Our Play Date with the Park
Being a Hyatt fan and wandering enthusiast, I was extremely excited to take this mini stay-cation with my guy for his birthday.
James and I checked the 'Stang into valet and the rest of the world disappeared from our existence....
Our first stop was the Lobby bar where I had my favorite cocktail, a spicy bloody mary (and for James, Macallen 18yr) which both accompanied us in the game room where I whooped my guy in Shuffle Board (probably the only game I could beat him at). After emptying our glasses into our stomachs, we took a stroll around the beautiful location which hovers above its own golf course.
Our next stop was the peaceful (we were told because it's February) pool deck where we shared a grass-fed cheese-burger and carne fries. When it started to get chilly, we took it back to the room where we got ready for our dinner at Vivace, their brilliant italian restaurant. Our server, David, who took amazing care of us, poured our bottle of wine we previously had sent to the room in a decanter (and then back in the bottle when we didn't finish it. He also surprised James with a "Happy Birthday" dish of chocolates and goodies (which we could hardly finish after the delicious Adagio) but enjoyed nonetheless.
With our bellies full and our buzzes satisfied, we took the party to the bedroom and the rest of the night was history.
When we awoke to one of the most beautiful, vibrant sunrises I've gotten the pleasure to witness in far too long, we called for an earlier-than-usual breakfast to get the day going. As usual, the breakfast meals exceeded our expectations and standards. We took our breakfast to the table set up outside because there was absolutely no way we could ignore the fresh 70 degree weather. Plus, everyone knows brunch is better on a balcony.
With a full, lazy and beautiful day ahead of us, we took matters shortly after to the pool deck to soak off all of our stresses. It didn't take long before we had ordered another delicious (five thumbs up) Bloody Mary from the pool bar. We played like love birds will do in the pool (annoying splashes and drowning attempts) until the sun told us it was time to retire the fun and get ready for lunch.
For our last meal at the Park Hyatt Aviara of Carlsbad, we took it down to The Argyle Steakhouse. Here, James and I decided to split the 18oz. bone-in Ribeye. Much to our dismay, we were once again overly satisfied with both the service and food. Our steak was cooked to perfection (med, rare to rare) and the veggies were seasoned delicately but deliciously. From Argyle, my guy and I called it quits and left the Hyatt more satisfied than when we arrived. 10/10 would recommend a weekend getaway stay at this Carlsbad castle. I'll definitely be returning over the summer!
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