Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 11.33.16 AMCarlsbad Today

Carlsbad sits on the coast north of San Diego approximately 30 to 40 minutes. With a major north-south freeway, an Amtrak/Coaster station and easy access to Orange County just north, it is a great location for those working either in San Diego or Irvine who want a more suburban beach lifestyle.

With over seven miles of terrific beaches and a lagoon for water sports, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the water - surfing, kite surfing, sun bathing, scuba diving among the kelp beds, water skiing and wake boarding, stand up paddling - the options are endless.

Away from the beach, the world-famous Legoland has rides and shows for all ages, the Flower Fields are a
site in the spring, the Cannon Art Gallery and Museum of Making Music offer cultural experiences and the downtown area is perfect for walking or cruising on bikes, shopping, al fresco dining, or just hanging in one of the many parks.