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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6093
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$80*
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91%
Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
Owner description: Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
Owner description: Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good eating places and a great place to cool off after spending hours on the nearby beach.
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Alta Loma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

There are many little shops and restaurants within easy walking or biking distance. It is a cinch to get here by train, since the station is nearby. The street fair offers many delectable items on Thursday evenings at reasonable prices. The organic food choices are excellent. The local shopkeepers seem eager to please. The only drawback is finding a place... More 

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There are a ton of restaurants and shops all within walking distance. The coaster runs close by and can take visitors and locals alike to other nearby towns. We brought a car and didn't drive it for over 5 days! Beach is nice, food is good, shopping is reasonable.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We hadn't planned on spending much time. The local market was opening up on the street on one of the days we visited and it looked like a great area for buying local products. Overall we found the shops interesting and found prices quite good. We will make a point of spending more time and no doubt more $ on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great shopping, from cool second hand to high street fashion. in a cute package all in walking distance.

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice variety of shops and restaurants. Ample parking, close to the beach, Coaster station, Interstate 5! Safe and quiet, but with plenty to do and see.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were able to walk anywhere we chose. We ate at a different spot each night and morning...plenty of good choices. The community was very friendly.

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Coopersburg,PA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This a great place to park a car and walk the streets to see the area and shop. Wear comfortable shoes. People are great to people watch as well

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Livermore, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed in the village area during the Thanksgiving break. I appreciated how this beach town's village differed from the surrounding ones (Leucadia, Oceanside, etc.) in that the "village" was much more quaint and more easily walkable since the PCH doesn't run straight through it. There are a multitude of food options, really good ones. You can experience chains and... More 

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PACIFIC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Thought there would be more to see here - mostly restaurants and only a few shops. Just one block long. First came for the Farmer's Market on Wed. and weren't impressed by that either. Mostly overpriced foods because it was all supposedly organic.

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

LOVE downtown Carlsbad! Great shopping for both men & women, MANY excellent choices for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Public parking lots in convenient areas around town. Return? YES!!!

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