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Carlsbad is All About the Water! Top Things to do When Visiting Carlsbad

Water has been an integral part of Carlsbad’s history starting with the early settlements. A Lagoon, a river, a mineral springs and an ocean is what this story is all about.  Some of the top things to do in Carlsbad Summer involve the water as well. Here is a list of the Top Things to do in Carlsbad Summer:

1. Water Sports: Carlsbad State Beaches and or Carlsbad Lagoon

SoCal Surf Lessons
Whitlock Surf Lessons

Stand-up Paddle:

West Coast Stand-up Paddle
2 Stand-up Guys
Ahola Stand-up Paddle
Carlsbad Stand-up Paddle Board Club
Carlsbad Lagoon: Jet ski & Waverunner rentals

2. Shopping:
Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall
The Forum
Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall

3. Golf Courses:

The Crossings
Aviara Golf Course
La Costa Golf Course

4. Spas:

La Costa Spa
Carlsbad Mineral Spa

5. Museums:

Museum of Making Music
GIA Museum

6. Hiking & Bird Watching:

Batiquitos Lagoon
Agua Hedionda Discovery Center
Carlsbad Lagoon
Aviara Trails
Hosp Grove Trails

7. Historical sites:

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
Carlsbad Mineral Spa
Twin Inns Historical Home

Wine Tasting:

Witch Creek Winery
Paon Wine Tasting Room
Relm Wine Bistro


New Village Arts Studio
Carlsbad Theatre
La Costa Film Festival

Activities for families with small children:

Sea Life Park

Calavera Park
Stagecoach Park
Carlsbad skatepark
Carlsbad has so many fun activities that it is hard to decide which one to do first.