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“beach town”(24 reviews)
“coyote bar”(15 reviews)
“cute village”(13 reviews)
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
+1 760-434-6093
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlsbad Village has everything in the middle of a wonderful surf town. Restaurants, bars, little stores - just all you need.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of six our kids are 23,14 and 12. We have been vacationing in Carlsbad for many years. We have stayed in most beach towns in Southern CA but Carlsbad is by far our favorite. Carlsbad has such a clean town and...More

2  Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would have preferred to have rated Carlsbad village good, if I had had the option, but was better than average. Lots of boutiques and little touristy shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, and a short walk from the sea. A nice place to wander for a...More

2  Thank Angie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feels so safe. I could really relax the atmosphere is great. So many cute little shops. Enjoyed shopping with my family.

Thank Lacey R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy going through beautiful boutique shops on a cool summer day and grabbing lunch, Carlsbad Village will work for you. There are reasonably priced antique stores, art shops, and places to purchase cute beachwear. Perfect, because you can feel the ocean breeze it's...More

Thank Juli T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun cute town with great food and shops for every age!! Bring your walking shoes and yoga pants!!

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I enjoy our strolls around the village any time of day. It's a great way to see this seaside gem of a town and explore!

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People are friendly, lots of restaurants and a great bike/ walking path. There are several small boutiques and coffee shops are pleasant to stop at. This town has something for all of a family.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to explore within five to six blocks area centered on Carlsbad Village Drive. From family to gourmet restaurants, hot night spots and gift shops to wandering along the Pacific. The town is clean. Public parking exists, but fills quickly. For visitors staying along the...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just great for a few days by the ocean. Lots of restaurant choices, small enough to walk to everything (we park the car when we get there and don’t go near it again until time to go home), brew pubs, farmers markets, and of course,...More

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Dionne S
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Trish D | 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.
Rhom M
March 27, 2017|
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Response from KC K | Reviewed this property |
Check the Surfline website for the most accurate wave/beach condition reports globally with daily updated ocean water temps. Generally speaking water temp is 68-72F and comfortable June/July-Sep/Oct, although June & July an... More