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5 Reasons I Love Carlsbad

I had never heard of Carlsbad, but by the end of my trip I was calling all my friends, telling them they had to go…


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.

Reader Discussion: 46 Comments

  1. 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…)

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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. ?

  7. 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. 🙂

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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