Things to Do

Carlsbad, California has a rich heritage and a wide array of attractions that intrigues both tourists and residents. It makes sense for anyone visiting or relocating to the area to learn about the geographical aspects of the city. With an abundance of activities, ranging from water sports to cultural city tours, Carlsbad keeps visitors busy sun up to sunset and well into the evening..

The gorgeous California coastline includes three amazingly beautiful beaches - Tamarack (Carlsbad State Beach), South Carlsbad State Beach and Carlsbad City Beach. They're an excellent choice for anyone wanting to go fishing, surfing, sunbathing or swimming.

Legoland California promises exciting activities, shows and rides for the whole family. With reputable franchise restaurants, an adventurous water park, 60 plus family fun rides, shops, landmarks and shows, it's an entirely engaging experience.

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Within Legoland visitors can dine at any of 15 restaurants including The Garden, Funtown Hot Dog and Ocean Journey Café, all of which cater to children. Behind-the-scenes workshops complete with floor-to-ceiling windows give guests an idea at the massive scope of what it takes to keep all the Legos in place and properly constructed at Legoland.

The sparkling ocean, family fun adventures, water sports and trusted restaurants aren't the only guarantees Carlsbad promises. It serves as home to a desirable collection of 20 museums. Additionally, there are some fascinating historical sites nearby including the prestigious Maritime Museum, Mission San-Luis-Rey and the renowned San Pasqual Battlefield Historic Park. Annually, events like the well-received Carlsbad Village Street Faire promise an incredibly exciting one-day event featuring live entertainment, exhibits, food and vendor booths. For an immersive experience of Carlsbad's tasteful arts the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, the popular Carlsbad Music Festival and the New Village Arts Theater present a rare opportunity to have a fun cultural experience.

Carlsbad also has an interesting selection of sporting events such as the Triathlon and Marathon. Yearly, thousands attend the women’s professional leagues at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. Sports events range from the Mercury Insurance Open tennis tournament to the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf. For more information and fun things to do in the “Village by the Sea” visit

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