Learn How Kids Can Take Charge of Their Vacations

Become The First Mini Mayor of Kidifornia

By Chanin Victor October 13, 2017

Carlsbad, California is one of California's favorite family-friendly destinations whether you visit for a week or just overnight. There are so many fun things to do and see, including LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE Aquarium.  Visit Carlsbad, the city's tourism authority, wants to show off all of the fun attractions and places to explore and they have created "Capital of Carlsbad, Kidifornia" where the city will be the first city to officially form a government in Visit California's Kidifornia and will include a Mini Mayor, a City Architect, a Head of R&D, and a City Planner.  This is a government led by KIDS!  How fun!

Give your kids the chance to take charge of their own vacation, while the parents can entertainingly come along for the fun.  Travelers are invited to enjoy special Kidifornia promotions available from participating hotels and resorts including West Inn & Suites, Sheraton Carlsbad, Omni La Costa, and Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton resort, as well as the electric bike company Pedego.  See Special Kidifornia promotions available  HERE.  Also, you can browse a comprehensive listing of all hotels in the city HERE

On October 21, 2017 visitors and locals are invited to join the mayor of Carlsbad, Matt Hall, and Sam Ross, Executive Director of Visit Carlsbad, for a morning of kid-friendly activities at the Beach Terrace Inn.  There will be fun and games, build a Sand-Capital, and chances to win great prizes in Carlsbad, Kidifornia including a fantastic weekend for four.  It will be a really fun Beach Party!!!! For more information on the Beach Party, click HERE

Just 25 minutes North of San Diego, you can also enjoy seven miles of pristine beaches, Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park, So Cal Surf Lessons, Carlsbad golf Center, Museum of Music Making, Carlsbad Skate Park, and the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. 

So Parents...check it out!  With parental permission, learn how you can submit your child's video to become the Mini-Mayor  HERE.  With your help, Carlsbad will be the first city in Kidifornia to organize its own government, and lobby to become the capital of Kidifornia.  In a 1 minute video, have your child show why they should be the Mayor of Carlsbad, Kidifornia.  Don't forget to upload your video to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #MiniMayorCarlsbad and #VisitCarlsbad to enter the competition.  The winner of the Mini Mayor contest will be announced by November 14, 2017.  The WINNER will get a package for your family including two nights at West Inn & Suites, dinner for four at Bistro West, lunch for four at Grubby's and four park passes to LEGOLAND!

Also, don't forget to participate in the Kids Check Out Survey and share what your kids love about the city for a chance to become the Head of Research & Development.  Go on a Social Media Scavenger Hunt for a chance to become the City Planner.  If you go to the Beach Party and create a "sand-Capitol", the winning design will be awarded the title of City Architect.  There are so many fun ways to participate and win!  Personally, I think all the great Hotel and resort deals they are offering is #Winning, right?  

Our family has spent time in Carlsbad for almost 20 years now every year.  We have a time share at Aviara and we often stay at the Omni La Costa resort as well.  We have been to Legoland, the Sea Life Aquarium, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo countless times.  We also love spending days on the beach or surfing as well.  There are so many amazing restaurants, stores, movie theatres, parks and outside adventures.  You will never be bored and it's a great place to travel nearby with kids.  This is also an amazing opportunity to be a part of the first Mini Mayor.  Have Fun!  Now, Ready, Set, Film!!!