San Diego beach communities include Cardiff By The Sea, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Leucadia and Carlsbad. Each town is blessed with it's own glorious ocean views and refreshing sea breezes.
Legoland is a big attraction for families visiting Carlsbad. The park is alive with color and is a very pleasant theme parks for parents - as well as the kids! The lines are short compared to Disneyland and the atmosphere is comparatively relaxed for a theme park. The landscaping is lovely and parents appreciate the healthy cafe with great choices.
Carlsbad has world class beaches. Carlsbad State Beach runs from Tamarack Avenue all the way along the beach to downtown Carlsbad. There's sandy beach below and a great sidewalk along the bluff tops for sunset strolls and people watching. A little further to the south is South Carlsbad State Beach (the locals call it South Ponto). You will find a state campground on top of the bluff overlooking the ocean with stairs to the beach below.
A popular attraction is the Flower Fields, open in the spring from March through May where you can walk through acres of vibrantly colored fields of flowers along the Pacific Ocean.
There are dozens of lodging choices in Carlsbad. The big chains are all represented, including Motel 6, Hilton, Days Inn, Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Marriott and Regal 8.
Many vacation time-share condos serve as Carlsbad vacation rentals. These more upscale accommodations are luxurious and can be quite expensive. A very prestigious and well-known upscale resort is La Costa Resort and Spa. The ambiance of this resort surrounds you from the moment you enter the gates. The grounds and facility are lovely and picturesque, the beauty and leisurely charm of Southern California enveloping you.
Ranked among the best spa resorts in the country by Conde Nast, La Costa brings together a world class spa, a championship golf course, casual elegance and unequalled personalized service to create an outstanding romantic weekend getaway at a Carlsbad hotel resort.