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“beach town”(25 reviews)
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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

We stayed for a week, great place to vacation. Lots of nice restaurants and bars. You can walk just about everywhere. Loved it, can't wait to go back. Stayed at the Tamarack Beach Resort. Great place, recommend it highly!!

Thank antegogo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlsbad is good place to have relax for several days. A lot of cafes, bars, restaurants to choose. People are kind and helpful. Streets are clean and charming. Plenty of hidden places. Everybody can find something interesting for himself.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a Wednesday when they have a farmers market one of them things I like the best was the the vendors good good vibe good food just a family atmosphere I definitely will be back

Thank Trek222000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk around for a few hours and catch sunset...many boutiques, shops, and many more cafes/ bars, restraunts

Thank rk g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent Saturday in Carlsbad Village. There are many little shops with fun and intetesting merchendise to brows through. While there one should eat at Vigilucci's.

Thank LadyASanDiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What’s not to like , beach , bars and restaurants . Super clean , relaxed atmosphere, easy driving . Great place to watch the sunset

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll find so many shops, galleries, restaurants here and all in a walkable area. Stop for Gelato, Johnny Was fashions, and more. You can't miss

Thank John U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Carlsbad which is a very pleasant community that is a nice place to relax and spend time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming town that is great for walking. The local visitor center offers a free walking tour guide map! It is an easy walk around town!

Thank MsMM M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants and funky shops, not too crazy, but not mainstream silly chains. Lots of character and interesting spots to walk into. Nearby is the Pacific. A nice way to experience this town and a nice welcoming asset.

Thank PlatinumHoney
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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