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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6093
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
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Type: Neighborhoods
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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Santa Ana, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You only have to par along the shore in the village during a sunset to really get into Carlsbad. There are a wide variety of different cultural eating places, and music listening to please.

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Beaumont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I loved that fact that the people in the area were so friendly and the shops were just lovely. The proprietors of the shops were very welcoming, even if you just wanted to walk around and browse.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was nice to walk around in Carlsbad. Not one of our favorite cities in CA --but had some nice shops and restaurants to visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at a condo on Oak Avenue and it was within walking distance of many different restaurants and shops. This is little community is very clean and feels extremely safe. We were also within walking distance of the gorgeous beach. I would definitely vacation here again!

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Carlsbad, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Many fine places to eat, Bkfst at DONS COUNTRY KITCHEN, LUNCH at FIDELS, Dinner at FISH HOUSE VERACRUZ. ..if you need a Trophy, stop by and see RICK at AAA Trophies, near Hennesys.. Joe Tosto

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Valley Center, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Many unique shops to browse through,, great restaurants, close to the beach, easy walking distance between stores. The restaurants vary from American, Italian, and Mexican and all are very reasonable.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We loved the easy walking and fun shops. Don't miss Warm Waters Surf Shop or The Chocolate Bar! The coffee is extraordinarily delicious!

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love Carlsbad Village -- so underrated in my estimation. You can shop, dine, have a walk on the beach, and stay there for vacation if you want in either one of the larger resorts or small, oceanfront properties (which would be my preference). They've recently experimented with closing off one of the streets to further encourage strolling around, and... More

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice area with grat restaurants, cute shops and relaxing environment... Lots of activity with families and friends walking the streets. Many hotels nearby! My favorite is the Ocean Palms Beach Resort!

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Apple Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Many great dining options and shopping choices. All within walking distance of the many lodging facilities nearby. There's even a Framer's Market during the week.

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