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Strawberry Picking in Carlsbad

If you are looking for a fun and popular springtime activity in Carlsbad, give strawberry picking a try!  Located in coastal Carlsbad, the third generation Carlsbad Strawberry Company is a family-run “U-pick” farm.  It is one of the oldest in San Diego County––they have been growing strawberries here for over half a century. When should I go strawberry picking? The strawberry harvest comes and goes quite fast – usually takes...

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8 Breakfast Spots To Check Out In North County San Diego

When it comes to food San Diego is stocked with options, but when it comes to breakfast, the restaurants shine. From savory egg dishes to sweet pastries and morning sips often inspired by global cuisines, we have a variety of morning-focused restaurants to choose from. We have gathered a list from  Del Mar to Oceanside that should start your morning right with the most important meal of the day.   ...

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12 Ideas For The Perfect Mother’s Day In Carlsbad in 2023

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the San Diego sunshine and ample opportunities to pamper Mom make planning this day a breeze. Check out these ideas on how you can spoil the mama in your life because she deserves it!   Brunching Start the day with a relaxing brunch! There are so many options for good food and indoor or outdoor seating with a view. Memorable Activities After...

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12 Spots To Go For Live Music In Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside & Solana Beach

One of the best ways to relax and unwind while on vacation is to indulge in some local live music. While the San Diego music scene is quite impressive, you don’t have to go all the way downtown as there are plenty of spots with talented artists in North County! We have gathered 12 of the best spots to experience some great music for our Haustay guests staying in Carlsbad,...

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The History Of Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad is known for its stunning beaches, fishing lagoons, nature trails, and bird-watching sites as well as its historic village and a rich culinary culture with a wide range of food and wine. Read on for more information on the interesting history of Carlsbad, California. Carlsbad was officially founded as a city in July 1952, and was incorporated to avoid annexation by its neighbor, Oceanside. Carlsbad’s population is now over...

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8 New Restaurants In Carlsbad To Check Out

After working up an appetite surfing, riding, walking, or lounging, you may begin to think about replenishing all those calories you just burned off. New restaurants are popping up all over North County every month, but below are some of our favorite new hot spots to check out while you’re visiting, all located in downtown Carlsbad. The best part, these are all within walking distance, a bike ride, or a...

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7 Great Mexican Restaurants in North County San Diego

Less than two centuries ago, California was still part of Mexico so it makes sense that you can find outstanding Mexican food readily available in nearly every neighborhood in San Diego. We’ve gathered 7 of our favorite North County San Diego restaurants where you can indulge in fresh Baja California seafood, tacos and Tijuana-style birria. Le Papagayo – Encinitas1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 Diner’s choice award 2020,...

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Local’s Guide To Top Surf Spots In North County San Diego

Visiting North County San Diego and looking to surf? Watch out! What might start as a vacation activity can easily turn into a lifestyle. Next thing you know you will be saying, “Meet me at Nautical Bean Coffee Company at 6AM for Dawn Patrol” (surf lingo for surfing at sunrise). We will get more into surf lingo later, first things first, what board did you pack? If the board under...

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10 Places Locals & Visitors Love to Eat & Drink in Carlsbad

Located between San Diego to the south and Orange County to the north, Carlsbad is steadily building its reputation as a major dining destination.  State Street is a food-lover’s dream and is the main hub of the Village. Several new restaurants have recently popped up on this street and State Street is also home to the city’s Michelin-star restaurant. Read on for some of our favorite restaurants – old and...

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The Perfect Galentine’s Day in San Diego

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but have you ever celebrated Galentine’s Day? It isn’t an “official” holiday, but a special day dedicated to celebrating friendship is just as important. And did you know that it falls on Superbowl Sunday this year? If football isn’t your thing, get out with the gals and celebrate around San Diego. We’ve put together the perfect Galentine’s Day celebration.   9:00 a.m. –...

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