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Address: Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Several antique stores

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Downtown Escondido

One of the few "old-time" downtown areas in San Diego County. Antique Shops, Pubs, Restaurants, various specialty shops. An excellent way to spend a few hours visiting the shops... read more

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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the few "old-time" downtown areas in San Diego County. Antique Shops, Pubs, Restaurants, various specialty shops. An excellent way to spend a few hours visiting the shops and having lunch at one of the restaurants or the tea room

Thank 537MikeC
Escondido, California, United States
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the charms of Escondido is that it has a real downtown center. Grand Avenue is at the heart of downtown and has a number of very good restaurants and also some good shops.

Thank Dania C
San Diego
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Grand has it all. Great restaurants of all flavors at affordable prices. Sweets and treats. Antiques and browsing. We've lived here over 25 years and have never been prouder of our downtown. Come give it a stroll!

Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Camano Island, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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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254 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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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

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Tucson, Arizona
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104 reviews
21 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 

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