Carlsbad is a popular Pacific Coast resort, located between the Californian cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. This prosperous town has one of California’s highest standards of living and therefore generally attracts the more well-heeled visitors. To cater for the town’s steady influx of both national and international visitors, there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation here. There are spacious penthouse style apartments as well as luxurious villas with pools, most of which enjoy spectacular ocean views.
There is so much more for visitors to do in Carlsbad than to just laze on the beach. Visitors spending their holidays in Carlsbad who wish to indulge in some serious retail therapy may wish to head to the Bressi Village mall. They will also find that there is a great choice of department stores and upmarket boutiques to be found in the La Costa district of the town. Some of the town’s best fine dining restaurants and quiet select bars are also to be found here. The La Costa Resort Spa is the ideal place to relax after a hard day’s shopping and is also the location of two golf courses and several tennis courts for the more athletic visitors to enjoy.
The area to the south of the Buena Vista Lagoon is known as Olde Carlsbad, is where the majority of the town’s historic buildings can be found. Magee House, which houses the town’s only historic museum, can also be found here. Visitors spending their holidays in Carlsbad will also discover that the town plays host to a number of events and festivals throughout the year. These include the Annual Art Street Fayre, the Carlsbad Village Clothes Show and Flavours of the Village Restaurant Week. Carlsbad’s twice yearly Village Street Fayre is well worth a visit and is amongst the largest single day event in the USA.
Travellers spending their holidays in Carlsbad will discover that the town enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, with temperatures averaging the late 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, although temperatures still average around 18 degrees Celsius. Carlsbad receives an average annual precipitation of around 16 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Carlsbad will find that Los Angeles (LAX) is the nearest international airport. There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy airport, to include British Airways, Continental Airlines and United Airlines. These flights depart from London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN).