One of California’s most famous beach towns, residents often comment that Carlsbad is the epitome of small-town charm blended with modern luxury. South Carlsbad is referred to as La Costa, surrounding the famous Omni La Costa Golf Course. Extraordinary beach homes line the 7 miles of sun-kissed beaches, perfect for swimming and surfing. But venture inland and you will find large estates and rolling hills perfect for running and hiking. With 19 distinct neighborhoods, Carlsbad has a little something for everybody, no wonder homes here are in such high demand! Outside of the great weather, Carlsbad is a paradise for golfers, shoppers, and foodies alike. Take a ride through the beautiful Flower Fields in the Spring, enjoy a French nouvelle style meal at Jeune et Jolie, or ride the surf at Tamarack Beach. Carlsbad has about 67 miles of trails, helping support a healthy and active lifestyle while allowing residents to appreciate the undisturbed beauty throughout. Don’t let the smaller size of this city fool you – around every corner, you’ll find something new to experience.
Many of Carlsbad’s trails border its three famous lagoons, Bataquitos, Agua Hedionda, and Buena Vista, which cover over 1,000 acres. Walk or run along these trails and experience the renowned natural beauty, and if water sports are your thing, Agua Hedionda is a hotspot for paddleboarding, kayaking, and just about anything else you can imagine!
Jeune et Jolie
Named one of Esquire Magazine’s best new restaurants in 2019, Jeune et Jolie is a French nouvelle restaurant that prides itself on being a home for the community. Each entrée is crafted with a bold flavor profile that’ll impress the pickiest foodie. This restaurant takes full advantage of the abundant resources of the area, sourcing produce and seafood right out of San Diego county. Be sure to have a drink at ther bar first and enjoy the art deco decor.
Indulge your sweet tooth at the tastiest spot in downtown Carlsbad – The Goods. The name speaks for itself as this bakery prides itself on providing you with the most delicious doughnuts you’ve ever had. The Goods produces fresh batches of artisan doughnuts every hour. Vintage décor only serves to heighten the comfort level of this cozy establishment. Sit back in a plush booth and enjoy a Maple doughnut and an Oakmilk Latte.
The crown jewel of the city, Carlsbad Village, is teeming with hundreds of local businesses that contribute to the natural charm and individuality that Carlsbad has to offer. Its centralized location makes it the perfect kick-off spot to explore the other attractions this coastal city offers.
The Flower Fields
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will have you believing in the magic that is Mother Nature. For over 60 years, these fields have acted as the official sign for spring as the land fills up with bright and beautiful Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. This beautiful display of nature’s radiance lasts anywhere from six to eight weeks every year, so make sure to find time to experience this statement of beauty.