Local Area Attractions
Here is a link to most of the popular beaches in San Dieg http://www.sandiego.gov/lifeguards/beaches/
Sea World (http://www.4adventure.com/seaworld/ca/default.aspx),
The World Famous San Diego Zoo (http://www.sandiegozoo.org/),
The Wave Waterpark(http://www.thewavewaterpark.com/),
The Wild Animal Park(http://www.sandiegozoo.org/wap/index.html),
Hundreds of miles of Beautiful Coastline!
Come to the Windmill in Carlsbad(http://www.windmillbanquet.com/).
It is right across from the Carlsbad State Beach and the Carlsbad Outlet Mall(http://www.a-zsandiegobeaches.com/carlsbad.htm).
There are miles of coastline to walk or run.
Moonlight beach in Encinitas is one of my personal favorites(http://www.a-zsandiegobeaches.com/moonlight.htm).
Palomar Airport is now accepting larger flights. So why drive down to San Diego to fly up to Los Angeles. With gas prices the way they are you might as well spend a little more money and fly from Carlsbad to LA(http://www.kcrosby.com/pairport.html).
La Jolla Indian Reservation is just 60 minutes away from Carlsbad. Go camping for the weekend and ride a tube in the river with the kids(http://www.lajollaindians.com/Campground/).
Bates Nut Farm is just 45 minutes east of Carlsbad (https://www.batesnutfarm.biz/index.php).