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Address: Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA

Several antique stores

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It is nice to have a "center" of town.

Tuesday farmer's market is fun,. 2nd Saturday events and Cruising Grand in the spring and summer. Lots of places to eat and meet up with friends.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Judi N
Escondido, California, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a '50s vibe, but primarily just because the buildings seem to fit that era. There really isn't a great flow or feeling from one store front to the other. A few restaurants, a few coffee shops, and not much else. Ice cream on one of the side streets was good, though! Anyway, hard to see this as a... More 

Thank Doug L
Escondido, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tuesday farmer's market is fun,. 2nd Saturday events and Cruising Grand in the spring and summer. Lots of places to eat and meet up with friends.

Thank Judi N
Suffolk, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Grand Ave is changing for the better and is now quite popular for its bakery/deli, wine cafe, and car show on Friday afternoons in the summer. There are still some junk shops, but there's also a couple of art galleries, an outdoor equipment/clothing store, a beauty salon (a nice one), and a guitar shop (with lessons). Plus farmer's markets weekly,

Thank PickyFlyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The walk along Grand during the Friday car shows and festivities is really fun and nice. So many restaurants and goodies to enjoy. See people you know and more that you don't but will. Very friendly and enjoyable. Even for kids and pets!

Thank James W
Escondido, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Be sure to stop in Escondido to explore Grand Avenue. There are some really good little restaurants to discover, a wonderful antique mall, unique shops, homemade gelato, and Friday nights between April and October the classic automoblies and trucks are out on display! Street fair atmosphere -- live music and lots of fun.

Thank Mimi_Avocado
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Spring and summer has clearly arrived in Escondido when the Friday night "Crus'in Grand" is in full speed. Great vintage and muscle car viewing, along with a variety of restaurants, breweries, and shops open. Small town feel. Great for summer evening walk and people watching. Usually has a live band playing and some activity for children. Family friendly outing.

Thank SJR55
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Grand Ave. is the downtown street of Escondido...with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, micro-breweries and other shops. Visit on a Friday night from May-October and be a part of Crusin' Grand - a huge weekly car show with live music and extra food vendors.

Thank EscoDave
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Both fun events, Farmers Market held Tuesday and provides local farm fresh items and a few other items sprinkled in such a fresh baked bread, honey etc. There are lots of wonderful veggies, fruits and flowers grown locally, it's fun to explore and buy direct from the farmer. Friday's is cruising grand with vintage classic cars for those auto lovers.... More 

Thank hortonms
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

There is always a good time to be had during the Friday night car shows along Grand Avenue. This family friendly event never disappoints. There are always new and different cars to see each week as hundreds of classic car enthusiasts share their passion up and down the avenue. Restaurants, pubs and shops stay open to welcome and accommodate the... More 

Thank Mr_Firestone
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

It is my understanding that several attempts have been made over the years to revitalize downtown Escondido. It looks like they are finally on their way. Grand Avenue is mostly known for their Friday night classic car display during the summer. But further investigation reveals many interesting little shops and services as well as restaurants of any type of cuisine... More 

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