Carlsbad is a city in the U.S. state of California. Located along 7 miles of the Pacific Ocean coast, this is an upscale resort community. Situated in Southern California, Carlsbad is 35 miles north of downtown San Diego and 87 miles) south of Los Angeles.
Carlsbad’s economy is heavily based on tourism, manufacturing, and education. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Carlsbad include Life Technologies, TaylorMade-Adidas, ViaSat, Callaway, GIA Laboratory, Legoland Californaia, Genoptix, and the Carlsbad Unified School District.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Carlsbad. Many of the areas tourism centers on the beaches, but there is also Legoland California. This theme park is based on the Lego toy brand. The company that owns and operates Legoland, Merlin, also owns and operates the Sea Life aquarium which is located beside Legoland. One of the areas in the park is Dino Island. In Dino Island, a mini steel roller coaster called the Coastersaurus, curves and dips around giant models of Lego dinosaurs. Dining options in Carlsbad include Pizza Port, Paon, The Armenian Café, Bellefleur Restaurant, and Tip Top Meats. Vigiluccis is a favorite Italian in the area which serves up generous portions of fresh pasta and other authentic dishes.
The nearest major airport to Carlsbad is McClellan-Palomar. This airport has domestic flights and is 6 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is San Diego International Airport, featuring international and domestic flights from San Diego, within 35 miles of Carlsbad. Carlsbad is located less than 50 miles north of the Mexican border. The San Diego Freeway is part of interstate 5 which runs along the western coast between Mexico and Canada.