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“beach town”(23 reviews)
“coyote bar”(15 reviews)
“cute village”(13 reviews)
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.
Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A true quaint village. Restaurants, sidewalk cafes, jewelry stores, ice cream shops etc. line the street. A lovely place to stroll and window shop both day and night. Parking is plentiful both on the street and in lots behind the shops.

Thank DB A
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much in this town, take your time, and browse over a few days. Farmers market is on Wed. and there is parking in many places, but this is best experienced while walking along.

Thank Ayse_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little town is jammed with great shoppes, tremendous restaurants and cool history. Be sure to visit the Mermaid shop; stop by the rail station; spend time at the “Wine bars” ; don’t miss Caldo Pomodoras and you can’t leave without Creme Brûlée Custard at...More

2  Thank J I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlabad village has food, beers, shopping, music, the whole place can accomadate any need. A must visit and even great to go pub to pub and the croqds range from college age to elder, nice spot, great selections of food, beer, wine or even shopping,...More

1  Thank bizzy21880
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our local office is about 2 blocks west of the vvillage and whenever we have meetings we talk walks through the village to the beach and to one of the many local restaurants. The village is very beautiful with all the typical touristy stuff but...More

Thank kuehnklausm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlsbad Village has a charming street with many interesting little shops. We had good time exploring and enjoyed what the farmers market had to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops and restaurants are nice but we were disappointed that the beach is not dog freiindly. We ate at a dog friendly cafe and shopped but there isn't much more to do.

Thank mags5252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many places to walk through and find items to buy. Fun area to walk and shop! There are lots of places to eat and spend your money.

Thank P7288ZNrussells
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always something to do, shops restaurants, and more. You can go fancy or casual. Many hotrels around including one there.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking to this village from our hotel. We tried coffee at Vinaka Cafe which was good. Craft Burger - amazing burgers. Naked Cafe offered a refreshing twist on a breakfast menu - loved the artichoke scramble and the coconut French toast. Cute shops...More

1  Thank Mimi_California
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Dionne S
30 August 2017|
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Response from Trish D | Reviewed this property |
The shops in the village close early at 5:00. The outlet mall that isn't far away would be the only stores open until 9:00pm.
Nanfi L
15 June 2017|
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Response from Sharon P |
That is from Legoland.
Rhom M
27 March 2017|
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Response from KC K | Reviewed this property |
Check the Surfline website for the most accurate wave/beach condition reports globally with daily updated ocean water temps. Generally speaking water temp is 68-72F and comfortable June/July-Sep/Oct, although June & July an... More