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Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-6093
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beach town” (21 reviews)
“pizza port” (18 reviews)
“cute village” (13 reviews)
Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-6093
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you want to get away of the weekend, the village has everything one needs. Wonderful people, good food, dancing, shopping, and a perfect atmosphere.

Thank sherryaking
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Clean, quiet, welcoming "town center" with many shops and restaurants. Decent parking and easily walkable and bike-able. Bicycle lockup all around. Easy access to I-5, PCH, and the actual beach itself. Caters to the numerous beach rental houses and hotels. One downside is that despite...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Everything there resturants boutiques and easy transport links, the station is easy with Amtrak we went to LA for the day

Thank irene54
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We visited legoland and had some extra time to see the city. We found out the market happened to be going on. Parking was easy and we walked around. There were many varieties of products such as produce, artisan breads, honey, etc. I liked how...More

Thank Julia Y
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This town by the ocean has everything you need. Very cute village area near the ocean with lots of restaurants, shops, bars & kitchy stores and all walkable. Resorts and residential areas near the water, rent a bike or take a surfing lesson, or visit...More

Thank 319theam
Reviewed 3 May 2016

walking shoes or flats, flip flops or low heels - streets are friendly for walking. Interesting shops..clothing Ireland, beads, crystals, books, odds & ends...antiques

Thank Lois Davin W
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Walking around Carlsbad is a joy but when there is a street fair going on it is incredible. Lots of people and lots of things to look at. This has to be one of the best art and crafts events we have ever attended. Great...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had a great time exploring the shops and restaurants. The businesses were friendly and helpful. I appreciated the fact that this was a beach town yet it was clean, safe, and affordable. The people of Carlsbad take pride in their community! We would definitely...More

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A place to browse and spend some time away from the chain stores. Very enjoyable, interesting and fun.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Carlsbad Village is a great place to explore. There are tons of restaurants, cafes, stores, and small shops to visit. It's a little beach village that's completely accessible by train if you don't want to drive in. Very walkable. The shops and restaurants are very...More

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Nanfi L
When Trip Advisor shows Carlsbad it shows a pic of a big rock with carvings of what looks like the Founding Fathers? Is this a thing? If so where can I find it???
14 June 2017|
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Response from travelwtme | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have never seen that!
Rhom M
How cold is the water and of march?
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
My regular hangout. Keeps getting more upscale.
21 February 2017|
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Response from Marcia1009 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why this came as a question. My comment is that it is a great place to visit.