Family Fun In Carlsbad CA

Fun things for families to do in and around Carlsbad CA

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SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego, which ranks 22nd among the top visited parks in the WORLD, drew 4.4 million visitors in 2012. A well deserved title as the park is impressive. It’s well worth the price of admission. Which is a hefty price at that. At the time of writing adult ticket prices are $84.00, and children 3-9 $78.00. If you foresee …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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Swim At The Monroe Street Carlsbad Public Pool

Monroe Street Carlsbad Public Pool is open to the public and Carlsbad Residents get a discount with ID. The pool is located 3401 Monroe St, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (MAP LINK). We swim regularly, especially during the summer months, but usually at my parents pool, with our three children, and they have never needed swim lessons. Simply playing in the pool …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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Legoland Water Park

As is the case with most water parks, if your child is younger (or shorter) than around 6 years old they are just SOL. As most of the park attractions only older kids can play on/in. But Carlsbad Legoland Water Park is tailor made for the younger child. Of course there are still height and age requirements for certain rides …Continue reading →

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Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Around the holidays there is no shortage of fun things to do in and around Carlsbad CA. One of those such things is the Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights . This year it is being held on December 14, 2013. The parade begins at 7:00pm and runs until about 9:00pm. The parade of lights is free to attend. The parade …Continue reading →

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Moonlight Beach

Just a quick 10 minutes from Carlsbad, Moonlight Beach is located in Encinitas directly off Encinitas BLVD. Exit Encinitas BLVD and head south for three blocks or so until you hit the beach – that’s Moonlight Beach! There are two awesome playground/parks right next to the beach. A trifecta of fun! North County has plenty of above average beaches. As …Continue reading →

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Carlsbad Tide Pools

Here is the direct map link to the Carlsbad Tide Pools. The Carlsbad Tide Pools are located near Shore Dr and Pacific Coast Highway (now Carlsbad BLVD). Park near Shore Dr and walk a block south, go down the stairs past the last house, and walk a block back up north. Make sure the tide is out or you will …Continue reading →

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Oceanside Harbor Village

Oceanside Harbor Village is a quick little hop and a skip away from Carlsbad – 5 or so minutes to be exact(ish). Located in the Oceanside Harbor, the Village is the group of businesses that offer everything from local gifts and apparel to a wide variety of restaurants and markets. The Oceanside Harbor is a part of history at over …Continue reading →

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Oceanside Pier

The Oceanside Pier, located in Oceanside, Carlsbad’s closest neighbor, is a wooden pier 1,954 feet long. Oceanside Pier was first built in 1888. The original pier was destroyed by storms in 1890, and was rebuilt in 1893. At the foot of the pier is a Amphitheatre, which hosts numerous events throughout the year. Oceanside, and it’s beach folk, used to …Continue reading →

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SEA LIFE Aquarium

SEA LIFE Aquarium is basically attached to LegoLand but considered separate. It is easily large and cool enough to be an excursion unto itself. Children of all ages will love this amazing sea life exhibit. From sharks, to exotic fish, to sea horses, the numerous fish tanks and exhibits will keep your kids entertained for some time. Near the end …Continue reading →

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Wave Water Park

The Wave Water Park located in Vista, CA right next to the Kirkorian Theatre is tons of fun. As far as water parks go it’s one of the smallest, but considering it’s local, you can’t beat it. Our family has played there three times in total I believe and the kids definitely don’t notice any difference from the LA bound …Continue reading →

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Carlsbad Lagoon

The Carlsbad Lagoon is located off Tamarack Ave in Carlsbad CA. The lagoon offers calm wave free salt water activities, and providers boat rentals, jet ski rentals, aqua cycle rentals, kayak and canoe rentals, paddle board rentals, and much more. We went wake boarding here a few months back with some friends. The family had a great day. I even …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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