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Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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Grand Avenue in Escondido, Ca.

Every Friday evening Grand Avenue closes about five blocks and hosts "Cruisin' Grand". There are... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Patrick F
San Diego
It's Good to Have a Escondido Downtown

We strolled along Grand Avenue and stopped in some interesting stores as we enjoyed a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
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Several antique stores
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“classic cars” (11 reviews)
Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA
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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

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We strolled along Grand Avenue and stopped in some interesting stores as we enjoyed a beautiful day. The Farmers Market was open and that added another interesting stop to our visit. Thanks for making us feel welcome.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

Thank Keith M
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...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 30 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...More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank Lois L
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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Doug L
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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.