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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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middleton, wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Enjoyed exploring Carlsbad Village one morning when it was raining and we couldn't visit the beach. Great shopping (a favorite was Blues and Shoes - fun staff who enjoyed helping style their customers and GREAT deals on clothing and shoes!) and lots of restaurant choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very quaint, there is shopping, restaurants and a few coffee houses. It is also a neat place just to stroll around. It was very peaceful and relaxing, regardless of the time of day we went up to the Village. You can also catch the Coaster from this destination, which I highly recommend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We loved that everything was within walking distance from where we were staying in Carlsbad. The ocean, fabulous places to eat, a grocery store, farmers market, coffee shops and so much more. Lovely area!

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Easy to get around village with many little retails stores to browse in, and many different eateries to indulge in, beautifully located on the Pacific

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