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.

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

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 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.
Location: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 431-0352
Legoland California

Legoland California

Legoland includes a resort, Sea Life Aquarium, water park and hotel. For families with children between the ages of 2 and 12.
Location: 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (877) 376-5346
Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center

Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center

The Nature Center houses interpretive displays featuring local wildlife, and has a natural history library, small gift shop, and meeting rooms. The grounds include a native plant demonstration garden and a short interpretive trail. Offering numerous birding opportunities, from local field trips throughout North County, to trips abroad, to pelagic birding and the Christmas Bird Count.
Location: 2202 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 439-2473
San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.
Location: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-1515
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, named the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800 acre zoo in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California, near Escondido. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County.
Location: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: (760) 747-8702
Leo Carrillo Ranch

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Leo Carrillo Ranch, also known as Rancho de Los Kiotes, is an historic rancho in Carlsbad, CA. A registered California Historical Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out the free roaming peacocks.
Location: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone: (760) 476-1042
COASTER Train

COASTER Train

The COASTER commuter train provides breathtaking coastal scenery as it runs north and south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego.
Location: 2775 State St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 966-6500
Fun Flights Biplane Rides

Fun Flights Biplane Rides

Open cockpit biplane rides in helmet and goggles over the Pacific Coast along the beach near Oceanside, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla and San Diego.
Location: 2018 Palomar Airport Rd, Ste. 2, Carlsbad CA 92011
Phone: (855) 896-9464
Scavengers Beer & Adventure Tours

Scavengers Beer & Adventure Tours

Named one of America`s most unique beer tours by Forbes Travel, we`ve combined San Diego`s infamous craft beer scene & world renowned coastline into an all-inclusive beer adventure. Our Vintage Swiss Safari Vehicles are built for an ultimate beer exploration. Drink ice cold road beers in style from one brewery to the next. With 6 rugged wheels, seating for 12, and open air design, these vehicles are sure to make everyone else on the road wishing they were you.
Location: 3138 Roosevelt St #K, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 208-3739