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La Costa's Renovation Wraps



    La Costa
    La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad debuted newly renovated rooms on Friday, April 1.

    NEW LOOK: Outdoor-indoor living is just about California as all get-out, and so when a coast-close hotel decides to do an update, considering that tenet is probably the way to go. And that's the case at La Costa Resort & Spa, which just announced that a major room renovation has wrapped. The Carlsbad inn says the colors of the rooms "reflect the architecture, water, and flora found on the property." Which sounds plenty Golden-State-y to us. It's always interesting to stay someplace that evokes a land faraway, but we like our California travel to come with a healthy dose of California flavor.

    ALSO IN CARLSBAD: If you're looking for more nature-niceness 'round Carlsbad parts, remember that the famous Flower Fields are now open. But they won't be for much longer. All that eye-tingling ranunculus and the various garden- and family-oriented to-dos will wrap for the season on Sunday, May 8.