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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6093
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Ranked #4 of 31 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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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I loved finding all the different shops tucked in and around the village. There was such a variety of items to look at, jewelry, clothing, shoes, postcards, almost anything your looking for.

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Carlsbad, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It is not a village anymore but we still call it. A great place for dining and shopping of any kind. But the most important for any local or a visitor the parking is FREE. Go to any city or town on the coast and the first thing is, you have to pay & pay everywhere to park. Even along... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am perhaps biased because I live here, but I've been all over the state and there are few coastal towns that are as well kept as Carlsbad. The beaches are easily accessible and if you stay in the Village, everything is within walking distance. You can take the Amtrak or Coaster and you won't even need a car. There... More

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San Diego, CA
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Village is a foot-friendly area that allows one to shop, eat, people-watch and enjoy the beach - all of which encompass much of the Carlsbad culture. You can rent bikes, eat at an outdoor cafe, watch the waves, or the runners and cyclists. Family friendly, you can do as much or as little as you like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I am proud to say I am a resident of Carlsbad. If I didn't already live here, I would want to move here. The Village is fun for shopping, strolling, dining and people watching. Several sidewalk cafes, beach nearby, very laid back and casual. Enjoy the wonderful weather.

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Carlsbad, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yes, Carlsbad used to be a village once, but over the years unbridled development and unjustified steep increase in building density, thank you City Council, have turned it into an urban entity. So the old quaint heart of Carlsbad on good old Elm Street, whose historic name was unduly changed to "Carlsbad Village Drive," is no longer the relaxing spot... More

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Orem, UT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. There are a lot of fun little shops including a chocolate place that had lots of great stuff. I would go back.

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Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Absolutely love this village. Very friendly people and lots of unique restaurants and shops to explore. Highly recommend the Chocolate Bar but it comes with a warning....very addictive. Weekends get a little crazy but its worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Open street fair every Wednesday. Lots of fresh fruits, veggies and crafts. Great. Try the meats from Meatmen.

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Easy walking distance from great hotels, fantastic restaurants and shopping. Loved the Witch Creek Winery!

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