One of the major perks of living somewhere as beautiful as Carlsbad is you don’t need to be trapped indoors for too many parts of the year. In fact, you’ll probably want to spend most of your time in the great outdoors when you’re not working. Later summer and early fall are still great times for outdoor activity with the family, whether it’s doing something adventurous or just going somewhere new to grab a bite to eat. Not everything you’ll want to do is necessarily all about fun in the sun, either. There are some adventurous things to do that are quite off the beaten path and may be an interesting detour from days spent on the beach. Of course, there’s plenty of beach to take in, too. No matter what kind of mood you’re in that day, there is sure to be something fun to do.
The great thing about Carlsbad as a place to live is it’s constantly changing as more people move in and add their own character to it. Meanwhile, at the same time, a great deal of it stays the same. This is especially true of the surf culture and natural amenities that make up the community. Carlsbad is the perfect blend of the up and coming and the classic character that gives the city its nickname of the “Village by the Sea.” Take a look at some of the fun things to do this summer. You’ll soon see why real estate in Carlsbad is such a hot commodity.
Food is what brings us all together. Not only is a great communal experience, but who doesn’t love trying out the latest tasty food spot? Carlsbad has some unique and interesting places to eat with great menus. One of the newer places to try is Park 101, which just opened in early July. If you enjoy BBQ and particularly love a “meat-centric” menu as they call it, you’ll love Park 101. It’s a unique set up, offering a tremendous amount of park seating for a beautiful outdoor experience. It even has fire pits. And, yes, you can also just buy food for take-out. Bonus points to Park 101 for being dog-friendly, as well. Truly, the whole family can enjoy this interesting park-cafeteria experience.
There is also the Carlsbad Food Tour which takes you on a guided tour of several eateries so you can experience a wide range of what Carlsbad has to offer. It’s a great way to become acquainted with Carlsbad’s scenic and historic neighborhoods while enjoying some of the smaller eating establishments you might otherwise miss.
When You Need to Get Out of the Sun
Here is something you won’t find in too many other places. While getting enough sunshine is important and a major perk of living in Carlsbad, sometimes you may want to experience something totally different. Sea Life Aquarium provides large sections of cool, shaded indoor exhibits for you and your family to explore. As part of Legoland, Sea Life Aquarium is definitely child oriented. Many of its attractions encourage interaction. However, any person of any age will enjoy the beauty of taking in the sea’s wildlife.
For a romantic night out, the New Village Arts Theatre offers dramatic and musical productions for your enjoyment. An intimate venue, it only seats 99 people. But, this small space makes for an entertaining night out that you won’t forget.
State Beaches and the Coast
Finally, you can’t take about Carlsbad without pointing out some of the beaches. One specific spot you need to check out is Pedego Carlsbad. You can take in the beautiful coast while riding an electric bike provided to you. The bike goes up to 20 mph so you can take it as slow (or as quick) as you’d like, riding along the beach. Tours are also available.
South Carlsbad State Beach offers traditional beach enjoyment along with campgrounds and modern amenities like Wi-Fi so you never feel too detached from the world. There’s plenty to enjoy.
There is so much to do in Carlsbad, and there is always more to discover. While the old standbys will always provide fun and entertainment for the family, new businesses coming to the area are making Carlsbad an even more exciting place to live in. It truly is a great time to call the area home. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a new home in Carlsbad or you’re interested in North San Diego County generally, you’re going to need a little help. Why not turn to the real estate agents who have the expertise needed to help you navigate the area and the market? At Juncal Real Estate, we’re dedicated to providing you with the assistance you need to reach your goals. Contact us today.