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.