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“Not sure why this place is so popular”

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Carlsbad Premium Outlets features a collection of the finest brands for you, your family and your home. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to the San Diego area. Located north of downtown San Diego, you're sure to find impressive savings all year round.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is one of the most congested places you can imagine shopping at. From what I can tell, it is popular with international tourists. I don't know many locals who put up with the crowds and chaos to shop these outlets. The deals are not that great - you still pay premium prices for name brand items. We stick with our local mall and stores we know we can get in and out of with fast service. On a positive note, there are a lot of good restaurants across the street if you're hungry.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were excited to visit these outlets. However, when we got there our first clue should have been all the empty parking spaces. There are many empty storefronts and the selection of the stores is like any other outlet center. Nothing special.

Thank Lynda L
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The design of this outlet lets you stroll through a myriad of top name stores. The weather is always perfect and the flower fields next door creat a beautiful backdrop. Plenty of good restaurants in the area, and it is located just one block off the freeway.

Thank JudgeJim777
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

You can't go wrong with meeting a friend, co-worker or family member for a visit with a multitude of food and shops to visit! The Starbucks located there has an EXTREMELY friendly employee think her name is Maddy or Maddy, who no matter what is going on always puts a smile on your face! Makes you feel like your $4 coffee is worth $400!

Thank Jules N
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Although we happen to live near a Tanger Outlet Mall which is much larger than this outlet, we found the layout to be very pretty and enjoyed some stores that we don't have at our outlet. We especially liked Calvin Klein. All and all, this is a nice activity for days when the weather isn't cooperating.

Thank choralion
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