Attractions and Entertainment

Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Carlsbad has developed into a major tourist destination in its own right. Visitors enjoy year-round pleasant weather, ample beach space and many top quality lodging options. Major attractions offer a variety of fun experiences for the Whole family.

Carlsbad, also known as, "The Village by the Sea," has its share of major tourist attractions that make it a great place for a family vacation. Families with young children, or adults who like to tinker always enjoy a stop at Legoland. The first Lego themed amusement park in North America now has nine separate sections including Dino Island, Fun Town, Miniland USA and Duplo Village, a section for children ages 1 1/2 to 5.

Within the Lego Resort but large enough to be its own engaging attraction is Sea Life Aquarium. Sea Life is designed kids aged 3 to 8 but provides an interactive and educational experience for the entire family. Kids will enjoy the quiz trails and the opportunity to get up close and touch some of the sea creatures. The aquarium also has an active conservation component with its Sea Horse and Seal rescue and re-homing programs. Local residents also participate in volunteer programs organized by the aquarium to clean local beaches.

Those who like culinary tourism have to check out Carlsbad Food Tours. The company leads walking tours of the downtown district that provide both a history lesson and some great food. Tour goers will visit between seven and eight local eateries to sample a variety of different ethnic cuisines. Given California's prominence in the winemaking world, the tour includes wine tastings at two wineries.

There is also a tour that solely focuses on chocolate, cheese and wine. Carlsbad Food Tours is a locally owned business and attracts both visitors and natives alike. The variety of attractions in Carlsbad makes this trip to the coast an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

Before you visit the village in person, visit website The site has information for visitors and locals and it will provide you with some great ideas to make your stay enjoyable for everyone in the family.

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