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Address: Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Several antique stores

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Great part of Escondido...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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san diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The street fairs and Crusin' Grand through the summer are so much fun. Tuesday's Farmer's Markets always have the best buys and not just fruits and veggies,

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Thank Krista C
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Variable types of business, Easy access Lots o good parking, Friendly people. Courtesy abounds. Very enjoyable. I always enjoy seeing what is going on in my town.

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San Diego, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

There's not much on Grand Ave. in Escondido. Several store fronts are empty. The used book store is nice and the art gallery is okay. There is a gift shop that is nice, too. Yes, there are some cafes and places to eat. But for the quintessential Main Street, I say to go La Mesa!!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Whether you are here for the farmers market, Cruisin' Grand auto show, local dining or shopping, Grand Avenue offers the best 'small town' main street experience I have ever had. What a great place to spend an afternoon or enjoy a meal.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Tuesday's in Escondido offer a wide variety of locally produced fruits, vegetables, flowers and goods as well as delicious eats from street vendors. It's a delight to see and experience. You won't be able to resist the wonderful offerings.

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Escondido,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Something for everyone; many different types of restaurants, tea room, bakeries, antique shops, day spa, all worth your time to check out!

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