A trip to sunny California is always an inspiring choice for travelers. From the great weather and views to the fun shopping, dining, and options to explore too, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to customizing your getaway in this direction. If you happen to be heading here with kids included in your traveling crew, fostering creativity is easier than ever to do when you make LEGOLAND an addition to your itinerary. From one-of-a-kind build experiences to rides, attractions, shopping, food, and character meet-and-greets, it’s a place that’s bound to bring you back time and again! 

One-of-a-Kind Theme Park Fun Awaits 

LEGOLAND is a combined theme park, water park and resort located in the heart of sunny Carlsbad, California. It’s designed to be a mecca of Lego-inspired entertainment from the décor and activities on-site to the themed rides and fun food options too. The Carlsbad park location first opened in 1999 and was the very first LEGOLAND park to open its doors to the public outside of Europe. Today, the park is owned by Merlin Entertainment which took over operations in 2005. When you take time to visit the park with the entire family, you’ll find you have access to no less than 60 kid-powered rides on-site as well as a variety of fun shows and exciting attractions that are sure to inspire. The activities and rides here are fun for guests of all ages with options to pick and choose between experiences like coasters or “driving” schools.  

Shows to Enjoy 

LEGOLAND is a great place to go if you happen to have a passion for fun entertainment. The park hosts a variety of shows daily with times conveniently listed on their personalized app. Shows and performances range from dance and music entertainment to 4D movie experiences and costumed Lego character meet-and-greets too. Whether you choose one or see them all, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. 

Fantastic Dining and Shopping Options 

Once you’ve had your fill of rides and shows at LEGOLAND, there’s a good chance you’ll have an appetite to attend to. The good news is, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to savory on-site selections to choose from. Here, you’ll find something everyone in the family will love from treats and pizza to salads, fried chicken, popcorn, ice cream, cold beverages, and beyond. After you’ve re-fueled and energized, make time to check out the many custom merchandise stores at LEGOLAND where you can buy build sets for the kids or invest in some colorful apparel. Your purchases will make for a great way to commemorate your fun LEGOLAND california adventure in good company.  

Water Park Adventures 

Beyond the theme park, LEGOLAND also hosts its very own water park which is the perfect addition to your experience if you’re here in the summer when temperatures are on the rise. The water park hosts more than seven water slides to enjoy as well as build-a-raft experiences, loungers, sandy beaches, and 10 acres to explore. Some of the fan-favorite activities to enjoy at the LEGOLAND water park include the Pirate Reef, the Twin Chasers, the Orange Rush, and the Riptide Racers.  

Delicious Dining for Guests 

When swimming leaves you famished, there’s a vast array of tasty on-site options to explore. Whether you’re in the mood for burritos and wraps or salads and pizza, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Enjoy sit-down dining at Beach Front Grill or make your way to Beach Street Tacos for some delicious orders to-go.  

Plan Your Visit 

LEGOLAND is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 am daily but do be sure to check your park app before you head out for any seasonal changes that might be in place. You’ll want to purchase your tickets in advance with options to buy 1-day tickets, 2-day passes, or a family package depending on preference. 

Book Your Stay in California Today 

Enjoy every moment of your California adventure in luxury and style when you book your accommodations through Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next trip. 


Is a ticket to LEGOLAND required for kids of all ages? 

No. Tickets to enjoy the park are only required for guests ages 2 and up. Those who are under two years of age can enjoy the theme park at no cost. If you plan to visit the water park while you’re here, you’ll need to purchase a $5 toddler admission ticket for all guests between the ages of 12 and 23 months.  

Do I need a reservation for my LEGOLAND tickets? 

Yes and No. If you have already purchased a dated ticket, you don’t need a reservation too. If you purchased an open-dated ticket or an annual pass, you will need an advanced reservation to ensure park availability for the day you’d like to visit. 

What is the best age to bring children to LEGOLAND? 

LEGOLAND in California is designed for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. However, it’s truly a fun-for-all stop and with so many shows, shops, activities, and attractions on-site, there’s no reason for anyone to miss out on the fun.  

Are there vacation rentals available to book nearby? 

Yes. Vacation Rentals by Kimberly has a wide variety of vacation rentals available in the area that keep visitors close to LEGOLAND fun during their California stay. These property options are suitable for small and large groups alike.