There is so much to do in Carlsbad for the entire family. Carlsbad lies along a lagoon on the Pacific Ocean just south of Oceanside, in a winter vegetable- and flower-growing district. Luiseño Indians long inhabited the location before Spanish settlement in the 18th century. Founded as a cattle station located along the Spanish Camino Real (royal highway) and settled by ranchers in the late 1860s, it was first called Frazier’s Station but was renamed (1883) when its mineral waters were found to be similar to those of Karlsbad in Bohemia (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic). After the arrival (1885) of the Santa Fe Railway, the city’s fine beaches spurred its development as a popular health resort and vacation destination. Our front desk is here to help with suggestions.
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