The City of Carlsbad is named for a famed 19th century spa in Europe, yet its history reflects the heritage of many cultures.
The area known today as Carlsbad was claimed as a territory by Spain and then by Mexico before becoming a part of the United States. The shoreline of Carlsbad’s coastal lagoon was home to the indigenous Luiseno and Diegueños Indians for Centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards.
Nearly seven miles of beautiful beaches, picturesque lagoons, the charm of a European village coupled with world class golf, spas and shopping…Carlsbad provides something for every lifestyle. In the Carlsbad Village, you can browse in eclectic and vintage shops, or even enjoy a delicious meal in a quaint cafe. The City of Carlsbad offers many free and fun activities year round. Carlsbad hosts several specialty races like the Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon and the Carlsbad 5000.
Legoland California is one of Southern California’s newest amusement parks. Over 40 million LEGO bricks in 1:20 scale were involved, and required three years to assemble.
Museum of Making Music, visitors are invited to make their own music on a number of instruments and enjoy memorabilia.
K1 Speed you can drive European-built electric go-karts up to 40 mph on an indoor asphalt track. They cater to birthday parties for all ages!
15,000-square foot Carlsbad Skate park is conveniently located in the eastern part of Carlsbad. The park offers a good mix of street and small transition skateboarding. The flow of the park is decent and offers some good lines.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets’ nearly 100 stores, including Banana Republic Outlet, Coach, Barneys and Calvin Klein. This great shopping experience is located next to the famous Carlsbad Flower Fields.
The Four Seasons Resort Aviara. Southern California's finest resort experience offers casual elegance in a natural setting accented by wildlife and wildflowers. Discover an extensive spa, the area's finest dining choices and Arnold Palmer-signature golf. This is a picturesque course where the water traps are part of the lagoon and the clubhouse is a Spanish colonial structure offering every amenity that serious golfers require.
La Costa Resort & Spa is nestled among 400 lush garden acres near the beach in Carlsbad, but miles away from the pressures of the world. This delightful coastal hotel is a haven of rejuvenation, comfort and escape where you can do it all or, if preferred, nothing at all. Visitors to the resort enjoy tennis, golf, exercise and spa treatments. La Costa Resort hosts the Acura Classic, a popular tennis tournament.