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Discover the Best of SoCal During Your Wellness Retreat

Written By Cedric M • 4 min read

Make your wellness escape an adventure to remember by exploring SoCal’s vibrant attractions beyond the resort borders.

Ready to immerse yourself in a wellness journey amidst the vibrant charm of Southern California. While nurturing your health at our retreat, why not explore local gems that define SoCal’s allure? From captivating museums to exciting attractions, these five must-visit places (including a few hidden gems) will help you create last memories to perfectly compliment your weight loss and wellness success. It’s time to add a little active leisure to your travels! Let’s explore.

1. Sealife Aquarium in Carlsbad

Sealife Aquarium - Wellness Journey at Premier Fitness Camp

Dive into an underwater adventure at the Sealife Aquarium in Carlsbad. Now, you may be tempted to think this is a space just for kids. But, I can assure you, adults will find just as much to marvel at here. With over 5,000 sea creatures and 200 species, you’ll explore a mesmerizing world beneath the waves, filled with colorful marine life and interactive exhibits. From majestic sea turtles to graceful jellyfish, and even rare sharks, you’ll encounter fascinating creatures from all corners of the ocean. Immerse yourself in the wonders of marine biology and gain a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of life. Foster curiosity and understanding of the natural world while improving your health!

Website: Sealife Aquarium in Carlsbad
Distance: 2 miles from 2100 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Cost: See Website

2. Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music - Wellness Journey at Premier Fitness Camp

For music lovers, the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is a hidden gem that’ll add a harmonious note to your wellness retreat. This museum takes you on a journey through the history of American music, showcasing instruments, exhibits, and interactive displays. Whether you’re a musician or just enjoy a good tune, you’ll find inspiration here. What I particularly admire about the Museum of Making Music is its interactive nature. If you’re a would-be drummer like me, you can make your own groove on the electronic drum kits. It’s the best time! Visit the MoMM and stimulate your mind with the history and evolution of music!

Website: Museum of Making Music
Distance: 3 miles from 2100 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Cost: $10-$15 (Free for annual members)

3. GIA Museum

Odds are, you may have bought diamonds that are GIA certified! So, it’s really cool to come visit the location where this renowned certification originates. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Museum in Carlsbad is a treasure trove for those fascinated by the science and beauty of gemstones. The museum offers captivating exhibits on the history of gemology, diamond grading, and the art of jewelry design. It’s a unique and educational experience that adds a bit of sparkle to your visit. As you admire the gems, remember that just like these stones, your journey to wellness is about discovering and polishing your inner brilliance.

Website: GIA Museum
Distance: 4 miles from 2100 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Costs: See Website (By reservation only)

4. California Surf Museum

California Surf Museum - Wellness Journey at PFC

Without a doubt, San Diego is known for three things: Sunshine, Seashores, and Surf! And a visit to surf country wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the California Surf Museum. Experience a slice of SoCal’s surfing culture at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside. This museum celebrates the history and evolution of surfing, featuring exhibits on surfboards, famous surfers, and the sport’s impact on local culture. Even if you’re not a surfer, the museum offers a fun and insightful look into this quintessential Southern California lifestyle. It’s a great reminder to ride the waves of life with balance and joy. The spirit of surfing and staying active is perfectly aligned with our MOVE philosophy, encouraging you to embrace balance and joy in your daily activities.

Website: California Surf Museum
Distance: 8 miles from 2100 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Cost: Free

5. U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company

Strawberry Fields - Wellness Journey at Premier Fitness Camp

For a hands-on and delicious experience, visit the U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company. Here, you can pick your own fresh, vitamin and antioxidant-packed strawberries straight from the field. We love this activity because it also fosters the idea of eating local, seasonal food, which has tons of health benefits. Something to note is that this space is seasonal and transforms a few times a year. Right now, we’re in the middle of Strawberry Season. But if you visit us in the fall, you’ll find a fantastic corn maze and pumpkin patch as well as haybale tractor rides. It’s really a fun time!

Website: U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Distance: 5 miles from 2100 Costa Del Mar, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Cost: $15/person includes basked, $10/person without basket

Core Message

Exploring these local attractions can boost your wellness journey, adding depth and variety to your Premier Fitness Camp experience. From the fascinating marine life at Sealife Aquarium to the interactive exhibits at the Museum of Making Music, each stop along the way contributes to the holistic approach of your wellness journey. Remember, wellness is not just about what you do at the retreat, but also about embracing and enjoying the world around you.

Ready to start on your journey to wellness in one of the most beautiful cities in the nation? Book your stay with us today at Premier Fitness Camp today and let us help you achieve your health and wellness goals in the Southern California sunshine!

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Cedric McLean
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