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Top 10 Things To Do In Carlsbad

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Most Popular Booked Carlsbad Hotels

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club $206
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club

7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
     
    4.9
    of 5, from 10 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This luxury resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, children's pool, and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy the 2 outdoor pools and perks like free WiFi.

    Carlsbad Suites $81
    Carlsbad Suites

    Carlsbad Suites

    5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 28 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This hotel features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

      Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa $125
      Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

      Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

      5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 30 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide. Enjoy a meal in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés and freebies like WiFi in public areas and an area shuttle.

        Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel $139
        Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

        Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

        5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
           
          3.9
          of 5, from 32 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          2 outdoor pools, 2 spa tubs, and a fitness center are all featured at this Mediterranean hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like free self parking and a free beach shuttle.

          Omni La Costa Resort & Spa $212
          Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

          Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

          2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA
             
            3.9
            of 5, from 30 reviews
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This smoke-free resort features a golf course, free water park access, and a full-service spa. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, children's pool, and waterslide. Enjoy a meal in one of the 3 restaurants and freebies like WiFi in public areas and a beach shuttle.

            Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel $71
            Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

            Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

            850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 87 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and train station pick-up service. Enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle.

              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach $80
              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach

              Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach

              751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 14 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like full breakfast and free self parking.

                Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach $45
                Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach

                Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach

                750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
                   
                  3.5
                  of 5, from 22 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

                  Carlsbad Activities

                  Places To Go In Carlsbad

                  Welcome, traveler, to Carlsbad. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Carlsbad

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Carlsbad. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Carlsbad? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Carlsbad attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.