Hospitality and Tourism

Carlsbad, California is at the heart of everything extraordinary about southern California. We’re home to seven miles of pristine coastline, dozens of quaint shops and restaurants in Carlsbad Village, more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the community, and all types of water sports on the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon. It’s also home to several world-class attractions, from LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Water Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.

Have a private jet, or just have the urge to charter one? You can fly straight in or out of McClellan-Palomar Airport, and be on one of Carlsbad’s gorgeous golf courses like the highly rated Aviara Golf Club at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, before lunch. Or perhaps you are a music lover and want to visit the Museum of Making Music. At some point, you will find yourself thirsty, and it’s a great place for that as San Diego area is also known as the brewery capital of the world with the most microbreweries in any region. Save some time to enjoy the perfect weather and explore Carlsbad’s beaches, experience an action sports utopia and sign up for surf lessons, try paddle boarding, or just layout on the beach and watch the sunset over the ocean blue. If you are lucky, you may see dolphins or even whales. Right as the sun sets you may catch a rare glimpse of the legendary green flash on the horizon.

When done playing for the day, visitors can unwind in one of Carlsbad’s 40 beautiful hotel properties. From five-star luxury resorts, such as the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, to family-friendly options, like the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa or a themed room at the LEGOLAND Hotel, Carlsbad’s 4,996 hotel rooms host roughly 3.5 million visitors annually and employ more than 13,840 people.

This makes the City of Carlsbad second only to the City of San Diego by the number of attractions, hotel rooms, and hotel tax revenue in San Diego County. Visit and find out for yourself why Carlsbad is the hidden gem on California’s coastline.

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