Here are 4 Fun Things to Do in Carlsbad, San Diego

Here are 4 Fun Things to Do in Carlsbad, San Diego

If you’ve gone to the most popular spots like the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and SeaWorld, you can find more fun things to do in Carlsbad.

San Diego is a great place to visit because it has many attractions and endless things to do. If you’ve gone to the most popular spots like the San Diego Zoo, Legoland and SeaWorld, you can find more fun things to do in Carlsbad, a city known for its resorts and beaches. Check out our list of things to do to have a perfectly good time in this “Village by the Sea”:

Learn How to Surf

Have you always wanted to learn how to ride a wave? Or maybe you’ve surfed before but need a refresher? Well, you can make the most out of your visit to San Diego and get lessons in Carlsbad. Two of the most popular providers of surfing instruction are SoCal Surf Lessons and Whitlock Surf Experience. For both companies, you can book in advance or ask for a session on the day itself. They offer lessons year round.

At Whitlock Surf Experience, a two-hour lesson (including the instructor, surfboard and wetsuit) costs $99 for one person, $85 each for two people and $75 each for three or more people. At SoCal Surf Lessons, the two-hour lesson costs $95 for one person, $80 each for two people, $70 each for three people, $60 each for four to seven people and $50 each for a larger group.

Both groups have great and experienced instructors who are patient with beginners, and surfing is definitely a great way to spend a day out in the water. It does require physical exertion, but it’s not a requirement to be especially fit to participate.

Whitlock Surf Experience - +1-760-994-0506 whitlocksurfexperience.com
SoCal Surf Lessons - +1-760-672-2770 socalsurflessons.com

Go Paddle Boarding

If surfing doesn’t seem like your thing, then maybe you will enjoy paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons in flatwater are available from 2 Stand Up Guys at $100 each for up to six people for an hour or $135 each for an hour and a half. Discounts are available for larger groups. The same company offers stand up paddle surfing instruction for $135 per person for 75 minutes. If you already feel confident on a paddle board, Carlsbad Lagoon rents out boards at $30 for hour and $50 for two hours.

The sport has grown in popularity in recent years, and travelers looking to try out something new will find it relaxing. It’s also a great way to explore Carlsbad Lagoon where you and your group can find even more fun water activities like kayaking and wakeboarding.

2 Stand Up Guys - +1-347-489-3926 2standupguys.com
Carlsbad Lagoon - +1-885-LAGOON carlsbadlagoon.com/rentals.php

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Fans of shopping will have no problem keeping themselves busy while in Carlsbad, home of The Forum and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The Forum is a shopping center with shops like the Apple Store, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret and Lululemon. It’s open from 10AM to 9PM from Monday to Saturday and 11AM to 6PM on Sunday. Carlsbad Premium Outlets has outlet stores of brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, LACOSTE and more. The outlets are open from 10AM to 9PM from Monday to Saturday and 10AM to 7PM on Sunday.

I have personally experienced staying a more than half a day in Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and for someone who enjoys window shopping and getting the best deals, it’s a must when you’re in the area. They also have multiple places where you can get food and drinks, so it’s very convenient. There is also a wide variety of shops, so whether you’re with a group of friends or on a trip with your family, there’s something for everyone to check out.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets premiumoutlets.com
The Forum theforumcarlsbad.com

Go on a Food Tour

Learn more about Carlsbad through its architecture, history, culture and cuisine, which is all covered on a food tour. Carlsbad Food Tours offer three different options. Carlsbad Food Tour (the company’s “healthy foodie” option) is offered from Tuesday to Saturday at 11:30AM, while the Village Food Tour (described as “as a taste of Carlsbad”) is offered at the same time on Sunday and Monday. The Sweet and Savory Tour is available on Wednesday at 4:30PM and focuses mainly on the sweets.

Walking around in Carlsbad and learning more about it from local guides is a fun way to get to know the area, and even ore fun is getting to taste around seven to eight samples from different food establishments. This activity is definitely recommended for locals and tourists of all ages.

Carlsbad Food Tours carlsbadfoodtours.com

Discover Fun at Carlsbad

San Diego has many places of interest, and it only takes a little bit of research to see where you can have the most fun. Take a look at the rest of our articles to know more about San Diego and Carlsbad.

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