Beer enthusiasts will want to check out this place, which was featured in the Beer Advocate's Top 50 places to drink beer in America. The pub is family-friendly, and the California-style pizza is a local favorite. They also host local beer-tastings and microbrew events.
A seaside resort located adjacent to Carlsbad State Beach. Each condo has full kitchens, fireplaces and balconies with views. Two ocean view pools, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a putting green and fitness center.
A chain of unique restaurants spanning California and several other western states which has its roots in the San Diego area and is headquartered in Carlsbad. Try an Original Fish Taco.
Sister park to the Danish park themed to the phenomenally popular toy line. Strikingly accurate Lego sculptures, thrill rides, a pair of water parks, and more.
South of town on I-5. Part of a chain of tasteful Old West themed restaurants featuring large proportions of good food. Especially recommended is the steak.
Hot breakfast, Hi-speed Internet, parking, outdoor heated pool, fitness center, in-room fridge/microwave all included in rate. Walking distance to beach.
An all-suite hotel with fully-equipped kitchens. Complimentary hot breakfast daily, dinner with beer and wine Monday-Thursday, and high-speed Internet.
Panoramic Pacific Ocean views from hotel and its 20 Grill & Wine Bar. Expansive free-form swimming pool and unique, marine-based treatments in its spa.
One of the area's nicest beaches. In warm weather there may be stingrays, so walk carefully. The area also has an R/C Gliderport along the cliffs.
For six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May, almost fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers are in full bloom.
A resort overlooking the California flower fields, less than a mile from the beach. Across the street from a pedestrian entrance to Legoland.
Fresh coffee, tea and food in a comfortable coffee shop atmosphere. It's upstairs in the center of the Village Faire shopping center.
European market with a restaurant in the back that serves European foods. The lines can be long but its a local favorite.
Formerly the Four Seasons Aviara, this is a fine luxury resort, which features a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
Part of a chain of Japanese restaurants. Their food is good, and they prepare it entertainingly right in front of you.
St John Knit, Outlet. Boutique style store with range of St John signature collections and great prices.
Mostly featuring Southwestern and Mexican food, a wide range of tequilas, and live bands.
An aquarium with touchpools, play areas, and lots of interactive exhibits for children.
Relaxed breakfast and lunch cafe near the beach. They have Reubens on Sunday.
Studios with mini kitchens up to two bedroom three bath full condos
Large portions. $3 breakfast all day, $3 spaghetti after 4.
900 vendors and an international food court.
Charming beach-side vacation resort.
Suites with full kitchens.
Carlsbad has a relaxed oceanfront atmosphere away from the madness of LA, but close enough for easy access. It has beaches that are better maintained than its northern neighbor Oceanside. South of Carlsbad is the beach town of Encinitas.
Carlsbad is also a favorite destination for foreign tourists, especially Germans.
For families with young children, Carlsbad's biggest draw is Legoland California, a theme park based on the popular toy line with sculptures made of the little plastic bricks and lots of Lego-themed rides.