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Carlsbad overview

Carlsbad is a friendly place, distinct for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its amusement park and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant cafe and dining choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. University of California-San Diego and La Jolla Cove are popular places to visit. A family-friendly area, Carlsbad also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Carlsbad

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Carlsbad has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Carlsbad with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Carlsbad hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Carlsbad hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Carlsbad

Fly in to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from central Carlsbad. San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away. Carlsbad Village Coaster Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Carlsbad

Fun activities like surfing and running are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Hosp Grove Trails
  • • Iron Mountain
Highlights like its amusement park are popular with families, and top attractions include:
  • • Legoland California
  • • Sealife Aquarium
  • • The Wave Waterpark
  • • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • • Birch Aquarium
It's notable for its beaches, flowers and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Poinsettia Park
  • • Carlsbad Skatepark
  • • Flower Fields of Carlsbad
  • • Calavera Park
  • • Carlsbad Lagoon
Below are some favourite shopping areas for finding that perfect souvenir:
  • • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • • Del Mar Plaza
  • • Carmel Mountain Plaza
Top places to visit in the area include:
  • • University of California-San Diego
  • • La Jolla Cove
  • Beaches
  • Luxury
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Family-friendly