Welcome to Carlsbad Village
With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year and an average temperature in the 70s, it is no wonder why so many people want to call Carlsbad home. Practically perfect weather isn’t Carlsbad’s only wonderful quality. Carlsbad residents are treated to seven miles of stunning white sand beaches, 67 miles of hiking trails, and over 20 public parks.
What really brings the community of Carlsbad together is the town center, Carlsbad Village, with bustling streets of happy residents and tourists shopping at the local boutiques and dining at delicious eateries. Carlsbad Village has the charm of an old-fashioned beach town with a mix of modern shops and award-winning restaurants sprinkled throughout. Looking for Target or Walmart? You won’t find the typical big box retailers in Carlsbad because it’s a town that embraces its original character.
Carlsbad has been rated the best place to live by numerous magazines over the years for its beauty and beaches, and also for being a rising star as a tech hub in America. Tech giants like Viasat and Thermo Fisher Scientific call Carlsbad home, providing many jobs and contributing to making Carlsbad a special place to live and work.
Carlsbad is also known as the Golf Capital as it is home to many of the major golf companies, including Taylor-Made, Adidas and Calloway. If you are a golfer, you will love to choose from a variety of first-class golf courses like La Costa and The Crossings.
Carlsbad is only 40 minutes north of downtown San Diego, “America’s Finest City,” where you will find world-renowned attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park.
Carlsbad is considered a foodie town, with more than 100 eateries in Carlsbad Village offering residents everything from fine dining and gourmet gelato shops to casual fare and boutique coffee houses. In the Village, you will find award winning French eatery Jeune et Jolie, which was recently selected to Esquire magazine’s list of the 22 best new restaurants in America for 2019. It was the only San Diego County restaurant to make this year’s Esquire list. Sister restaurant Campfire, a rustic open-fire concept, earned a Bib Gourmand honor last spring from the Michelin Guide.
San Diego has been named by Food & Wine Magazine and other news outlets as the craft beer capital of the country. Carlsbad is home to many outstanding microbreweries, including Carlsbad Brewing Company, Burgeon Beer, and more. In the village you will find Barrel Republic, a mecca for craft beer lovers, as well as Pizza Port for delicious pizza and a variety of microbeer selections.
Enjoy craft cocktails at Campfire, like ‘okay please tequila’, a mix of mezcal, roasted green chili, jicama, lime and cilantro. In the mood for wine? Oak & Elixir offers small production, family estate wines from regions around the world, accompanied by delicious cheese plates all enjoyed in a swanky setting.
Carlsbad beaches are among the top ranked family-friendly beaches with easy access and parking, beautiful sand, and picturesque views. Carlsbad beaches stretch for seven miles of splendor, offering something special for everyone. Residents of Carlsbad have their favorite beach spot, from Ponto Beach in south Carlsbad to Carlsbad State Beach in the Village. With its sprawling shoreline, Carlsbad is home to eight distinctive beaches, and a mile-long boardwalk. Any day of the week the streets and sidewalks along the beach are filled with walkers, runners, and bikers, taking advantage of outdoor exercise in year-round mild weather.
In Carlsbad, flip flops and T-shirts are acceptable attire 365 days a year. There is a laid back, easygoing vibe here in Carlsbad, and locals are always proud to call Carlsbad home. Residents like to work hard, but they play just as hard. Bike riding, running, beach volleyball, surfing, skating, and more are all part of the active culture in Carlsbad.
Surfing and skating are ingrained in the cultural DNA in Carlsbad, churning out hometown legends like pro surfer Taylor Knox and pro skater Tony Hawk. Carlsbad is the home of skateboarding, with the first skatepark in California erected here in 1976. The streets of Carlsbad are always teeming with surfers carrying surfboards to their favorite surf break.
While Carlsbad is quaint and charming, it also has many opportunities for shopping. For the mall experience, The Shoppes at Carlsbad was recently renovated and includes all the convenience of department store and malls shops, and features many new restaurants.
For the boutique experience, shop along the tree-lined streets of Carlsbad Village to discover art galleries, garden shops, jewelers, clothing stores, boutiques, surf shops, and more.
For those bargain hunters, Carlsbad Premium Outlets has more than 85 designer and name brand outlets stores.
For a sophisticated outdoor mall experience, visit The Forum in south Carlsbad. Enter via palm tree lined street and find upscale stores like Anthropologie, Lululemon, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, and more.
There is fun to be had for children and adults alike in Carlsbad. People come from around the world to visit the famous Legoland, a favorite for the kids. Carlsbad is known as the Flower Capital of the U.S. because here is home to The Flower Fields, 50 acres of the Giant Ranunculus in all colors of the rainbow. Other unique attraction include the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), The Museum of Making Music, and the Craftsmanship Museum.