- 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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.