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Best on Friday Evenings

Grand Avenue has many interesting store and some fine restaurants but the main attraction during... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Marcos, California
Good for antiquing - great pizza at Filippe's- good bakery next door

Fun area to explore - good winery Ofilia - fun stay at Bandy Ranch, Queen Califia sculpture garden... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Brenda B
San Juan Capistrano
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Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand Avenue has many interesting store and some fine restaurants but the main attraction during the summer is Cruising Grand when all the classic cars come into town to show their stuff. You can see from Ferrari to Classic Corvette. It stsarts after 3-4 PM...More

1  Thank ntflady
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Fun area to explore - good winery Ofilia - fun stay at Bandy Ranch, Queen Califia sculpture garden is quite interesting

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Welk Resort. Escondido is a short drive. One trip we ate at H Brothers on a Saturday afternoon. Please read review. Not a lot of activities at that time. The second trip was on a Friday night. Unknown we happened...More

2  Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Very friendly shop keepers. some unique shops. They also raved of some local restaurants on Grand, but we had picnic lunch so didn't try the food.

Thank Michelle248367
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This area has seen some great times and has lots of character. There is a glimmer of revitalization and recreation of the area. There are lots of eclectic stores and shops, and the city is poring lots into keeping events coming in to the area....More

2  Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We went to a pizza joint there and a Mexican restaurant as well while staying at Welk. What once might have been a truly 'grand' avenue is now reduced to a good number of vacant storefronts, some odd shops, a VERY good gem and mineral...More

2  Thank rollo_orlando
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Grand Avenue is a wonderful little downtown area. There are many kinds of restaurants and cafes to try out. Many types of cuisine: Italian, French, Hawaiin, Salvadorian, Irish, American. There is a Farmers Market every Tuesday afternoon with lots of fresh produce, breads, sauces, plants...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great al fresco dining, charming antique and crafts stores, a reptile shop, art galleries and more. On Fridays May through September, classic and antique cars line the road for Cruisin' Grand. On Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, there is a Farmers Market. Spring and Fall...More

Thank SanDiegoborn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Bands, food booths, blocks of restored vehicles, food and craft booths. Pre 1975 cars looking like new or better. Lots of people, bands. Lots of restaurants and bars open .

Thank lgkl1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Every Friday evening Grand Avenue closes about five blocks and hosts "Cruisin' Grand". There are more than 200 pre-1974 muscle cars on display each Friday evening. There are bands playing and several excellent restaurants to choose from. Our favorite is Vins. You can reserve a...More

1  Thank Patrick F
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Joan R
14 May 2016|
Response from 537MikeC | Reviewed this property |
Parking is a challenge but there are 3 city lots that can be accessed off of Valley Parkway between Kalmia and Orange.