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Things to do in Carlsbad CA

Carlsbad, California is an upscale coastal resort city in beautiful Southern California with old-world charm in north 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 quintessential So Cal beach town because it touches the ocean, inlets and bays.  Beach towns are often seen as tourist destinations that attract visitors and locals together to enjoy the beautiful scenery and waterfront activities.

Carlsbad has a lot of reserved open space to protect its natural setting and beauty.  This has resulted in miles of walking trails in its rolling hills and along its three lagoons.

Carlsbad Beach

 

The city has mild Mediterranean weather throughout the year and calls itself the golf capital of the world with four award winning courses within the area, plus many of the Golf Companies are stationed here: Taylor Made, Calloway and Adias.

Golf Carlsbad

Golf Carlsbad

The city is 35 miles (56 km) north of downtown San Diego. Easily accessible by train.

 

In 1880’s spring water was discovered (with qualities similar to the Bohemian city of Karlsbad) and put Carlsbad on the map as a resort destination. Named after the famous spa in Karlovy Vary or better known as Karlsbad,  due to the qualities of its fresh water, Carlsbad’s growth as a resort was quick in the 1880’s.

 

Carlsbad Mineral Water & Spa

Carlsbad Mineral Water & Spa

Agricultural development followed with citrus, avocados and olives becoming the economic backbone of the area4. Carlsbad now has a population of 112,930 and is the fastest growing area in San Diego. It also boasts the headquarters of medical technology and manufacturing firms as well as the first Legoland outside of Europe.

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Carlsbad is also proud of Flower Fields, an amazing early March through May display of colorful giant tecolote ranunculus In May and November, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the Carlsbad Village Street Faires, the largest one-day fairs in the nation with 900 vendors and 100,000 attendees each.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Beautiful panoramas await from the beaches’ bluffs, reefs and sand. Surfing, swimming, walking along the shore and fishing are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Carlsbad is a winning combination of resort and working city, refreshing open space and historic structures, beauty and calm.

Carlsbad Beach

Carlsbad Beach

With an extensive 38-mile-long city trail system and outstretched sandy beaches–most of which are part of the California State Parks system–there are ample opportunities to enjoy hiking and the Southern California beautiful weather.

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Carlsbad lagoon

Carlsbad is centrally located between downtown San Diego and Orange County which is a great location to see all of Southern California’s great Amusement Parks. If you are planning a trip to So Cal and you would like to go to the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, The Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Disneyland and or Knott’s Berry Farm, then Carlsbad is the place for you

Disneyland

Disneyland

Southern California Map

Southern California Map
Carlsbad is a great location for visiting Southern California’s Amusement Parks – Right in the middle!

We also have many world class attractions located in Carlsbad: Legoland, SeaLife Park and the famous Flower Fields. Come and see for yourself what Carlsbad has to offer.


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  • Things to do in Carlsbad – Events, Activities & Attractions
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Things to do in Carlsbad

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Carlsbad Village Faire

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

 

 

The Carlsbad Village Faire, the largest single day street fair in the nation, held in May & November.

100,000 people will take in the beauty of our seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation.

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the faire in May and November. Now in its 40th year, the free event has grown to be so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California.

Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street, and all of the cross streets in between, will be closed for the event.

 


Carlsbad Village Theatre

This historic Theatre is located in the popular Carlsbad Village commercial area directly across the street from the Coaster Train Station. The Theatre was built in 1927.

Carlsbad Theatre

 


 

La Costa Film Festival

La Cost Film Festival

The La Costa Film Festival aspires to deliver a new cultural experience to our community, through a greater appreciation of the art of film making.

 


New Village Arts Theatre

Carlsbad’s award-winning New Village Arts Theatre has become the most critically acclaimed theatre in North County San Diego.

New Village Arts Carlsbad

New Village Arts Carlsbad

 


The Art Foundry at New Village Arts

New Village Arts, already known as the artistic heart of the Carlsbad Village for its risk taking, award-winning professional theatre, has expanded its cultural influence by opening The Foundry as a space for working artists Founded in 1999, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery’s mission is to promote, interpret and present to the community the art of emerging, mid-career and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California and to showcase the cultural creativity and art from other parts of the world. The curatorial focus of the gallery includes painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, mixed-media, folk art, design and installation works.


TGIF Concerts in the Parks

Summer in the city means TGIF Jazz in the Parks, a tradition that has truly become an integral part of the community’s life.  For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office has presented live music events throughout the city. When summer rolls around in Carlsbad, everyone gears up for TGIF Concerts in the Parks! The 2016 season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. (all fields open at 4 p.m.) and features great music, food and a chance to dance the night away with friends and neighbors in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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concerts-in-park

 

The Gemological Institute of America

Known for more than 70 years as the world’s leading educator to the gen and jewelry industry, the GIA offers tours through the irresistible world of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.

Strand of 43 treated “pistachio” pearls

 


Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Leo Carrillo

Leo Carrillo

Leo Carrillo

Once part of the original 2,538 acre working rancho and vacation retreat of Leo Carrillo (who acted in almost 100 films from 1927n to 1950 and co-starred in the TV series The Cisco Kid,) this historic ranch is an extraordinary educational and recreational resource.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields will be open March thru May

For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of north San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in southern California.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields

The Flower Fields History

Today, the fields are a direct result of over 85 years of floral cultivation that began when Luther Gage, an early settler and grower settled in the area in the early 1920’s. Mr. Gage brought Ranunculus seeds to the area and began growing them in his fields next to Frank Frazee’s small vegetable farm in South Oceanside. This started a business called “Luther Gage Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bulbs”. The name “Tecolote” came from the owls that nested on his property.

Carlsbad Flower Fields are noted for being one of the most beloved spring traditions in the area, the ranch opens annually in March for six to eight weeks showcasing the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus.

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carlsbad flower fields


The Army and Navy Academy

Established in 1910, this college-preparatory, military, residential and day school for young men grades 7 through 12, celebrated its centennial in 2010.

Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa is housed in a beautiful European-style building constructed on the site of the original historic mineral water well that brought thousands to Carlsbad in the 1880s for the touted “special healing powers” of the water. The spa is designed to duplicate the unique ambiance of early Egypt, Rome and the Orient.

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The Spa at La Costa

 

At the Spa at La Costa, you’re invited to immerse yourself into a world that redefines and transcends the typical “day spa” experience. Here, at our tranquil and secluded retreat, we provide you with the means to while away the afternoon, long before or after your treatment is complete

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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

 

Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a saltwater wetland and watershed and offers year-round recreational and commercial use. The lagoon includes mud flats, salt and freshwater marsh, and deep water and is actually comprised of three lagoons: a 66-acre outer lagoon, a 27-acre middle lagoon and 293-acre inner lagoon

 


Batiquitos Lagoon

Batiquitos Lagoon is a 526-acre coastal salt marsh with tidal mud.

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Buena Vista Lagoon

This Lagoon is the only freshwater lagoon in CA. & its 350 acres is home to dozens of varieties of migrant & resident waterfowl.

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bueno vista lagoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carlsbad Events

Carlsbad 5000

The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races.

 

Carlsbad Grand Prix

The Carlsbad Grand Prix is a cycling criterium circuit along a 0.9 mile closed course that loops through Armada Drive and Fleet Street in Carlsbad. The finish boasts a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. This full day of races will feature more than 600 junior, amateur, professional, and Paralympics hand cyclists racing in timed races for prizes and/or cash in front of 2,000 spectators.

Date: July 17, 2016

Time: 7:00 AM

Price: $22-$50

 

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carlsbad grand prix cycling

 

 

 


Carlsbad Marathon

Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From our ideal weather conditions to our spectacular coastal course, our award winning event will wow you.

Carlsbad Marathon

Carlsbad Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carlsbad Triathlon

Carlsbad Triathlon ranks in the world’s top 5 longest running triathlons. It is a sprint distance race, consisting of a 1K open-water ocean swim, 25K bike and 5K runs.

 

Carlsbad Triathlon

Carlsbad Triathlon

 

 

 

 

 

Price: $105 – $135

Date: July 10, 2016
Venue: Carlsbad Village

 

 

 


Whitlock Surf Experience

Surfing lessons from beginners to advanced.

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Surfing Carlsbad

Surfing in Carlsbad

Surfing in Carlsbad


 

Stand up Paddling in Carlsbad

Stand up Paddle boarding

Stand up Paddle boarding


Carlsbad Skateboard Park

This 15,000 square foot boarder’s paradise featuring bowls, concrete, a street course and a beginners’ area. Helmet, elbow pads and kneepads required.

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Skateboarders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barrio Museum – Lola’s Mexican Deli

Also know asBarrio Carlos, has moved from its original center located at Roosevelt and Walnut. The museum is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of early agricultural workers to the life and growth of Carlsbad. The museum is not open daily, visitors should call ahead.

Carlsbad History

Carlsbad History

 


Museum of Making Music

The music products industry has a multifaceted history (1890s to today) that is showcased in the fascinating Museum of Making Music-a division of the NAMM Foundation

CELLO DRIVE

 


The Village Faire

Welcome to the Village Faire Shopping Center, located in the heart of the historic village of Carlsbad, California near the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive.

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Village Faire Carlsbad, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Wine Tasting/Witch Creek Winery

Founded in 1993, award-winning Witch Creek Winery is located on historic Highway 101 in the heart of the coastal village of Carlsbad, CA. Our boutique winery focuses on quality over quantity, by producing small-lot, handcrafted wines using traditional winemaking techniques. The result is full-bodied well balanced wines rich in flavor that have earned twenty medals in the last three years at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The Carlsbad tasting room is located on site at the winery (just one block from the beach!). With gourmet  restaurants, a wide variety of shopping and several wine bars, Carlsbad Village is the ideal way to enjoy all the charm that laid back Southern California has to offer.

Carlsbad Food Tours

Carlsbad Food Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHARLES KENNETH SPEAKEASY

SpeakEasy Carlsbad

SpeakEasy Carlsbad

“CARLSBAD’S HOTTEST NEW SPEAKEASY”

FINALLY SOMETHING NEW COMES TO NORTH COUNTY.  LURKING UNDERNEATH THE CARLSBAD VILLAGE THROUGH A UNMARKED SECURITY DOOR AND A SERIES OF OMINOUS CATACOMBS THERE LIES THE CHARLES KENNETH SPEAKEASY.  IF YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW WHERE IT IS AND THE PASSWORD YOU CAN ACCESS THE COOLEST BAR NORTH OF THE 163.

Speak Easy Carlsbad

Speak Easy Carlsbad

ONCE YOU FIND THIS UNMARKED DOOR YOU WILL SEE A BOUNCER SITTING OUTSIDE WAITING TO HEAR THE PASSWORD WHICH CHANGES DAILY.

ONCE YOU’RE IN YOU HAVE TO NAVIGATE THROUGH A SERIES OF HALLWAYS AND CORADORES WHICH ARE ROOMERED TO BE HAUNTED, IN FACT THIS CREEPY BASEMENT WAS EVEN INVESTIGATED BY THE GHOST HUNTERS FOR THEIR SHOW ON THE SCFI NETWORK

ONCE YOU MAKE IT THROUGH THE DUNGY MAZE YOU WILL FIND ONE OF THE COOLEST BARS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, COMPLETE WITH TOP NOTCH CRAFT COCKTAILS AND AUTHENTIC PROHIBITION ERA ATMOSPHERE.

THE CHARLES KENNETH SPEAKEASY WAS ORIGINALLY AN ACTUAL SPEAKEASY IN THE MID 1920’S.  AFTER PROHIBITION THE SPEAKEASY WAS SEALED OFF FROM THE REST OF THE BUILDING AND FORGOTTEN UNTIL THE REOPENING.

MORE THEN 90 YEARS LATER THIS SPEAKEASY IS STILL PROVIDING AN ESCAPE FROM MUNDANE EVERYDAY LIFE FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

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More fun things to do in Carlsbad 

The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course

The Crossing Golf Course

The Crossing Golf Course

The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course captures the warm friendly spirit of its own unique seaside community. The Crossings at Carlsbad is a “must-play” golf course for those seeking a challenging, risk-reward golf adventure.5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad


Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Carlsbad Premium Outlets is an outdoor outlet mall featuring upscale retail and dining options including Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and Theory among many more. Love Carlsbad shopping? Our Shopping Package gives you discounts on premium outlets and treatments at our in-house spa!

Carlsbad Premium Outlets is an outdoor outlet mall featuring upscale retail and dining options including Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and Theory among many more.5620 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

 


Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad Beach

Carlsbad Beach



Enjoy a day at the beach. Carlsbad State Beach features four miles of white sandy beach and two jogging trails. Fire pits are available for BBQs and bonfires. Located close to Carlsbad Village, the beach is at the foot of Tamarack Avenue.7201 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad


Carlsbad Farmers Market



The Carlsbad Farmers Market at Carlsbad Village happens every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm during summer months and 3pm-6pm during winter months. Shop from local organic produce, locally prepared foods, homemade crafts and live entertainment. Located on State Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue.2930 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad


Callaway Golf Corporate Headquarters



Take a stroke off your game with a custom club fitting at the Callaway Performance Center at the Callaway Golf Corporate Headquarters. Their cutting edge technology was originally designed for research and development and is the same technology they use for Tour players.

2180 Rutherford Road, Carlsbad


Taylormade Golf Headquarters



Check out the newest irons and drivers at the Taylormade Golf Headquarters.

5545 Fermi Court, Carlsbad


 


Awesome Restaurants – Eateries and Specialty Shops in Carlsbad:

Trattoria Italiana LogoRoberto Vigilucci is Passionate About Food!

He prides himself on unparalleled Italian home cooking remnicient of his childhood in Milano, where families are raised in kitchens and food is a centerpiece of the culture. Visit one of Vigilucci’s locations in San Diego County from Carlsbad to Coronado and enjoy menu highlights including homemade pasta dishes, savory veal, chicken, prime steak and seafood paired with award-winning wine lists. Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group also offers full-service catering with customized menus and staff to suit every occasion and group size. Buon Appetito!

 

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Caldo Pomodoro – Hot Tomato

http://www.caldopomodoro.com


Cafe Topes

VOTED BEST BREAKFAST IN CARLSBAD! Come for the Cinnamon Roll and stay for the Breakfast!

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“We are proud to share with you our family’s recipes, and our style of new american with a modern twits on your favorit breakfast and lunch combinations since 2013, COME EAT LIKE FAMILY WITH US HERE AT CAFE TOPES!”

http://www.eatatcafetopes.com


Lola’s Mexican Deli 

Lola's Mexican Deli

Lola’s Mexican Deli

 

Lola"s Mexican Deli

Lola”s Mexican Deli

THE WAY WE WERE
Lola’s Market has long history in Carlsbad barrio

Read their story in the San Diego Union Tribune Article:

www.sandiegouniontribune.com/uniontrib/20060416/news_lz1mi16wewere.html


Gaia Gelato

We prepare gelato in small batches every day, using only our authentic Italian recipes. We installed in the heart of Carlsbad an authentic Gelato Lab: all the machines and displays are imported from Italy, to combine the traditional preparation method with the freshest California ingredients.

The pure alkaline Carlsbad water makes it even better

Offer yourself joy with Gaia Gelato

Offer yourself joy with Gaia Gelato

 

 

 

 

 


Humble Olive Oils

Only the Finest Oils and Vinegars.

Humble Olive Oils is a family owned and operated olive oil store and tasting room located on State Street in beautiful downtown Carlsbad. We offer the finest olive oils from around the world featuring ultra premium extra virgin olive oils and infused olive oils. Our olive oils are sourced from growers in both the northern and southern hemisphere, providing our customers with the highest quality and freshest product in all seasons. At Humble Olive Oils, you will also find aged balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy, as well as specialty pastas, sauces, chocolates, salts and much more.

Humble Olive Oils

Humble Olive Oils


Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant

Nestled in the Northern San Diego County beach town of Carlsbad is our Italian kitchen, Gregorio’s. Formerly known as Spirito’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, we have been serving up great Italian food and pizzas for 25 years.

 

Carlsbad's Kitchen away from Home

Carlsbad’s Kitchen away from Home


 

Witch Creek Winery

Witch Creek is proud to be one of San Diego’s oldest wineries AND San Diego’s first beach winery!  Our winery and on-site Tasting Room is located in beautiful Carlsbad, California on historic Highway 101, just a block from the Pacific Ocean and a block away from The Coaster commuter railway.  With gourmet restaurants, salons, shopping and several wine bars, Carlsbad Village is the ideal way to enjoy all the charm that laid back Southern California has to offer.

 

Witch Creek Winery

Witch Creek Winery

 


Senor Grubby’s

Señor Grubby’s started in 2008 by a group of local guys looking to put a twist on the local Mexican fair. After numerous trips to Mexico and local Mexican & American breakfast spots they noticed missing elements that they wanted to highlight.

Senor Grubby's

Senor Grubby’s

 


Sub Zero Ice Cream

Sure, we could make ice cream the boring, old-fashioned way with a big ol’ ice cream churn that scrapes and whips the cream full of air for 20 minutes or so, then we could store it in a -20 degree Fahrenheit freezer to harden for three or four hours and serve, eh, whenever… But we don’t think that’s “cool” enough. We choose to blast our ice cream with -321 degrees of liquid nitrogen to freeze it instantly and to-order so our ice cream is the smoothest, creamiest, and freshest frozen treat worldwide.


Carlsbad Chocolate Bar

Chocolates

Dark, Milk or White Chocolate… From Gift Baskets, boxes or individual pieces, we have a wide variety to choose from!

Coffee

Coffee, Espresso or Iced Drinks… Which is your favorite? We have many to choose from or you can make up your own!

Wine

From Chocolate Ports, to Marilyn Merlot, come on by and purchase a bottle of your favorite wine! (Retail Only)

Chocolate

Chocolate


Land & Water Co

Land & Water Company, brings extremely unique California Cuisine with French, Hawaiian and Japanese influences to North County San Diego. It is located in the infamous Twin Inns an historical site built in 1887.

Chef/Owner Rob Ruiz

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chefrobruiz

An outspoken advocate for responsibly sourced and traceable seafood, Oceanside native Chef Rob Ruiz spent a decade honing his craft in Hawaii where he worked with James Beard award winner Chef Alan Wong before earning an apprenticeship under Japanese sushi master chef Etsuji Umezu. Since returning to San Diego and opening his signature restaurant, The Land and Water Company in 2014 –where his menu of hyper-local, ethically raised ingredients have put him firmly on the map –he has also focused on the culinary community’s role in saving the endangered vaquita porpoise and educating consumers.
 Recently receiving global recognition for his dedication to improving fishing and seafood industry practices at The Ocean Awards 2016 held in London by the Blue Marine Foundation and Boat International.  He is the Chef/Restaurateur Winner of 2016, who has made the most outstanding commitment to ocean conservation and ongoing mission to raise awareness and consumption of environmentally friendly seafood.
His dedication to marine sustainability and drive for responsible culinary excellence serve to inspire others in his field and beyond.

Paon

Paon

Paon

Welcome to Paon Restaurant, Wine Bar, and Fine Specialty Wine Shop. Paon Restaurant offers French cuisine with California influences, beautiful patio dining, and elegant Art Deco in an intimate dining setting. Private dining available in a handsome club environment. Paon’s menu features seasonal, locally grown, organic produce for the palates of fine food lovers from all over the world. Spotlighting organic prime meats, game and fish prepared with traditional French sophistication.


Campfire

Campfire centers around two 48-inch custom wood-fired grills that will cook up a menu of locally-sourced and sustainable meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables. Owner John Resnick comes from a leadership position within CH Projects, where he was most recently the general manager at Ironside Fish & Oyster, so expect the craft cocktail program to be strong.

The menu from executive chef Andrew Bachelier (ex-Cucina Enoteca and Addison) will be open-fire on a custom 12-foot hearth powered by a Grillworks grill that’ll burn wood, charcoal, embers, and ash. That means a lot of roast and smoke on dishes like duck liver pate with grilled date, pecans, red wine and griddled bread; carrots with goat cheese, licorice, honey and almond; long beans with opah belly, soft-boiled egg, olives and shallots; seafood pozole with mussels, white fish, calico corn and guajillo chile; leg of lamb with Sea Island red peas, lettuce, goat milk and pistachio; and, of course, s’mores with five-spice graham phylo dough, chocolate and marshmallow.


Cicciotti’s Italiana


Gaetano Cicciotti serves authentic Italian food in San Diego, some say the Best in Italian Food in North San Diego County. He has been recommended by friends as the best Italian restaurant in San Diego County for Italian food.

Cicciotti’s is casual Italian dining cooked by a Published Author & Chef Gaetano Cicciotti. Cicciotti’s Trattoria serves classic Italian pasta like fettuccine Alfredo which you might find in Italian restaurants, but you won’t find Italian restaurants that cook fresh Italian food the way Gaetano Cicciotti does. Gaetano Cicciotti has a Trattoria, as well as a fine Italian catering business with amazing Italian caterers. Gaetano oversees his catering business like his restaurant, all focused on the freshest ingredients available. As a native Italian Chef he serves true Italian cuisine, Italian dinners and traditional Italian food. It is one of the great Italian Restaurants in North San Diego County.


As far as Italian Restaurants in San Diego go, if you want an Italian Restaurant serving pasta and pizza you should come to Gaetano’s and try his great Italian Restaurant. As an Italian Trattoria he is preparing sophisticated and elegant dishes, yet you can get the simplest pizza and pasta to satisfy the need for excellent wood fire baked thin crust pizza. This is one of a handful of true local Italian restaurants in North San Diego County. Traditional Italian Food in San Diego, like pasta dishes, pasta menus, even specialty pasta restaurants are available. If you want a pure wood fired brick oven pizza restaurant, a very romantic restaurant among romantic restaurants in San Diego County, then this Italian Food spectacle is just the place for you.

 

 

 


Succulent Cafe Carlsbad – Opening Soon

Stunning succulent arrangements seem to pour right out of the brick walls-they’re as lovely as the selection of coffee, teas and tasty tidbits.

You can snatch up some of the plants if you want to take a little piece of this heaven home or sit among them, pups welcome. It’s a zen peaceful corner with high walls on a simple corner, wander through the gate and you won’t be able to resist.

Mazen@106 | Mediterranean Fusion and Grill

A unique, truly one-of-a-kind café, featuring an eclectic range of Southern- European and Middle-Eastern cuisine with a So-Cal twist, our healthy, delectable menu is sure to delight both meat-lover and vegetarian alike.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Las Olas Mexican Food

Established in 2003 is in the heart of old Carlsbad. Fantastic Margaritas and fresh Mexican Food served by a friendly staff, all within an easy walk to beach.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Vinaka

Vinaka Café not only offers freshly brewed organic and flavored coffees, but also ice cream, cakes, pies, and other delicious desserts to indulge your taste buds.

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Carlsbad coffee


Mas Fina Cantina

Mas Fina Cantina is your local neighborhood restaurant and full service bar.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Al’s Cafe in the Village

One of Carlsbad’s local traditions for visitors coming to this California coastal community is breakfast or lunch at Al’s Café in the Village. This is hometown diner-style food and the BEST home-made fudge around!

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


The Daily News

Just steps away from the beach, The Daily News serves breakfast all day because our customers demanded it.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Pizza Port Carlsbad Brewery

Just blocks from the beach, Pizza Port is known for its popular pizza menu, chicken wings, and handcrafted beers. Pizza Port is a local favorite with the unique atmosphere.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


 

Barrio Mexican Restaurant

South of the border cuisine makes its way North at Barrio in Carlsbad. Enjoy an inspired, seasonal menu complete with fun drinks, fresh salsas, authentic street tacos and classic home-style Mexican favorites.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

We serve customers a range of traditional Irish food as well as a variety of salads, burgers, steaks, and chicken & seafood.  Not just for St Patricks Day!

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Don’s Country Kitchen

Don’s is a classic diner, with efficient quick service and delicious food.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Coyote Bar & Grill

Southwestern cuisine, over 100 tequilas, live entertainment nightly, outdoor patio with open fire pits.

Carlsbad Restaurant

Carlsbad Restaurant


Flippin Pizza

Flippin’ Pizza provides authentic, hand-tossed, NY-style pizza

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pizza



Best Trails in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Lagoon

Carlsbad Lagoon

Calavera Preserve Trail is a 3.4 mile moderate level loop trail located near Carlsbad, CA that features a lake.

Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail is a 1.4 mile out and back trail CA, features beautiful wild flowers and is good for any level.

Hosp Grove Trail is a 1.6 mile moderate loop trail located near Carlsbad, CA and is good for all skill levels

La Costa Trails is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail easy level.

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carlsbad, CA .

Hiking Carlsbad

Hiking Carlsbad

Hotels, Resorts & Timeshares in Carlsbad

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is a refreshing Carlsbad hotel located in the charming coastal community of Carlsbad in San Diego North.

Sheraton Carlsbad

Sheraton Carlsbad


Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel
Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, a convenient pedestrian entrance to LEGOLAND, and Karl Strauss Brewery Restaurant right on the property. So park the car and enjoy one of Carlsbad’s best resorts.

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gpr


Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort


Beach Terrace Inn
Beach Terrace Inn is Carlsbad’s only Ocean Front hotel with access to an uncrowded beach and rooms with a private balcony overlooking the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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beach terrace


La Costa Resort and Spa

Nestled on 400 lush garden acres in Carlsbad, minutes from award-winning beaches and LEGOLAND. This idyllic and newly renovated Southern California resort is a charming Spanish style village, where you can do it all or do nothing at all.

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Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad
Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Carlsbad, California! Plan your stay at the Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad with a convenient location near the beach and the North County coastal area of San Diego.

residence inn carlsbad

residence inn carlsbad


La Quinta Inn and Suites
Located less than 4 miles from Legoland and near State Beach, the La Quinta Inn San Diego – Carlsbad offers convenient access to the area’s most popular attractions. The hotel is only 2 miles from Carlsbad Village, which features a wide variety of stores and restaurants.

La Quinta

La Quinta

 


Seashore on the Sand
Seashore on the Sand is an upscale beach front hotel offering ocean front studio, one, two, and three bedroom accommodations. Private all glass balconies allow for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Carlsbad beach

.Seashore and Sand


Tamarack Beach Resort
Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Carlsbad, California rests an upscale, family friendly beachfront resort, The Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel. Just 35 minutes north of San Diego, our beach resort hotel in Carlsbad offers guests “A TOUCH OF PARADISE” in value, location and customer service.

tamarack resort

tamarack resort


The EconoLodge Carlsbad now offers FREE Wi-Fi throughout the property! The EcnoLodge is a 41 room property, located in Carlsbad, California. Carlsbad is home to Legoland and the famous Carlsbad Flower Fields, and is just a short drive from San Diego.

Ecolodge

Ecolodge


Days Inn Carlsbad
The Days Inn Carlsbad near the LEGOLAND Resort delivers Southern California – hospitality with a unique Carlsbad comfort, location and convenience. Come and discover all that Carlsbad has to offer!

Days Inn Carlsbad

Days Inn Carlsbad


Best Western Beach View Lodge
Welcome to the Best Western PLUS Beach View Lodge where guests will receive superior customer service, an exceptional location and find unbeatable amenities for an affordable price.

Best Western Carlsbad

Best Western Carlsbad


Ocean Villas at Carlsbad
ON THE BEACH, This beautiful property is located right on the sand just steps to the water. The only thing between you and the waves is the beach and people frolicking on the sand and in the ocean relaxing retreat, find amazing accommodations that range from beach-side bungalows to luxury resort hotels and everything in-between hotels.

Ocean Villas Carlsbad

Ocean Villas Carlsbad


Ramada Inn Carlsbad by the Sea
Located off Interstate 5, close to Carlsbad State Beach, the 100% Non Smoking Ramada Carlsbad features all the modern amenities that our guests have come to expect. All room rates include Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet served daily in our pool front atrium as well as complimentary newspapers, parking, and Wireless internet throughout the grounds.

Ramada

Ramada


West Inn & Suites
West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad, California is a unique boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail and an ideal location for both the business and leisure traveler. Our hotel’s state of the art technology and location offers the very best of Coastal North San Diego luxury.

West Inn Suites Carlsbad

West Inn Suites Carlsbad


Carlsbad by the Sea Resort
Just 1/2 mile to LEGOLAND California & The Crossings, Carlsbad’s newest golf course, and close to many famous San Diego attractions. Minutes from championship golf at La Costa Resort & Spa, Four Seasons Aviara.

Carlsbad By The Sea

Carlsbad By The Sea


Beach Walk Villas
Beachwalk Villas is ideally located in the hometown atmosphere of Carlsbad Village right at the edge of the broad blue Pacific. You are only steps from the beach, and you can walk to any of the great restaurants, coffee houses and shops in the Village. There’s a lot to do here, so you can enjoy a relaxing, full-bodied vacation without driving all over the place.

beachwalk villas carlsbad

beachwalk villas carlsbad


Hilton Grand Marbrisa Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
The new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa will make its debut summer 2012. Enjoying a spectacular ocean side location with views of the Pacific Ocean along Carlsbad State Beach, the ocean is integrated in the very identity of this distinctly Southern California resort

Hilton Grand Mar Brisa

Hilton Grand Mar Brisa


Rodeway Inn
The Rodeway Inn® Near Legoland is only a mile and a half from LEGOLAND California theme park. This Carlsbad, CA hotel is close to local points of interest like Del Mar racetrack, The Flower Fields botanical gardens and Oceanside Harbor.

rodeway inn carlsbad

rodeway inn carlsbad


Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Overlooking the pristine sandy beaches of Carlsbad, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort welcomes guests to a comfortable retreat in the heart of the natural beauty of San Diego’s incomparable North County.

Seapoint

Seapoint


Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ocean Palms Beach Resort is the perfect setting for your San Diego, California vacation getaway, especially if you want to relax and soak in the sun while enjoying the Southern California world-famous surf.

Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Ocean Palms Beach Resort


Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown
This Motel 6 is conveniently located in downtown Carlsbad, where antique and novelty stores are plentiful. This location is also just 4 short blocks from the beach and boardwalk. WiFi available in select rooms for a nominal fee.

Motel 6 Carlsbad

Motel 6 Carlsbad


Pelican Cove Inn
Please go directly to our website for current availability and rates. Sun, blue skies, endless beaches, glorious sunsets, and the wide Pacific welcome you to Pelican Cove Bed and Breakfast Inn at the Village of Carlsbad By-The-Sea. We strive to make your stay memorable and enjoyable.

Pelican Cove Carlsbad

Pelican Cove Carlsbad


Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
No two vacations are alike. That’s why we have so many choices for our guests. From Legoland to Seaworld, the Wild Animal Park to the San Diego Zoo and Disneyland, there’s enough amusement for the whole family.

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Hotel


Extended Stay America
Welcome to Extended StayAmerica San Diego – Carlsbad. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space… amenities you won’t find in a typical hotel room.

Extended Stay Carlsbad

Extended Stay Carlsbad


Homewood Suites
Welcome to Homewood Suites Carlsbad, your ideal choice for extended stays in Carlsbad. A 145 all-suite extended stay hotel in Carlsbad, California where life and work are balanced.

Homewood Suites Hilton Carlsbad

Homewood Suites Hilton Carlsbad


Hampton Inn Carlsbad

Welcome to the this Carlsbad Hotel in North San Diego County — a brand new 94 room hotel ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The Hampton Inn Carlsbad hotel is centrally located near the extensive Carlsbad business parks and the city’s landmark attractions.

Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad Hotel

Welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad Hotel


Courtyard by Marriott
Get FREE high-speed Internet access at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad Hotel! Situated in the heart of the city’s business district, yet minutes from local beaches, LEGOLAND, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course and other area attractions, this Carlsbad hotel offers an ideal location near San Diego’s finest attractions!


Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf & Spa
Things are distinctively different at Park Hyatt. You’ll find yourself surrounded by contemporary luxury as soon as you walk through the door. World-renowned architects and interior designers custom designed each hotel, brilliantly combining modern style and timeless regional trademarks. Walls are adorned with original works of art. Award-winning chefs create the finest in culinary arts resort hotels and everything in-between.

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt


LEGOLAND Hotel
The Nation’s First LEGOLAND Hotel is Now Open and waiting to be explored by you and your family.

GP Resort Legoland

GP Resort Legoland

Carlsbad Timeshares

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Carlsbad Timeshares

Discover one of SoCal’s best kept secrets by staying in a luxurious Carlsbad timeshare. Whether you are looking to soak up sun on the beach, enjoy a relaxing day in the spa, or book a Carlsbad food tour through the helpful concierge, Carlsbad timeshare resorts will be sure to offer you everything for an exceptional vacation. For sale and rent by-owner website Timeshare-Resale-Rental.com offers 1-3 bedroom suites within popular resorts like the Carlsbad Seapointe which boasts full kitchens, washer / dryers, fireplaces, and the option of private balconies. Check out TRR’s entire inventory of Carlsbad Timeshares all of which are conveniently located close to the area’s best attractions.

 


Carlsbad History:

Carlsbad Mineral Water & Spa

Carlsbad Mineral Water & Spa

Carlsbad Mineral Water & Spa

History of the House “Twin Inns”

Carlsbad

Carlsbad

In 1883 John A Frazier chose to settle in this area and named it Frazier’s Station. He dug a well for his water supply and later analysis of the deep (over 400 feet) well water showed it to be nearly identical to the water from a famous well, in Karlsbad, Bohemia. To celebrate this fact the name of the area was changed from Frazier’s Station to Carlsbad, CA.

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Promotion of Carlsbad was begun by the California Southern Railway (Sante Fe) and by the Carlsbad Land and Mineral Water Company. A large hotel was erected near the well (where Alt Karlsbad now stands), and railway waiting rooms across the country featured posters of the new Carlsbad Spa and its miraculous waters. In 1887, the president of the land company, Gerhard Schutte who had recently moved from Columbus, Nebraska, erected a large home nearby, and one of his partners, D.D. Wadsworth, built a mirror image of the presidents house on the same block 200 feet to the north (where Starbucks is now located). The palatial Queen Anne homes were built with lumber shipped from Nebraska. The two homes, visible for miles across the coastal plain, became landmarks in the Carlsbad area.

Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa

Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

The original Carlsbad Hotel, a giant five-story wooden structure with a rooftop gazebo, burned to the ground in 1896 and at about the turn of the century, the Carlsbad land boom was over. Within a few years the Carlsbad Land & Water company was reorganized and the Schutte Family moved to National City in 1906. The homes of its two principal officers had been leased for commercial purposes and were now renting rooms and serving meals under the name of the Twin Inns. The Carlsbad area was still being promoted, by the South Coast Land Company and was the Avocado capital of the world.

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

In 1918 Baron Long closed his famous Ship Café on the canal in Venice, CA. His specialty chef, Eddie Kentner, drove south seeking a likely place to relocate. Attracted to the Twin Inns, he acquired the business on November 51919.

Travel between Los Angeles and San Diego by automobile was arduous in the 1920’s. The Twin Inns soon became a favorite stopping place for travelers, enhanced perhaps by Mr. Kentners’s willingness to prepare meals at all hours of the night for “victims” of the automobile technology of the 1920’s. Prohibition drove many fun seekers south, as well as many Hollywood celebrities, to the historic site. There was even a “speakeasy” in the basement that adds to the allure and mystique of the home. Rumors are that it still exists today.

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

The incredible traffic made it necessary to enlarge the Twin Inns. The rotunda was added in 1922. In 1936 the lobby and front rooms were remodeled to provide more space. By 1950 the combination for increased business and local street widening projects had made parking a major problem. The old Wadsworth House was raised to provide parking in what is now the north lot. In April 1984, the Kentner family sold the historic Twin Inns building and all its land. The new owners changed the name from the Twin Inns to Neimans and developed the shopping area around it known as the Carlsbad Village Fair in 1985.

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

In 2003 Neimans closed and was renamed the Ocean House. The Ocean House was a bar and nightclub for the next 10 years. In November of 2013 Chef Robert Ruiz began creating his signature restaurant in this historic location. The Land and Water Company was reborn in this historic building with the property being returned to its roots. The former “Duke Room”, named in honor of John Wayne who frequented the restaurant, has been restored to reveal the original vaulted ceiling with hand crafted painted beams and the original stained glass window installed after the final addition to the home. Today the Land & Water Company, which pays tribute to its origins, brings extremely unique California Cuisine with French, Hawaiian and Japanese influences to North County San Diego.

Carlsbad history

Carlsbad history

 

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