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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-434-6093
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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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A small town from the past

I love the feel of this place. I always get excited when I know I'm coming back. Just to stroll the town. Eat outside, have drinks. It has the coaster train station in the middle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Celticpoo
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League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the feel of this place. I always get excited when I know I'm coming back. Just to stroll the town. Eat outside, have drinks. It has the coaster train station in the middle of town. It's clean, the people are friendly.

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Thank Celticpoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small town friendliness. The shop owners were very helpful and friendly. I left there feeling like I had made some new friends. Take your time and browse...hassle free in the all the shops

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Thank Joyce F
Long Beach, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love driving down to Carlsbad Village as its a close drive and a beautiful drive down the coast. The Village has lots of restaurants and shops. Very quaint and an easy walk around. People are very friendly and lots of dog friendly places as well and beach is within walking distance. Great day trip, weekend or vacation trip.

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Thank packy2
San Marcos, California
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a shopper's delight whether you want good coffee, local cuisine, fish and chips, you name it, they got it. Also has many local shops from clothing, souvenirs, furniture, antiques, farmer's market, thrift stores, etc. I always take advantage when camping out nearby Carlsbad State Beach.

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Ottawa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a day in the village. We ate, shopped, walked, visited and had a beverage or two. The village is small and friendly. Many of the small boutiques are locally owned and unique. I love the surf town feel of it. Outlet shopping this is not. It's charming and laid back feel is what is my idea of California... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carlsbad offers a good choice of restaurants at all price levels. Great proximity to the beach and Legoland.

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Thank philmccracken2015
Kirkland, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around this quaint little village. There are many interesting shop and vendors. We had an excellent lunch in one of the many restaurants. There is a beautiful beach just steps from the main shopping area, with easy access. Lots of free parking.

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Thank DougInKirkland
Baja California, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Carlsbad. There are many great shops and wonderful restaurants. Nearby is the Carlsbad Outlet shops. The beach is the greatest attraction there. I love to walk along their lovely beach.

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Thank dr_marycontreras
South Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk around this quaint, laid-back little town and enjoy the interesting shops, multi-cultural restaurants, and inviting coffee shops. Try El Norte restaurant for excellent Mexican food and charming atmosphere.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great area to sample many local cultures. Both in food, and through purchasing handmade items. Also, here is a wonderful farmers market, that has plenty of entertainment!

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