Fun and Exciting Things to do in Carlsbad

There is plenty to see in Carlsbad beyond the sea, and even beyond the city!  

We have compiled a lengthy Adventure Guide and Dining Guide for you to explore Carlsbad as well as neighboring areas of San Diego, Encinitas, Leucadia, Oceanside and Del Mar.

From the shimmering coast to the trail-topped mountains, from fashionable stores to gourmet bites, from lively nightlife to grounded corporate centers, and from action-packed activities to tranquil settings, Carlsbad truly has it all.  

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With its rides, attractions and LEGO models of famous cities and landmarks, LEGOLAND® is one of the most popular theme parks in the country.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Enjoy deep discounts at over 90 stores and restaurants offering an average savings of between 25%-65% off of retail prices.

Museum of Making Music

Browse exhibits of music throughout the decades with each gallery representing 20-year spans. You can also try playing a number of instruments both modern and vintage and check out audio and video clips of each era's popular tunes.

The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course

Voted one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play in America” by Golf Magazine, The Crossings at Carlsbad is a must play golf course for those seeking a challenging round amidst stunning natural beauty.

Carlsbad State Beach

Tucked into the oceanfront bluffs, Carlsbad State Beach is ideal for surfing, swimming, boogie boarding and beachcombing. You’ll also find restaurants, shops and other facilities close by. 

Carlsbad Village

From dazzling beaches and world-class cultural sites to upscale restaurants and taco joints, Carlsbad Village is one of the area’s most family friendly destinations.

Mira Costa College

Located just five miles from the campus of Mira Costa College, Carlsbad by the Sea is the perfect choice for visiting family, friends and alumni and those doing business at the school.


The Gemological Institute of America offers fascinating tours, gem and jewelry exhibits and educational programs.

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011, United States

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Exterior View in Carlsbad by The Sea Resort at Carlsbad, CA