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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6093
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Carlsbad
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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Bethlehem, PA, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice shops and good restaurants. Not too crowded for a beach town. Easy to drive or walk around. Clean.

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Parker, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad Village has just about everything you might need. Staying in this area is great for families and couples too. You can walk to restaurants, shops, the beach, and grocery stores (a little further) but still very nice. Take the Coaster from the airport (you'll need a shuttle to get from the airport to the Coaster) but then you'll arrive... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Carlsbad has a very quaint downtown complete with a winery and many cute little places to eat. The beach is close by and breathtaking!

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Eloy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

would walk into town at least twice a day. lots of neat shops and places to eat. loved the Coyote bar. something going on every night. also the Coaster stops there and we took to San Diego and back for sightseeing

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Ontario
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Carlsbad is such a lovely spot in North County ( San Diego county ). You can take a beautiful stroll through the many boutiques/ shops, walk along the gorgeous beach, jog along the sea wall and lunch on a very sweet patio with an abundance of restaurants for your choosing. Carlsbad Village is great for families, couples or singles looking... More

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Stow
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It seemed easy to park here when coming from a different location which was a surprise. I found delightful shopping, casual and upscale eating, but I had the best massage of my life in a strip mall off Carlsbad Village Blvd. with Samantha.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Quaint town with colourful gardens.Not many stores to pick from... novelty, boutiques and art galleries mainly. A number of eateries and a lovely stretch of beach.Walk around or hire a bike.

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Fryeburg, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in San Clemente and wanted to drive towards the south. We were so happy to find this gem!!! We enjoyed lunch in one of the many restaurants and then walked along the beautiful beach. So much to do in one day!! We would come here again and stay for a few days.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great places to eat or just walk around/people watch. We found everyone super friendly and enjoyed the area!

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Columbus, OH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very quaint with enough entertainment for every age. As commercial as you might want it to be, but still maintains a local business atmosphere. Unique shopping and good food. We liked the Coyote Bar & Grille & The Chocolate Bar. Love the boutique clothing shops for both trendy and edgey looks. The ladies in the Visitors Center were very helpful,... More

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