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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
+1 760-434-6093
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The village has lots quaint small shops. It has nice boutiques, where you can spot something different. It has lots of gift shops and many eatery’s. We enjoyed walking around. It has rustic look. . It made a refreshing change from large department stores and...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended the Taste of Carlsbad evening. We sipped and walked and ate from about 45 vendors downtown. It was so lovely and well organized! We loved the Beach and took in the Sunset from the stairs access near the Village. A lively, energetic town...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pleasant beach, clean and safe. An excellent place to visit the Pacific Ocean. Lots of nearby quality reassurances.

Thank Royce F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little tourist village. So glad our friends decided to stay here and booked ahead. Would vacation here again in the furture. Nice little shops up and down the way. Lots of choices for eating as well....such a nice atmosphere.

Thank DMSims
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully walkable with shops of all kinds and restaurants from Irish, to Mexican, to donuts. Love the variety !

Thank traveller_360063
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 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.

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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