Carlsbad also has a number of parks with picnic and playground facilities. Holiday Park is easy to find – exit I-5 at Carlsbad Village Drive and make the first two right turns.
Camping is available at South Carlsbad State Beach(800-444-7275 for reservations, 760-438-3143 for information).
A combined effort of the city of Carlsbad and local volunteers is the Carlsbad Trails Project, which could ultimately result in a 60-mile trail system winding throughout the city. Directions to the Hosp Grove Trail: From I-5 take the 78 East exit, then taked the first exit, Jefferson Street. Turn right on Jefferson, then left on Marron Road. At the intersection of Marron Road and Monroe Street, park in the corner of the Plaza Camino Real mall parking lot. Walk across Marron to the southeast corner and into the wooded area beyond where the trail begins.