Family Fun In Carlsbad CA

Fun things for families to do in and around Carlsbad CA

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San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a must do family adventure. Although San Diego may seem a bit far, in reality, it and the zoo, are only 36 minutes away from Carlsbad. The world renowned San Diego Zoo does not disappoint. It is a huge zoo that houses some of the most exotic and rare animals in the world. They have …Continue reading →

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San Diego Wild Animal Park

Doesn’t get much better than this place! The San Diego Wild Animal Park, located a short 30 minutes from Carlsbad, in the San Pasqual Valley area (MAP LINK) of San Diego California, near Escondido, is a awesome park filled with thousands of exotic wild animals. It’s also a very large park so bring your hiking shoes, and prepare the nap …Continue reading →

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Duck Ponds Near Carlsbad

Big and small, everyone loves to feed ducks. Bring a loaf or two of stale bread and your good to go! Free fun for the whole family. There are two locations near Carlsbad to feed ducks that I know of. We have been to both to feed the ducks and both are in no shortage of ducks to feed. Buena …Continue reading →

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The brand new “Alga Norte Community Park”

Alga Norte Community Park Google Maps link and address 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Alga Norte Community Park is on track to open in late December 2013 with a special community grand opening celebration planned for Saturday, Janurary 11th 2014. Alga Norte Community Park is a 32-acre park currently under construction at the corner of Poinsettia Lane and Alicante …Continue reading →

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Carlsbad Rail Trail

Kids love trains and kids love running, so why not put them together and go for a leisure family walk (you leisure they run lol) on the Carlsbad Rail Trail! The trains come by every 1/2 hour or so, so your kids are sure to see a speeding train close up (however from safely behind the bordering fence). The trail …Continue reading →

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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, is located in Elfin Forest, just past the new master plan community of San Elijo. Elfin Forest is where I grew up so maybe I’m a bit partial to hiking out that way. Just 20 short minutes from Carlsbad, the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve offers approximately 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, picnic areas, and scenic …Continue reading →

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Batiquitos Lagoon

Batiquitos Lagoon offers a beautiful trail system to explore! The trail is somewhat roped off so you can let the kids run. The 610-acre lagoon is located 28 miles north of San Diego, north of Leucadia, at the southern edge of Carlsbad, and next to South Carlsbad State Beach. The Batiquitos Lagoon can be seen and experienced from a nature …Continue reading →

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Stairs Run/Walk Workout

There is a awesome set of stairs in Carlsbad. These very long and steep stairs are great for working out. Depending on your current level of fitness you can run or walk the stairs. Directly across the street from the Westfield Mall. The stairs run up to the apartment complex 100ft west of the First National Bank parking lot at …Continue reading →

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Carlsbad Sea Wall Walk

Carlsbad Sea Wall Walk Free: The Carlsbad Seawall stretches for about a mile along Carlsbad Blvd, from Walnut Ave, near Carlsbad Village, to Tamarack Ave, near Carlsbad State Beach parking lot. The seawall features a concrete pathway with several access points both to the beach below and the street above. A great walk for young kids because they are contained …Continue reading →

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Leo Carrillo Ranch

Leo Carrillo Ranch Free: Discover the history and tranquil beauty of this former working ranchero, once owned by actor Leo Carrillo. Secluded in the heart of a magnificently landscaped 27-acre canyon, this historic park contains and protects romantic hand-crafted adobe buildings, antique windmills, a reflecting pool and many other beautiful historic structures where visitors can explore and experience California history. …Continue reading →

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