Archives for October 4, 2017

Kids to Form First Kid-Run Government in Carlsbad, Kidifornia!

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Visit Carlsbad announces the launch of their new tourism campaign, “Capital of Carlsbad, Kidifornia,” where the city will be the first destination in Kidifornia to officially establish their own government led, as expected, by kids!

Now, how cool is that?!

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“Capital of Carlsbad, Kidifornia” was designed by Visit Carlsbad, the city’s tourism authority, to jump start the conversation on why kids (and their parents) love Carlsbad. Through a series of online promotions, social media activations and special events, Carlsbad will be the first city to officially form a government in Visit California’s Kidifornia including a Mini-Mayor, City Architect, Head of R&D and City Planner. In Carlsbad, kids take charge of their vacations…and the government!

“There are four ways to WIN and five ways to PLAY & STAY in Carlsbad, Kidifornia!”

 

  • CARLSBAD, KIDIFORNIA CABINET: With the approval of their parents, kids are encouraged to form part of the city’s new administration and win fantastic prizes including a stay at West Inn & Suites, trips to LEGOLAND, dinners at Bistro West and Grubby’s, aquatic adventures at Carlsbad Lagoon, and more:

o   Mayor: To run for Mayor, kids will be asked to upload a 1-minute video on social media highlighting why they love the city; one winner will be chosen by Visit Carlsbad to be the Mayor of Carlsbad, Kidifornia from videos submitted under the #MiniMayorCarlsbad hashtag. The competition is going on until November 12th, 2017! (More details soon to be posted!)

o   Head of R&D: Kids will be invited to participate in the “Kids’ Check Out Survey” and share what they love most about the city; one winner will be selected at random to become the Head of Research & Development

o   City Planner: Kids can participate in a social media scavenger hunt and visit Carlsbad kid-friendly locations; one winner will be selected at random to become the City Planner from posts under the #HuntCarlsbad hashtag

o   Architect: Kids can attend the final event to be held at a Carlsbad beach and create their own “sand capitol”; the maker of the winning design will be awarded the title of City Architect.

  • PACKAGES & OFFERS: Travelers are invited to enjoy special Kidifornia promotions available from participating hotels and resorts including West Inn & Suites (recently designated Best Family Hotel in California by Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site), Sheraton Carlsbad, Omni La Costa, and Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, as well as electric bike company Pedego.
  • CARLSBAD KID-FRIENDLY ROUTE: Travelers are invited to explore the many kid-friendly activities in the destination including seven miles of pristine beaches, theme parks like LEGOLAND® California Resort and SEA LIFE® aquarium, as well as the Leo Carrillo Ranch & Historic Park, Carlsbad Watersports, So Cal Surf Lessons, the Carlsbad Golf Center, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, the Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad Skate Park, and more.

The campaign will conclude on October 21, 2017 with the celebration of a “sand capitol” building contest at a Carlsbad beach where the names of the official kid-cabinet of Carlsbad, Kidifornia will be revealed.  Guests visiting Carlsbad can browse the destination’s comprehensive listing of all hotels in the city on VisitCarlsbad.com, including luxury resorts, vacation rentals, budget-friendly hotels and more.

Don’t miss the Carlsbad, Kidifornia Beach party on October 21st, 2017!

More info:

Located just 25-minutes north of San Diego, Carlsbad is a quaint beach town that showcases an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Known as “The Village by the Sea,” Carlsbad offers the charm of a European town with the conveniences of a large city. The town’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along seven miles of golden coast, beautiful flower gardens, a range of accommodations, world-class shopping experiences, local breweries, golf, and unique destinations, such as LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. With a perfectly mild climate year-round, this Southern California treasure provides guests an ideal environment to explore the outdoors by day and relax each evening at one of the many beautiful resorts and comfortable hotels in Carlsbad. Visit the official website visitcarlsbad.comfor complete destination information.

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Hot Like Lava! Pet of the week!

HotLikeLava, Oct. 5 Pet of the Week

Hot Like Lava (yes, that’s his name) is a 2-year-old male orange tabby—a real social guy who’s actually as cool as a cucumber. At 15 pounds, he’s a hunk ’a’ purring love. And of course, after spending a few minutes with him, your heart will be molten. Meet Hot Like Lava at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#597535.

 

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.