Families with young children, active singles, and retirees, can all find something to do in Carlsbad. Our attractions draw crowds from throughout the country, but in Carlsbad, we view these places as an extension of our own backyard or living room. As a child, did you pretend to explore caves in your backyard or hike through the mountains on a Western adventure? It’s not a dream in Carlsbad and you don’t have to use your imagination. You just have to grab your shoes and head out the door to explore Carlsbad Caverns National Park or hike up to Sitting Bull Falls. It’s all right here, waiting to be explored.

Those who want to spend the evening closer to home can catch the latest blockbuster, go bowling, swim, or head downtown to enjoy one of our many festivals. For a romantic evening, the Cottonwood Winery offers wine tastings and there are multiple places to go dancing afterwards. Anyone who prefers the outdoors will enjoy playing our two fantastic golf courses, Riverside Country Club and Lake Carlsbad Municipal, where it is easy to meet up with friends or clients and enjoy a day on the greens.

Here are some of our community’s top attractions. We invite you to explore them all.