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Summertime Programming at Cape Rey Carlsbad is All About Good Vibrations


Carlsbad CA—- Guests can find their personal happy this summer at Cape Rey Carlsbad where seasonal programming combines the best of the San Diego coastal location with exciting food, entertainment and wellness events. This north county oceanfront resort has a non-stop summer lineup that includes an all-new happy hour, after-hours poolside concert series, and a “Day of Namaste” wellness event.

Capeside Happy Hour

The newly expanded Sunset Terrace patio is the perfect location to experience breathtaking ocean view sunsets while enjoying the new daily Happy Hour at Chandler’s restaurant. Offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chef Teri McIlwain has designed a special bites and shares happy hour menu that includes her popular Capeside Poke, signature 50/50 Garlic Fries (half sweet potato and half Yukon) and new classic favorites such as Honey Cayenne Buffalo Wings, Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Chicken Pot Stickers. Happy hour guests enjoy $2 off wines by the glass, local brews and signature cocktails every day and can take advantage of themed nights that include Make It Better Monday offering an all-night happy hour, Taco Tuesday featuring two of Chef’s filet mignon tacos for $19, Wine If You Want to Wednesday with half off select bottles of wine and On Tap Thursday offering $6 pints of featured local craft beer.

Sunset Music Series & Live Music on the Terrace

Cape Rey is turning up the volume this summer with its first annual Summer Concert Series and live music every weekend. The Summer Concert Series takes place poolside and features live performances by popular Southern California bands on the last Thursday of each month. Guests can get their groove on while enjoying special food and drink menus with delicious items like the Lobster Nachos, Texas Quail Knots, Chandler’s Margarita and Kentucky Mule. Concerts are free, open to the public and take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with dates as follows:

  • May 26: Steal Dawn
  • June 30: Sister Speak
  • July 28: OttoPilot Band
  • August 25: Funk Shui Planet
  • September 29: Aquile

Adding to the hotel’s vibrant music scene is Live Music on the Terrace during happy hour every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Sunset views mix with SoCal tunes and coastal dining for the perfect evening at the Cape.

A Day of Namaste: Poses, Prana, Cleanse and Contribution

For anyone looking for something a bit more Zen, Cape Rey will host a series of summer wellness events with the first happening on May 21. “A Day of Namaste” is a one-day retreat focusing on improving personal well-being through food, movement and thought. Led by San Diego-based Stacy McCarthy, a passionate yogi and wellness expert, the even includes a Beaming juice detox, meditation, astrology consultation and uplifting yoga practice. Each guest also receives a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind mala from Ubud, Bali. To complete the experience, Cape Rey’s Ocean Crest Spa is offering participants $25 off any treatment including the new White Plumeria Scrub and Massage that infuses the exotic white plumeria, organic Hawaiian sugar cane, acai berry extract and oils rich in omegas for an uplifting spa experience. A Day of Namaste is priced at $199 per person and takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cape Rey. To register for the retreat, visit Yoga NamaStacy. For news on additional wellness events, visit www.capereycom.
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About Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions are also within reach. Visit for more information.

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Summertime Programming at Cape Rey Carlsbad is All About Good Vibrations