LEGOLAND California is a theme park and resort in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, which is based on the popular Lego brand toy. The main attractions at the park are its many Lego-themed rides and shops. There is a hotel at the park, but many visitors opt for a vacation rental instead of staying at the on-site hotel.
Much like the hotels at Disneyland a little further north, the lodging options at LEGOLAND aren’t the greatest. Hotel rooms at the theme park are often booked full, guest rooms are on the smaller side, and prices are heavily inflated. And, while many parents can’t wait to experience the fun and excitement with their children at LEGOLAND, staying at the resort and being inundated with crowds, noise and waiting in line is a bit much. For parents on a budget, oftentimes staying overnight in a hotel at the theme park isn’t an option at all.