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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.
Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of shops, restaurants, & interesting boutiques. Don't miss their street fair which is in May & October.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elk H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to spend an afternoon walking around. Lots of cafes and small stores to explore. Parking is a challenge.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ParksideNY
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Carlsbad, It has the small town feel. Towns of restaurants and shopping. Lots of activities to do in town. Beautiful boardwalk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wmagana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tudor architecture,good food,sea air, art displays, friendly atmosphere--all and more are easy to enjoy in Carlsbad. Be sure to stop at the statue of Capt. Frazier and "test the water."

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edge W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 4 days mid-February and although the weather wasn't ideal, I would return in a heartbeat. Carlsbad village itself is a beautiful quaint by the sea town during the day with a really active restaurant/bar scene in the evening. I stayed at Carlsbad by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little curio shopping and variety of restaurants. Other than dinner really don’t see any other reason to make this a must see. Easy to park and within walking of the coast.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank advcards
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best beaches in the San Diego area is adjacent to Carlsbad Village and with plenty of parking and the village within walking distance it is our favorite. Large expansive beaches, usually uncrowded and lots of fun for the whole family regardless of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Village. There is so much to see and do here. There are lots of food choices, shops, bars and more. It's good for all. The nightlife is good too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank twanishaw
Reviewed February 14, 2019

You can find pretty much anything you might want in the Village. Various eateries which offer fresh seafood, steak, tacos, pizza, ice cream, and even fast food are sure to satisfy any craving. Art shops, coffee shops, and a few drink spots will help to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NotLogical
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Carlsbad is a really nice town out of the LA traffic and people. City is nice clean with good restaurants. Nice to walk around out of the car.

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 18, 2018|
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Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at the Carlsbad Village website and couldn't find anything going on Christmas Day or Eve aside from mass. I suspect, given the small town nature of the place, many places will close. You might try contacting... More
Dionne S
August 29, 2017|
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Response from patriciacT6260PD | Reviewed this property |
The shops in the village close early at 5:00. The outlet mall that isn't far away would be the only stores open until 9:00pm.
Nanfi L
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Sharon P |
That is from Legoland.