Planning a Carlsbad Excursion? 4 Things You Should Know

2nd Mar 2015
Planning a Carlsbad Excursion? 4 Things You Should Know

Carlsbad, located between the glamour of Los Angeles and the relaxation of San Diego, offers plenty of unique attractions for visitors. Here, they can enjoy beautiful weather, miles of beaches, and variety of entertainment and plenty of Carlsbad hotels to choose from.

There Are Over Seven Miles of Beaches
The warm weather of Southern California makes every day the perfect beach day, and with over seven miles of beaches in the area, it’s not hard to find that perfect spot. The Carlsbad State Beach, which is also known as Tamarack Beach, has great spots for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and surfing. Here, the seawall offers a path for jogging, walking, rollerblading, and biking. Additionally, families enjoy visiting South Ponto Beach, which is the widest beach in the county. It’s also a popular spot in the evening to watch the beautiful colors of the sunset. The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa puts guests right on the white sands of these beautiful beaches.

Flower Fields Are Around for a Short Time
The Flower Fields have over 50 acres of ranunculus flowers and 5 acres of other specialty flowers. Every year, from March 1 to May 11, visitors can stroll along the paths and marvel at the beautiful fields. Here the hillsides absolutely come alive in color when the flowers bloom. Visitors can enjoy an open-air wagon ride through the fields, or walk the confusing turns of the sweet pea maze. Or, they can view famous paintings recreated using flowers. Finally, they can visit the poinsettia greenhouse to view hundreds of different poinsettia plants and learn more about this best-selling potted plant.

Carlsbad Village Faire is the Largest in the Country
With over 900 different vendors, the Carlsbad Village Faire is the largest street fair in the country. Visitors have their choice of vendors selling clothing, jewelry, antiques, arts and crafts, and more. Plus, when they get hungry, they can head over to the food court. Here, 50 booths have international cuisine like Hawaiian and Thai. However, visitors have to plan their trip to Carlsbad right to catch this amazing festival. The street fair is only held one day in May and one day in November.

LEGOLAND California is Fun for All Ages
Children of all ages will have a great time at the 128-acre LEGOLAND California that’s made with over 57 million LEGO bricks. Here, children can enjoy over 60 amusement rides and attractions. There’s even a new water park with water slides, a lazy river, and a splash park. If the kids get hungry, the park also has plenty of restaurants, ranging from barbecue to pizza. Finally, the Sea Life Aquarium allows children to learn more about the ocean with hands-on learning and interactive displays. Visitors staying at Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad are just a short drive to all the fun of LEGOLAND California.

The next time you’re planning a trip to Carlsbad, Calif. make sure you keep these attractions in mind so you don’t miss out on all the local beauty and excitement that the area has to offer.



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