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Carlsbad Beaches

          No matter what activity you enjoy, you’ll find a Carlsbad beach that’s perfect for it. Hiking, biking, diving, surfing, bird watching, rock hunting and more. Or maybe just quiet stroll where stress rolls off your shoulders like the waves roll upon the shore.  You shouldn’t leave Carlsbad without taking a…

Carlsbad Village Faire

More than 100,000 visitors come to town twice a year for the largest one-day street faire in the nation. The faire runs the first Sunday of May and November. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce organizes the event, which features 900 arts and crafts booths, antiques, Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast, international food center, a huge section with…

Flower Fields

    Don’t miss one of Carlsbad’s biggest highlights, The Flower Fields. From early March through early May, you can walk through 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. The breathtaking fields, which offer magnificent views of flowers and the ocean. At the base of the fields is the Armstrong Garden Center, where you can…

LEGOLAND California

 LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad is the place to visit. The resort features LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and two Hotels. At LEGOLAND California, everyone is a hero on more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. In Spring of 2021 get set for the opening of LEGO Movie World! At SEA LIFE Aquarium, you’ll discover…

Museum of Making Music

  Near the Flower Fields and LEGOLAND, California is the Museum of Making Music, located in the NAMM Headquarters at 5790 Armada Drive. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for children, students, seniors and active military personnel. Children under 3 are…

Green Dragon Museum

    If you are interested in some colonial-American history but don’t have time or resources to travel to the east coast, you’re in luck.  The Green Dragon museum offers free admission to their museum to promote and celebrate our country’s heritage and reconnect community members with the life events and contributions of our founders.…

Shopping

Carlsbad has lots of great shopping opportunities, including: Carlsbad Premium Outlets retail outlet center includes more than 70 shops and restaurants on Paseo del Norte, near The Flower Fields and LEGOLAND. The Shoppes at Carlsbad, the North Coastal area’s largest regional mall with five major department stores and 140 specialty shops, located along Highway 78, just east…

The Village of Carlsbad

Carlsbad Village is located in the heart of our downtown area and is filled with restaurants, hotels, boutiques, and antique stores. Another attraction is the historic Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa. Other highlights of the Village are the Village Faire shopping center, which includes shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. And don’t forget to stop by our…

Water Sports

    If you like water sports, California Watersports (Agua Hedionda Lagoon) is a fun place to rent motorized boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, aqua cycles and more.

Aqua Hedionda Discovery Center

    The 400-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon is one of the threatened coastal wetlands on the Southern California coastline. Draining 135,000 acres in the heart of the burgeoning metropolitan area of Carlsbad, the Lagoon watershed is a sensitive and vital ecosystem. It is home to juvenile fish, crabs, hundreds of species of marine life and…
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