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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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Great restaurants and shopping

Adorable little village with great restaurants and shopping. We really enjoyed walking around and sightseeing. Really close to the beach. Beautiful area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Adorable little village with great restaurants and shopping. We really enjoyed walking around and sightseeing. Really close to the beach. Beautiful area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So much to do...so much to see! Restaurants, shops, lodging and path along the beach is breathtaking. The new crosswalks and traffic light system makes walking and driving safer and easier. Carlsbad City Planners--great job!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Lots of restaurants w good food and close to Carlsbad beach. We spent morning at beach then walked to this cute town for lunch!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great beach town/village atmosphere including all amenities one could want- beach and beach walk, shopping, dining, history.

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've recently moved to Carlsbad village. We were looking for a place near the beach and with walkability and the village meets both criteria. The village certainly has more of a beach town feel than many of the its neighbors. The area bordered by Carlsbad Village Dr. and Grand Ave. (south-north) and the ocean and I5 (west-east) is packed with... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lot of snack area and shops. LOVED the all way crosswalk on Carlsbad Blvd. Lots of activity and if you like people watching, you will enjoy all the interesting folks that are walking, shopping, and eating and just "hangin' out".

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Palm Desert, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Cute shops and lots of fun places to eat. Ice cream shop, chocolate bar, clothing stores, and antique shops. Enjoyed walking along, looking around, and loving the weather.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice little shops, good atmosphere, more than enough places to have a drink and snack. Great Weather.

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Poway, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lots of small, specialty shops, offering local and imported stuff. Not your typical beach boardwalk, but upscale shopping too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The vibe was great. The people are friendly. cool seeing people on bikes with surfboards attached. The lights to cross the streets are REALLY long.

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