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Girard Avenue and Prospect Street

About 16 km (10 miles) northwest of San Diego, Girard and Prospect Avenues, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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As featured in 3 days in San Diego
Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in La Jolla
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Fashionable streets in La Jolla that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art galleries and elegant restaurants.
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San Diego, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nice high-end shops, with a few more affordable types like Banana Republic, Talbots, etc. There are also places to eat, a wonderful bookstore and other shops as well.

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Washington, D.C.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There's a big Von's supermarket where Girard runs into Torrey Pines. Also a great hat store on Girard at Prospect.

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Largo, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

La Jolla is a nice place to walk around, especially the areas of Girard Ave and Prospect Street. Tons of little shops, plus some well known clothing chains. Also many jewelry stores, and galleries. The restaurants are more on Prospect, with more esoteric shops on Girard and the parallel streets. Worth the trip. Parking can be scarce, so count on... More

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Alexandria, VA
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452 reviews 452 reviews
199 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good shopping and an abundance of restaurants catering to a broad range of tastes exist here. Good hotels as well and the proximity to the beach and seal rocks makes it doubly appealing!

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited La Jolla on our way back to LAX. We enjoyed wandering around the shops and especially liked the bookshop on Girard Avenue. We didn't spend long here but enjoyed our hour or so. We only looked at the shops and weren't really overwhelmed by them - nice enough but lots of brands so more for proper shopping rather... More

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Menifee, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Unique boutiques, shops, galleries and restaurants abound in La Jolla Village. One can purchase both San Diego souvenirs and high end fashion items. Diverse restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets are widely-available, some with ocean views, and several with outdoor dining areas. If one wearies from shopping and dining, it is just a short walk down to the wonders... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Easy walking, many shops & MANY restaurants in this Little La Jolla area which, I take it, is supposed to be fairly high end. Everything was nice and reasonably upscale. . .but there wasn't anything particularly special or unique about any of these small independent shops or the restaurants. . .nothing memorable that would stick in your mind and/or make... More

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La Jolla, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

C'mon, People! What about Etceteras, Girard Avenue Collection, Warwick's, Robina...??? Lovely local boutiques! And coffee at Pannikin, lunch at George's, music at Eddie V'S, a Marilyn margarita and Happy Hour at The Hake? Girard and Prospect Streets, while hit by the recession, offer a choice apart from international chains you find in every other city. These are hard-working small business... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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375 reviews 375 reviews
90 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a nice time walking around La Jolla. There are many shops, restaurants and cafés. We did some shopping, had an enjoyable lunch and finished up with a nice dessert at a gelato cafe.

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Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Plenty of shopping and dining options. Fund place to people watch. Lots of nice restaurants with patios and ocean views as well.

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