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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Parking
“We tend to exercise on this beach walk weekly and even if you are not up for excersizng, it is a beautiful scenic drive to stop and have a picnic or enjoy your coffee by. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Supermarket
“A great wholesome and natural grocery store much like Trader Joe's but with more selection as the store is larger.”
  • 1 local recommends
Train Station
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Legoland in Carlsbad is must do for any family with kiddos under 10. There’s water cannons to shoot, the chance to earn a driver’s license, and a Dragon roller coaster that’ll take you soaring through the sky. Legoland has added on the additions of a water park and the Sea Life Aquarium, making it even more worth it to spend the day here.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great ultra casual seafood! Local favorite beachy spot just a 10minutes away in Leucadia. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Great casual beachy restaurant with excellent food of all types. Great happy hour, especially their margaritas and nightly live music make this a local fav!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“The Coyote Bar & Grill in Carlsbad offers Southwestern cuisine with California flare and live entertainment every night, including bands, DJs & Karaoke! They also have a large selection of tequila and an expansive patio to enjoy it on! They have live bands performing nearly every night on the outdoor patio. My kids and I would go here to dance and listen to some of the best music in north county Only one block from Carlsbad beaches ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Good pizza and amazing beer. If you like beer, seriously... Pizza Port beers are amazing! It’s also family friendly, walkable to Carlsbad Beach, and right in the heart of Carlsbad Village.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Winery
“This is a winery with a ton of varietals because they don’t have their own vineyard—they source from all over. Their Spanish-inspired tapas and platters are also good!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great Whiskey Bar and Microbrewery. Also has great food and neat atmosphere.”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Campfire is a nice dinner place with amazing food crafted from a seasonal menu. The place has a cool vibe with its campfires outside and cozy lighting. All ingredients are very fresh and there are foods to please many different palettes. I love this place for a special occasion. My favorite item is the roasted broccoli. Plates are all made to share making it wonderful social meal for a group. Also... this place has AMAZING cocktails!”
  • 20 locals recommend

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