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about north county san diego’s coastal getaway

Read, view, and listen to unforgettable Carlsbad experiences and stories.

Sammy / Carlsbad Native
It’s where I met my husband 31 years ago!

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Tania / Carlsbad Native
Carlsbad is where my heart is. I’ve lived here my whole life and I couldn’t picture myself anywhere else! Walking around the Village and taking in the scenery is what makes it so great. It’s home

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Kenny / Arizona
Carlsbad is where I came for my family reunion because me and all my family love Carlsbad! We came here because the awesome beaches and the awesome surfing and the swimming! It’s the greatest place on earth!

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Susan / Carlsbad Native
I loved living in Carlsbad. The D Street Beach was the best!! Very close to the race track at Del Mar.

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Debbie / Carlsbad Native
Well Carlsbad means foggy mornings with the smell of the sea. Quiet evenings with a beautiful sunset? Afternoons after the fog burns off at the beautiful sand and sun beach. Lived 1 block from the beach for 28 years raised 3 kids and 5 dogs. Roses. Lemons. Sunsets surf. Beautiful people paradise.

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Kristina/ Carlsbad Transplant
Carlsbad is where my heart, and home away from home is. It is my heaven on earth. My happy place. Carlsbad is my love.

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Matt / Carlsbad Tourist

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Mindy / Carlsbad
Carlsbad is where I went to high school. We road our bikes to Tamarack Beach every summer day. Walked to the Country Store with my best friend for Abba-Zabas. Wonderful memories of Carlsbad!

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Witt / Surf Shop Owner

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Casey / Carlsbad Transplant

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Denise/ Western Wisconsin
Carlsbad is [regularly] in my dreams… It is the Paradise I dream of. I miss it. I will watch the sunset here in Western Wisconsin and imagine I am not far from the Carlsbad beach. Yes, the sun sets in the West here too. LOL. I remember standing by the Sea Wall, watching the sunset and just as it disappeared in the horizon, the [w]orld became silent for a brief moment. Even the cars on the Coast Highway could not be heard as I taught the girls I worked with about the beauty of a sunset.

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Joanne / New Jersey
Carlsbad is the place to shop the shops & experience the fine cuisine that the Southwest has to offer – it doesn’t get any better than that!

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Jan / Carlsbad Transplant
Carlsbad is where I fell in love with the charm of a seaside village that had a windmill and flower fields. Moved here to get away from Los Angeles County thirty years ago and still loving it here!

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Justin / Senor Grubby’s Owner

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Mary Elizabeth / Carlsbad Native
Love Carlsbad Village anytime of year!

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Marsi / Carlsbad Transplant
[Carlsbad] is the place I got married (coming up on our 9th year anniversary, September 14th) and where my son’s favorite theme park is: LegoLand! ~ We love Carlsbad!…oh, and did I mention the beautiful flower fields?!

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Bruce / Carlsbad Native
Carlsbad is heaven to me.

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Mary / Carlsbad Native
[Carlsbad] is where my heart is! …I lived [there] as a teenager and [decided to move] back … 24 years ago to raise my son… [It’s] where my best memories are! …[I bought my first wet suit at 15 from] offshore surf shop. I ordered fries [and] threw [the rest out the] window for the fish… [It’s] where we would camp under the Bamboo … to get the early morning surf! And having bonfires over the weekends, it’s where the Village was my Village… [It’s] where I shop-eat-and play! Carlsbad is my home my family and my Heart!.

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Lisa / Carlsbad Native
I fell in love with the man of my dreams.

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Francesca / Carlsbad Native

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Dan / Florida Resident

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Laura / Chocolate Shop Owner

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Myrna / Carlsbad Native
There is only one place in this world that I love and that is “Carlsbad By The Sea California” no other place can even compare to my ole home town.

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James / Tourist
The Museum of Making Music was an incredible experience and a gem of Carlsbad! [W]hen I was there, I met another tourist checking out the museum and the person was some sort of producer for Roy Clark! Great place…

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Betty & Richard / Carlsbad Transplants

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Richard / Carlsbad Transplant
[Carlsbad] is where I landed knowing no one and found home! It’s where a boy from the Midwest finds friendly warm exciting people to know and love. Carlsbad is where I raised my amazing son! Carlsbad is where life begins and dreams are nurtured.

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