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“Grand Avenue in Escondido, Ca.”
Review of Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue
Ranked #9 of 51 things to do in Escondido
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Owner description: Several antique stores
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 table outside and watch people, look at the cars and enjoy great food drinks and service.

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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.

Thank 2TravelersMn
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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 places) to very pricey (Vincent's) and everything in between. Some of the restaurants are pretty good (Vincent's, A Delight of France), and some of the stores are cute (Retro House Love), but the ever-present homeless population and the empty storefronts make the downtown feel like a ghost town. Cruisin' Grand attracts a lot of folks on Friday evenings April-September, but that doesn't seem to help attract other businesses to the area. I hope if there's a Chamber of Commerce in town that they try to do something to help the area.

Thank Lisa D
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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 shows and such on certain nights of the week. Probably a lot more to do on those nights

Thank 10ringtraveler
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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 is there a rat rods there's everything you might be looking for. There even a lot of Japanese cars seventies and early edition setup popped up there's plenty of fast food pizza slushies iced coffees to get from local merchants. Bring cash there's even stuff for kids who who contests music DJs dance competitions definitely the highlight of Escondido during the summer every week has a different theme

Thank Keith M
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