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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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+1 760-434-6093

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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Great walking area for shops and restaurants!

This is a great area to sample many local cultures. Both in food, and through purchasing handmade items. Also, here is a wonderful farmers market, that has plenty of... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
Sahuarita, Arizona
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

This is a great area to sample many local cultures. Both in food, and through purchasing handmade items. Also, here is a wonderful farmers market, that has plenty of entertainment!

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New York, New York
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Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The Carlsbad Inn Beach resort is right next to the Carlsbad Village and since we stayed for a week, we had the pleasure of enjoying the shops and restaurants in the area. The stores range from clothing to jewelries, especial olive oils, gelatos, and the restaurants from Mexican, Italian, Greek, Japanese.

1 Thank Laura46v
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

cute village but expected more unique shop. Many tourist shops around town, with a plethora of hair salons.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

Carlsbad has managed to retain a lot of its village charm despite growing a LOT in the last 31 years I have lived here. It has become a tourist destination (Legoland is 10 minutes away, and the beach is only a few blocks from downtown). There are many restaurants from family and folksy to high end French, Italian, Seafood, Asian,... More 

1 Thank CJ C
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 9, 2016

Amazing neighborhood, great place close to beach and quite, with access to everything around, little far from downtown but everything is perfect

1 Thank VAM74
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

Its just another little 'village' with crowds and not a great deal to do. Far better to drive to Oceanside to the north. Restaurants are OK, but there are some great restaurants in Carlsbad and surrounding areas, just not in the 'village' For great sea food.. try Fish 101 and Pelly's ... but they are not at the 'village'.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

Pedestrian Friendly, and has numerous mom and pop shops and family owned and operated restaraunts. Plus many events including a street fair and farmers market

2 Thank TamarackBeachResort
Lund, Sweden
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Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice little town. Took a walk, had some coffee and did a little window shopping. Very pedestrian friendly.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed December 21, 2015

Do you enjoy a small town with lots to see, smell and taste? Well Carlsbad Village has all that will satisfy your senses. Shops, parks, restaurants, Farmers Markets, Antiques, beach, train station everything within walking distance.

2 Thank Jonette B
Carlsbad CA
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Reviewed December 20, 2015

Carslbad Village is very walk able. The main road from Freeway to the Beach used to be called Elm but the city council renamed it many years ago to feed people into a new development by the train tracks. There are a few antique shops, bars, wine bars and restaurants of all types and prices on Village Drive and side... More 

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