Cardiff-by-the-Sea, also known as simply Cardiff, is a quiet beach community in San Diego County, CA. This small city packs a big punch with its scenic, sandy beaches, its lone lagoon, and its peaceful beach cottages that are perfect for a seaside stay or romantic getaway.
Travelers with a yearning for the sights and sounds of the beach will find themselves in heaven when they visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea, as it’s home to both the beautiful Cardiff State Beach and the lovely San Elijo State Beach where they can go paddle boarding, have a sunset picnic dinner, or take a walk along the lapping waves. At the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, guests can appreciate nature by way of a nature walk on any of the preserve’s trails or by bird watching. In Carlsbad, only a few miles away, art enthusiasts can spend the day learning about music history and making their own tunes at the Museum of Making Music. They can also use their time in Carlsbad to get creative by taking a pottery class at the Handled Pottery Studio or tom practice their hole-in-ones at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course.
Those looking to rent a beach cottage in Cardiff won’t have any trouble finding one that catches their eye, as the city is home to dozens of quaint cottages with modern decor and stunning ocean views. In addition, all of the rentals are equipped with modern comforts such as wireless internet and TV.
The best time to visit Cardiff is the period of time between March and May.
The events that the Cardiff-by-the-Sea and surrounding area host each year are truly something to be desired. One of the most popular is the Taste of Cardiff event which features a variety of the city’s most beloved food and wine vendors, live entertainment, and wholesome fun. Visitors can also enjoy the Cardiff Greek Festival, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, the San Digeutio Fall Festival, and the OB Oktoberfest.
Carlsbad is also a great place to go for a day of family fun, as it’s home to iconic Journey Lasertag where families can spend the day hiding, sneaking, and creeping to defeat their family members and earn their way to sweet success. Families could also take a motorized bicycle tour or visit the Sea Life Aquarium where they can have a hands-on experience with a pool of friendly marine creatures, and learn all about the marine creatures at the facility through interactive exhibits and educational displays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The warmest months in Cardiff-by-the-Sea are May and April, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 40 ˚F. The wettest month in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is September with 4.27 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.26 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, RedAwning, Agoda and others. AllTheRooms has 341 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Cardiff-by-the-Sea, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is available at $40 per night. A typical accommodation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea costs on average $308 a night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, then you can choose from over 170 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 11 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 15 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Cardiff-by-the-Sea? Then choose one of the 169 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We track 34 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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