Step back to the Prohibition days and hang out underneath a historic Victorian Mansion with an evening at the Charles Kenneth Speakeasy. If you happen to know the password (psst… check out their Instagram page) you will enter through a series of omnious catacombs and into the coolest bar north of the 163.
Head to the volcano…or what’s left of an ancient volcano and that would be a fossilized plug known as Mt. Calavaras. Hike around the nearby Lake and discover a multitude of wildlife and wildflowers. All within eyesight of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
A visit to the International Headquarters for the world renown Gemological Institute of America will surely be one of the most secure tours you will ever take. With tight security and an I.D. check at the gate. You know you are about to see something very special. GIA is the world’s leading authority and educator on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. You will see eye popping jewelry exhibits and raw gemstones along with the world’s largest crystal octahedron.
Located in the heart of Carlsbad Village on Historic Hwy 101 you will find the only winery in Carlsbad and the winner of the San Diego A-List 2016 Best Urban Winery. Witch Creek Winery serves up a good selection of wines from a hearty Petite Sirah to a Cool Cat Chardonnay. A wine for any taste.
Vigilucci’s Authentic Italian Market is located in the heart of the Village and next door to Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana Restaurant. Step inside the Market and you will think you are in Italy. With the food preparation aromas and floor to ceiling imported foods the market will surely entice you to select a basket of fresh ingredients for your favorite Italian dish. The best in imported Italian meats, cheeses, breads and wines will delight any taste buds.