Carlsbad is a coastal Californian town on the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. The coastline benefits from the long stretch of Carlsbad State Beach, where you can join the local Californians lazing on the shore or take a board out onto the foaming surf.

    The buzzy Carlsbad Village Drive and surrounding blocks are packed with antiques, clothing, and book stores, plus eateries offering all kinds of international cuisine. There are also plenty of things to do to keep active minds entertained, with a major aquarium and a music museum offering interactive exhibits.

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      Looking for things to do after dinner in Carlsbad? Evenings in the Californian city are when the real fun begins. You could go shopping at an eclectic market in the city centre Oceanside, try out the hottest new virtual reality games, tour a haunted house, or zip around a go-kart track. On the relaxing end, you can simply go...

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