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Why We Love It
Carlsbad, often referred to as "Village by the Sea" by locals, has transformed itself from a simple midway stop between Los Angeles and San Diego into its own vacation destination. Its relaxed coastal culture is home to a Mediterranean climate, pacific coast views, sandy beaches, a downtown village, championship golf courses, spring rose gardens, and the famous Legoland attraction.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
An outdoor beach village home to small shops, restaurants, farmers markets, and local entertainment.
|Carlsbad State Beach|
A popular beach with soft sand and rocky cliffs accessed by numerous trails, wooden stairs, and a 4-mile (6.4 km) paved recreational path. A perfect place to dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean! Activities: bike, camp, fish, scuba dive, surf.
|Carlsbad Premium Outlets|
A luxury outdoor shopping complex lined with beautiful fountains, palm trees, and benches.
|High - 66°F (18°C)||Low - 53°F (12°C)|
McClellan–Palomar Airport (CLD)
Amtrak Carlsbad Village Station (CBV)
|Beach Terrace Inn Carlsbad||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|
|Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Hilton Cape Rey Carlsbad||5.0 mi (8.0 km) from start/finish|
|Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach||3.3 mi (5.3 km) from start/finish|
|Ocean Palms Beach Resort and Hotel||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish|
|Tamarack Beach Resort||0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish|