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Carlsbad Village

Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-434-6093
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I had about an hour while traveling for business and I went to Carlsbad village to get to know the town. Amazing farmers market going right through the Main Street and cute shops to peruse. Walking distance to the beach. I would definitely spend more time there.

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Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Downtown Carlsbad sits approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. It's a little beach town with a cool downtown area called "the village". There are lots of restaurants, bars and small shops. Be sure to visit the winery on the corner of Carlsbad Blvd and Grand Ave. The sandwiches at Board n Brew are amazing and watching the sunsets... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visit family near Carlsbad and have made walks through this little town part of almost every visit for years! Small interesting shops, great breakfast spots (Swami's and Daily News, for example), THE BEACH, friendly people and wonderful weather make it a great location to spend the morning walking and pushing a stroller! And now, you always know where you... More 

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An attractive village, everything within walking distance, many good restaurants and regular train service to San Diego.

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New York City, New York
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279 reviews 279 reviews
77 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Especially nice town, streets lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. Ample parking (maybe not on weekends or in beach season.). Worth a stop if you are nearby.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Located on the Coaster train line, if we are actually staying in Carlsbad (like this trip when we stayed in Oceanside), we can always get there. Why do we come? The setting is so absolutely charming. Sort of a cross between New England and beach chic, many hours could be spent wandering the streets and shops ... which we did.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Definitely not quaint, but not commercial like a mall either, this would be a good place for an evening constitutional if you are staying at a nearby hotel.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There are lots of nice towns along the water in southern California. Carlsbad is one of our favorites. Nice shops and restaurants. Fabulous beach. Great Cliffside area to walk.

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So Cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very nice environment...honestly, I stayed there, but didn't venture too much into the shops and restaurants on Christmas, but the beach is why you would be here. Nice for sure!

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We love living near Carlsbad Village. It's a Quant little beach town. We love it! Best Restaurants are Viggies Italian, Paon. Take a walk on the boardwalk or just go to the beach. Walk around State street shops and restaurants.

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