Carlsbad known as “The Village by the Sea,” offers the charm of a European town with the amenities of a large city. The charming downtown area has streets that are lined with boutique shops, antique stores, and a variety of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars that provide a lively nightlife scene. Carlsbad is ideal for outdoor recreation with miles of pristine coastline for sunbathing, swimming and surfing, and lagoons for fishing, bird-watching and nature hikes. Carlsbad offers a variety of unique events from street fairs to art walks. It is also home to popular attractions including the beautiful Carlsbad Flower Fields, LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE Aquarium, and world-class shopping.