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Vacay in Carlsbad California “The Village by the Sea”, Summer 2019

on March 23, 2019 | By Cherimarie Poulos

1. Location, Location, Locationcarlsbad-california-family-reunion

Perfectly situated between downtown San Diego and Los Angeles, located on the North San Diego Coast, Carlsbad is the ultimate launching point for your Southern California getaway. Carlsbad is easily accessed by car from Interstate 5.  The Amtrak’s Pacific Surf liner and San Diego Coaster trains are both conveniently located in the downtown Carlsbad Village Train. Carlsbad has 7 miles of sandy white beaches to explore, it is a Southern California coastal gem.

2)Where to Stay?

Here is a list of some of Carlsbad’s favorite resorts:

However a great vacation needs more than the beach, it should involve generous servings of pampering, and that’s what you’ll find at Carlsbad’s best resorts. Stellar service and beautiful rooms, some with ocean views, are just the tip of the iceberg here. Treat yourself to fabulous meals at  the on-site restaurant specializing in fresh California delights in a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere. Then, melt your cares away with a massage, facial or other spa treatments.

Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort

Omni La Costa Resort

Park Hyatt

Carlsbad Beach Inn

Grand Pacific Resort

Cape Rey


3) Where to Play?

Things to do in Carlsbad – Activites & EventsCarlsbad Beaches

Carlsbad is a place of discovery where visitors can explore everything from Carlsbad’s local history to our surf culture. There are many activities offered in Carlsbad, we have world class surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, hiking and of course skateboarding. Whether you want an action-packed getaway or relaxing retreat Carlsbad has much to offer. Come tan by the beach or play in the waves.

4) Family Friendly

Carlsbad is like a hidden gem along the California coast, offering a little something for the whole family. There are water slides and theme park fun for the kids, outlet shopping, golf, and spa relaxation for mom and dad, and seven miles of beautiful beaches for everyone to enjoy. If you have young children, consider LEGOLAND and the SeaLife Park or take a drive to the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park. Carlsbad has a plethora of activities and destinations for kids, it is a very family friendly destination. Sea Life Park

5. Romantic Getaway

Carlsbad is also a great choice for a couple’s getaway. Rest and relaxation are the key words for this vacation. Going for walks along the beach together, drinks at sunset and spa treatments, what better way to rejuvenate and build a stronger relationship.

If you would like to get a little exercise while on vacation, try biking along the coast by renting an electric bike from Pedego and see the coast from a different perspective.


6. Shop & Dine

While you are visiting our little village don’t forget to shop and dine. Carlsbad has become a foodie destination. Carlsbad Food Tours offers tours daily with 8 stops at unique eateries, wine tasting and historical presentations.  Learn more about Carlsbad’s history, culture and architecture as you eat your way through the town. Book your tour today at Carlsbad Food

7. Carlsbad Street Art

If you love art, then you are going to love Carlsbad’s Street Art.  We have a lot of beautiful murals around the village.  Since one of our local artist is Brian Synder  you can find some of his work around the village.  He also manages what we call the rotating mural wall, which is located at Senor Grubby’s.  It is a mural wall that rotates different art work every 2 month, which makes for a new look for down town every time it changes.Carlsbad Street Art

For more information about Carlsbad, Check out:

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Cherimarie Poulos

Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 20 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughers was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village.

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