Midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Carlsbad offers miles of sandy beaches, unique museums, parks, animal encounters, shopping outlets and golf courses. These recommendations are a must for the perfect Carlsbad vacation.

Top vacation rentals in Carlsbad

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9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Enjoy the best of Carlsbad in our House, Read our reviews! Guests ❤️ this family friendly house!. A stunning property with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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4.9
Outstanding(184 Reviews)
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Oceanfront Beach House
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Experience the best of Carlsbad with this House available for $265. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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4.4
Excellent(632 Reviews)
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Tamarack Beach Hotel
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Tamarack Beach Hotel, our elegant Hotel in Carlsbad. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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4.1
Excellent(498 Reviews)
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 in Vista
3star
Hyatt Place San Diego-Vista/Carlsbad
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

The best choice in Carlsbad for Hotel, for $84 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Watching the Uninterrupted View
4.8
Outstanding(230 Reviews)
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 in Encinitas
Seaside Luxury Duplex with Putting Green E950-0
11 guests · 5 bedrooms · 5 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Enjoy the best of Carlsbad in our House, Seaside Luxury Duplex with Putting Green E950-0. A stunning property with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Outdoor dining
4.9
Outstanding(169 Reviews)
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Carlsbad Beach Escape, Stunning White water views, Oceanfront
7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Discover the beauty of Carlsbad with a stay at Carlsbad Beach Escape, Stunning White water views, Oceanfront, a top rated House with amenities such as Dishwasher, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Welcome to LaCosta Paradiso! Your own private pool and spa. Pool Heat 82 degrees
5.0
Outstanding(201 Reviews)
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Kids Dream-Family Resort Home❤️❤️Pool/Spa, Pingpong,Arcade-Game Room,Near Beach
9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking to create some memories in Carlsbad? Look no further than our House, Kids Dream-Family Resort Home❤️❤️Pool/Spa, Pingpong,Arcade-Game Room,Near Beach. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Carlsbad blue sky is always inviting
5.0
Outstanding(182 Reviews)
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 in Carlsbad
Exquisite beach house in the Village! Walk to beach, shops, restaurants,etc.\n
9 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

This Condo for $556 in Carlsbad, is perfect for your next (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Carlsbad travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Carlsbad vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Carlsbad, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What is the price range for rentals in Carlsbad?

Vacation rentals in Carlsbad have a price range between $53-$4,651. The average price for rentals in Carlsbad is $260 per night.

What do I need to know before visiting Carlsbad, CA?

Before visiting Carlsbad, CA, there are a few things to consider:

  • Weather: the weather is usually sunny and mild year-round, though occasional rain showers are possible in the winter months.
  • Attractions: there are a number of popular attractions to visit, including LEGOLAND, SeaWorld San Diego, and the Carlsbad Flower Fields.
  • Transportation: most people travelling to Carlsbad will fly into San Diego International Airport, which is located about 20 miles away.

Be sure to pack accordingly and plan your activities in advance for a safe and enjoyable trip to Carlsbad!

What are the top things to do in Carlsbad, CA?

Carlsbad, CA is a beautiful city with plenty of things to do. Here are some of the top attractions to check out:

  • Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
  • Explore the Legoland California Resort
  • Take a tour of the Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Relax on Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad, CA is a beautiful city with plenty of things to do. Here are some of the top attractions to check out:
  • Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
  • Explore the Legoland California Resort
  • Take a tour of the Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Relax on Carlsbad State Beach

Where is Carlsbad, CA?

Carlsbad, CA is located in San Diego County, in the southwestern corner of the state. It is situated along the Pacific Ocean, with a population of over 111,000 people. Carlsbad is known for its beautiful beaches, its world-famous flower fields, and its popular amusement park, Legoland California.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Carlsbad, CA?

Popular shopping destinations in Carlsbad, CA include:

  • The Forum Carlsbad
  • The Shoppes at Carlsbad
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets

The Forum Carlsbad is an outdoor shopping center featuring a variety of stores, restaurants, and entertainment. The Shoppes at Carlsbad is an indoor shopping mall with a variety of stores and restaurants. Carlsbad Premium Outlets is an outdoor outlet mall with a variety of designer stores.

Is Carlsbad, CA safe to travel to?

Carlsbad, CA is generally safe to travel to. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking in unfamiliar areas.
  • Carry a copy of your passport or ID at all times.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash with you.

What is the culture like in Carlsbad, CA?

Carlsbad, CA is a family-friendly city that offers a variety of attractions, activities, and cultural experiences. With its Mediterranean climate, outdoor activities are popular year-round, with plenty of opportunities to explore the coast line and nearby mountains. Here are 5 cultural experiences to be had in Carlsbad:

  • Visit the Carlsbad Village Faire, a weekly open-air market that features local art, crafts, and food.
  • Explore the Carlsbad Museum of Art, which features artwork from local, regional, and international artists.
  • Attend the annual Carlsbad Village Street Faire, a two-day event that features live music, art, and carnival rides.
  • Visit the Legoland California theme park, which offers rides, shows, and interactive experiences for all ages.
  • Experience the Carlsbad Music Festival, a three-day event that features music from around the world.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Carlsbad, CA?

Carlsbad, CA offers a wide variety of affordable accommodation options for visitors. Here are just a few:

  • The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort & Hotel, located on the beachfront, offers incredible ocean views, a heated outdoor pool, and a restaurant.
  • The Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge, located just a few blocks from the beach, offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, and a complimentary breakfast.
  • The Holiday Inn Express Carlsbad Beach, located near several attractions, offers a free shuttle to Legoland, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor pool.
  • The Quality Inn & Suites, located in the downtown area, offers free Wi-Fi, a free breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center.

How can I get around in Carlsbad, CA?

You can explore Carlsbad, CA with these transportation options:

  • Drive your own car
  • Rent a bike or scooter
  • Catch a ride with a rideshare app
  • Hop on the bus or trolley

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Carlsbad, CA?

Carlsbad, CA is a beautiful city with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are the 4 must-visit tourist attractions in Carlsbad:

  • Legoland California
  • The Flower Fields
  • Carlsbad State Beach
  • Carlsbad Village

From the exciting rides at Legoland to the stunning views of the Flower Fields, Carlsbad has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a fun day out or a relaxing beach day, Carlsbad has it all!

About Carlsbad

Relax in a spa, go on a food tour, and be sure to visit these Carlsbad attractions.
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Ride the Dragon Coaster, let your kids drive LEGO cars, watch a 4D movie, and splash around at the LEGOLAND Water Park. Filled with interactive attractions and themed rides, this is a must on a family vacation.
  • Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park: Tour this historical park to see adobe buildings, a reflecting pool, a cabana, old windmills, a carriage house and more. The flora includes bougainvillea and bird of paradise, and you'll see peacocks wandering the grounds.
  • Gemological Institute of America Museum: Gaze in awe at the largest crystal octahedron in the world. Wander around jewelry and gem exhibits, and learn about the GIA's educational program.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Carlsbad?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • TV

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