Monday, February 23, 2009

Flower Fields Carlsbad California

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad will be open on March 1st just in time fo the first day of spring. Every year thousands of visitors view this amazing site. Its possible to see the flowers from the San Diego freeway, but to really appreciate the full beauty of the event, park and walk the fields. Over 50 acres of hillside are planted with a field of color. Some of this years activities are:
Carlsbad Mining Company - Find your polished gem stones using the miner’s old method of sifting sand in water!
Sweet Pea Maze - A living maze of fragrant and colorful "old fashion" sweet pea blossoms.
Historic Poinsettia Display - Stroll a 1,500 square foot greenhouse filled with Ecke poinsettias.
American Flag of Flowers - American flag made of red, white and blue flowers planted on a 300 by 170 foot hillside.
Season: Spring (March 1 through May 10, 2009)
Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Prices: $10.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors 60+, $5.00 for Children 3 - 10,
Children 2 and under are free.
From San Diego: Head north on Interstate 5 to Palomar Airport Road exit. Head east (right turn) on Palomar Airport Road. Go one block to Paseo Del Norte and turn left. Make an immediate right into our parking lot
From Los Angeles and Orange County:
Head south on Interstate 5 to Palomar Airport Road exit. Head east (left turn) on Palomar Airport Road to Paseo Del Norte and turn left. Make an immediate right into our parking lot.
Flower Fields Carlsbad California

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hearst San Simeon State Park Camping

San Simeon State Park is located about 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo. The park is the closest campground to Hearst Castle and offers a fun alternative to staying at an expensive motel. The 541 acre park has about two miles of rocky shore plus two campgrounds. This tranquil getaway has many recreational options including hiking, beach combing and water sports. One of the most popular hikes is a 3.3 mile trail runs through parts of the San Simeon Natural Preserve. The trail includes scenic overlooks, rest-stop benches and interpretive panels with information on wildlife and habitat.
San Simeon Creek Campgrounds offers 115 campsites for tent camping or recreational vehicles. The maximum length for a RV is 35 feet. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. Water spigots are available throughout the campground. Restrooms with flush toilets and coin operated showers, a dump station and water fill-up for RV's, and pay phones are also available. Firewood is for sale from the campground host.
This primitive campground is approximately 1 mile inland from the beach on a plateau overlooking the Santa Lucia mountains as well as the Pacific Ocean. Washburn campground can be accessed from the San Simeon Creek Campground entrance station. Facilities here include a fire ring and picnic table at each campsite, water spigots, chemical flush toilets and use of the dump station and water fill-up.
Camping reservations can be made up to seven months in advance through Reserve America.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day Weekend Getaway

San Diego
There is still time to book an weekend Valentine Days surprise for your sweet heart. Hotels in San Diego are offering some really great packages. Some rooms are going for as low as $50.00 a night. With rain forecast for Valentines day what better time to snuggle up on an romantic adventure in San Diego. Here are some examples of the deals available for a San Diego getaway.

Tender Heart Package The Sheraton offers a Tender Heart Package with perks for parents and kids alike. Stay in two newly renovated connecting guest rooms, enjoy welcome snacks and in-room movies for the kids, and while you and your special someone taste the Heart Healthy menu at Harbor's Edge, your kids (12 and under) will eat for free. A Romance Package is also available with sunset sparkling wine service and much more.

Premium Valentine Package Visit San Diego for a romantic retreat at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Boasting ocean and bay views, waterfront accommodations, the award winning Atoll restaurant and a beautiful new spa with fitness center, this is the perfect escape for making memories and renewing your zest for life.

The Dana on Mission Bay With a picture-perfect waterfront setting on Mission Bay less than a mile from the beach, The Dana offers everything you want!
Shuttle service is available for arriving and departing guests only to the Airport and Amtrak. Rates from $125.00 a night.

Pacific Terrace Hotel Overlooking the white sandy beaches of San Diego, the Four-Diamond Pacific Terrace Hotel stands between the sun and the surf and strikes the perfect balance between comfort and luxury; serenity and inspiration. From $147.00 a night.

Lovers' Package Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa Your getaway package includes a deluxe guest room, three course dinner for two at Atoll restaurant and your choice of a glass of wine or champagne to accompany your meal.

So what are you waiting Valentines Day is almost here time is running out. Check ou the complete list of San Diego weekend packages.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Napa Valley State Park

Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park has the the only campgrounds in Napa Valley. So if your planning on spending some time in Napa Valley and on a tight budget this is the place. There's hiking trails through stands of maple and oak, picnic grounds, a swimming pool which is open in the summer and historical places of interest. There are only 37 campsites at Napa Valley State Park so during the summer reservations are a must. The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128.
Located by the entrance to the park is the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center and entrance station are open intermittently when staffing is available. Brochures (hiking maps) are also available by mail.
Next to the park's visitor center is the Native American Garden which displays some of the plants important to the first people of this area. Interpretive programs are offered throughout the year. Special programs can sometimes be arranged for groups by calling the park in advance. Campground Reservations

Bothe-Napa Valley SP
Calistoga CA 94515