With seven miles of coastline, and perfectly situated between the urban vibe of downtown San Diego and the allure of Orange County, Carlsbad is a picturesque place to hold a celebration of life gathering. Located just 87 miles south of Los Angeles, this vibrant coastal city lies in the North County area of San Diego County. Whether your loved one lived in Carlsbad, or if it was a beloved vacation spot, there are plentiful places and spaces to host a celebration of life event to honor their memory and reflect on their life.
Carlsbad became a destination back in the 1880s when a farmer tapped into mineral springs and the city became known as a spa town. That same spot that the farmer discovered back then is now the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Those 400 acres now hold two golf courses, multiple tennis courts, eight swimming pools, and a relaxing spa. With private event space and over 600 guest rooms, this could be an ideal setting for an all-inclusive gathering spot for your loved one’s celebration of life weekend; your family can stay on-site, you can indulge in the spa and amenities, and you can host the memorial event there, as well.
Places to Decompress After a Memorial Event
Do the kids in your family love Legos—or perhaps some of the adults just can’t get enough of the iconic interlocking plastic blocks? The loss of a loved one and getting through a memorial service or a funeral can be very challenging for the younger ones in your family. In order to give them a respite from the adult themes of mourning and loss, consider scheduling a visit to the world-famous Legoland. Located in Carlsbad just 30 miles north of San Diego on Legoland Drive, this resort has over 60 rides, attractions, and shows. If you’re looking for an escape after a funeral service, consider wrapping up your otherwise stressful and demanding family time here.
If retail therapy is your thing, consider taking some time on your own to visit Carlsbad Village. A picturesque, walkable area, Carlsbad Village has over 100 small shops to peruse. This shopping district is easily accessible via Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 5, and parking is available both on-street and in free public lots. Carlsbad Village is known as your North County destination of choice. What better way to decompress after a lot of family togetherness and a roller coaster of feelings, following a celebration of life or memorial service for a loved one than exploring small, local shops, and trying some of the local flavor?
The city of Carlsbad has all of the quaintness of a small town with many of the conveniences that city living offers. In whatever way you choose to honor and celebrate a life well lived—whether a formal celebration of life event, a raucous family gathering at an amusement park, or finding some quiet downtime in the local shopping district—Carlsbad has many special experiences to offer and you can count on making meaningful new memories with your family and friends while you reflect on memories with your departed loved one.