THINGS TO DO IN CARLSBAD, CA
We’re right across the street from the beach, and just a block from the village of Carlsbad… the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay in Southern California.
Ocean Palms is located directly across the street from the beach! Carlsbad has 7 sandy miles of beach where you can catch the ideal wave or build a magical sandcastle. Take your pick of Carlsbad State Beach, Tamarack Beach, the North Carlsbad Beaches, the South Carlsbad State Beach, South Ponto Beach, and Terramar Beach.
Located only 4 miles away, Legoland is where the whole family can enjoy a hands-on interactive experience. With more than 60 rides, attractions, and shows sprawling across 128 acres. Check out the 22,000 LEGO® models, built from more than 57 million LEGO® bricks.
CARLSBAD PREMIUM OUTLETS
From Designer fashions and sportswear to housewares and home furnishings, the 90 stores at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets offer legendary brands, an abundant selection, and real savings… just three miles from the Ocean Palms.
San Diego’s North County is home to some of America’s most challenging and enjoyable championship golf courses.
- The Crossings At Carlsbad – 4.1 miles away
- Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course – 4.8 miles away
- Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Course, Carlsbad – 6.6 miles away
- La Costa Golf Courses, Carlsbad – 8.6 miles away
- Ocean Hills Country Club, Oceanside – 9.4 miles away
- St. Mark Golf Club, Lake San Marcos – 11 miles away
- Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla – 20 miles away
Located just a block from Ocean Palms, Carlsbad Village is the city center of our quaint town. Filled with high end restaurants, taco shops, pubs and bars, bakeries, and coffee shops, you’ll be sure to find your favorite dining place. The village is also full of surf shops, boutiques, and more! On Wednesdays at 3pm, we also have a terrific Farmer’s Market full of local produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live entertainment just a walk away!
BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is Southern California’s center of ocean science education. It’s where the magic of the ocean comes alive for visitors, who can watch kelp tank feeding shows, visit the aquarium displays, and even explore tide pools.
CARLSBAD COASTER STATION
Just three blocks from the Ocean Palms, take the train to downtown San Diego. Explore the heart of the city and visit Little Italy, the Gaslamp District, Old Town, and Seaport Village. Take in a Padres Game at Petco Park, shop at Horton Plaza, or board the U.S.S. Midway for a tour of the historic aircraft carrier. Visiting during football season?
MORE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTRACTIONS
- Oceanside Harbor
- North County Wineries and Microbreweries
- Del Mar Race Track
- San Diego County Fairgrounds at Del Mar
- San Diego Zoo
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park
- Knott’s Berry Farm
- Magic Mountain
- Universal Studios Hollywood
OUR FAVORITE CARLSBAD RESTAURANTS
- Pizza Port and Brewery
- PAON Restaurant and Wine Bar
- Tip Top Meats
- Pelly’s Fish Market & Café
- Karl Strauss
- Cafe Topes
- In-N-Out Burger
- Dini’s Bistro
- Carlsbad Chocolate Bar
- Harbor Fish and Chips
- Norte’s Mexican Food
- Lola’s Mexican Market and Deli
- Jay’s Seafood
- Bluewater Grill
- O’Sullivan Irish Pub
- Park 101
- Daily News Cafe