Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea overview

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a friendly locale distinct for its beaches and oceanfront. You'll find extensive coffee and café options. Families will find plenty of fun at Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Make plans to visit the popular University of California-San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Cardiff-by-the-Sea has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Cardiff-by-the-Sea hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Cardiff-by-the-Sea hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fly in to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea. San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20.3 mi (32.6 km) away.

What to see around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Hosp Grove Trails
  • • Iron Mountain
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Sealife Aquarium
  • • Legoland California
  • • Birch Aquarium
  • • The Wave Waterpark
  • • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Swamis Beach
  • • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • • Moonlight State Beach
  • • Del Mar Horse Park
  • • Del Mar City Beach
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Del Mar Plaza
  • • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • • Carmel Mountain Plaza
  • • Clairemont Village Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of California-San Diego
  • • La Jolla Cove