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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach town” (25 reviews)
“coyote bar” (15 reviews)
“pizza port” (18 reviews)
Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting the area on business from across the country, this shopping area is well-lit, clean, and lots of things to do, eat, and drink. Even got a glimpse of the sunset over the ocean from a block away. Lots of shops and places with Wi-Fi.

Thank Mary Ellen N
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful way to feel the majesty of the ocean without walking on sand. The Carlsbad boardwalk is an elegant, relaxing and scenic view of the ocean by utilizing the boardwalk. This is about a mile long and very pleasant. Feel the ocean breeze as...More

Thank ohgeorgeo
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you drive down Carlsbad Village Drive towards the Pacific, just before you reach Coastal Highway 101 with a big "Carlsbad" Sign on it, you will see a shopping center to your right a couple of levels high filled with shops and places to eat....More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate a nice meal and shopped successfully for a new pair of sunglasses in this village. While you cannot see the ocean so easily the beach is accessible in certain areas from Carlsbad Village. This town is more interesting than Oceanside as far as...More

Thank MontrealMan49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for walking and listening to music. Lots of restaurants. Best store was Mermaids-2 locations, if you like fun, comfy clothes, jewelry and home decor.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little family friendly town with good restaurants. We are at several places, and everything was good. Very walkable Easy parking

Thank N I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking down by the beach and wandered up towards what we thought was Carlsbad Village. Not well marked and didn't seem impressive when we drove through it later. Looks like there are a few interesting restaurants.

Thank seven_done
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove and stopped on Carlsbad Rd to see the sunset and it was worth it. Beach looked clean and nice. Saw many surfers trying to catch the big waves.

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Village and spent lots of time walking through the village, browsing the shops, grabbing some coffee. Located near the train station, the Village is easily accessible from I-5

Thank dnchambe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area with many cute specialty shops, restaurants, activities, etc..nice place to walk. Predestination friendly.

Thank mssuther4005
Nearby Restaurants
Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse
512 reviews
1.98 km away
Pizza Port
569 reviews
2.10 km away
Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar
161 reviews
2.08 km away
Cafe Topes
109 reviews
2.01 km away
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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