Exploring Carlsbad, CA
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
Carlsbad is a coastal town in San Diego County with great museums, beaches, and shopping. The Carlsbad Village Center has dozens of boutiques, and the town hosts the largest single-day street fair in the nation each May and November. Take the shuttle service and enjoy!
2802 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
People come from all over the West coast just to fill their bottles with water from this mineral spring in Carlsbad. In 1882, Captain John Frazier, drilled a well for his property and discovered this underground water source. He was suffering a...
5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
In Carlsbad, on the same road as the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) and Lego-land, is the Museum of Making Music. Since I've had musical training, I really enjoyed this museum. As a child, I learned to play the piano, violin and classical...
5345 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
If you love gemstones and fine jewelry- you definitely have to check out the Gemological Institute of America located in Carlsbad, CA. This is the place where students come from all over the world to learn gemstone analysis and grading. Many of...
3190 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010, USA
This place is incredible! Here at the craftsmanship museum you will find a couple hundred working miniature plane, boat and car engines, as well as models of sailing ships, dollhouses, cars and airplanes. Craftsmanship is creating a miniature...
5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
The Flower Fields features 50 acres of colorful flowers, themed gardens, mazes, exhibitions, and rides. Looking at the rows upon rows of flowers, it appears like a rolling hill rainbow with the variety of colors. Walk through the sweet pea maze,...
4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Part of West Inn and Suites, West Steak and Seafood is a truly farm-to-table restaurant that sources organic ingredients from its West Organic Farm. Moreover, almost everything that is served is made from scratch. One of the highlights of an...
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Perhaps you have a kid who’d traverse the globe for Ninjago World. Or maybe your child could spend a whole weekend creating his or her own Lego kingdom. Either way, a family trip to Legoland California is fun for all. With the water cannons...
Carlsbad, CA, USA
S. Ponto Beach is a big favorite with local residents. (The annual surf clinic for the blind and sight-impaired (with nearly 100 surfer-assistant volunteers from the Swami’s Surfing Association and San Diego Surf Academy) is held mid-Sept every...
3555 Rosecrans St #109, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
Naked Cafe is one of our regular breakfast stops. In the fall, they have a yummy pumpkin latte. The food is a fusion of Asian, Mexican and American. What I really enjoy is that the food is real, it hasn't been overcooked and processed. It's nice...
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