Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

By E.C. Gladstone

La Costa is one of the oldest modern destination resorts in Southern California. But this sprawling property—the total opposite of today’s trendy boutique hotels, for sure—truly has something for just about everyone.

 

Many resorts claim to have something for every visitor. I think La Costa has come as close as I’ve seen to actually meeting that mission. There are 17 hard and clay tennis courts, 36 holes of golf, which tee off right behind the resort’s lobby building, and the 43,000 renowned Spa at La Costa. You’ll also find a more-than-adequate fitness center, a Yamaguchi salon, live entertainment in the courtyard five nights a week, excellent dining, a mini-waterpark (and a lot more) for the kids, and an inviting boutique and gourmet store/gift shop as well. At another of the eight pools on property (!) cabanas are popular during the weekends, making for a very convivial spirit. A small group could easily plan a tailored experience here and not feel at all encumbered by any other guests, while a couple or family could just as easily avoid them.

Then there is The Chopra Center for Well-Being—the only one in the world, founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra himself, with Dr. David Simon. This internationally-known center for healing mind, body, and spirit, hosts a number of tailored workshops throughout the year, as well as offering ayurvedic massage, meditations, individual consultations and complimentary yoga classes.

Standard acommodations are comfortable and spacious, but you’ll find yourself drawn outside very quickly.

2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA  |  (760) 438-9111

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
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About The Author

E.C. Gladstone
Travel Editor

E.C. Gladstone is an acknowledged Travel Expert, Awarded Writer-Photographer, and experienced Wine & Spirits Educator. His work appears regularly on BonAppetit.com and About.com, while blogging at NowImHungry.com & SipSavorSwallow.com. Recent outlets include Everyday With Rachael Ray, Decanter, Wine & Spirits, Jetsetter, Where LA, Tasting Table and multiple Las Vegas publications.

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