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Carlsbad, CA 92018

Known as the "Village by the Sea," the Carlsbad is located on the Pacific Ocean, 31 miles north of San Diego and 86 miles south of Los Angeles.

Long enjoyed by visitors from the Southwest, Carlsbad is becoming a world-class tourism destination. The internationally renowned La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad features two 18-hole professional golf courses, several restaurants, tennis courts and a spa that attract visitors year-round. In 1997, another world-class resort, the Four Seasons Resort Aviara, opened to critical raves on the shores of Batiquitos Lagoon. Aviara's beautiful golf course was designed by golf pro Arnold Palmer.

Carlsbad boasts one of the most attractive climates in Southern California and the nation. Temperatures range from an average of 58 degrees in January to 73 degrees in July. Annual rainfall averages about 10 inches, most of it falling between December and March.

Carlsbad hosts a variety of recreational and cultural events. The Carlsbad Chamber sponsors the Carlsbad Village Faire, featuring more than 900 exhibitors twice a year on the first Sunday of May and November. Recognized as the largest one-day street fair in the Country, it draws crowds from miles around, showcasing the historic Carlsbad Village.

The city's famed Flower Fields draw 200,000 visitors from Southern California and beyond each March and April when more than 50 acres of brightly colored ranunculus burst into bloom.

Carlsbad has more than seven miles of beautiful, clean beaches, more than 150 acres of parks, summer Jazz in the Park concerts, picnic facilities and play areas, three community centers and three championship golf courses.

A combined effort of the city of Carlsbad and local volunteers is the Carlsbad Trails Project, which could ultimately result in a 60-mile trail system winding throughout the city. For a map, details and pictures, check the Carlsbad Trails Project Website.

Carlsbad is host to major sporting events such as the Carlsbad 5000 and the Carlsbad Triathlon for runners, plus the PGA and Andersen Consulting Golf Championships and Acura Tennis Classic at La Costa Resort & Spa.
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