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Carlsbad

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Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty. The resort's laid-back atmosphere provides a pleasant respite from the bustle of nearby Los Angeles and San Diego. Its beaches, encompassing both long sandy stretches and secluded coves, are largely undeveloped and boast excellent swimming and surfing opportunities. Aside from the outdoor attractions around its coastline and saltwater lagoons, Carlsbad offers a charming downtown area. Strict development policies have helped it retain its Old California beach town look, and the streets are lined with a wide variety of restaurants, shopping destinations, and bars. Add Carlsbad and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States trip itinerary app.
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Places to visit with Carlsbad

San Francisco BEST FOR: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk
Yosemite National Park BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail, Waterfall
Los Angeles BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area
San Diego BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach
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