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Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Carlsbad

(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Designer names at discounted prices draw shoppers to Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and Barneys New York are just a sampling of the 90 stores that occupy the plaza. Shops line outdoor walkways that are landscaped with flowers and potted plants. Restaurants and cafes are concentrated around a dining courtyard. Visitors coming from San Diego can book a spot on a bus tour or use a city bus to reach the shopping complex. Put Carlsbad Premium Outlets and other Carlsbad attractions into our Carlsbad holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We regularly come to the outlets to shop. Lots of great shopping choices and also a nice place to walk in this open air mall. Many major brands represented here as well as some not represented on othe...  more »
  • A beautiful outlet center with a lot of parking but so much visitors it is often hard to find a place. Which means it must be good for everyone. Starbucks on the corner for the guy who does not want t...  more »
  • Passed by and the range of shops were good with obvious limitations on ranges of goods. Eating places average. Clean with plenty of parking. 
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  • A nice place to stroll about even if not buying anything. A few places we love here are BASS they have good shoes, great pricing specials. Rubies dinner is hard to beat - hamburgers are likely the best you have tasted in a while. There is a Starbucks here that always is crowded. The Polo shop is loaded with your ubiquitous Polo shirts that are more a classic than quick changing fashion, still expensive so don't think you are getting any deals at this outlook. I notice a lot of languages spoken by patrons here, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and who knows what else? Tourist love this outlet mall near the Pacific Ocean.
  • Reasonable for an outlet, but the place needs a fresh coat of paint and some remodeling to keep up the middle-class+ vibe. The more lux stores have slowly disappeared and been replaced with generic mall fare. The food options are terrible. Redemption comes from the many shoe stores. It's nice to have a Clark's and a Gap. There is an unusual amount of baby clothes stores here too, if you're a parent.
  • It has outlets of all major brands and sometimes they give very good discounts. It has lot of parking space. Great location for shopping or you can just stroll around without buying anything.
  • As with all outlets, either the products are full price high-demand objects or they're seconds or discontinued products. I usually go to the Adidas store for the clothing deals, and have gotten some good clothes at good prices. There are lots of different brands in the mall and parking is especially tough on the weekends.
  • Very popular outlet mall. It's part of the "premium outlet" group, so if you're familiar with them, you'll have an idea of the types of stores. My favorites are Carter's, Brooks Brothers, Le Creuset, Ecco and the soft pretzel store. If you're making a day of it, there are some good casual lunch options which are all conveniently located in the same area. There are also a few full service restaurants across the street. Parking can be challenging during popular times. If you can get there before 11:00 am on week ends, there should be ample parking available.