Carlsbad’s long, sandy beaches are great for walking and searching for seashells. Good access is from Carlsbad Blvd, two blocks south of...
Museum of Making Music
Historical exhibits and listening stations of 450 instruments from the 1890s to the present, from manufacturing to the distribution of...
Legoland California Resort
A fantasy environment built largely of those little colored plastic blocks from Denmark. Many rides and attractions are targeted to...
This cozy, modernist storefront pours from over 60 bottles (wine flights $12) and serves cheeseboards and flatbreads to go with them....
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Batiquitos Lagoon information
One of the last remaining tidal wetlands in California, Batiquitos Lagoon separates Carlsbad from Encinitas. A self-guided tour lets you explore area plants, including the prickly pear cactus, coastal sage scrub and eucalyptus trees, as well as lagoon birds such as the great heron and the snowy egret. One artificial island in the lagoon is a nesting site for endangered terns and plovers. You can hike the reserve anytime, but stop by the nature center if it’s open.