Carlsbad is a city in North County, San Diego known for its beautiful beaches, historic Carlsbad Village, Legoland CA and SEA LIFE Aquarium, The Flower Fields, and so much more! It is currently ranked #4 on Niche's list of cities with the best public schools in America, #14 healthiest city in America, and #14 healthiest place to live in America. It's hard not to be happy in a city that averages 263 days of sun a year!
Top 5 Things To Do In Carlsbad
1. Visit Carlsbad Village
The downtown village area of Carlsbad is just steps from the beach and is a destination for locals and tourists alike. It is a great area to walk around and enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants, and other services.Take a culinary and history tour of the village of Carlsbad with Carlsbad Food Tours. Facilitated by gourmand tour guides with a love and passion for Carlsbad and its best eateries, tours wind their way through Carlsbad’s most scenic and historic neighborhoods where you will learn about the history of the village and get to taste some of the best food on offer. Also be sure to stop by the Carlsbad Mineral Spa on Carlsbad Boulevard, the Alt Karlsbad Hanse House is a famous landmark in the village and the site of the first mineral water spa, dating back to the 1880s.
Come play your part at LEGOLAND® California Resort, located just 30 minutes north of San Diego and one hour south of Anaheim. With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, it's an interactive, hands-on theme park experience for families with children 2 - 12. The Resort is also home to SEA LIFE® Aquarium and the world's first LEGOLAND® Water Park. And if you've ever dreamed of spending the night at LEGOLAND, LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Castle Hotel at the Resort are open and less than 2 miles from the nearest beach!
For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.
4. South Carlsbad State Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach is a beautiful stretch of protected coastline that offers an array of outdoor activities to enjoy. White sand, coastal bluffs, and warm water make it a great spot to enjoy swimming, surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling, fishing, and picnicking. The bluffs above the beach offer excellent camping, and the 220-site South Carlsbad State Beach Campground is very popular with easy access to the beach and amenities such as bathrooms with showers, electricity, and water, Wi-Fi, and a camp store.
5. The Crossings at Carlsbad
Come enjoy the views…and experience the golf at The Crossings at Carlsbad! With beautiful Pacific Ocean to the West and foothills rising to the East, this 18-hole championship municipal golf course and event facility offers visitors a magnificent setting in a relaxed California Coastal environment. Located in North San Diego County this course is named for the five bridges - or crossings - that were designed into the layout to meet existing environmental and topographic conditions. The Crossings at Carlsbad is nestled among the natural habitat and wildlife on more than 400 acres of Carlsbad's coastal terrain. The Crossings also offers a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with a golf shop, banquet facilities, a spacious fireplace-lit dining room, full-service kitchen and an outdoor deck with ocean views. The Canyons restaurant, located in the clubhouse, will serve breakfast and lunch daily.
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