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  • 1. LegoLand

    4 out of 5 stars

    The american branch of this legendary Danish company's themepark is in Carlsbad. It's ride are aimed at younger children than a typical amusement park but its display of Lego building and landscapes...

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  • 2. Carlsbad Mineral Water Spring

    Carlsbad started as a whistle stop on the new California Southern Railroad. In the 1880s a former sailor named John Frazier dug a well in the area. He began offering his water at the train station and...

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  • 3. Carlsbad State Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Carlsbad is largely unspoiled, which suits the locals just fine. Along the northern coast, beaches are seperated by sea walls. Beach access is generally very open and inviting. People are mostly...

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  • 4. Carlsbad Flower Fields

    4 out of 5 stars

    Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Noted for being one of the most beloved spring traditions in the area, the ranch opens annually in March for six to eight weeks showcasing the Giant Tecolote...

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  • 5. Magee House

    The Shipley-Magee House Museum is furnished in a turn of the century style, which depicts the life style of the early settlers of Carlsbad who had once owned the house. Now houses the Historical...

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  • 6. Vistor Center

    This was such a find when me and my sister were just strolling around waiting for my niece to finish getting her assignments for her next clients. I was tickled to death to see that they put the...

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  • 7. Ale Festival

    I just happened to be in San Diego for the 8th Annual Strong Ale Festival which is was held in Carlsbad Dec 3-4, 2004. Micro brewers from around the area bring there best to the festival. Strong Ales...

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  • 8. Escondido Grape Day park

    This city park has restored historic buildings along with a huge grape statute used for the annual celebration where they celebrate this local produce. The...

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  • 9. San Diego Wild Animal Park

    This adjunct of the San Diego zoo features animals (primarily African) in a much more natural setting than most zoos. It's slightly smaller in number of animals...

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  • 10. Sea Life Aquarium

    This is a small aquarium that you can get through in about an hour. It's feels very kid-centric, which makes sense as it is practically part of Legoland. My 4...

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  • 11. Antique Jewelry Shopping

    I was wandering around Carlsbad Village and stumbled into Somewhere In Time Fine Jewelry. I spent about 45 minutes in this shop, trying on pieces from what was...

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  • 12. Top 5 attractions

    .Hmm... to be honest I didn't visit any of the attractions mentioned below but I'd choose the last one (open 16 Aug 2003) first, I suppose.LEGOLAND Opened in...

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  • 13. Twin Inns 1887 - The Ocean House

    Built in 1887, this mansion first belong to Gerhard Schutte, a co-founder of Carlsbad. Built in Queen Anne architectural style you cannot miss it on Carlsbad...

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  • 14. Indoor Racing Excitement

    After lunch with the boys, we headed over to Carlsbad to experience the thrill of wheel to wheel racing with high performance electric karts. At K1 Speed, you...

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  • 15. St. Michael's by the Sea

    For many years Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church is the only church in Carlsbad and the oldest non Roman Catholic church since 1894 . Plus, one of the four...

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  • 16. Museum of Making Music

    Carlsbad has this great museum located on the hill overlooking the vast floral gardens.The museum tracks the development of music and musical instruments in...

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  • 17. Museum in the Basement

    In the basement of the Carlsbad Mineral Spa is a museum about the history of the well and it's water. I didn't see it because the spa was closed when I arrived....

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  • 18. Captian John A. Frazier

    Captian John Frazier was a sea captain, who settled in the Carlsbad area in 1883, before it was called Frazier's Station or Carlsbad. He drilled two wells and...

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  • 19. Mission Pala

    Founded in 1816 this is one of the only missions to still serve as a working parish today. There is a small museum and courtyard here but it's not as impressive...

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  • 20. Mission San Luis Rey

    Built in 1798 this is one of California's grandest and best preserved missions. It is still in use today both as a parish and an active monastary.

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  • 21. Oceanside

    This Calfornia Beach town has much to offer from clean beaches, to beach restaurants and shops and the nearby Mission San Luis Rey.

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  • 22. California Surf Museum

    This small msuem is a collection of surf boards and tributes to famous surfers. it can be found downtown Oceanside. Admission is free and if your there is worth...

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  • 23. Palomar Observatory

    One of the countries leading Observatories, this telescope on top of Mount Palomar is run by Cal tech university. The public can visit the telescope and a small...

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  • 24. Palomar Mountain State Park

    Palomar Mountain is one of San Diego County's highest peaks at 6,100 ft. The top of the mountain is flat and contains the state park with numerous hiking and...

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  • 25. Quail Botanical Gardens

    This Botanic gardens in Encintas, just north of San Diego has a wide range of plants but focuses on Desert plants and coastal scrub plants.

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