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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-434-6093
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Description: Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good eating...
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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Wonderful- Charming- Carlsbad Village by the Sea

I have visited family on and off for a number of years in Carlsbad and have always been struck by how much it has to offer. Stroll the shops and restaurants in the village (State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited family on and off for a number of years in Carlsbad and have always been struck by how much it has to offer. Stroll the shops and restaurants in the village (State street not to be missed) or walk right over a few blocks to and down to a splendid public beach. The train depot is quaint... More 

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Billings, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are going out at night there is a variety of places to choose from! Just ask around! All of the places we went had friendly staff. We told them what kind of place we were looking for and they directed us there! Over all we had a great time exploring the night life here!!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

loved strolling along the street. Ate at Jay's fish place. Dog friendly everywhere! We could have brought our two dogs, but we left them in the hotel, because we did not know how dog friendly they were.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the reasons why we chose Carlsbad Inn is all the places within walking distance. State street has a wide variety of shops with price points for every budget. Easy to spend all afternoon just walking around and people watching. Folks are very friendly and will give you the inside scoop. And the train station is very close by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Bad experience the only Hispanics these people know are the ones working here. I am brown and I booked 3 days in a wonderful resort I am leaving with the idea that the majority of residents are RACIST.We went to this pizza place good pizza by the way they stare at us like we were from another planet. Oh in... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

So beautiful all around. I wish it was a little warmer but enjoyed it anyway. Walking around and trying different restaurant was a big part of the fun.

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to walk, shop, and dine. Everything is in easy walking distance. It has all the conveniences, including a coastal train that runs between Oceanside and San Diego.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Park anywhere - there are plenty of free lots and street spots - even if you're far from your destination, because you're sure to enjoy the walk. So many stores, old and new, to tempt you. So many restaurants, casual and fancy, to treat you. And the beach is never far: choose to pull up a bench, throw down a... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Many things to do and see in this village. Farmers Mkt on Wendesdays should not be missed. Choice--gluten free vegan smoothie/juice/light meals/snack place is the BEST! Be sure to check out the antiques stores as well

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Lots of small shops but they open after 10 or later Not great for early risers. But the shops are nice. Blues and Shoes is a mostly reasonable, trendy shop. Restaurants are diverse and have happy hours. People are wonderful.

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