About Carlsbad

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Ready to have some fun? The City of Carlsbad offers residents so many things to see and do, it's hard to know where to start:

  • Enjoy the arts? Check out the city's sculpture garden, art gallery and free concerts in the park.
  • Being active and healthy is part of the Carlsbad way of life. Join a youth or adult sports league or sign up for the Super Hero Family Obstacle Race. 
  • Check out all the fun City of Carlsbad special events.
  • Looking for a great read or low-cost entertainment? Enjoy choosing from more than 300,000 books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks at the city's three libraries.
  • Ready to get back to nature? Take a walk on Carlsbad’s extensive trail system.
  • Enjoy spectacular ocean views while working on your game at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course
  • Want to meet other active adults 50+? The city's senior center has programs and events all year long.
  • Speaking of events, be sure to check the city's online calendar for upcoming city events.
  • Water activities abound year-round. Surf Carlsbad's beaches, take a boat or go fishing in one of the lagoons, swim at Alga Norte Aquatic Center or the Monroe Street Pool.
  • Kids looking for something to do? Try one of the city's beautiful parks, attend a library story time or sign up for classes and camps.
  • Interested in local history? Take a self-guided tour of historic sites in Carlsbad.