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Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad

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At the beachside Carlsbad Village, browse through numerous shops and galleries, dine at casual or upscale restaurants, or stroll the sidewalks of this charming oceanfront community. Set up on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the village offers gifts and souvenirs, such as Pacific coins and Celtic jewels. Look for antiques, try on clothes and jewelry at dozens of local boutiques, and select from various delicacies, liquors, and home decor items. You can also reserve acupuncture treatments and reflexology, get a massage, or join a fitness group. Using our international travel planner, Carlsbad attractions like Carlsbad Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Carlsbad offers many types of restaurants as well as shopping in only a few square city blocks. Also nestled up to the ocean water and breeze. A perfect spot for lunch, dessert, walking and shopping. ...  more »
  • Love this place when we leave the Central Valley. Fresh air and cooler temperatures. Plenty of great shopping and excellent food restaurants. traffic is a killer getting there on 5.  more »
  • I fell in love with this picturesque village the first time I visited it. So much so, that I purchased a timeshare here to be able to repeat my experience annually. I am shocked at how excited I get t...  more »

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Where to stay in Carlsbad

Accommodations in Carlsbad run the gamut from quaint bed and breakfasts to five-star luxury resorts. You can stay in the heart of the action by booking a room downtown, where you'll be near the beach and have access to the city's most popular bars and restaurants. If you've come to town to explore the area's renowned golf and tennis opportunities, look for resorts with excellent facilities in La Costa, a suburban residential neighborhood. If you seek a more rustic experience, take advantage of the city's mild weather and natural surroundings by camping on Carlsbad State Beach.
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