Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Carlsbad

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Carlsbad. This welcoming city is known for its theme park, shopping and surfing. Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Carlsbad

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Carlsbad for its surfing and jogging trails. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Carlsbad a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Carlsbad

Travellers speak highly of Carlsbad for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Carlsbad

Carlsbad is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carlsbad is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Jolla Cove (19 mi / 30.6 km)
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Carlsbad Lagoon (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Carlsbad State Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Carlsbad

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 23.4 mi (37.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Carlsbad Village Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Carlsbad?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,360 holiday lettings around Carlsbad. From 1,012 flats & apartments to 54 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Carlsbad?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Carlsbad:

  • Olde Carlsbad: 383 holiday homes
  • Aviara: 140 holiday homes
  • Bressi Ranch: 16 holiday homes
  • Carlsbad Village: 309 holiday homes
  • La Costa: 39 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Carlsbad? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carlsbad. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Carlsbad Village Station: 2,441 holiday lettings
  • GIA Museum: 2,541 holiday lettings
  • Legoland California: 1,561 holiday lettings
  • New Village Arts Theatre: 2,435 holiday lettings
  • Carlsbad Lagoon: 2,481 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carlsbad listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Carlsbad?

Yes, of course. offers 1,012 Flats in Carlsbad. Our other popular types of Carlsbad holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 890 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 69 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carlsbad?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,105 holiday homes with pool available in Carlsbad. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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