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Address: Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Several antique stores

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Hot Rod Show

During the Summer months, classic cars and hot rods are on displayed every Friday evening from 5 pm until 10 pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Gary W
Camano Island, Washington, United States
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Camano Island, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

During the Summer months, classic cars and hot rods are on displayed every Friday evening from 5 pm until 10 pm.

Thank Gary W
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Cruising Grand Ave on Friday evening is a must if you are a car enthusiasts! Lots of restaurant with seating on the sidewalk! So much fun!

Thank GrammaH
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Fun place to enjoy the evening outdoors with friends and family. We've been a couple of times to see the antique cars and farmers market. There are always fun crafts to purchase and lots of local restaurants to enjoy a great Friday night meal.

Thank AnnieP7
san marcos
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are in the area on a Friday, you must check out Cruisin Grand. It's an old car fest....they are parked, they drive them up and down the main drag and you can shop and eat and drink all in four blocks of Grand Avenue...held about 5 months of the year...late spring to mid Fall. It's an old guy... More 

Thank waterwoman1
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Grand Avenue is Escondido is very surprising. We stayed at the Tuscany Hills Retreat, which we love to stay at, and went to Grand Avenue is Escondido and were very pleasantly surprised. Nice shops and great restaurants. Quaint...

Thank wisetraveler711
Escondido, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I never miss The farmers market on Tuesday. I pick up fresh fruits & vegetables that we might need and always pick up fish taco's and shrimp cocktails from the Lady at the stand next to Juniper. It is a Tuesday tradition at my house. They are fresh and delicious. My wife also appreciates the flowers I pick up there

2 Thank Dsunman
Tucson, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

How fun to wander Grand looking at all the pre 1973 cars and watching and listening to people talk about their experiences in their youth with a special car on Friday night during the summer. Several musical groups are playing, folks are sitting on benches watching the cars drive up and down the street. Some restaurants offer outdoor seating so... More 

1 Thank TwoRetiredFolk
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Grand Avenue is sort of a main street USA but with a nice variety of dining options ranging from informal pizza place to fine French dining. You can really find any type of food to eat for breakfast or dinner. There is even an dorable Tea Room on the Avenue. Also there are lot's of antique and gift shops there... More 

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Escondido, California, USA
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Oldies music, sometimes hula hoop contests, sometimes people dancing, and of course all the classics, hot rod, low-riders, kit cars, etc. Lots of fun for the whole family & the stores stay open. Sometimes the food trucks come in, but there's plenty of regular places to eat.

Thank LGA026
Bisbee, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Every Friday night during the Summer months, this main street is filled with Classic cars, trucks and hot rods. Side streets closed off for viewing many parked beauties. Lots of eateries and shops open. Fun to see old friends!

Thank lotusone2000

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