Places in La Jolla & North County Coast
Most visitors come to Carlsbad for Legoland and head right back out, and that’s too bad because they’ve missed the charming, intimate Carlsbad Village with shopping, dining and beaching nearby. It’s bordered by I-5 and Carlsbad Blvd, which run north–south and are connected by Carlsbad Village Dr running east–west. Carlsbad came into being with the railroad in the 1880s.
The ritziest of North County’s seaside suburbs, with a Tudor aesthetic that somehow doesn’t feel out of place, Del Mar boasts good (if pricey) restaurants, unique galleries, high-end boutiques and, north of town, the west coast’s most renowned horse-racing track, also the site of the annual county fair.
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Tips and articles
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