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A field of American flags on Memorial Day.

2021 Memorial Day Weekend Ideas for the Carlsbad, CA Area

Ideas to Check Out for Memorial Day Weekend near Carlsbad, CA

With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner and restrictions slowly lifting, you may be itching to get out and do something during that time. The Carlsbad, CA area has always been filled with great options, but what is there for this year? At Bob Baker Mazda, we share some great, safe ideas for you and your family to check out this season.

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Board Game Stores near Carlsbad, CA

A Roundup of Local Board Game Stores near Carlsbad to Support This New Years in Carlsbad, CA

With the end of the year closing in, many of us may be looking for something our families can do for Christmas or New Years’. One option is to have a family game night with those you live with! Plus, supporting local game stores are a great way to provide support to the community. Many hold after school programs or clubs to enjoy. At Bob Baker Mazda, we spotlight local board game stores you can shop while social distancing in the Carlsbad area.

Pair A Dice Games

Located in western Vista, Pair A Dice Games is the spot to find the latest major games from around the world. From Chess and puzzles to Warhammer and Magic: The Gathering, the location is filled with shelves of games that come with friendly and helpful service. They currently offer curbside pickup, but if you want to stop in, masks are required for all occupants.

Imperial Games

For those looking for a more specialized game store, Imperial Games is a great local place to stop for a wide range of card games and collectibles. Located further east in Vista than Pair A Dice, the spot specializes in Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokémon cards. They’re best known for their solid pricing and ability to find you what you need. They also offer in-store purchasing but require masks and proper social distancing.

Geppetto’s Toys

Found at The Forum in Carlsbad, Geppetto’s Toys is a great local chain of toy stores. It’s the place to find items to keep younger children busy during the holiday season. With more of a focus on arts & crafts and classic toys, they offer a selection of board games and puzzles as well. Their Carlsbad location is available for online ordering with curbside pickup and even in-store shopping with social distancing requirements.

Knowhere Games & Comics

If you’re headed towards Escondido, you may want to check out Knowhere Games and Comics. Most known for their wide selection of comics to purchase, they also have select board games to purchase and play during this winter season. Outside of quarantine, they offer free gaming tables for friends and parties and even have rentable rooms! In the meantime, you can browse their shelves while socially distancing.


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Corned beef and cabbage meal on a wood tray.

Places to Find Authentic Irish Food Near Carlsbad, CA

Where to Find Authentic Irish Cuisine in the Carlsbad area

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up quick, our stomachs at Bob Baker Mazda have been craving some authentic food to celebrate the occasion.  But where are some great places to eat?  We decided to compile a few places to check out in case your stomach is calling for a good shepherd’s pie or corned beef meal in the Carlsbad area.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Skyactiv-D driving down suburban road with trees

Check out this Commercial for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

You might remember seeing this commercial, but you can take this opportunity to take a good look at the 2019 Mazda CX-5. If you’re considering getting a CX-5, this commercial emphasizes the vehicle’s sense of simplicity and calm. It fits well with Haley Reinhart’s “Dreams,” while showing off the refined beauty of the car whether it’s raining or sunny. 

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Who Will be Playing Football on Thanksgiving Day this Year?

Thanksgiving Day Football Games 2018 

Thanksgiving is just one week away and that means many people will be spending a day sharing a meal with friends and family. Additionally, many people will be settling down this Thanksgiving in front of their television to enjoy some football! This year features three matchups of NFC teams will major playoff implications on the line in each game. Let’s take a look at the Thanksgiving Day matchups on tap for this year!  Read the rest of this entry >>