Here are just a few bits of trivia about Carlsbad, California, also often called Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
Carlsbad has its very own windmill, located at Palomar Airport Road and the 5 Freeway/Coast Road. The windmill is part of a catering and conference complex
Carlsbad is named after a famous 19th century spa in the former Czech Republic known as Karlsbad; artesian springs were discovered in Carlsbad which led to its development
Carlsbad is the home of the first skateboard park in the world. Skateboarding became popular in the 60s - the thing for surfers to do when they couldn't surf - and grew increasingly so in the 1970s
Carlsbad is famous for strawberries, with many fields throughout the community; some can be seen along the freeway just north of Cannon Road.
The Flower Fields are acres and acres of ranunculas that bloom from mid March until early May every year. This highly popular tourist attraction draws thousands of visitors every year.
Legoland California in Carlsbad is one of Legoland's 4 theme parks - the others are in the UK, Germany and Denmark
Leo Carrillo, screen actor (The Cisco Kid TV series), philanthropist and environmentalist, built a hacienda and working ranch in Carlsbad in the 1900s. The ranch has been preserved and many acres of the original ranch have been developed into the master planned community, Rancho Carrillo
It's the hometown of Shaun White, professional snow boarder and winner of the Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics
There are 3 lagoons in Carlsbad - Batiquitos, Aqua Hedionda and Buena Vista. Only the Aqua Hedionda lagoon allows water activities and boating
The Carlsbad Triathlon is one of the world's longest running triathlons (top 5)
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