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Address: Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA

Several antique stores

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Cursing Grand

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith M
San Diego, California
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Escondido, California
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 places) to very pricey (Vincent's) and everything in between. Some of the restaurants are pretty... More 

Thank Lisa D
Alpine, California
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262 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 shows and such on certain nights of the week. Probably a lot more to do... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
San Diego, California
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 is there a rat rods there's everything you might be looking for. There even a... More 

Thank Keith M
Palm Springs, California, United States
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 it again, just wish they had a very nice or any restaurant along the route.

Thank Judy D
San Marcos, California
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1,035 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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 summer the activity increases with "Cruisin' Grand" where you can see great classic cars that... More 

1 Thank csarchibald
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 Ave is the theater.

1 Thank Lois L
San Diego, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 one of the side streets was good, though! Anyway, hard to see this as a... More 

Thank Doug L
Escondido, California, USA
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Suffolk, VA
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 beauty salon (a nice one), and a guitar shop (with lessons). Plus farmer's markets weekly,

Thank PickyFlyer

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