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Carlsbad Village

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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-434-6093
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Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good eating...

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.

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Carlsbad by the Sea

Carlsbad is a great place to shop, visit, vacation, and live. The Village offers a variety of gastronomic choices such as Italian (Cicciotti's, Gregorio's & Viggulicci's are my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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2fungirls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carlsbad is a great place to shop, visit, vacation, and live. The Village offers a variety of gastronomic choices such as Italian (Cicciotti's, Gregorio's & Viggulicci's are my favorites), seafood, Japanese, American, Southwestern, Mexican (Garcia's & Fidel Norte's), delis, and more. There's also quaint, warm wine bars, art galleries, unique shops, and a live theater called New Village Arts. Downtown... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Carlsbad's village is a cheery, beachy, family oriented treasure. It is casual and diverse. Whether you are looking for food, shopping, entertainment or play, there are venues to fulfill your wants. The beach is beautiful and, and the weather is divine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carlsbad Village is a very laid-back little gem. It is starting to grow and attract several more businesses as of late. There are lots of restaurants, juice shops and clothing boutiques....not to mention a hair salon every 20 feet. The Farmers Market is great on Wednesdays and if you are craving sushi then Blue Ocean is the ONLY place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I have ever been to this part of California. Everything is in walking distance. Fabulous restaurants, shopping ,winery and beautiful beautiful beaches not to mention the sunset. I thought when I retire I would want to spend my east coast winter months in Florida. But not anymore this is where I can see myself. I would seriously consider... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carlsbad Village is an idealiic small town city! Great shops with a warm beachy feel to it. Great restaurants to fill any and all types of taste buds! After a good meal head down to the Choclate Bar for some treats both new and nostalgic all in one place. Bring along your best pal too...Dogs of all sizes are welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being senior citizens now, we generally head out for lunch while in Carlsbad. As owners at Carlsbad inn for about 30 years we have never traded our week as we enjoy what the village continues offer. Restaurants are abundant, the beach drives awesome,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a charming place. There are restaurants from cheap to expensive. Lots of gift and clothing shops. A little bit of everything

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing wrong with this beach, but it's just like many Atlantic coast beaches I've been to. It just doesn't compare to La Jolla or Coronado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great shops and fantastic bars and resturants. Great people watching location. Seems to be the local hangouts too. Parking spaces at a premium. First come first served..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carlsbad center is a great place to spend time in. There are a lot of reaturants and small shops even though the shops are expensive. The beach is only a few minutes walk from the center which means that you can have a break down at the beach at any time. The diagonal cross walks are very smart which allows... More 

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