Welcome to Carlsbad
Family-oriented beach city with famous tourist attractions
Carlsbad is a bustling and family-oriented city featuring highly desirable beaches along San Diego County’s Pacific coastline. Along with gorgeous beaches, this popular travel destination is home to attractions such as LEGOLAND California and the stunningly colorful Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
Carlsbad has an eclectic real estate mix with options for all tastes and budgets. Quiet residential neighborhoods throughout the city offer single-family homes and mid-century bungalows. There are also private communities featuring elegant luxury homes. Other options range from stylish condos overlooking the ocean to sprawling Mediterranean estates.
What to Love
- Gorgeous beaches
- LEGOLAND California
- Bustling downtown
- The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Carlsbad is packed with amenities and stunning coastal scenery. The city’s unique attractions and mesmerizing sunset views have made it one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations. There are plenty of reasons to consider making Carlsbad your permanent home. Niche.com ranks Carlsbad as the community with the fourth-best public schools in the entire United States.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Carlsbad offers an abundance of shopping and dining. Carlsbad Premium Outlets
is one of the top retail destinations in San Diego County, with more than 85 stores. Brands with stores at Carlsbad Premium Outlets include Adidas, Aldo, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Chico’s, Coach, Cole Haan, Disney, Kate Spade New York, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nike, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Carlsbad Village
in Downtown Carlsbad is home to many more businesses, including hundreds of unique boutique shops and an eclectic array of restaurants. Downtown Carlsbad also offers a variety of stylish wine bars. OAK + Elixir
pairs inventive seasonal tapas plates and charcuterie boards with a wide-ranging wine list. Carruth Cellars Tasting Room
showcases the many fine varietals produced by one of San Diego County’s finest urban wineries. Paon Restaurant & Wine Bar
serves sophisticated French cuisine prepared with seasonal local ingredients alongside an award-winning selection of more than 30 wines by the glass. Downtown Carlsbad’s craft beer scene is also extensive. Pizza Port
pairs delicious pizzas with a fine choice of microbrews. Karl Strauss
is a pioneer of the San Diego craft beer movement. In business since 1989, this premier craft beer company’s Carlsbad brewpub offers signature house ales alongside elevated American pub grub.
Things to Do
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
extends over 50 acres with brilliant floral displays in kaleidoscopic colors. Highlights of the Flower Fields include a world-famous display of Ecke poinsettias, exquisitely landscape artist gardens, a sweet pea maze, and the fun attraction of Santa’s Playground. Legoland California
is a premier tourist attraction featuring a theme park with more than 60 rides. Legoland also has lots of character meet and greets, live shows, and 4D movie theaters. South Carlsbad State Beach
extends for three miles along Carlsbad’s glorious Pacific coastline. The bluffs above the state beach’s golden sands host more than 200 camping spots. Warm Water Jetty
at the southern end of the beach offers ideal conditions for surfers throughout much of the year. Tamarack State Beach
is another popular surf spot with a promenade running alongside its sands. Carlsbad Lagoon
offers more water-based recreation, with rentals available for watercraft and kayaks. The scenic Batiquitos Lagoon
is ringed by a two-mile hiking trail running through a coastal wetland.
Carlsbad is served by the award-winning Carlsbad Unified School District.
- Aviara Oaks Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Kelly Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Pacific Rim Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Aviara Oaks Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Sage Creek High School, Public, 9-12