There is definitely a good reason why Carlsbad, CA, is referred to as ‘The Village by the Sea’ by almost everyone! This affluent community has a bit of both worlds; the atmosphere of a typical Californian coastal resort community, coupled with the charm of an old European city. With the impeccable weather, fine eateries and seven miles of white sandy beaches, Carlsbad is not only a great place to live, but also a wonderful weekend destination, naturally appealing to virtually everyone. It does not end there; the city offers so much to do and below are just some of the city’s finest.

Wind off at the South Carlsbad State Beach

This beautiful stretch of preserved coastline offers an array of outdoor activities to enjoy. The soothing warm water, coastal bluffs, and white sand make it a favorite spot for locals and guests alike! Tag all your loved ones along and enjoy surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, beachcombing, as well as picnicking. The bluffs located above the beach are an excellent camping site, and the 220-site South Carlsbad State Beach Campground is highly popular as it has easy access to the beach. It is also well endowed with amenities such as bathrooms with showers, electricity, and water, Wi-Fi, and a camp store.

Let it all go at the LEGOLAND California!

Any trip to Carlsbad is right next to ‘incomplete’ if you do not pass by LEGOLAND California! This  wonderful resort guarantees fun for all ages and visiting this place is definitely one of the best things to do in Carlsbad, CA. Located just some 30 minutes from San Diego, the theme park features interactive attractions, more than 60 themed rides, and numerous shows for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. The LEGOLAND Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium  offer entertainment for the entire family.

Experience the real Carlsbad vibes at ‘Carlsbad Village’

Call it the heart and soul of Carlsbad! Carlsbad Village boasts an array of restaurants, shops, hotels, and so many other services. It is located at the commercial area of downtown Carlsbad. The place is easily accessible on foot, and this, as a matter of fact, is indeed the best way to get exploratory around here. Roam around antique stores, and second-hand garment shops for a unique shopping experience. Be sure to pass by the Carlsbad Village Antique Mall which features more than 100 vendors selling innumerable treasures. 

Taylor G Murals