Just a few minutes’ drive north from most of San Diego is a luxurious, five star destination that lies secluded in the tranquil hills above Carlsbad. The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort features Spanish colonial architecture that welcomes you with a sense of casual elegance.

The luxurious grounds, gardens and pools add to the relaxation by isolating you from the rest of the city making your every care disappear. A full-service spa, swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship golf course lie on 200 acres of lush green hillsides. Each room features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views.

Among the four dining options is the elegant Vivace, their AAA Four-Diamond restaurant serves fresh and modern California-style variations on Northern Italian favorites. The dishes respect traditional Italian flavors while incorporating local, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also offers a creative tasting menu allowing one to savor many of the varied dishes. Featuring pastas made in-house daily using only organic ingredients, Vivace also boasts one of the most comprehensive Italian wine lists in Southern California including some hidden gems from lesser known regions of Italy.

In addition to the luscious gardens, the Aviara Spa is European-style spa retreat. Featuring 15,000 square feet and 20 treatment rooms, the spa is equipped with an indoor solarium lounge area, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. The Spa also features a couple’s suite designed with luxury and romance in mind which is perfect for those celebrating a new marriage, an anniversary or another special occasion complete with an intimate lounge area, marble fireplace, shower for two, side-by-side massage tables and a private patio with whirlpool.

Just to our north, The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is the perfect weekend ESCAPADITA.