Visit Carlsbad

400 Carlsbad Village Drive 92008

Why Choose Our Destination?

Carlsbad is an idyllic destination where coastal luxury and laid-back vibes blend seamlessly with large-scale meeting conveniences. Experience everything this beach town has to offer — including elegant resorts and event venues, culinary experiences, entertainment options, and custom team-building experiences. Mix in optimal year-round climate and captivating natural beauty — and you have the perfect backdrop for productivity. Your California escape to successful meetings awaits in Carlsbad for excecutive retreats, sales conferences, incentive travel programs and more. RESORT TO BETTER MEETINGS Imagine what’s possible at our luxury resorts and spas, renovated hotels and stunning indoor and outdoor venues. Carlsbad provides accommodations for groups of all sizes in a picturesque setting that allows attendees to relax and unwind in style when meeting in the destination. Book your stay at one of the multiple scenic lodging locations overlooking Carlsbad’s picturesque seven miles of coastline — many of which offer an array of amenities and activities to make your attendees feel right at home. No matter where you decide to rest your feet after a busy day of meetings, you will always be met with exceptional service, genuine hospitality and sweeping Pacific Ocean views. DINING EXPERIENCES Get a taste of Carlsbad’s culinary scene during your meeting. This cultural seaside village has a menu of options fit for any group and occasion — including upscale and casual dining from local gems and nationally-known restaurants, plus, a variety of private, intimate settings and al fresco atmospheres to enjoy a meal. Enjoying Carlsbad’s award-winning restaurants is a great way to start or end your eventful day. GROUP ACTIVITIES Carlsbad’s year-round weather allows groups to partake in a variety of outdoor adventures and team-building activities. Kayak into the sunset at Agua Hedionda Lagoon, hike and bike along Carlsbad’s extensive trail system, play a round on one of four championship golf courses, rejuvenate at world-class spas, or sink your toes in the sand at the beach. Discover the countless ways to experience and enjoy everything Carlsbad has to offer for meetings and events.

Need dates

  • 11/01/202403/31/2025
  • 11/01/202503/31/2026


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Distance from airport

  • San Diego International Airport

    30 mi. from city center

  • Orange County/ John Wayne Airport

    53 mi. from city center

  • McClellan Palomar Airport

    7 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Carlsbad Water Sports

Located on beautiful Aqua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, California Watersports offers locals and visitors watercraft rentals, sales, and lessons. Race around the lagoon on waver runners or quietly paddle a kayak or SUP and take in the local wildlife. California Watersports has everything you’ll need for a fun day on the water.
4215 Harrison Street
Carlsbad, CA, US 92008

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Conveniently located right off the intersection of I-5 and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad Premium Outlets® is one of San Diego's premier shopping destinations. Shop more than 90 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Barneys New York Warehouse, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, and more. Stroll through the center's beautiful courtyards with fountains and elegant Tuscan-style architecture. Area attractions include LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the world-renowned Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. So from the entire team at Carlsbad Premium Outlets®, we hope that you will visit us soon.
5620 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA, US 92008

Scavengers Adventure Tours

Named one of America's most unique beer tours by Forbes Travel, we've combined San Diego's infamous craft beer scene & world renowned coastline into an all-inclusive beer adventure. Our Vintage Swiss Safari Vehicles are built for an ultimate beer exploration. Drink ice cold road beers in style from one brewery to the next. With 6 rugged wheels, seating for 12, and open-air design, these vehicles are sure to make everyone else on the road wishing they were you.
Carlsbad, CA, US 92008

LEGOLAND California Resort

The 128-acre Park is designed specifically to appeal to families with children ages 3 to 12. The Park features roller coasters, LEGO-themed rides, interactive shows, hands-on attractions, LEGO-building play areas, and the famously breathtaking Miniland, restaurants, shopping, landscaped features and gardens.
Carlsbad, CA, US 92008

Pedigo Electric Bikes

Conveniently located in the Village of Carlsbad, and just minutes to the beach, Pedego Carlsbad offers electric and pedal bicycle sales, rentals, tours, and service. If the idea of having a smile on your face today is appealing, come in for a test ride. You will then know why our tagline is “hello, fun…”!
2978 Carlsbad Blvd Suite 130
Carlsbad, CA, US 92008

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Once part of the original 2,538 acre working rancho and vacation retreat of Leo Carrillo (who acted in almost 100 films from 1927n to 1950 and co-starred in the TV series The Cisco Kid,) this historic ranch is an extraordinary educational and recreational resource.
6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln
Carlsbad, CA, US 92009

Chuao Chocolatier

Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier.Co-founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard, Chuao Chocolatier is on a mission to share joy with the world through deliciously engaging chocolate experiences. Creative flavor combinations are at the heart of Chuao Chocolatier’s decadent chocolate experience including: Firecracker, a chipotle caramel fudge truffle with popping candy, a hint of salt, and dark chocolate and Salted Chocolate Crunch, a dark chocolate bonbon filled with toasted Panko bread crumbs, olive oil ganache with a touch of sea salt.
2350 Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA, US 92011

The Gemological Institute of America

(Tours are by reservation only) Known for more than 70 years as the world's leading educator to the gen and jewelry industry, the GIA offers tours through the irresistible world of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA, US 92009



High season
Jun 1 – Sep 10
Shoulder season
Jan 2 – Mar 1
Sep 15 – Dec 8
Low season

Additional Information

Carlsbad offers the charm of a European village with the amenities of a large city. As you wander streets lined with restaurants, boutique shops, and sidewalk cafes, you'll soon discover much more, including miles of coastline, beautiful flower gardens and world-class shopping.


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