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Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Lots of vacant storefronts and a decent number of homeless

I live in Escondido, and I am sad every time I drive down Grand Avenue. LOTS of vacant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa D
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Escondido, California
Old style Main St

My wife and I were waiting for a lunch spot to open and took a walk for a couple blocks in each... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
10ringtraveler
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Alpine, California
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Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I live in Escondido, and I am sad every time I drive down Grand Avenue. LOTS of vacant storefronts. A few dive bars scattered in there, and a fair number of little restaurants, which run the gamut from inexpensive (Rosie's Cafe, a couple of pizza...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were waiting for a lunch spot to open and took a walk for a couple blocks in each direction. There are a good number of shops on the street and a good variety of restaurants available. I understand there are car...More

Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cruisin Grand is every Friday night April through September. It is best seen on foot walking on Grand Avenue in Escondido, the entire walk is little over 1 mile. The car shows pranaam Lee American cars prior to 1974. There are hot rods there gas...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

You might notice from other posts, we did a wine tasting road trip. All of wineries along the road, and there are many, are very good, all different, very busy. The tasting can be very expensive at all of the locations. But yes would do...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Like many town, as malls and bigbox stores have grown, people have lost sight of the great downtown shops, restaurants and events that go on. Grand is a perfect example of this, there are many great shops and great restaurants along Grand and in the...More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Grand Ave has really started to shine. There is weekly farmers market, fine restaurants, Drapers and Damons (my personal favorite place to shop), and many small shops. During the summer the old cars come out and line the street on the weekend. Right off Grand...More

1  Thank Lois L
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Always go to Crusin on Grand, went for the last night in September called Nitro Night. I have also been to the street fair and it has great vendors, fun people and relaxed atmosphere

Thank Cindy N
Reviewed 14 November 2016

It has a '50s vibe, but primarily just because the buildings seem to fit that era. There really isn't a great flow or feeling from one store front to the other. A few restaurants, a few coffee shops, and not much else. Ice cream on...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tuesday farmer's market is fun,. 2nd Saturday events and Cruising Grand in the spring and summer. Lots of places to eat and meet up with friends.

Thank Judi N
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Grand Ave is changing for the better and is now quite popular for its bakery/deli, wine cafe, and car show on Friday afternoons in the summer. There are still some junk shops, but there's also a couple of art galleries, an outdoor equipment/clothing store, a...More

Thank PickyFlyer
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Joan R
Where is parking located for the festival this weekend?
13 May 2016|
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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.
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