Live Like a Local in Carlsbad
Although Carlsbad, like its neighbor Encinitas, is known for its beautiful flower farms and plant nurseries, there is more to this off the beaten path destination than initially meets the eye. With its excellent shopping, entertaining attractions, and exquisite restaurants, you can enjoy endless excitement without dealing with the crowds that flock to downtown San Diego.
Since Carlsbad’s distinct charm certainly lies in its peaceful and laid-back atmosphere, it makes sense that you would want to enjoy your surroundings as a local rather than an outsider tourist. Fortunately, there are numerous Carlsbad condo rentals scattered from the middle of town all the way down to the pristine beaches, meaning the inviting ambiance can truly wash over you as you enjoy amenities such as wireless internet, a fully-equipped kitchen, and more vacation space than you ever imagined.
While the charm and considerable lack of tourist structure (compared to San Diego) may drive you towards Carlsbad, its surprising number of attractions is sure to keep you within the city limits. LEGOLAND California, a relative newcomer in terms of powerhouse attractions, is always popular with kids for its acres of rides, restaurants and, of course, Legos. Even around town you will find extensive land and water entertainment, from the pristine Carlsbad State Beach and secluded South Carlsbad State Beach to the upscale Carlsbad Premium Outlets, where you are sure to find a few great deals.
As convenient as your Carlsbad vacation rental is to the local attractions, it is also the perfect starting point for a day of outbound exploration. San Diego and its world-famous attractions are only 45 minutes away, while the beaches of Oceanside, the antique shops of Encinitas, and the water sports of Cardiff by the Sea are all easily accessible from your home away from home.