Carlsbad, CA, USA

Carlsbad, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,213 vacation rentals near Carlsbad. From 846 houses to 807 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carlsbad for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Make like the great and the good with a Carlsbad vacation

If you're the sort that loves to live the high life, Carlsbad might just be the vacation spot for you. Just 35 miles from downtown San Diego, this smart beachfront city is one of the wealthiest spots in the state, and a glam Carlsbad vacation rental is an opportunity to see how the other half lives without breaking the bank. You'll come for the gorgeous beaches, surf spots, and family-friendly attractions, but once you're there you'll get to enjoy brewery tours, flower meadows, and fine dining. And with a year-round program of events, there's never a dull day in Carlsbad.

In Carlsbad, the sky's the limit—literally

With a Carlsbad vacation rental, it's only a matter of time before you find yourself down on the beach. Surfers and sun seekers alike love it round here, and it's a pretty sure bet that you will, too. And if you're not content with seeing the spectacular California coastline from ground level, then of course Carlsbad has a more decadent way to do it, with various companies offering plane and helicopter tours. Another quirk of the area is that it's got a disproportionate number of breweries—so hire yourself a designated driver and get some of the good stuff down you.

Carlsbad is the coolest kid on the (Lego) block

What's that you can hear? High-pitched voices? The rapid pattering of little feet? A palpable sense of excitement? It can only be Legoland California. This family-friendly theme park is one of Carlsbad's most popular attractions, featuring entertainment, rides, and even its own water park and aquarium. If you're around between March and May, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are a particularly lovely part of the Carlsbad vacation rental experience, with multi colored fields, rose gardens, and special seasonal events. There are museums too, including the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum and the Carlsbad Barrio and Museum.

Carlsbad is a vacation rental for all seasons

As weather goes, it doesn't come much better than the climate in this part of California. Summers round here are hot and dry, so you can be fairly certain your Legoland trip isn't going to be a washout. It rarely gets too hot, thanks to those cool breezes blowing in off the Pacific, but if it does, the ocean's right there, after all. Winter is also a decent option for a Carlsbad vacation rental. The weather's still pretty mild, without too much rain, though you might get a bit of fog coming in from time to time.

When a vacationer is tired of beaches, they're tired of life

If the attractions and the upscale vibe make Carlsbad a winner in the vacation destination stakes, then the setting isn't bad either. The city is full of open spaces, including lakes, parks, ranches, and hills. The standout feature of the area, though, is its spectacular Pacific coast. With 7 miles of rocky coastline and sandy beaches, there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a secluded spot to laze in the sun or some serious waves to test your mettle against. Many of the beaches in this part of San Diego County are protected, making them havens for wildlife.