Here are some of our ideas for attending the Festival from out of town on any budget.

Also check out the Visit Carlsbad website for more info.

MUSIC CONNOISSEUR

FUN IN THE SUN

  • Take a train, take a plane, take a car – all roads lead to Carlsbad!
  • Take in ocean views from your room at Beach View Lodge
  • Walk the Village of Carlsbad and discover its unique shops
  • Sample the variety of our local restaurants – seafood, Mexican, sushi....
  • Surf!

ECO TOURIST

  • Take the train or carpool with your favorite music lovers down from LA or up from San Diego to downtown Carlsbad.
  • Visit Famous Carlsbad Village Farmer’s Market and stock up on the freshest, most delicious local produce.
  • Throw a tent on the beach (ok, make reservations first )
  • Surf!

STARVING MUSICIAN

  • Hitchhike South from LA – or North from San Diego (or carpool or take the train or bus)
  • Camp or stay at one of our affordable, accessible partner hotels
  • Enjoy amazing food from Bistro West
  • Go visit the newly renovated Museum of Making Music
  • Surf! For free!