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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“Visit in March - April to see the bloom. Check www.theflowerfields.com for schedule.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Hit Costco at the beginning of your trip for all of your alcohol and bulk items.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“Just head west on la Costa and take a right on 101 great place to watch sunset ”
  • 17 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Butcher shop & a sit-down delicatessen with breakfast, lunch & dinner eats, plus draft beer & wine. Also, famous for its European grocery store.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is a nice restaurant/bar near in Carlsbad a few exits up the freeway off of Palomar Airport Road. It's near Lego Land, Costco, the Carlsbad Outlet Mall and a variety of other restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“There is a great viewpoint above the beach. Awesome for pictures and exercising.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Campground
“It is a San Diego County beach with coastal bluffs. Popular activities include swimming, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, and beachcombing. Voted one of the top beaches in San Diego.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“OUR beach for 8 years :) Tamarack beach is just 1/2 mile south with easy access parking. Bathrooms at both”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent seafood with a full menu and bar. Outdoor seating. One of my favorites!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“BEST BURGERS in the world. We call it our 'healthy fast food'- Just try it! It's ALWAYS packed but worth the wait!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
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“Fresh fish market and restaurant. Casual, family friendly and reasonably priced”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Awesome Margaritas and their white cheese dip is pretty amazing! If you like pork, try out their carnitas plate for 2....will feed you and then some!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“If you need to take a coaster down or up the coast. This is a great option if you want to avoid the weekend traffic coming in r out of San Diego”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants. Make a reservation they get packed quickly. Elephant walk for shoes & handbags is just 2 doors away, stop in & say Hi to Andy.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“This is a nice restaurant/bar near in Carlsbad a few exits up the freeway off of Palomar Airport Road. It's near Lego Land, Costco, the Carlsbad Outlet Mall and a variety of other restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent seafood with a full menu and bar. Outdoor seating. One of my favorites!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“BEST BURGERS in the world. We call it our 'healthy fast food'- Just try it! It's ALWAYS packed but worth the wait!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Awesome Margaritas and their white cheese dip is pretty amazing! If you like pork, try out their carnitas plate for 2....will feed you and then some!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my favorite restaurants. Make a reservation they get packed quickly. Elephant walk for shoes & handbags is just 2 doors away, stop in & say Hi to Andy.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“fun close restaurant and on the same street as the Coaster (train station).”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you want high quality burgers this is your go-to. Also love the albacore burger”
  • 3 locals recommend

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