The City of Carlsbad is located in southeastern New Mexico. This is where you’ll head to visit the fascinating and famed Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but this city of more than 30,000 has much more to offer, including Lake Carlsbad Beach Park, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park, and the annual Christmas on the Pecos celebration.
Another popular destination for people staying in Carlsbad is Sitting Bull Falls and the many hiking trails in the area. Carlsbad is also a great place to stay when visiting the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, just across the border in Texas.
Carlsbad has a rich history that is celebrated today at the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center. Visitors can enjoy walking the streets of Downtown Carlsbad, enjoying the arts and culture district, while shopping at eclectic stores and dining at local restaurants.
Lake Carlsbad Beach Park is a great place to spend a day. A grassy area along the waterfront, it offers walking trails, tennis and pickleball courts, fishing, boating, a swimming area, a much more..
When you head to the caverns, be sure to plan time to explore Carlsbad!