Things to Do in Carlsbad, CA

  • Our list of the best things to do in Carlsbad, California, features the top 286 nearby activities — including 130 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Carlsbad, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Food & Drink, and Sports & Fitness.
  • The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Carlsbad, CA , followed by 256 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Jolla, Escondido, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Poway, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar, San Clemente, Ramona, San Diego, Temecula, Murrieta and Coronado
  • Our list of the best things to do in Carlsbad, California, features the top 286 nearby activities — including 130 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Carlsbad, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Food & Drink, and Sports & Fitness.
  • The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Carlsbad, CA , followed by 256 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Jolla, Escondido, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Poway, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar, San Clemente, Ramona, San Diego, Temecula, Murrieta and Coronado
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The GRID 800 Grand Avenue, Suite B5, Carlsbad, CA MoreLess Info
Don a virtual reality headset and take on opponents in laser tag and other games inside a simulated multiplayer arena
5.8 Miles
87% 476 votes
Golf 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011 MoreLess Info
The tranquil atmosphere at the Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California draws golfers from throughout the United States. The Club features a championship golf course with huge water hazards and tricky sand traps, a fine restaurant, immaculate landscaping and a pro shop. Golf instruction is also available.
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93% 4796 votes
Beaches Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
Camping enthusiasts love the Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, California. The park includes extensive camping facilities with individual sites, token-operated showers and restrooms with running water. Carlsbad State Beach is also open to day visitors.
2.9 Miles
Dedicated to the history of music and the music industry, the Museum of Making Music is a must-see attraction for lovers of the arts and pop culture enthusiasts. Located in Carlsbad, California, the museum is open throughout the year on every day except Mondays.
3.0 Miles
92% 700 votes
Parks 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009 MoreLess Info
Carlsbad's Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a 27-acre space tucked into a scenic canyon. The park is open Tuesday through Sundayand is closed on national holidays. It is a popular spot for walking, jogging, hiking and relaxing. Dogs are not allowed.
0.3 Miles
92% 3084 votes
Other Landmarks Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
Tourists and locals come to Carlsbad Village to eat, shop, play and relax. This region of Carlsbad, California, set among stunningly beautiful scenery, has something for everyone and every occasion.
10.0 Miles
98% 254 votes
Hot Air Balloon Tours 3251 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009 MoreLess Info
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Carlsbad and the San Diego Valley during a flight with Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures. This family-owned company has a flawless safety record and offers several flight packages, including a romantic coastal journey complete with fine champagne.
1.7 Miles
100% 55 votes
Surfing Lessons Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA MoreLess Info
Specializing in surf instruction, SoCal Surf Lessons offers visitors private 2 hours lessons and surf camps to attend. During the lessons, visitors will learn the basic techniques of catching a wave, paddling, and standing up.
3.0 Miles
83% 2156 votes
Gardens 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
The vibrant, fragrant Carlsbad Flower Fields bloom for six to eight weeks every spring. Thousands of Ranunculus blossoms produce a riot of color that is the perfect backdrop for weddings and other events. Tickets to the Carlsbad Flower Fields are available at the Carlsbad Ranch.
2.7 Miles
76% 578 votes
Malls 5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
Carlsbad Premium Outlets features a collection of brands, in the San Diego area. Located in Carlsbad, north of downtown San Diego is open all year round.
2.0 Miles
100% 29 votes
Paddleboarding 4700 Bayshore Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 MoreLess Info
West Coast Stand Up Paddle takes trips to regional lakes for paddleboard lessons. They claim that they can teach almost anyone to paddleboard.
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