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…
Carlsbad Village Dining
The heart of Carlsbad is Carlsbad Village, with dozens of shops and restaurants for locals and tourists to indulge in. It’s the ideal dining option because there’s literally something for everyone: Italian, seafood, Mediterranean, and my pick – vegetarian.
It’s not easy to find exciting vegan or vegetarian options at home, let alone while travelling, but Naked Cafe came highly recommended. The trendy spot has a laid-back California surfer vibe, with real (and real tasty!) food options.
It’s the perfect place for breakfast with yummy but healthy options like a coconut french toast or fuzzy monkey pancake (banana and granola!). If you just want to stop in for a quick treat, I’d go for their unique and deeelish pumpkin spice latte, made with real mulled spices and espresso. My mouth is watering just reminiscing about it! They also have made-to-order sandwiches (where you pick your spread and toppings), and homemade style soups. Whether you’re a vegan or not, you’ll find new tastes to love at this local cafe.
Bonus Tip: If you’re travelling with kids, make sure to visit Legoland California — a fun lego-themed amusement park in Carlsbad. Inside there’s a Lego zoo, lots of rides, a castle playground, as well as water park and aquarium options.
Taking in the sights and flavors of Carlsbad, I was left with a feeling of deep tranquility. It’s that California feeling everyone talks about, and Carlsbad definitely has it.