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I used to live in Escondido

I was surprized how much this street has changed. I went with my family on my last night here to... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Marta E
El Paso, Texas
Best on Friday Evenings

Grand Avenue has many interesting store and some fine restaurants but the main attraction during... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
San Marcos, California
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

I was surprized how much this street has changed. I went with my family on my last night here to one of the Italian restaurants on this street. While walking there, I noticed that there are many different kinds of food, Italian, Mexican, Salvadoran, coffee...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Marta E
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Grand Avenue has many interesting store and some fine restaurants but the main attraction during the summer is Cruising Grand when all the classic cars come into town to show their stuff. You can see from Ferrari to Classic Corvette. It stsarts after 3-4 PM...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ntflady
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Fun area to explore - good winery Ofilia - fun stay at Bandy Ranch, Queen Califia sculpture garden is quite interesting

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Welk Resort. Escondido is a short drive. One trip we ate at H Brothers on a Saturday afternoon. Please read review. Not a lot of activities at that time. The second trip was on a Friday night. Unknown we happened...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank rebeccaf909
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Very friendly shop keepers. some unique shops. They also raved of some local restaurants on Grand, but we had picnic lunch so didn't try the food.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle248367
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This area has seen some great times and has lots of character. There is a glimmer of revitalization and recreation of the area. There are lots of eclectic stores and shops, and the city is poring lots into keeping events coming in to the area....More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank WanderingViking96
Reviewed December 30, 2017

We went to a pizza joint there and a Mexican restaurant as well while staying at Welk. What once might have been a truly 'grand' avenue is now reduced to a good number of vacant storefronts, some odd shops, a VERY good gem and mineral...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank rollo_orlando
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Grand Avenue is a wonderful little downtown area. There are many kinds of restaurants and cafes to try out. Many types of cuisine: Italian, French, Hawaiin, Salvadorian, Irish, American. There is a Farmers Market every Tuesday afternoon with lots of fresh produce, breads, sauces, plants...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Maria W
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great al fresco dining, charming antique and crafts stores, a reptile shop, art galleries and more. On Fridays May through September, classic and antique cars line the road for Cruisin' Grand. On Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, there is a Farmers Market. Spring and Fall...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SanDiegoborn
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Bands, food booths, blocks of restored vehicles, food and craft booths. Pre 1975 cars looking like new or better. Lots of people, bands. Lots of restaurants and bars open .

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lgkl1
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May 13, 2016|
Response from 537MikeC | Reviewed this property |
Parking is a challenge but there are 3 city lots that can be accessed off of Valley Parkway between Kalmia and Orange.