Carlsbad Journals

A Carlsbad Christmas

A December 2000 trip to Carlsbad by karenkayp

Christmas flowers in Carlsbad Photo, Carlsbad, California More Photos
Quote: Christmas in Carlsbad was a pleasant surprise being from Minnesota and thinking snow IS Christmas. We found that the flowers at Tamarack Beach Resort were a nice substitute for snow. The on site restaurant 'Dino by the Sea' was an excellent choice for our Christmas Eve dinner.

A Carlsbad Christmas

Overview

Christmas flowers in Carlsbad Photo, Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad is located approximately 30 miles north of San Diego, in Southern California. Carlsbad's seven miles of beautiful beach offers surfing, swimming, fishing, strolling and sunbathing. The seawall walkway is fantastic for a leisurely stroll or for exercise. One of our favorite things was to watch the beautiful sunset right from the Tamarack Beach Resort patio. Being San Diego is so close, a day at the zoo, and a tour of the city were part of our vacation in Carlsbad. Quick Tips: Carlsbad Public Library is a great place to use for accessing your e-mail for free. It is centrally located and easy to find. We also used it to access our airline site to print our boarding passes for ou...Read More

Tamarack Beach Resort

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Hotel

Tamarack Beach Resort Photo, Carlsbad, California
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, unique shops, on-site restaurant as well as many nearby.Best Things About the Resort:Even though this was only a one bedroom unit, we housed four of us quite comfortably. The master bedroom had a queen size bed with plenty of storage and closet space. There was only one bathroom, but we had two sinks and a large shower stall. The patio had an oceanview. The pool and whirlpool were in the inner courtyard. The game room had a pool table, other table games, plus a variety of videos to rent. Resort Experience:The Tamrack Beach Resort definitely is a Gold Crown! Driving up to the resort we were immediately and pleasantly surprised b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2002

Tamarack Beach Resort
3200 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 729-3500

Dini's By The Sea

Restaurant | "Dini''s by the Sea"

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We were in Carlsbad for Christmas and had the privilege of dining here on Christmas Eve. The atmosphere was very festive and the place was decorated very tastefully. We were a group of eight and had made advance reservations. The dinner I ordered was the Coco-Mac Shrimp for around $18. This was one of the best shrimp dishes I have ever had and would highly recommend it to shrimp lovers. The butterfly shrimp are coated with coconut and macadamia nuts then drizzled with a teriyaki-sesame vinegarette. It is absolutely delicious! Their dinner menu has a variety of choices from beef, seafood, and chicken. If you want to see their menu you can look it up on the web at http://sandiego.citysearch.com/E...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2002

Dini's By The Sea
3290 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 434-6000

Oceanside

Attraction

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This beach is only a few miles north of Carlsbad and easy to find in Oceanside. There is meter parking available, but we still had to walk several blocks as it is a popular beach. The beach is very clean and there are picnic facilities near the grassy area. The pier is a great place to watch the surfers catch a wave! The day we were there a school of divers were being trained as rescue workers. For those who enjoy fishing or just watching others fish, there are many people who cast a line in hopes of catching something big. Just a few blocks away from the beach is the house and street that was used in the movie "Top Gun."

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2002

Oceanside
Oceanside Pier and Beach
Carlsbad, California