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: 49 Comments

  1. Avatar of Sofia Lavine

    If this article is true, This may be a safeheaven from these 2 crowded places. Sure LA is big and all, But it is so crowded! Too much people walking around. I hate crowds! maybe this place will be a good vacation spot for me.

  2. Avatar of gabby summers

    gabby summers

    So it’s almost San Diego but not quite, Almost LA but not quite. Sounds good to me 😀 best of both locations without the people.

  3. Avatar of Ashley Thompson

    Even though I was there during the height of Summer, I never felt more welcome there, when I could go down to Carlsbad Village and just walk around. It was a lovely spot to find a place to eat and get a few drinks and look out at the ocean.

  4. Avatar of Hannah S

    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 🙂

  5. Avatar of Delilah Peyton

    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.

  6. Avatar of Michelle Hewitt

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

  7. Avatar of Diana Hewitt

    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!

  8. Avatar of Amelia Beckons

    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! 🙂

  9. Avatar of Ayla Pennington

    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.

  10. Avatar of Lena Dzeko

    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.

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