Four Seasons Lobby Lounge
Four Seasons Resort, Aviara,
7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad
If you're searching for an inexpensive retreat or a destination point for your guests, don't overlook the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlsbad. It overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon with the Pacific in the distance, and the floral arrangements are stunning. Everywhere you cast your eyes -- on the walls, on tables, in the corners of the rooms, you will see works of art. Vases, paintings, sculptures that will fascinate you. Traditional English tea is served daily from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and offers finger sandwiches, pastries, and scones with Devonshire cream. (Forget the calories! You will work them off walking around the grounds.) A harpist plays at tea time. From 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and to midnight Thursday to Saturday, you may enjoy champagne, wine, imported beers, every manner of drink that a full bar can offer. The appetizer list includes such tasty snacks as assorted breads with spinach-artichoke spread, roasted chicken quesadillas, and miniature pizzas. Music and live entertainment starts at 5:00 p.m. and may be provided by a piano player, guitarist, or various combos. Do make reservations.