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Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Escondido
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Several antique stores
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Oceanside, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This street is loaded with incredible food and fun, Vincent's, Joe's Italian further down Grand, Fillipi's Pizza, the antique mall, Tuesday Farmer"s Market and Cruisin' Grand on Friday nights from April to October...seeing the old cars is a lot of fun....

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Oceanside, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Make sure and go on a Friday night for "Cruisin' Grand"-hundreds of classic cars, sidewalk cafes, always a new restaurant popping up. Open every Friday night during daylight savings time.

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lots of variety including antiques, tea shops, restaurants, delis, and salons. You can even stroll onto Maple Street Plaza to sit and read, play a card game or let your kids play in the water. The arrival of the Catholic University has brought new life to town center.

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seattle
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189 reviews 189 reviews
138 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It is a nice stop in Escondido, with a lot of shops to browse and local restaurants. There is a Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Every kind of food from French to Pitas. German and Mexican. Antique shops to Bird stores. Coin stores to Beauty Spas. You name it and you will find it on Grand Ave. There is crusing Grand on Friday evenings in Spring and summer. Where car buffs go park and show off there cars. Perhaps you will see the car of... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

lots of different restaurants from very nice as Vincents to pizza Fillipi's to other end our favorite Jalepeno's didn't look like much but we had great meals and service

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Capistrano Beach, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We visited Escondido in January and walked Grand Street on 2 separate days. After having lunch at Bellamy's, we walked and shopped for several hours. Cute shops, huge variety. Not the mall-variety chains; everything from a pet shop specializing in birds to antiques to bakeries. We were there on Tuesday, when the farmers market is there in the afternoon, and... More

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White Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Grand Avenue is worth a stroll if you are in the area as it has a few nice restaurants and some antique stores. However most of the stores that were there are closed and it is not nearly as lively as it was in the past.

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Escondido, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Grand Avenue is one of my favorite places. Lots of good restaurants, my number one choice Vincents been stopping by there for over 20 years. Great small shops of all types from antiques to candy and if you need a good haircut try Andy’s, you’ll think you stepped back a few decades. Grand is like the old time downtowns that... More

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Escondido, California, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Unfortunately, the last economic recession took a bite out of downtown Escondido but if you're a classic car enthusiast, I highly recommend Cruising Grand every Friday during the summer. The whole street is lined with beautiful cars! There are also good eats and music, good fun for the whole family. There's also a farmer's market every Tuesday afternoon

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