Carlsbad Strawberry Firm’s Robyn Ukegawa shares her ideas for exploring the California metropolis recognized for its seashores and brunch.
Sundown’s Insider Guide series highlights seasonal diversions and secret journey ideas from native consultants. Observe alongside as we be taught the place to eat, drink, keep, and store.
Meet the insider: Robyn Ukegawa, supervisor of Carlsbad Strawberry Company
A fourth-generation Carlsbad resident, Robyn Ukegawa has been concerned in her household enterprise, the Carlsbad Strawberry Firm, for years. You’ll be able to go into the strawberry area and decide your personal fruit, or wander by means of the corn maze for cute picture ops. Ukegawa additionally has different ideas for exploring town recognized for its seashores and breakfast spots.
WHERE TO EAT:
“Carlsbad is well-known for the brunch locations,” Ukegawa notes. Her favourite is Cafe Topes. “They focus on Cardiff Crack (marinated tri-tip), they usually additionally make actually nice cinnamon rolls.” On your morning espresso, head to Steady State for high quality roasted beans.
WHAT TO DO:
It wouldn’t be a visit to Southern California with out the seashore. “Go to the seashore and paddleboard within the lagoon,” Ukegawa says. You’re in a position to hire boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and extra.
WHERE TO STAY:
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is in a primary location. Lower than a mile from Legoland, the resort can be near Ukegawa’s strawberry farm, the seashore, and different vacationer sights. For a five-star luxurious resort, go to Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa. “It has a elaborate golf course and nice amenities like a pool and spa,” Ukegawa says. “I am going for the excessive tea the place they serve high quality teas and little appetizers.”
WHERE TO DRINK:
For scrumptious smoked meats and cocktails, head to Park 101. It’s “proper on the seashore,” Ukegawa says. Or, go to Barrel Republic for draft beers the place you’ll be able to pour your personal on faucet.
WHERE TO SHOP: