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2015 Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights at LEGOLAND California Through January 3

One of the advantages to living in Southern California is the getting to celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND® California while getting a tan! Their annual winter celebration, Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights is so much fun and having snow to play in while visiting the Park makes the day even “cooler”! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-TicketNow through Jan.3, 2016,  LEGOLAND® guests can enjoy seasonal treats and food offerings, holiday entertainment, festive decor, and family fun snow play activities. The Holiday Snow Days + Winter Nights activities are included in the price of your regular admission ticket! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-manThis year’s event promises more snow play areas than ever before, too. In addition to snow play, our LEGO® Christmas Tree, and holiday treats.. Guests can also enjoy Holiday Fireworks at 7pm on December 26-30th nightly fireworks from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, 2015. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Fun-Town-FacadeAs you enter the Park’s Fun Town area, you’ll see that it’s been transformed into a winter wonderland with beautiful decor throughout, as well as giant LEGO® Christmas Tree in the center of it all. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-TreeThe LEGO Christmas tree stands more than 30-feet-tall, is made of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO bricks and is adorned with more than 400 LEGO ornaments including special movie clapper ornaments in honor of “The LEGO® Movie 4D A New Adventure” premiering Feb. 6 at LEGOLAND California, The tree is surrounded by packages and LEGO characters the whole family can enjoy. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-SantaNext to the tree you’ll find a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and reindeer. You can take a photo with Santa and find many other fun holiday photo opportunities all around. 2015-Holday-Snow-Days-2-play-areasFun Town is also where you’ll find two snow play areas piled high with real snow! In the snowy play areas, families can:

    • throw snowballs at LEGO® themed targets 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Make-A-Snowball

      • build snowmen using LEGO accessories 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGOS-in-the-Snow2015-Holiday-Snow-days-selfie-with-a-snowman-
      • have fun sledding down a slope.

2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-penguinsImportant: For your own safety, closed toe shoes are required to enter the snow play area. I recommend wearing tennis shoes or boots with good traction on the bottom. 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Village-BuildGuests are also invited to join in the Holiday Village Build at the LEGO Clubhouse in Fun Town. It’s sometimes fun to take a break, go inside, and have some “down time” while building with LEGO bricks! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Friends-Show-TimesThis year’s live holiday entertainment schedule is packed with holiday fun that’s bound to get you in the holiday spirit. You’ll want to check out:

  • performances by Jingle Jammers
  • a Holiday Character Dance Party featuring the LEGOLAND elves, Jingle Joe and Tinsel Toe
  • a holiday show from the LEGO Friends 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-LEGO-Friends-show

*Be sure to check the days and times for these first thing in the morning, so you can be sure to fit them all into your day! 2015-Holiday-Snow-Days-Tree-2SEA LIFE® Aquarium is getting in on the fun with a holiday-themed Daily Dive Show, crafting events and “green” holiday tips. Visit both places for some holiday fun with a Park Hopper ticket!

 

LEGOLAND California Resort has extended Park hours for the winter holidays on the following dates: Nov. 27 and 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19 – 23 and 26 – 312015-Holiday-Snow-days-gift-for-youLEGOLAND California Resort is also offering a gift for holiday guests. Receive a FREE ticket to return when you visit LEGOLAND between December 26 – January 3, 2016. Present any paid admission ticket at the Our Gift To You kiosk inside the Park, and receive a ticket to return to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium between January 4 – February 29, 2016.*
 * You must request your free return ticket on the day of your paid visit. Free tickets valid only between January 4 – February 29, 2016. Additional restrictions may apply. 2015-Holiday-Snow-days-VisitFor more Holiday Snow Days information about Holiday Snow Days, click here or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

Disclosure: We were invited to a Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights media day. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own

7 Reasons YOU Should Go To Brick-or-Treat Party Nights At LEGOLAND® California Resort

 

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LEGOLAND® California’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights  are well under way and we’ve already been two weekends in a row! Yep, we loved it so much the opening weekend that we returned last weekend for a 2nd time! The not-too-spooky Halloween party in the park welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy extra special time in the park, from 5  to 9 p.m. but guests who purchased wristbands, can actually enter the park starting at 4 p.m. LEGOLAND is only a hop, skip & a jump from Orange County and Los Angeles, so it’s not a bad drive at all!

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Brick-or-Treat Party Nights tickets are offered at a great price!  

For being the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego , Brick-or-Treat Party Nights ticket is offered at a great price!  If you just want to attend the event, itself, from 5 to 9 p.m., it’s $45 per person if you buy it that day at LEGOLAND. However, you can also buy tickets online and in advance for $35, which is highly recommended.

  • If you are already visiting the park for the day, you to add the event to your ticket, at Guest Services, for just $20. more ticket to yours for just
  • Passholders are also offered Brick-or-Treat ticktets at a discount. California Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Pass Standard Members can upgrade to purchase a Brick-or-Treat Party Nights event ticket at a discounted price, while event admission is free for Merlin Annual Pass Premium Members, Ambassador and Ambassador Resort Members.

Everyone is welcome to dress up AND there’s a COOL costume contest with prizes!

It’s fun to have the option of dressing up for the occasion with the entire family! I saw all kinds of costumes in the park, ranging from really intricate ones to simple costumes. I also saw people in regular clothes or just wearing a Halloween shirt. Overall, it’s a fun and casual environment and because it’s in Southern California & it’s beautiful weather regardless. (I recommend bringing a light jacket.)

legoland-brick-or-treat-dress-upThe Costume Contest is open to children 12 and under. Guests must be present at the Miniland Stage at the scheduled time for your registered costume contest category. A new contest for each of the three category themes will be held each Brick-or-Treat Party Night in October 3,10, 17, 24, 30 from 5pm-9pm. Participants must sign up at the registration table in the Model Shop Alcove no later than 15 minutes before each contest starts.

There’s REALLY GOOD trick-or-treating and an all-new Candy Quest interactive adventure! 

You can grab an empty bag at one of the candy stations and fill it up! There are stations located throughout the park, as well as 2 BONUS treat stations inside SEA LIFE® Aquarium, which is also part of this event.  Look for the “Boo Crew” as they will be handing out treats to guests including: a Brick-or-Treat Commemorative Brick, a Brick-or-Treat Hat, a LEGO® Magazine, a LEGO® City Collector Magazine, Clif Kids, Clif Kid Z-Bar, and a Shutterfly®promotional card.

legoland-california-resort-brick-or-treat-candy-questYou also won’t want to miss the all-new Candy Quest, which is located inside of Adventurers Club! It’s an interactive walk through where kids will meet characters and receive more treats for their trick or treat bags!

legoland-brick-or-treat-bagThis year there are new roaming candy carts this year, where kids can gather treats and other surprises from trail partners: Shutterfly®, LEGO®, Clif Kids™, Honest Kids®, Red Vines®, SMARTCANDY® and and Airheads®.

Trick or Treat Tip: We spent the last 20 minutes just going from station to station and filling up our bags because by that time, there weren’t many people in lines!  

legoland-brick-or-treat-hatYou can still access all of the regular attractions!

Guests can enjoy all of the regular attractions during Brick-or-Treat Party Nights because they’re all open.  There’s even a special Halloween version of “Coast Cruise” as it’s transformed into “Ghost Cruise” just for the event. Note: Splash Battle, Pirate Reef and Soak ~N~ Sail will be close at 6:00 pm each evening. (Some rides subject to ride closure)

legoland-heartlake-city LEGO®Friends Heartlake City has a special Fall Festival! 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND California’s newest themed area, it’s called ” LEGO®Friends Heartlake City” and it’s adorable! Young guests will find that some of their favorite LEGO sets have come to life!

Legoland-California-Resort-Brick-Or-Treat-Pumpkin-PatchFor Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, Heartlake City is having a Fall Festival where you can enjoy a Bluegrass Band, LEGO Friends Meet and Greets, interactive,  Not-So-Scary Storytelling at Village Theater, and a LEGO Pumpkin Patch Free Build inside Heartlake City Stables

legoland-brick-or-treat-pumpkin-patchThere’s a TON of live entertainment and shows at Brick-or-Treat Party Nights!

Guests in the park can enjoy a special shows, hands on activities, and live entertainment during Brick-or-Treat Party Nights! legoland-brick-or-treat-showsThere are two fun shows in the Courtyard Theater Stage on Castle Hill.  “Mail Order Monsters”  and “The Witchettes” have several shows each night. (see guide for times) Also enjoy “Monster Fighter Mash” and the Ultimate Dance Party over on Miniland Stage. Continue dancing the night away at Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party AND at Wanda’s Jellyfish Disco inside Sea Life Aquarium.

legoland-brick-or-treat-stilt-walkersThroughout the park, there are roaming entertainers including stilt walkers, ball walkers, and even unicyclists.

It’s a chance to create more family memories together! 

For me, the most important reason why I think you should attend Brick-or-Treat Party Nights this weekend is because it’s another chance for you to create more family memories together! I am all about making memories that will last a lifetime! Don’t forget to bring your camera because there are lots of photo opportunities in the park for your memory books!

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There’s so much to see and do at LEGOLAND® California Resort’s Brick-or-Treat Party Nights! Will YOU be attending this weekend? For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGOLAND® California Resort Spins Out A New Ninjago™ Land Featuring Ninjago™- The Ride, Opening 2016!!! It’s Going to Be the Year of the Ninja!

On  Thursday, September 17, the media anxiously awaited in the theater atLEGOLAND® California Resort  for some exciting announcements revealing the latest details about the addition of a new NINJAGO™ land coming in 2016 and introducing, NINJAGO™- The Ride.

Ninjago-at-LEGOLANDTaiko drummers, ninja warriors and a Spinjitzu Master filled the theater with energy and got the crowd  as LEGOLAND® California Resort announced  After sharing the successes of 2015, General Manager Peter Ronchetti offered details of the exciting new land and unmasked the new ride which features technology guests have never experienced at any other theme park in the world.

Legoland-Ninjago-landGuests will enter the new NINJAGO land through a giant archway behind Imagination Zone leading them into a courtyard where they begin their ninja training. The new land features LEGO® building stations, a game to test reflexes, spinners to test balance, Asian cuisine and a new shopping venue. Interactive experiences will test guests’ physical skills, balance and agility before they can prep for their ultimate training session: NINJAGO – The Ride.

ninjagoNINJAGO – The Ride is manufactured by Triotech, world leader in media based interactive attractions, and features cutting-edge technology that enables guests to control the outcome of their adventure through the power of their hand gestures. Through 3D imagery, high-tech sensors and the use of hand movements in a striking motion, up to four riders per car, representing the four main NINJAGO characters, can blast animated fireballs, lightning, shockwaves and ice as they travel through dojos to master their skills before heading into battle. Riders collect points for their training and battle efforts throughout the ride and scores are displayed when their quest is completed. 4D effects such as heat, smoke and wind are also incorporated throughout the adventure, giving guests the ultimate interactive experience.

LEGOLAND-California-Resort-General-Manager-Peter-Ronchetti“I am proud and thrilled to say that this is our eleventh straight year of continuous attendance growth and we attribute much of this to our winning formula of providing our guests a family environment filled with fun, interactive experiences that create lasting memories. NINJAGO –The Ride will be the ultimate experience providing interactive fun for all,” said Ronchetti.

Based on the popular property LEGO® NINJAGO™, which is brought to life by The LEGO Group® through a line of construction toys and a TV series on Cartoon Network, guests will enjoy interactive elements and this new ride featuring key characters. For the first time, immersed into the NINJAGO universe, guests can train like a Spinjitzu Master, learn to harness the power of the four elements and use teamwork to battle the Great Devourer.

ninjago-collageLEGO NINJAGO tells the story of four young ninja heroes – Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane – who train under the watchful eye of Master Wu to master an ancient martial art – Spinjitzu. LEGO NINJAGO is one of the most successful LEGO properties. This year, brand new episodes of the popular series, NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu, aired on Cartoon Network and 22 new building sets loaded with features and functions were released.

sensaiNINJAGO – The Ride is being unveiled at both LEGOLAND® California Resort and LEGOLAND® Billund Resort in 2016. The new NINJAGO area will be included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. To find more information and tickets prices, click here.

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images property of LEGOLAND California Resort and LEGO®.

LEGOLAND® California Resort is Adding a New LEGO® Ninjago™ Area and Ride for 2016!

ninjagoHave you heard thee latest news coming out of the LEGOLAND® California Resort? Well, they just announced that they’re adding a new expansion for 2016….a New LEGO® Ninjago™ Area and Ride is scheduled to open in spring 2016! Such exciting news for LEGO fans of all ages! I know WE can’t wait!

ninjago-collageLEGO NINJAGO tells the story of four young Ninja heroes – Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane – who train under the watchful eye of Sensei Wu to master an ancient martial art – Spinjitzu.

sensaiLEGO® NINJAGO fans had 22 new building sets loaded with features and functions to choose from that were released this year. There have also been brand new episodes of the popular series, NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu aired on Cartoon Network. Now with this new LEGO NINJAGO being added inside of LEGOLAND California Resort, fans of all ages will be able to have hands-on experiences with interactive elements and a new ride featuring the key characters from the NINJAGO universe.

LEGOLAND-California-entranceThe new NINJAGO area will be included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. To find more information and tickets prices, click here.

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images property of LEGOLAND California Resort and LEGO®.

LEGOLAND’s Limited Time Ticket Offer (Save Up to $20 PLUS 2nd Day FREE) and New Reserve ‘N’ Ride!

latestHave you heard the latest exciting news coming from the LEGOLAND® California Resort? For a limited time only, they’re offering $20 off a Resort Hopper ticket, PLUS a 2nd day free, when you reserve 7+ days in advance. (Save $5 PLUS a 2nd day FREE when you book 2-6 days in advance.)

This special pricing is offered exclusively online to guests.

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The Resort Hopper includes admission to: 

  • LEGOLAND® California
  • SEA LIFE®Aquarium
  • LEGOLAND Water Park

Hurry up and grab this offer though, before time runs out! Click here to purchase your Resort Hoppers!

Note: Date of visit must be selected in order to receive savings. Ticket must be used on date selected at time of purchase. Discount varies by date selected. 2nd day free valid only when pre-purchasing this offer online. 2nd visit must occur within 9 days of 1st visit.

reserve-n-rideThere’s something else cool happening at  LEGOLAND® California called Reserve ‘N’ Ride service! It allows you to reserve your seats on 12 of the Park’s most popular rides. It can either cut down or even completely eliminate waiting in line, depending on what level of device you opt for.

reserve-n-ride-deviceWith Reserve ‘N’ Ride you can make one ride reservation at a time and the device will let you know when it’s your turn to ride! Reserve ‘N’ Ride is waiting in line FOR you, so you can come back sooner. Plus, depending on the level of device you choose, it’s actually cutting down that wait time – Express by 25%, Deluxe by 50%, and Ultimate by 90%. The three levels of service vary in price range. This means you can get on more rides with less waiting! Awesome!

FullSizeRender (28)Here’s how Reserve ‘N’ Ride Works: 

  1. Choose your ride from the attractions list on the device and confirm your reservation.
  2. Receive your ride time on the Reserve ‘N’ Ride device screen.
  3. Explore all the Resort has to offer while the Reserve ‘N’ Ride device counts down for you.
  4. When your device beeps and vibrates, it’s your turn to ride!
  5. Go to the special Reserve ‘N’ Ride entrance at your time or any time after.
  6. Show your device to the attendant to be validated.
  7. Enjoy your ride!
  8. Repeat these steps to enjoy your next ride.

Here are some other things you’ll want to know about Reserve “N” Ride:

  • Each Reserve “N” Ride device is good for up to 6 people
  • You can buy your device online
  • When you hear a buzz, you can head to your ride anytime after that
  • Pass Members get 10% off

For more information about Reserve ‘N’ Ride, click here.

These are some great savings and options to consider on your next visit! Connect with LEGOLAND® California on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This is not a sponsored post. Some images are property of LEGOLAND California.

Calling All LEGOLAND Heartlake City Fans! Take This Fun Quiz to See Which LEGO Friend You Are!

lego-friendsHave YOU had the chance to visit LEGO Friends Heartlake City at LEGOLAND California Resort yet? We are big fans of the entire resort but after visiting Heartlake City on our last visit, it instantly became our favorite area in the park! It’s absolutely adorable and you are made to feel like you’ve stepped right into one of the Heartlake City LEGO sets.

heartlake-city-carouselI also love visiting because you have the chance to see the Heartlake City LEGO friends sing and dance and you can also interact with them!

selfie-with-lego-friends-768x1024My daughter actually started building with LEGO when she was around 3 when she was given about 5 tubs of original LEGO bricks that were her dad’s when he was a boy.  She played with those LEGO bricks, which included some of the original Star Wars sets, without thinking twice about the fact that there were no pink ones in the tubs. I’ve never believed in “boy” vs. “girl” toys and taught her to appreciate all toys equally. However, when the first Heartlake City LEGO sets showed up at the LEGO Store with a whole bunch of pink and purple, we were excited to get our hands on those!

heartlake-city-friends5As a mom, I adore the Heartlake City LEGO friends! You can find Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephanie all hanging out in Heartlake City when you visit LEGOLAND. I appreciate most that they each have a distinct personality and different interests but all encourage each other and have a very strong friendship!  

which-friend-are-youNow YOU can find out which LEGO Heartlake City Friend YOU are by taking this fun quiz!  It said I’m most like “Mia”. You can take the quiz too by clicking here! Don’t forget to come back here after you take it and comment which friend you’re most like! Have fun!

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Rubio’s® Invites Southern Californians to Celebrate the Ocean with 4th Annual CoastFest on July 18!

 

Rubio’s® Restaurants has counted the ocean as a source of inspiration since its founding more than 30 years ago and remains committed to helping protect it.

Here are just some of the ways that Rubio’s® is a friend to the ocean:

  • Most of the seafood they serve is sustainable.
  • They celebrate World Oceans Day each year in June and have given away over 60,000 reusable tote bags to help prevent plastic from ending up in our ocean.
  • They use compostable packaging.
  • They recycle plastic and glass bottles in their restaurants when infrastructure exists.

coast-fest2On July 18, Rubio’s is inviting Southern California residents to its 4th annual Rubio’s CoastFest in Oceanside, Calif. One of the largest organized beach cleanups in San Diego, the clean up includes a celebration of the ocean with live music, complimentary food and drinks, a beer garden, and dozens of activities for kids of all ages including a mobile ocean education center, surf lessons, disc golf, surf-shaped corn-hole and more.

Rubio’s CoastFest has continued to grow year after year, with a record turnout of more than 2,000 attendees and over 400 pounds of trash removed from the coastline in 2014. This year’s event is gearing up to be even bigger with the addition of performances by one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, as well as popular children’s band Hullaballo.

coastfest-live-musicAdditional experiences include an exhibit from the California Surf Museum, pop-up gardens featuring fresh ingredients used in Rubio’s dishes, an outdoor cinema provided by Cox Media and photo booth provided by Cox Communications.

i-love-a-clean-san-diegoThe festivities at the Oceanside Pier will kick off at 10 a.m. with community members going the extra nautical mile at a beach cleanup hosted by I Love a Clean San Diego.

beach-cleanupTo get in on the cleanup action, participants should plan to bring a reusable bucket, gloves, comfortable clothing, sun protection and a reusable water bottle. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. A signed waiver (available for download here) is required for each participant. The check-in process will be more streamlined if you bring a waiver that is already signed, especially if you are part of a large group. For beach cleanup participants that are looking for community service credit, volunteer verification forms will be available on site. Simply ask a CoastFest representative for a verification form when you are done with the cleanup.

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Following the beach cleanup, the CoastFest celebration includes:

  • Complimentary food and drinks – Attendees will get to sample the Santa Fe Crusted Tilapia Taco that’s not yet on the menu, in addition to enjoying handmade guacamole and chips, freshly prepared salsa, beverages and more.
  • Music festival – Guests are invited to visit the main stage throughout the celebration for free live music from a collection of local Southern California bands, as well as giveaways from 94.9 FM and KSON 97.3. Standout musical acts include The Mowgli’s, a Los Angeles-based group incorporating rock n’ roll, indie-folk and heartfelt ballads to create a quintessential California sound, and Max and the Moon, an alternative rock band with sounds that resemble the classic harmonies of the Beach Boys and early Coldplay.
  • Beer Garden – Guests 21+ can enjoy a cold brew at the beer garden featuring local craft selections. All proceeds from the beer garden will benefit I Love A Clean San Diego.
  • Kids’ Zone – To help ensure a love of the ocean is passed down to future generations, there will be several educational and experiential activities for children that teach kids about different aspects of the ocean. These include a mobile learning center courtesy of the Wyland Foundation®, San Diego County Office of Education Splash Van, Rubio’s prize wheel and performances by popular children’s bands Hullabaloo and Clint Perry & the BooHoo Crew.
  • Activities and Games – Guests of all ages can enjoy free onsite surf lessons from Surfin’ Fire and a sea of other activities including face painting, corn-hole, disc golf and more.

kids-eventsThis year’s on-site event partners include: I Love a Clean San Diego, Cox Communications, Motts®, Wyland Foundation, Honest Kids, Regal Springs® Tilapia, Trident Seafoods, Dasani®, Spy, Fiat, San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Credit Union, Surfin’ Fire and more.

pledge-wallFor directions to CoastFest, click here. For other info about the 2015 CoastFest, click here.

Simon San Diego Premium Outlets’ Annual Memorial Day Weekend Super Sale

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Come celebrate the unofficial start of summer with Simon Premium Outlets this Memorial Day Weekend. From Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Las Americas Premium Outlets will both offer great deals on seasonal fashions with sidewalk sales, extended hours, extra savings on top of already low prices, and more.

childrens-areaMany retailers will be hosting sidewalk sales, offering additional discounts and promotions on top of the regular savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.

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At Carlsbad Premium Outlets, shoppers can peruse outdoor displays at stores like BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Gap and Tommy Hilfiger to find the chicest summer looks for less.

nike-outletAt Las Americas Premium Outlets, shoppers can check out sidewalk sales and displays at stores like Armani Outlet, Banana Republic, BCBGMaxAzria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more.

converse-outlet-storeFor extra savings, shoppers who are registered members of the VIP Shopper Club, AAA members or members of the military are encouraged to stop by the Information Center at each location to receive a complimentary VIP Coupon Book.

information-centerTo help shoppers take advantage of the holiday’s savings, both Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Las Americas Premium Outlets will have extended hours all weekend long.

  • Friday, May 22: 9 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday, May 23: 9 AM-9 PM
  • Sunday, May 24: 9 AM-9 PM
  • Monday, May 25: 9 AM-9 PM

So, what are YOUR big plans for this Memorial Weekend? I think you can guess that mine include some shopping, especially with these extended hours and additional discounts! Maybe I’ll see you there!

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I Shopped ’til I Dropped at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets®!

Carlsbad has become one of my favorite places to visit. It’s a beautiful city by the sea,  just south of where we live in Orange County, and has a lot to offer its visitors. Some of the fun day trips we’ve taken there recently were to visit LEGOLAND California and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

carlsbad-premium-outletsnext-doorOn my last trip down to Carlsbad, I spent the morning touring The Flower Fields. Afterwards, I walked next door to The Carlsbad Premium Outlets for some lunch and shopping. (It’s literally next door as you can see in the picture) There are 90 outlet stores from the world’s largest leading designers and name brands there. It’s an outdoor shopping center, where you stroll through the sunny corridors, that are lined with palm trees. Among the shoppers, you’ll also find families with children at the play area, guests walking their dogs, and others taking a break, seated next to a fountain. I loved the vibe this center had.

Before I started my shopping, I grabbed some lunch at Ruby’s Diner. (Did I mention that The Carlsbad Premium Outlets also have a ton of food options?) As I was eating, I was also glancing over the store listings and center map, and began to create a list of stores I wanted to shop at. Since I’d already spent a good part of the morning roaming around The Flower Fields, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to shop at ALL of the stores, which was fine because it just meant I’d need a return trip, right?

I headed over to Nike first. There’s always something about that store that draws me in first. There were so many different shoes I wanted in there and they were offered at great prices too. They also had a ton of workout and active wear for the entire family.

nike-outlet-shoesNext, my eye caught the Sunglass Hut sign. I don’t think anyone can ever have enough pairs of sunglasses.

It seemed like every pair in the store was being offered at a sale price on top of the outlet prices.The girls working there were very helpful and made sure I picked out a pair that “made me look like a total rockstar“! (that was how they worded it)

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glasses-collageI practically skipped across the way from Sunglass Hut to Converse when I saw that sign! I’d been wanting to get myself a pair of Converse to go with all of my jeans but just hadn’t gotten around to it. Here was my chance!

Little did I know I’d spend over an hour and a half in that store! Not only were their regular outlet prices great, but they also had a huge sale rack in the back with so many adorable pairs of Converse. There were way too many to choose from and my “try-on pile” grew even larger when the guy working there pointed out that I could also fit into kids’ sizes for the girls section!  So many Converse, so little time!

converse-collageshoe-collagekeychainsI kind of ran out of time shopping and had to head back home to pick up my daughter from school that day, but I love that I’ve now found a fun place to shop in Carlsbad! Have you been to The Carlsbad Premium Outlets yet? If not, I suggest you do. I also suggest signing up for the VIP Shopper Club before you go, which will give you exclusive access to the online VIP Lounge with member benefits such as exclusive online coupons, a voucher for a free VIP Coupon Book, and other perks! Just stop by the Information Center when you get there. They can answer any questions you may have.

information-centerCarlsbad Premium Outlets® are located at:

 5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Thank you to The Carlsbad Premium Outlets who provided me with lunch and a gift card towards my shopping purchases. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.