Carlsbad CA—Whether couples are seeking a heart-pumping adventure, a scenic table for two or a getaway complete with long walks on the beach and sunset picnics, Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, has it covered this Valentine’s Day. Starry-eyed guests can take advantage of a lovely romance package throughout the month of February that is complete with all the traditional amorous touches, and then choose from several romantic Cape Rey adventures to create a custom SoCal escape.
Cape Rey’s intimate journey begins with the resort’s Spa & Romance Package. Starting at $520 per night, the package includes a bouquet of roses, chilled bottle of champagne, 50-minute couple’s spa treatment, romantic dinner for two in Chandler’s Restaurant and a rose petal turndown. Couples can then customize their own getaway by adding one of the hotel’s favorite local adventures just for two including:
Cape Rey Sunset Beach Picnic: The resort’s oceanfront location makes it a prime destination for a sunset picnic built for two. Couples can order a specialized basket, then head to the beach for a cozy dining experience complete with a soundtrack of crashing waves. For $79 per couple, the aphrodisiac-inspired beach picnic menu includes a cheese and charcuterie appetizer, selection of seasonal fruit, heirloom tomato and spinach salads, a Maine lobster roll, lamb lollipops and chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles for dessert.
Love Potions from Chandler’s Bar: Couples can make a love connection while enjoying a nightcap at Chandler’s Restaurant bar where a trio of romance-themed cocktails offers a passionate journey by the glass. The violet-colored Amethyst cocktail pays homage to February’s birthstone and sparkles like one, too, thanks to a splash of Viniq liqueur, which is added to the delightful combination of gin, pomegranate, lemon, mint and prosecco. Named for the goddess of love, Aphrodite’s Revenge features a combination of vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, Chambord, Bailey’s and strawberry puree for a dreamy, cocktail version of a chocolate covered strawberry. Ambrosia is a cocktail fit for the gods. This heavenly nectar, which combines citrus flavors and spiced rum, all topped off with a splash of prosecco, is sure to get hearts racing.
Scenic Bike Tour: A leisurely cruise along the beach by bike is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Carlsbad’s scenic coastline and the area’s quaint beach towns. The resort has a selection of bikes on property for rent with recommendations on numerous routes for exploring the area.
Dazzled By Diamonds at GIA Museum: Nothing says “I love you” like a diamond, and visitors can get their fill of these and other dazzling gemstones at the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) museum located just minutes from the hotel. The museum offers rotating exhibits, which can be enjoyed by appointment arranged through the hotel’s concierge. Couples can also pick up tips on the Four Cs of choosing the perfect diamond, a grading system invented by the GIA and recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.
Biplanes for Two: Visitors can experience the romance of a bygone era in a vintage biplane from Fun Flights, which operates out of Carlsbad’s Palomar Airport. The open-air cockpit offers a birds-eye view of the stunning coastline in addition to a spectacular vantage point for spotting whales as they migrate through the area.
For reservations and more information on romantic coastal adventures, visit www.CapeRey.com.
About Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions.