Guidebook for Carlsbad

Laurie
Guidebook for Carlsbad

Arts & Culture

Fun and casual music venue to see local and famous talent--located in the Cedros “Design District” where you can browse a variety of cool shops
142 localnici recomandă
Belly Up
143 South Cedros Avenue
142 localnici recomandă
Fun and casual music venue to see local and famous talent--located in the Cedros “Design District” where you can browse a variety of cool shops
Interesting, hands on, worth a few hours.
26 localnici recomandă
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
26 localnici recomandă
Interesting, hands on, worth a few hours.
25 localnici recomandă
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
25 localnici recomandă

Restaurants

Stop by for drinks and appetizers on the heated patio while watching the sun set over the ocean. Happy hour prices are great.
49 localnici recomandă
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
3878 Carlsbad Boulevard
49 localnici recomandă
Stop by for drinks and appetizers on the heated patio while watching the sun set over the ocean. Happy hour prices are great.
Unique sushi with a modern vibe. One caveat, it get’s loud when crowded.
13 localnici recomandă
Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar
2958 Madison Street
13 localnici recomandă
Unique sushi with a modern vibe. One caveat, it get’s loud when crowded.
Outdoor restaurant right on the beach--
13 localnici recomandă
Harbor Fish Cafe
3179 Carlsbad Boulevard
13 localnici recomandă
Outdoor restaurant right on the beach--
Crazy good food-- go! They don’t take reservations, so you might want to go early or on a week night as it gets busy.
47 localnici recomandă
Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen
626 South Tremont Street
47 localnici recomandă
Crazy good food-- go! They don’t take reservations, so you might want to go early or on a week night as it gets busy.
Organic/healthy and delicious fare. Courtyard dining or inside​.
19 localnici recomandă
Naked Cafe
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
19 localnici recomandă
Organic/healthy and delicious fare. Courtyard dining or inside​.
Don’t miss having a breakfast here- excellent fare...nice patio and cool succulent wall
23 localnici recomandă
Café Topes
3091 Roosevelt Street
23 localnici recomandă
Don’t miss having a breakfast here- excellent fare...nice patio and cool succulent wall
Good breakfast spot
7 localnici recomandă
Daily News Cafe
3001 Carlsbad Boulevard
7 localnici recomandă
Good breakfast spot
In a strip center but cute inside and oh-so-good authentic french pastries, and really, really yummy breakfasts (crepes, eggs, etc)
7 localnici recomandă
Carlsbad French Pastry Cafe
1005 Carlsbad Village Drive
7 localnici recomandă
In a strip center but cute inside and oh-so-good authentic french pastries, and really, really yummy breakfasts (crepes, eggs, etc)
If you love sushi-GO! The best poke bowls bar none, but go early, they open at 11:00, close at 1:00, and before that if they sell out (which they will)
8 localnici recomandă
Yoshino
2913 State Street
8 localnici recomandă
If you love sushi-GO! The best poke bowls bar none, but go early, they open at 11:00, close at 1:00, and before that if they sell out (which they will)
Good breakfast spot on the main drag in the village
22 localnici recomandă
Swami's Cafe Carlsbad
2780 Carlsbad Boulevard
22 localnici recomandă
Good breakfast spot on the main drag in the village
They have a large patio dining area with firepits, great coffee drinks and breakfast, right in the middle of the village
10 localnici recomandă
Cafe Elysa
3076 Carlsbad Boulevard
10 localnici recomandă
They have a large patio dining area with firepits, great coffee drinks and breakfast, right in the middle of the village
Because we always want to know where the closest one is when traveling :)
6 localnici recomandă
Starbucks
2924 Carlsbad Boulevard
6 localnici recomandă
Because we always want to know where the closest one is when traveling :)
Best breakfast.... weekend long waits (40 minutes) but worth it-- cool antique mall a block away to kill time Better on weekday mornings
59 localnici recomandă
Beach Break Cafe
1802 South Coast Highway
59 localnici recomandă
Best breakfast.... weekend long waits (40 minutes) but worth it-- cool antique mall a block away to kill time Better on weekday mornings
Great, well-priced fresh fish to buy to cook AND they usually have 4 types that are sashimi grade too. Also dine in option for casual fish fare, clam chowder, etc.
9 localnici recomandă
Pelly's Fish Market & Cafe
7110 Avenida Encinas
9 localnici recomandă
Great, well-priced fresh fish to buy to cook AND they usually have 4 types that are sashimi grade too. Also dine in option for casual fish fare, clam chowder, etc.
Great sandwiches- try the Turkado with extra secret spread!
16 localnici recomandă
Board & Brew - Carlsbad Village
201 Oak Avenue
16 localnici recomandă
Great sandwiches- try the Turkado with extra secret spread!
good italian fare
Jay's Gourmet
2975 Carlsbad Boulevard
good italian fare
Not In N out, but close!
Knockout Burgers
2971 Carlsbad Boulevard
Not In N out, but close!
YUM. Consistently, YUM! A local favorite
99 localnici recomandă
Local Tap House
308 South Coast Highway
99 localnici recomandă
YUM. Consistently, YUM! A local favorite
Mexican street food at it's best...try the California Burrito!
7 localnici recomandă
Raul's Mexican Food
490 South Coast Highway 101
7 localnici recomandă
Mexican street food at it's best...try the California Burrito!
Our go-to for solid sushi, friendly service at reasonable prices.
6 localnici recomandă
Mikko Sushi
1025 Carlsbad Village Drive
6 localnici recomandă
Our go-to for solid sushi, friendly service at reasonable prices.
Good for some beers, burritos, etc. Super chill patio out back with separate bar.
12 localnici recomandă
Señor Grubby's
377 Carlsbad Village Drive
12 localnici recomandă
Good for some beers, burritos, etc. Super chill patio out back with separate bar.
GREAT local coffee spot for that non-Starbucks experience... seating outside overlooks the courtyard shopping below. Also have light fare.
11 localnici recomandă
Vinaka Cafe
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
11 localnici recomandă
GREAT local coffee spot for that non-Starbucks experience... seating outside overlooks the courtyard shopping below. Also have light fare.
Easy walk to great authentic mexican food- an "old Carlsbad" institution.
7 localnici recomandă
Lola's 7 Up Market & Deli
3292 Roosevelt Street
7 localnici recomandă
Easy walk to great authentic mexican food- an "old Carlsbad" institution.
Excellent italian food in Carlsbad Village
10 localnici recomandă
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana
2943 State Street
10 localnici recomandă
Excellent italian food in Carlsbad Village
Not a big fan of the food, but have a Marguarita on their patio after a walk on the beach :)
20 localnici recomandă
Norte Mexican Food
3003 Carlsbad Boulevard
20 localnici recomandă
Not a big fan of the food, but have a Marguarita on their patio after a walk on the beach :)
WE LOVE THIS PLACE for authentic, sit-down Mexican-- food is always flavorful, they have a really nice outdoor space with fountain. There is a wait on weekends.
22 localnici recomandă
Casa De Bandini
1901 Calle Barcelona
22 localnici recomandă
WE LOVE THIS PLACE for authentic, sit-down Mexican-- food is always flavorful, they have a really nice outdoor space with fountain. There is a wait on weekends.
A hidden gem- don't tell anyone!! Cozy spot with amazing small plates, sandwiches, etc. Owner is super sweet and knows a bunch about wine.
17 localnici recomandă
The Miller's Table
514 S Coast Hwy
17 localnici recomandă
A hidden gem- don't tell anyone!! Cozy spot with amazing small plates, sandwiches, etc. Owner is super sweet and knows a bunch about wine.
Best fish place in the Village- reasonable prices.
6 localnici recomandă
Bluewater Grill
417 Carlsbad Village Dr
6 localnici recomandă
Best fish place in the Village- reasonable prices.
A must-try, everyone's favorite, "can't believe how fresh and good the burgers are for so cheap" place. Try the burger "animal style" (secret) or the animal fries (with fried onions and their secret sauce)
11 localnici recomandă
In-N-Out Burger
5950 Avenida Encinas
11 localnici recomandă
A must-try, everyone's favorite, "can't believe how fresh and good the burgers are for so cheap" place. Try the burger "animal style" (secret) or the animal fries (with fried onions and their secret sauce)
Local institution- great gooey pizza and craft beers.
50 localnici recomandă
Pizza Port Carlsbad
571 Carlsbad Village Drive
50 localnici recomandă
Local institution- great gooey pizza and craft beers.
Great breakfast spot if you like ENDLESS MEAT. Big John breakfast comes with eggs, etc and all u can eat sausage, bratwurst, bacon, etc.
18 localnici recomandă
Tip Top Meats
6118 Paseo Del Norte
18 localnici recomandă
Great breakfast spot if you like ENDLESS MEAT. Big John breakfast comes with eggs, etc and all u can eat sausage, bratwurst, bacon, etc.
Get a slice of delish pizza, a beer and their​ house salad which is amazing-- apples, gorgonzola​ (or feta) candied pecans, YUM.
16 localnici recomandă
Best Pizza & Brew Oceanside
1639 S Coast Hwy
16 localnici recomandă
Get a slice of delish pizza, a beer and their​ house salad which is amazing-- apples, gorgonzola​ (or feta) candied pecans, YUM.
Cheap Mediterranean​ eats, fresh and fast.
Luna Grill - El Camino Real
2501 El Camino Real
Cheap Mediterranean​ eats, fresh and fast.
Great coffee and fresh baked breakfast fare. YUM
30 localnici recomandă
Petite Madeline Bakery
223 North Coast Highway
30 localnici recomandă
Great coffee and fresh baked breakfast fare. YUM
Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, pudding, smoothies.....
Strawberry Shack
2906 Carlsbad Boulevard
Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, pudding, smoothies.....
Great pizza, beers, salads-a local favorite!
25 localnici recomandă
The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza
1706 S. Coast Hwy.
25 localnici recomandă
Great pizza, beers, salads-a local favorite!
Such good ice cream! Expect a line, but moves fast.
22 localnici recomandă
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream
2825 State St
22 localnici recomandă
Such good ice cream! Expect a line, but moves fast.
Unique fare, simply delish.
24 localnici recomandă
Dija Mara
232 S Coast Hwy
24 localnici recomandă
Unique fare, simply delish.
One of the best restaurants in Carlsbad Village. Food is consistently yummy,
9 localnici recomandă
Le Papagayo Carlsbad
660 Carlsbad Village Drive
9 localnici recomandă
One of the best restaurants in Carlsbad Village. Food is consistently yummy,

Everything Else

Ge your surf on-- just a few blocks away.
52 localnici recomandă
Tamarack Surf Beach
52 localnici recomandă
Ge your surf on-- just a few blocks away.
Only 45 minutes away, a scenic, relaxing day trip --beautiful beach town with many art galleries
338 localnici recomandă
Laguna Beach
338 localnici recomandă
Only 45 minutes away, a scenic, relaxing day trip --beautiful beach town with many art galleries
Always a fun day!
130 localnici recomandă
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2300 Expedition Way
130 localnici recomandă
Always a fun day!
Definitely go! Neighboring community with a different beachy hip vibe--Great place for shops, tons of awesome restaurants, hidden beaches-- where my kids grew up and ‘the coolest” according to them :)
87 localnici recomandă
Encinitas
87 localnici recomandă
Definitely go! Neighboring community with a different beachy hip vibe--Great place for shops, tons of awesome restaurants, hidden beaches-- where my kids grew up and ‘the coolest” according to them :)

Shopping

Every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00, fresh local produce and more, in the heart of Carlsbad Village
23 localnici recomandă
State Street Farmers Market
2907 State Street
23 localnici recomandă
Every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00, fresh local produce and more, in the heart of Carlsbad Village
good produce, healthy food, gluten free selection, deli, etc.
18 localnici recomandă
Sprouts Farmers Market
2618 El Camino Real
18 localnici recomandă
good produce, healthy food, gluten free selection, deli, etc.
159 localnici recomandă
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
5620 Paseo Del Norte
159 localnici recomandă
Lots of little boutiques for clothes, home goods, food, etc.
80 localnici recomandă
Carlsbad Village
80 localnici recomandă
Lots of little boutiques for clothes, home goods, food, etc.

Entertainment / Activities / Sightseeing

Must-visit for families with small children
237 localnici recomandă
LEGOLAND California
1 Legoland Drive
237 localnici recomandă
Must-visit for families with small children
world class zoo-- super fun day!
848 localnici recomandă
San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive
848 localnici recomandă
world class zoo-- super fun day!
A must see-- shop, eat and take in the break taking coastal views. Kayak thru the caves...
384 localnici recomandă
La Jolla Cove
384 localnici recomandă
A must see-- shop, eat and take in the break taking coastal views. Kayak thru the caves...
Fun for kids and adults!
405 localnici recomandă
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
405 localnici recomandă
Fun for kids and adults!
I may be prejudiced, but this is the prettiest lagoon in San Diego-- a great walking trail to the beach!
Agua Hedionda
I may be prejudiced, but this is the prettiest lagoon in San Diego-- a great walking trail to the beach!
Great area to walk around, dine
79 localnici recomandă
Oceanside Pier
79 localnici recomandă
Great area to walk around, dine
You can walk here from the cottage-- rent paddle boards, jet skis, etc. Check Groupon for discounts!
28 localnici recomandă
California WaterSports
4215 Harrison Street
28 localnici recomandă
You can walk here from the cottage-- rent paddle boards, jet skis, etc. Check Groupon for discounts!
Beautiful coastline views, ritzy shops, great dining, seal island offshore
56 localnici recomandă
La Jolla Shores Park
8300 Camino Del Oro
56 localnici recomandă
Beautiful coastline views, ritzy shops, great dining, seal island offshore
Another fun place to spend the day, beautiful beach park, great shops and dining
78 localnici recomandă
Del Mar
78 localnici recomandă
Another fun place to spend the day, beautiful beach park, great shops and dining
shops, restaurants, beach walk​, art museum, lots to see.
69 localnici recomandă
Oceanside Pier
69 localnici recomandă
shops, restaurants, beach walk​, art museum, lots to see.

Essentials

Walk or take one of our bikes to the store for groceries
8 localnici recomandă
Vons
985 Tamarack Avenue
8 localnici recomandă
Walk or take one of our bikes to the store for groceries
Walkable for any drug store needs.
Rite Aid
955 Tamarack Ave
Walkable for any drug store needs.

Parks & Nature

Spectacular Spring stop! Vibrant Ranecula fields as far as the eye can see. Go on a tour or simply drive by and enjoy the view!
97 localnici recomandă
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte
97 localnici recomandă
Spectacular Spring stop! Vibrant Ranecula fields as far as the eye can see. Go on a tour or simply drive by and enjoy the view!
22 localnici recomandă
Buccaneer Beach Park
1506 South Pacific Street
22 localnici recomandă