If you are looking for weekend getaways from San Diego or Los Angeles, La Costa Resort and Spa is one of the best California weekend getaways for golf and spa enthusiasts. The resort is located near the Pacific Ocean, 30 minutes north of San Diego and 90 minutes south of Los Angeles. Get pampered at the full-service spa and play golf on two PGA Championship 18-hole courses.
Five Star Spa
The recently renovated 43,000 square-foot Spa at La Costa features private VIP suites, a Roman waterfall, a tranquil outdoor courtyard and an array of luxurious spa treatments. Experience VIP treament at La Costa Resort and Spa in a luxury VIP Spa Suite featuring two side-by-side massage tables, a fireplace and a patio with a private whirlpool. Most of us could porbably do without the TV and the phone, but the private shower and bathroom is a great perk.
The spa offers a choice of VIP spa treatments for two starting at $450 for two hours. You will each receive AGUA de la VIDA treatment followed by a 50-minute massage. After the massage, you will have one hour to relax in the suite. A bottle of champagne and Carlsbad strawberries with chocolate truffles complete the sensory experience. And in case you are curious, AGUA de la VIDA consists of a soothing roman whirlpool, cedar sauna, steam room and an exfoliating body scrub.
PGA Championship Courses
La Costa's two PGA Championship courses excite golfers of all abilities. Golf lessons are provided at the La Costa Golf School, including private instruction or customized programs for couples or small groups, giving you a chance to improve your game. The resort frequently offers golf vacation packages, especially in the off-season.
If tennis is your game, at La Costa Racquet Club you can play on 19 courts featuring clay and hard courts surfaces, with seven courts lit for evening play. If you feel the need to improve your game, La Costa Tennis School is renowned for the quality of its instructors.
Rooms & Suites
La Costa Resort offers 611 unique luxury recently renovated vacation accommodations set on 400 landscaped acres. Choose from deluxe rooms and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites on your weekend getaway.
Where to Eat
At La Costa Resort you can choose from a number of dining options, including the Spa Cafe serving light healthy meals, BlueFire Grill which offers delicious options from the grill, and Legends California Bistro serving California cuisine. The hotel restaurants make it easy to eat healthy on your luxury spa weekend vacation.
Things to Do Nearby
Carlsbad is known for its fun beaches, quaint downtown village, Legoland California, and the Flower Fields. 50 acres of blooming Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers attract over 150,000 visitors between mid-March to early May.
The city of San Diego is just 15 miles to the south of La Costa Resort and Spa. Visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Zoo or the SeaWorld Adventure Park.
Best Time to Go
La Costa Resort is a year-round weekend vacation destination. The temperature in the mild Southern Californian climate ranges from an average of 58 degrees in January to 73 degrees in July. Browse more luxury spa vacation ideas.
Rates start at $270 per night, depending on season and availability.