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Boasting an array of shops, restaurants, hotels, and many other services, Carlsbad Village is the heart and soul of Carlsbad. It is located in the downtown commercial area of Carlsbad and is easily accessible on foot, which is, in fact, the best way to explore the area and all it has to offer. Roam around second-hand clothing shops and antique stores – the Carlsbad Village Antique Mall boasts over 100 vendors selling countless treasures. If you are wondering what to do in Carlsbad today, this is a great place to start exploring.
Stop in at the Witch Creek Wine Tasting Shop for a sample of some of California’s best vintages or enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafés dotted around the area. Visit the Alt Karlsbad Hanse House on Carlsbad Boulevard, a famous landmark that is the site of the first mineral water spa in the village dating back to the 1880s, and a good place to indulge in a mineral spa treatment or massage.
Stroll through the Carlsbad Village Farmer’s Market held on Wednesdays and pick some fresh local fruits and vegetables or enjoy a drink at one of several buzzing bars and hot night spots that draw lively crowds in the evenings.
Carlsbad Village Association, 2788 State St., Carlsbad, California, Phone: 760-453-7076