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Carlsbad “The Village by the Sea”: Discover Carlsbad’s old-world charm and luxury resorts

Carlsbad is in beautiful North County, San Diego.  It is a small coastal town between Oceanside & Leucadia. Carlsbad’s old- world flavor comes from its history.  Carlsbad was named after a famous spa in Karlstad, Bohemia, when in 1882 alkaline mineral water was discovered in the village. Resorts, Restaurants & Relaxation Carlsbad has 7 miles of…

Carlsbad Village Holiday Events

Musical Kickoff To The Holidays 2019 Saturday, November 30th, 2019 Holiday music program by the Carlsbad High School Jazz Ensemble Live musical preview from Around The World in 80 Days Professional Strolling Carolers Soloists playing favorite holiday songs Hot chocolate & cookies   Support your favorite local spots or find new ones Come celebrate Small…

20 Fun & Exciting Things to do in Carlsbad, California Spring 2021

Need a little getaway? Carlsbad, California is the perfect place for a weekend trip. We’ve put together our best lists of recommendations for the most notable 20 Fun & Exciting Things to do in Carlsbad, California.  From sightseeing to restaurant recommendations, you’re sure to find something that’ll pique your fancy. 1.Take a Stroll through Carlsbad Village – 20…

Springtime Events and Activities in Carlsbad

Springtime Events and activities in Carlsbad, include dinner at the Flower Fields & making chocolate truffles at Chuao’s. Chuao Chocolate Adventure Series: Truffle Rolling & JOY Tour is $55   When: Thu, February 7, 2019, 5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Where: Chuao Chocolatier JOY Factory & HQ 2350 Camino Vida Roble Suite 101 Carlsbad, California 92011 

Shoulder Season in Carlsbad, California

Celebrate travel, culture, connection Shoulder Season in Carlsbad, California by Leigh Schrom · On November 6, 2017 Shoulder season in Carlsbad, California extends into September, October, November, and even December, making it an ideal spot for travelers looking for more budget friendly accommodations and smaller crowds. Even at this time of year, this Southern California town still offers the ability to bask in the warm golden sun, enjoy stunning sunsets, and kick back and savor a beach vibe. Carlsbad is a small, easy-going coastal town with a thriving core where there are more pedestrians than cars. There’s an outlet mall offering top selling brands for less than retail stores prices, an amusement/water park made with millions of Lego bricks, prominent golf courses, and a 5-star luxury resort. Stroll the beach and watch a dramatic sunset of reds, yellows and oranges drop behind the…

Top Things to do in Carlsbad – in beautiful North County San Diego California

Top Things to do in Carlsbad Posted on July 22, 2017 | By Cherimarie Poulos  FUN THINGS TO DO IN CARLSBAD WITH KIDS Author:  Cherimarie Poulos Carlsbad is a popular San Diego vacation destination with 7 miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, absolutely stunning especially at sunset. Carlsbad also has some of San Diego’s best resorts; Omni…

Indulgence Food Tour – Taste the Good Life

Taste the Good Life Our Indulgence Food Tour will allow you to indulge yourself at our newest and tastiest restaurants in Carlsbad. Satisfy your hunger during our Carlsbad walking tour as we make stops to 8 new eateries. Come hungry to experience a gratification of desire Cuisine from all over the world comes together to create a tasting experience that is unlike any other food extravaganza, indulge yourself. The food on this tour is enough to provide lunch for most people, so bring your appetite! Enjoy tasting the best food in Carlsbad. Can’t decide which place to go to for lunch? Try them all and see for yourself what Carlsbad’s food scene is all about. A taste of Carlsbad.   The Indulgence Food Tour Departs daily at 11:30 am   Restrooms available during the experience.   Suitable for most ages…

10 Best Carlsbad Attractions

Beachy Carlsbad Offers Up Much More than Awesome Theme Parks BY KATIE DILLON  SAN DIEGO LOCAL EXPERT Carlsbad California is likely on the bucket list of LEGO enthusiasts around the country, but there is much more to do aside from visiting LEGOLAND California and soak up rays at the beach. If you are headed to the beach, Carlsbad has seven miles to choose from including the widest beach in the county. Though it can be rustic in spots, these beaches have plenty of white sand and opportunities for boogie boarding, surfing and other family fun. Did you know that you can take a private tour of The Gemological Institute of America to learn about the grading of gems all over the world? Well, the truth is that most San Diegans don’t know this either. You will need to make a reservation in advance and don’t forget…

Things to do in Carlsbad, CA Summer 2017

 Things to do in Carlsbad, CA Summer 2017 Carlsbad, California is an upscale coastal resort city with old-world charm in northern San Diego County. Carlsbad also has 7 miles of white sandy beaches that stretch down the Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California.  Carlsbad is a beach town because it touches the ocean, inlets and bays….

Carlsbad Food Tours – A Healthy Lifestyle Choice

  Having been a nurse of over 30 years I have seen first hand the effects of unhealthy diets and lifestyle choices. Helping people after they are ill is satisfying in itself. But even better, I believe is helping them learn about healthy lifestyle choices before they get sick. We all know that we shouldn’t…

15 Best Things to Do in Carlsbad with Kids – Carlsbad California is a Great Place for Kids

Carlsbad, California is called “The Village by the Sea.” It is small, affluent seaside resort community about half way between San Diego and Orange County. Carlsbad has the charm of an old European city and the atmosphere of a typical Californian coastal community. With seven miles of fine white sandy beaches and the near perfect…

Wine Tasting Bliss -Witch Creek Winery Carlsbad, California

Sun, sand and… wine, of course! The perfect vacation includes all three elements. A recent trip to Carlsbad, California, brought everything together, including the happy surprise of a downtown winery/tasting room. Our visit to the Witch Creek Winery was exceptional! Some dear friends invited us to join them on a vacation in Carlsbad and even gifted us our own condo unit! We tried to express our appreciation by providing some fun wine tasting experiences out on the sunny commons. Before long, though, our wine inventory fell to an alarming level. It was time to restock! Luckily, our friends new of a winery within walking distance (yes!) of our condos, so we set off for Witch Creek Winery. As we entered the winery, we immediately noticed the split personality of the space. Half of the large, well-decorated area was dedicated to wine, but the other half was…

Succulent Cafe in Carlsbad

Succulent Cafe in Carlsbad is a great new addition to our neighborhood.  Beautiful succulents everywhere, the use of natural style wood furniture enhances the serene environment. Get away from it all at Succulent Cafe. Next season, Succulent Cafe may be one of our new tasting locations on Carlsbad Food Tours. Stunning succulent arrangements seem to…

Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

Cicciott’s Tratoria Italiana & Seafood Cicciotti’s Trattoria: What makes Cicciotti’s Trattoria a fabulous restaurant, is it chef, Gaetano Cicciotti.  He is an accomplished chef, restaurateur & published author.  Born in Naples, Italy he came to the United States in the late 1990’s. He opened his first location in Cardiff, Cicciotti’s Trattoria in 2002.  He serves some…

FIRST LOOK: Campfire Restaurant – San Diego Magazine – Troy Johnson

FIRST LOOK: Campfire Restaurant – San Diego Magazine – Troy Johnson Carlsbad gets one hell of a new spot from Craft & Commerce vet BY TROY JOHNSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL BODY Published: 2016.09.09 06:13 PM Campfire Carlsbad My lamentations about the lack of good dining options in North County are being attacked day by…