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5 Reasons I Love Carlsbad

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My travel bucket list is long and seemingly insatiable. The top tourist spots – Paris, Rome, Venice, Athens, London – have already been crossed off. And yet, when I was invited to Carlsbad — a city I had never heard of — I wasn’t sure what to expect.

5 Reasons I Love Carlsbad

In the four days I spent in Carlsbad, I learned that this town, just north of San Diego, is a scenic SoCal destination that’s surrounded by pristine golf courses and hill-top homes. It has all the perks of LA without the hype; the scenic views of San Diego, minus the congestion. After just a short trip, I was ready to call all my friends and tell them that they needed to go check it out. What makes this resort town such a hot-spot? Read on to find out…

Here are 5 reasons I loved my visit:

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After obtaining her Honors B.A. and postgraduate journalism degree, Pegah has written and researched for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with celebrities, fashion and travel being her topics of choice. Now settled in Toronto, she has lived in many corners of the world, including the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. In her spare time, she divides her love unevenly between her poodle, chocolates and shopping.

46 Comments

  1. Hannah S

    Seriously? I thought I’d been all over Cali… but I’ve never even heard of Carlsbad… now I’ll have to go check it out. Those flower fields are just waiting for me to orchestrate a glam photoshoot there 🙂

  2. Delilah Peyton

    Thanks for sharing your travel experiences of Carlsbad. Great work! Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to see more and more new reviews about places I haven’t been to.

  3. What a gorgeous place! It would be fantastic if I could visit this summer. I’m gonna try and make time for it. 🙂

  4. Diana Hewitt

    Wow… I’m so tempted to call and book but I already have other plans for next month. 🙁 I guess another time then. Great post btw!

  5. Amelia Beckons

    Thank you for this wonderful article, and great tips about Carlsbad, if I visit -I hope I will – I remember the things you mentioned here! 🙂

  6. Ayla Pennington

    These are all the best reasons to love a town! I can see why you’re so stunned by it. I would be too. I hope I visit one day.

  7. Lena Dzeko

    Fabulous piece! Very well done. As far as I see from your article, I know I’d really enjoy my time there if I visited.

  8. Jennifer McSween

    Cool travel guide, Pegah. I love your writing technique. And what a splendid place! Definitely going there in summer, if not in fall!

    • Pegah

      Thank you! The weather is great all year so whenever you can visit would be just as nice.

  9. Sabrina Grattidge

    Fanciful location! Love the fact that it has things to offer for every type and age of people. A must visit. 😊

  10. Kim Hartford

    Amazing travel guide. I love your articles. Always really inspiring. I love the fact that it’s got a beach. I’m definitely a sun and beach traveller. 🙂

  11. Evelyn Sandler

    Stunning town! Far as I see, it’s worth visiting. The best part about it is that it’s very close to where I live. 🙂

  12. Molly Twain

    Great piece! Actually thinking of visiting. I’ll keep the places you mentioned in mind for when I visit. Thanks!

  13. Susanna Milton

    Love it!! Very impressive and beautiful! Especially the beach looks incredible!! Looks like a great place where you can relax and have fun at the same time. 🙂

  14. Cassi Braun

    A very well described travel experience! 👏 Thanks for sharing with us. 😊 Next time I’m nearby, I’ll visit Carlsbad even for a day.

  15. Christina Norelli

    I’d like to visit this gorheous town. 🙂 Thank you so much for recommending it Pegah! xxo

  16. Quite impressed by how gorgeous Carlsbad is! A friend of mine is from Carlsbad, and talks a lot about it, but I never pictured it in my head as this gorgeous!

  17. Julia MacLean

    My brother is getting married in San Dieg this June. It’ll give me the perfect oppurtunity to visit Carlsbad. thanks for recommending this lovely place. 😊

  18. Colleen Frasier

    I love small towns like this, which didn’t ruin the natural enviremont they’re in… Those flowers and that beach are absolutely worldie 😍

  19. Emily Wentz

    For a bored UCLA student who has no plans for the summer, this article has been like a remedy 😀 It’s sorta close to where I reside, so it’s the ideal place to go. I think I’ll drive, and do a roadtrip there.

  20. Celine Carter

    A very timely post, Pegah, as I’ve been looking for new places to go this summer. Carlsbad will be one of them. Thanks for the great post! 🙂

  21. Olivia Peterson

    I love your style of writing. Very effective! That being said, I should add I really enjoyed this post. Impressed by this lovely village / town that has so much to offer for visitors. 🙂

  22. Leslie Williams

    Great article, Pegah. Also couldn’t help but to notice how amazing the pictures are. Did you take them all yourself? If so, you’re a great talent!

    • Pegah

      My photography skills are a definite work in progress – I can’t take credit for all the pics – but its not hard to find inspiring photos of such a scenic area!

  23. Emma Blackwood

    Showing this article to my boyfriend when I go home after work. I hope agrees to pick Carslbad for our next travel destination. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  24. Franny Pimms

    Very beautiful town. So many gorgeous attractions. But the flower fields is my absolute favorite. 😍❤️😊

  25. Anna Kaplan

    Made up my mind! I’m so definitely going to Carlsbad in June. It’ll be so refreshing. 🙂

  26. Nicky Bryan

    Looks just like the perfect place for those who are looking for a relaxing romantic getaway. 🙂

  27. Andrea Mitchell

    A nice getaway from the exhausting big city life. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your Carlsbad Experience. Makes me want to visit.

  28. Sibel Jenkinson

    Amazing post! Thanks for telling us about this wonderful town. I’m so motivated to visit! 🙂

  29. Lynn Hayes

    A surfers paradise, ehh?! I’m so visiting this summer just for the beach – if not for everything else. I’m amazed.

  30. I’m going to be near there on tour in San Diego soon. I’ll definitely check it out… will see if I can add a couple of days to stay in Carlsbad (or maybe perform…)

  31. Lana Urie

    Absolutely stunning! I need a getaway from the big city. And seeing how close Carslbad is I’ll check my schedule to see if I can travel there anytime soon. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. 🙂

  32. Kaitlyn Barrett

    Wow! Truly amazed by this post. Reminded of the cosy little town you see in 80’s movies. 🙂 Truly a gem. I’ll be visiting. xoxo

  33. Shannon Bradley

    Charming little town! Never heard about it either, although I live near San Diego. All it takes is a little advertising, and it’ll turn into a tourist heaven in no time. I’m so visiting this town before it’s the new hot thing haha

  34. Am I the only one who’s scared of small towns? LOL I need to stop watching horror movies… 😜 Nevertheless a great article! And I really like the photos you shared too. Next time I’m Cali bound, I’ll have to check this beautiful town out for myself. ☺️

    • Monica CONOVER

      Nuh uhhh… You’re definitely not the only one! haha But I trust Pegah Aarabi’s reviews enough that I actually want to visit the gorgeous Carlsbad one day. 🙂

      • Pegah

        Carlsbad doesn’t have a small town feel, it is more like a big city trapped in a small space 😉

  35. Camila Hilhorst

    P E R F E C T!!! 👏 Absolutely putting this on my bucket list. Your article got me really excited about this place. 😊

  36. Monica CONOVER

    I can’t say I’m into small town tourism, but the way you described it, and the visuals you shared really had me admire this gorgeous little place. 🙂

  37. Goodness… I think this has got to be what they call HEAVEN ON EARTH! 😍

  38. How is it that I live in LA and I hadn’t heard about Carlsbad until now?? I’m definitely going to book that Omni hotel and stay there for a weekend next month. Great tips

    • I was just thinking the same thing! BTW Chris – I need a hair stylist for a shoot next week. Are you free on Wed? Shoot is @ Venice Beach.

      • Shoot – I’m in NYC until the end of the month. (I split my time – am bicoastal). Next time!?

    • Pegah

      I had friends and family meet me in Carlsbad who said the same thing – they live in LA but it was their first time visiting! Definitely a must-visit from LA.

  39. Sara Williams

    WOW – I love the photos! I’m dying to take a ton of selfies in that flower field. Seriously, that would be so great for Instagram… That spa looks amazing too.. love the purple flowers in the waiting area. To-Die-For ❤

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