Five Things to Know About Carlsbad

Whether you’re a local resident or visitor, here are five things you might not know about Carlsbad, CA.

Insider Tip #1: Carlsbad Flower Fields

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The Carlsbad Flower Fields have been around for sixty years. They stretch over 50 acres in North County San Diego. The flowers are only in bloom from April-May and are a popular site to visit in Carlsbad. Due to the short amount of time the flowers are in bloom, the Flower Fields become a popular spot for weddings and social gatherings.

Insider Tip #2: Legoland

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Legoland is a great place to take the kids. Obviously known for their Legos, Legoland theme park in Carlsbad is an interactive, hands-on experience for everyone. This theme park offers everything from rides and shows to a waterpark and hotel. Inside the park, they have a mini replica of the USA, built entirely out of Legos! Kids can see famous landmarks up close and personal. The hotel also offers many fun activities for families and has a great Lego-themed bedrooms.

Insider Tip #3: Batiquitos Lagoon Trail

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The Batiquitos Lagoon Trail is a pleasant, 3-mile walk around the lagoon. This trail is a flat and wide with beautiful views of the lagoon and even the ocean. This trail is definitely dog and kid friendly due to the length and openness of the trail. It’s an easy trail for all hikers and isn’t strenuous at all.

Insider Tip #4: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Parkleo carrillo

Named after the famous Hollywood actor Leo Carillo, the land was purchased by Carrillo in 1937 where he raised cattle, grew crops, entertained, and lived out the California dream.

One can visit the ranch today and be guided on tours through the old adobe and hacienda buildings. This ranch first opened to the public in 2003, after being named a California State Park.

Insider Tip #5: Carlsbad Village

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Carlsbad Village is a fun place to walk around and enjoy local shops and restaurants as well as take in the ocean views. Some of the restaurants include Don’s Country Kitchen, which has tasty breakfast food as well as The Land and Water Company which feature high class seafood and meats.

Every Wednesday afternoon the Carlsbad Village has a farmers market that features local produce, crafts, and entertainment. Carlsbad Village also happens to be located close to the beaches of Carlsbad!

 

We encourage you to share any insider tips about Carlsbad you may have with us in the comments!

 

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