Location: Carlsbad, or "Village by the Sea," is located
35 miles north of San Diego and sits between
Oceanside to the north and Leucadia to the south. (Map)
Some noteable features of Carlsbad are the seven miles of quality beaches, South Carlsbad Beach Campground, Carlsbad Beach Seawall, Carlsbad Flower Fields, rolling hills, quaint Carlsbad Village shopping district, LEGOLAND, a regional shopping mall, and two lagoons.
Carlsbad Village/State Beach Activity Hub
Carlsbad State Beach (Tamarack Beach), Carlsbad Village. Events: Carlsbad Village Faire, Carlsbad Art in the Village
Carlsbad State Beach (Tamarack Beach)
South Carlsbad State Beach
Sections of coast come up to Coast Hwy 101, while other sections area hidden below sea cliffs.
South Carlsbad State Beach Campground
This campground rests on an ocean bluff overlooking South Carlsbad State Beach.
A 610-acre lagoon with beautiful scenic trails and a nature center.
Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Center
Small, quaint nature center with exhibits and small gift shop, classes and tours.
Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Large lagoon with trails and nature center. Watersports center on east section. YMCA camp on west section.
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center
Large nature center with exhibits, tours, lectures and kids activities program. Large native landscaping.
Theme park build around lego bricks. Several rides including a roller coaster. New aquarium.
Historical Magee Park
Historic, turn-of-the-century home, once inhabited by early settlers. Large outdoor rose garden.
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
Early 20th-century rancho on 27 acres, includes 18 original structures, including home, stables, barn, and work shed.
Museum of Making Music
Several walk-through exhibits showcase historic of American music from 1890 to current time.
Ann L'Heureux Dog Park
Ann D. L’Heureaux Dog Park is Carlsbad’s original dog park with 13,200 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play and exercise.
Calavera Hills Park
Callavera Hills Community Park is a large sports park with three baseball fields, a children's playground and more.
This 1.7-acre Cannon Park is just across the street from Carlsbad State Beach, and south of Carlsbad Village.
Hidden Canyon Park
Quite and peaceful, Hidden Canyon Community Park sits on the edge of a canyon in a quite neighborhood.
Holiday Park is a grassy expanse with winding trails, large shade trees, a bandstand, sheltered picnic area, large playground, and more.
Hosp Grove Park
Hosp Grove Park is a small natural park in a Eucalyptus grove in northern Carlsbad.
Magee Park is a popular wedding spot thanks to its proximity to the ocean. This charming 2.1 acre park contains a rose garden and several historic buildings.
Maxton Brown Park
1 acre Maxton Brown Park has picnic tables and benches with a serene view of Buena Vista Lagoon.
Poinsettia Community Park is a large sports park with three large baseball fields, a huge multipurpose field, two full basketball courts, a children's playground and more.
Stagecoach Community Park is a large grassy area with a large children's playground and sand lot, two cabanas with picnic benches and BBQ, and a creek that runs through the middle.
Carlsbad Premium Outlet
Explore more than 90 name brand and upscale designer outlet stores with savings from 25% to 65%.
The Forum, Carlsbad
Old, european-style village atmosphere retail center offers upscale specialty stores, home decor, dining, and more.
Carlsbad Village By-the-Sea
Streets lined with large trees, sidewalks, and quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Small town charm.
Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market
In heart of Carlsbad Village, this weekly farmers market includes four events each year celebrating the seasons.
The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch
Open from March to May, the flower fields feature an array of colorful blooms on a 50-acre hillside which overlooks the ocean.
Witch Creek Winery
Focuses on handcrafted wines that it typifies as rich, full-bodied and well-balanced.
HOTELSCarlsbad Hotels, Carlsbad Boutique Hotels, Carlsbad Beach Hotels
LEGOLAND hotel resorts. Quaint boutique hotels in Carlsbad Village. Several hotels within a block of the beach. One beachfront hotel.
Carlsbad Village Faire
Early May and Early November
Largest street fair in county with over 850 vendors, including arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, antiques, childrens rides, live music and international food court.
Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks
June - August
Summer concerts held at three parks on Friday evenings in Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Art in the Village
More than 200 arts and crafts vendors exhibit their wares on streets of Carlsbad Village. Food, live music.
Carlsbad Music Festival
A celebration of alternative classical music by world-class musicians.
Features chalk art painting, vendors with original art, sculpture, live music and food.
Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest
Enjoy good German cuisine, polka dancing, live music, face painting, a giant pumpkin patch and antique fire engines.