Visiting The Wonderful Carlsbad Area
Carlsbad is a wonderful seaside resort city occupying a gorgeous seven-mile stretch of the Pacific coastline. This affluent, upscale community is situated in northern San Diego County and is just 35 miles from downtown San Diego, and 87 miles from Los Angeles. Known as “The Village by the Sea”, it is one of California’s most popular tourist destinations.
Things to Do in Carlsbad
LEGOland — This 128-acre park is very appealing to families and features LEGO-themed rides, interactive and hands-on attractions, and of course, LEGO-building play areas. Don’t miss the Sea Life Aquarium at LEGOland!
Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Discovery Center
Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a watershed and saltwater wetland where you can enjoy many different recreational activities including boating, wake boarding, skiing, windsurfing and more. The lagoon is home to the Hubbs/Sea World White Sea Bass Hatchery and Carlsbad Aquafarm. and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center is dedicated to education and outreach.
The year-round mild weather makes Carlsbad one of the best beach-going areas all year round. There are seven miles of sand, surf and fun for all. Carlsbad beaches include:
Carlsbad South Ponto Beach — This is one of the widest beaches in the country and is located in an undeveloped area. It is a popular family destination and is one of the few area beach that offer public restroom and showers.
South Carlsbad State Beach — This is a favorite for all sorts of beach activities including swimming, surfing, skin diving, and more. There’s also a campground located nearby.
Terramar Beach — This is a hidden, quaint beach that is a favorite among local surfers. This is a great beach for those who want to get away from the normal city hustle and bustle.
If you are a golfer, you will definitely want to take advantage of some of the area’s golf courses. You’ll find world-class courses, some offering high-end amenities such as GPS-equipped golf courses, and gorgeous 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
Carlsbad also offers great shopping with a combination of casual and upscale offerings. The tree-lined streets offer garden shops, boutiques, art galleries, and even a farmer’s market. There’s also the Carlsbad Premium Outlets where you can find bargains galore.