Carlsbad

Visit the Great Carlsbad Area



When you visit Carlsbad, you will find a lovely seaside resort city stretching through a lovely seven-mile section of the Pacific coastline. Carlsbad is an affluent, upscale community is in northern San Diego County and is just 35 miles from downtown San Diego. Known as “The Village by the Sea”, it is one of California’s most popular tourist destinations.



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Things to Do in Carlsbad

Beaches



One of the most popular attractions in Carlsbad are the beaches. With the year-round mild weather, you can visit the beaches any time. There are seven miles of sand, surf and fun for all. Some of the more popular beach areas include:

Carlsbad South Ponto Beach — One of the widest beaches in the nation, South Ponto is located in an undeveloped area. It is one of the few area beaches that offer public restrooms and showers, making it a popular destination.

South Carlsbad State Beach — At this favorite beach locale, you’ll be able to enjoy all sorts of activities including swimming, surfing, skin diving, and more. For the adventurous, there’s a nearby campground.

Terramar Beach — This beach is a favorite among local surfers because of its hidden, quaint location.

Shopping



Carlsbad also offers great shopping with a combination of casual and upscale offerings. Stroll the tree-lined streets where you will find garden shops, boutiques, art galleries, and even a farmer’s market. Find some great discounts and bargains at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Golf



Carlsbad offers plenty of great options if you are a golf enthusiast. You’ll find world-class courses, some offering high-end amenities such as GPS-equipped golf carts, and fully appointed clubhouses. Here are a few Carlsbad golf courses you can enjoy:

Aviara Golf at Park Hyatt Resort
The Crossings Golf Course
Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club
Omni La Costa Golf Course

Other Area Attractions



LEGOland — This is a very popular area destination. LEGOland is a 128-acre park that is a family favorite! It features LEGO-themed rides, interactive and hands-on attractions, and of course, LEGO-building play areas. One very exciting part of the park that is not to be missed is the Sea Life Aquarium at LEGOland!

Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Discover Center — At Agua Hedionda Lagoon, which is a watershed and saltwater wetland, you can take in all sorts of great recreational activities such as boating, wake boarding, skiing, windsurfing and more. The lagoon is home to the Hubbs/Sea World White Sea Bass Hatchery and Carlsbad Aquafarm. The Agua Discovery Center is dedicated to education and outreach, where you can learn about local marine life.