Overview Carlsbad

Visiting Carlsbad

Once heralded for its curative mineral waters, Carlsbad, California—a charming oceanside community of pretty beaches, colorful gardens, and excellent antiques shops—is not to be confused with the home of the famed New Mexico caverns. Visitors to this part of sunny Southern California often spend their time de-stressing at the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa or entertaining the kids at fun-filled Legoland.... Read More Once heralded for its curative mineral waters, Carlsbad, California—a charming oceanside community of pretty beaches, colorful gardens, and excellent antiques shops—is not to be confused with the home of the famed New Mexico caverns. Visitors to this part of sunny Southern California often spend their time de-stressing at the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa or entertaining the kids at fun-filled Legoland.    Close

Stories and Tips Carlsbad

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A Neat Town and A Great Resort

Written by MaggieG on 04 Jan, 2005

Tamarack Beach Resort at Carlsbad on the coast, just above San Diego, was a great exchange to a wonderful resort and a neat little town. The resort is across the road from the ocean and a lovely beach (and a nice sidewalk just above the…Read More


Carlsbad's Flower Fields-Updated

Written by travelprone on 12 Mar, 2002

The Giant Tecolote Ranunculus (Ranunculi?)is (are?) coming! " After a 2 week delay in blooming, the result of too warm weather at seeding time, the "star(s)" of the Flower Fields is (are) ready: this Saturday, March 16, the Flower Fields will open. Anticipated by locals,…Read More


Dining Options

Written by bmesser on 19 Jan, 2007

We cooked the fish from the deep sea fishing on the grill one night. The front desk had someone go down and turn on the grill and bring down grill utensils to cook with. The grills here are fantastic. Great grills in great shape with…Read More


Can't say enough about Carlsbad Seapointe

Written by jeffnrena on 10 Jun, 2004

I just wanted to add a few more things to the journal entry I already submitted regarding Carlsbad Seapointe. I just can't say enough good things about it. The staff was soooo good to us. We called the front desk to ask about…Read More


The Flower Fields, Carlsbad

Written by markraffaele on 21 Mar, 2004

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are awesome. Each year from mid-March until mid-May, the Giant Ranunculus bloom on the 50 acres of land sloping from the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort down to the Carlsbad Company Stores. With pink, yellow, white, red and orange stripes of giant…Read More


Sights Nearby

Written by SUKI H. on 22 Jul, 2003

The resort is in superb location for exploring Southern California. For anybody interested in water sports, this is a great place to go - you can hire boat, jet skis, and even go fishing as well. Carlsbad has it's own beaches, but along this coast…Read More


Annual Acura Classic- Updated 2003

Written by travelprone on 24 Jul, 2002

19th Annual Acura Classic La Costa Resort and Spa Camino Real, just north of La Costa Avenue Carlsbad, CA One of the premier events in tennis, the Acura Classic will be held this year from July 27th through August 4, with a roster of tennis "names" competing, including Venus…Read More


Pause that refreshes

Written by travelprone on 29 Nov, 2001

We Carlsbad citizens are very reluctant to grow BIG like Anaheim, for example.There was much opposition to Legoland because to some citizens,it meant Disneyland and all the commercial sprawl aaround it that marred Anaheim's once-small city character. By chance, in 1992, we had visited the…Read More


Activities—Things To Do

Written by bmesser on 19 Jan, 2007

Sunday, my husband and son bought last minute tickets to an NHL game in Anaheim (Ducks vs Red Wings), and it was only about an hour drive up there. Traffic was bad leaving the game, but that's true for any event of that type. Us…Read More


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Carlsbad Activities

Written by Debbie Sanchez on 05 Jul, 2003

The week was really great. We went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and we went on the Photo Shoot, which takes you deep into the compounds, you can feed the rhinos and giraffes, and came complete with a tour guide, who educates you…Read More


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