Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions


Carlsbad is just north of San Diego, California. It`s known for its classic beach town charm and was named one of the 20 best places to live by Sunset Magazine (Feb. 2018). We have some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California, from Tamarack Surf Beach, backed by the Carlsbad Sea Wall, to the secluded South Carlsbad State Beach. And it`s a great town for kids, with Legoland and the San Diego Zoo close by. Here are some of our favorite Carlsbad attractions.

Some of our favorite Carlsbad pubs & bars

The Village is home to a number of great wine bars and pubs.

Some of our favorite Carlsbad restaurants

Ocean Villas is a short walk to Carlsbad`s great food scene: excellent tacos, yummy smoothie stands, upscale steak and seafood restaurants, cafes, bistros & more.

Trails & Outdoors

The City of Carlsbad has nearly 50 miles of trails. Find trail locations throughout the city, including trails perfect for a easy scenic stroll, a challenging hike, mountain biking and beautiful views.