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Things to do in Carmel Valley, San Diego

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.
Bakery
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“One of the best breakfasts you'll ever eat. I first ate at Snooze in Denver and when they opened up a few restaurants in San Diego, I was very excited! Long lines on Saturdays and Sundays if you don't get there before 8:00am”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite tasting room! Food truck out back with picnic tables and shade trees. LOVE this place!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Plaza
“The closest shopping plaza with many restaurants, organic food stores, etc.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Attractive people go here. Nice bar, nice food. One of celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Reasonable priced for large salads or main dishes. You can pick and choose what you want and you can actually see it. Great deserts, and organic drinks and wine.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Nice happy hour restaurant with nice interior decoration right across the movie theater”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“5 Star Dinning ~ At Addison, acclaimed Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley presents his artisanal approach to cooking, combining local ingredients with contemporary French influences. The elegant, European setting features a decadently appointed bar with a richly upholstered backdrop, a commanding marble bar, intimate library and terrace seating. Framed by magnificent arched windows, the stunning main dining area affords beautiful golf course views, while the wine cellar – strategically located in the center of the room – punctuates the importance of Addison’s extensive wine collection and its world-class wine tasting environment, replete with ideal glassware, perfect wine storage and knowledgeable service.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“Movie night is fun here, where reserved seating and in room dining, and plush leather set the tone for any movie. Plan ahead since they sell out fast. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Our closest market with everything a Vons can offer. We mainly go there for their selection of vino.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing fresh sushi. Good friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Innovative chef.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Great sports bar. Food is above average but you would go to this place if watching sports is more important than terrifically good food. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“One of the best breakfasts you'll ever eat. I first ate at Snooze in Denver and when they opened up a few restaurants in San Diego, I was very excited! Long lines on Saturdays and Sundays if you don't get there before 8:00am”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
“My favorite tasting room! Food truck out back with picnic tables and shade trees. LOVE this place!”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Attractive people go here. Nice bar, nice food. One of celebrity chef Brian Malarkey's restaurants.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Reasonable priced for large salads or main dishes. You can pick and choose what you want and you can actually see it. Great deserts, and organic drinks and wine.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Nice happy hour restaurant with nice interior decoration right across the movie theater”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“5 Star Dinning ~ At Addison, acclaimed Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley presents his artisanal approach to cooking, combining local ingredients with contemporary French influences. The elegant, European setting features a decadently appointed bar with a richly upholstered backdrop, a commanding marble bar, intimate library and terrace seating. Framed by magnificent arched windows, the stunning main dining area affords beautiful golf course views, while the wine cellar – strategically located in the center of the room – punctuates the importance of Addison’s extensive wine collection and its world-class wine tasting environment, replete with ideal glassware, perfect wine storage and knowledgeable service.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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