Feeling nostalgic for the sea? Stay in one of the cheap hotels near Carlsbad State Beach, and you could visit "The Village by the Sea." Come for the sun and sand, but stay for the charm.
Carlsbad State Beach
Hotels close to Carlsbad State Beach put you within reach of surfing, scuba diving, fishing, and good, old-fashioned beach sunning. The state park covers 44 acres, with 7 miles of coastline, and it is accessible by several staircases to the sand; the northern beaches are full of surfing and swimming. No need to worry about bringing your surfboard, since rental places will take care of that for you. You can even go to an overnight surf camp or throw private surf parties on the beach. The southern beaches are more remote and are great for camping and fishing. Try geocaching, or visit the Environmental Learning Center to see exhibits and programs throughout the year.
Carlsbad, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, offers many hotels in Carlsbad to give you a great home base for day tripping around Southern California. Legoland is a must-see, even if you do not have children. This 128-acre park has something for everyone: interactive rides, games, and Lego-made landmark replicas. Learn about gems at the Gemological Institute, or take a step back in time at the historical Magee House; you can also explore the sky at the Palomar Observatory. Featuring the famous 200-inch Hale Telescope and the 48-inch Samual Oschin Telescope, the Palomar Observatory is an active research facility open for year-round tours of the domed telescope. When hunger strikes, you can get plenty of fresh seafood dishes such as clam chowder or crab cakes at the many restaurants overlooking the beach.
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