Destination guide

Take in the desert beauty of Carlsbad

Enjoy the museums and other features of Carlsbad. This city's parks, riverfront and hiking draw many visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Carlsbad

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Carlsbad has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Carlsbad Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Eddy County Fairgrounds (28.6 mi / 46 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carlsbad

Carlsbad is famous for its desert landscape, scenic parks and captivating mountain views. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Carlsbad is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lamont Street Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park (21.1 mi / 34 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Carlsbad

Fly into Carlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Carlsbad?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Carlsbad. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Carlsbad Golf Course: 18 vacation rentals
  • Riverwalk Recreation Center: 18 vacation rentals
  • Lamont Street Park: 18 vacation rentals
  • Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park: 18 vacation rentals
  • Carlsbad Museum & Art Center: 18 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carlsbad listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carlsbad?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Carlsbad. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carlsbad include:

    Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Carlsbad?

    Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 16 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Carlsbad. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.