November 26, 2009

COSTA MESA – Here Comes Santa. Every weekend through December 20, meet and get free photos with Santa Claus compliments of the Orange County Market Place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free holiday puppet shows presented by Mitchell Marionettes on Nov. 28 & 29 and Dec. 19 & 20. All events are free with swap meet admission, which is $2 and free for children 12 and under. In its 40th year, the Orange County Market Place is held every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a .m. to 4 p.m. at the O. C Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa and includes nearly 1,000 vendors selling an assortment of merchandise and services, a produce market, children’s play area, Artisans’ and Crafters’ Corner, hair salon and a variety of food concessions. Location: Orange County Market Place, 88 Fair Drive – Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Call 949-723-6660. November 28, 2009

CRESTLINE – Christmas Tree Lighting.  Christmas carols, Santa Claus, hot cocoa & coffee & cookies,

and the countdown to lighting the giant tree across Lake Gregory.  Sometimes there’s even snow!

Time: 5 p.m. November 28, 2009

CARLSBAD Legoland   Tree  Lighting. Lego Christmas Tree Lighting is a 30-foot Christmas tree made from LEGO bricks. The world’s largest Lego Christmas tree lights up Legoland California at 5:30 p.m. followed by nightly tree lightings until Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. A selected guest pulls the switch lighting the 30-foot-tall tree built with more than 245,000 DUPLO® bricks. Please note the park is closed the first three Tuesdays and Wednesdays of December. Buy Tickets

November 30, 2009

SAN DIEGO – Gingerbread City. A spectacular holiday gala for charity featuring celebrity chefs, complimentary champagnes and wines, holiday music, exciting auctions and the largest nationally recognized gingerbread structure competition on the West Coast showcasing creations by San Diego’s leading chefs, artists and designers.  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Ticket: $250. Location:

5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA  December 1, 2009

CARLSBAD – Holiday at the Rancho. Leo Carrillo Ranch transitions into a version of Whoville, taken over by the Grinch with a tree lighting ceremony, Grinch crafts, and a very special visit by Grinch himself. Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Location: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying L.C. Lane, Carlsbad, CA. Call: (760) 602-7519. December 5, 2009

ENCINITAS - Encinitas Holiday Parade- Encinitas Holiday Parade festivities will kick off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Lumberyard shopping center courtyard on Coast Highway 101. The Parade begins at 5:30, heading south along Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street. Additional information about this year’s Parade will be available late Summer. Mark this date on your calendar to bring family and friends to watch as nearly 100 entries make their way down the Parade route. Call (760) 633-2740 for general Parade information. December 5, 2009

SAN DIEGO – Blue Christmas Holiday Event. A special night of free entertainment throughout many fabulous Gaslamp locations with performances by blues, rock and R&B musicians and much more! The Gaslamp Quarter Association would like to thank the participating locations and entertainers. Time: 7 p.m. begins. Cost: Most events are free. Location: Dick’s Last Resort, 345 4th Ave. 7 pm. Croce’s Restaurant + Jazz Bar, 802 5th Ave., 8 pm to midnight.  December 10, 2009

LA MESA - Christmas in the Village. December 11, 2009

 Holiday Events in Southern California

Halloween and October Festivals

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Where all getting geared up for the up coming Holidays starting with Halloween.  There are some great Family outings for everyone the one that stands out for me is Bates Nut Farm - This is a great time for the whole Family with a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and Hay Rides and don’t forget to pick out your Pumpkins you may want to get there early to secure your Wheelbarrow.

October Festivals are a great way to enjoy October and the beginning of the Season here is a link to the one in Alpine and here is another one in Big Bear

The Tamarack Beach Resort has there Fall and Cruising 101 Specials going on right now – Come check out a “Touch of Paradise”

Cruising 101

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

There is a new savings for those that love to Cruise the 101.  The Tamarack Beach Resort is offering Ocean View rooms at $ 150.00 – Partial Ocean View at $ 135.00 and the Courtyard for $ 125.00.  When you mention that you saw this special on our Blog or on Twitter you will receive a do rag with the Tamarack Beach Resort Logo.

  • Complimentary Secure Parking
  • Heated Pool and 2 Hot Tubs
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast and much much more or 1-800-334-2199

Carlsbad Village Theater

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

How about a Comedy Show – The Carlsbad Village Theater is doing the West Coast Funnies on July 25 Marcus (From NBC’s Last Comic Standing) and then on August 15 Rob Little.  This is an inexpensive show at $ 15.00 if you buy your Tickets On-Line and $ 20.00 if bought at the door. .  If you are planning to make a Weekend of it book a room at the Tamarack Beach Resort –

Please post your Experience and or your Thoughts on the Shows

California Welcome Centers

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Looking for more information on California?  California Welcome Centers is the best place to find Information, Discounts to many Attractions, Accomodations and much more.  San Bernardino has opened there Welcome Center and I found that this is one of the best that I have Seen and is a must see for all Visitors.   Check out there website – or  I would love to have your Comments on the Welcome Centers or if you have any questions please let us know.

TGIF Jazz at Stagecoach Park

Friday, July 10th, 2009

TGIF Jazz will be at the Stagecoach Park in Carlsbad from 6:00 – 8:00

Carlsbad Triathlon is Sunday at the Tamarack Surf Beach from 8:00 – 2:00 pm. 

What are your favorite places to go in Carlsbad?  Make a Weekend of it by staying at the Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel

Moonlight Amphitheatre

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Moonlight Amphitheatre is Opening Soon at the Brengle Terrace Park, Vista.  They are going to produce 42nd Street, Phantom and CATS you can get the full schedule at  What a Great Weekend this would be a night at the Theatre and the day at the Carlsbad Beach

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

Posted on Sunday, 5th December, 2010

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