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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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Ranked #14 of 25 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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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My favorite shop is Swoon, a cute little boutique next to the Tea Shop.The boutique has very nice and affordable finds that are chic and traditional that mix with any wardrobe. I also loved George's bar and grill. The upper level has the best breeze in the world. Can't wait to go back and swim with the seals.

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There are many beautiful shops and restaurants in the area. We ate at Richard Walker (pancake house - excellent), Karl Strauss Brewhouse, Aroma Café and at gelataria on Prospect Street. Finding a parking spot is relatively easy as there are many on street parking areas. Definitely worth going into this area to shop and dine.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a great area to window shop. They have quite a few places to eat. If you happen to have children with you, it may become a challenge if they need to use the restroom. They always claim their restrooms are broken or they simply don't have one. The roads to get to the area are awful. Careful where... More

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San Diego, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
117 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Soooooo many shops to browse through! So close to children's cove and wonderful restaurants to choose from! We have lived here over 40 plus years got married young!!!!! My fav is Tommy Bahama to shop and El Crabcatcher to eat at! George's at the cove has been here when we got married and we still go and enjoy the sunsets... More

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La Jolla, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you want a nice stroll with lots to look at, these are your streets. If you want great food (restaurants, desserts, specialty eats) and shopping (clothes, knick knacks & souvenirs, things for the home, etc.), these are your streets. Give yourself a couple of hours or more, depending on how much shopping and dining you want to do, to... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Take a stroll down these quaint streets of La Jolla and shop, shop, shop! A mix of shops, restaurants, eateries, and coffeehouses. Stayed three days in this area and was totally relaxed. Everything within walking distance and the shops don't break the wallet either. Plenty of on street parking as well as pay to park lots.

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La Jolla, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Also, there are some really nice shops like Warwicks Book and Gift Shop, a local coffee shop called Pannikin, some amazing restaurants like Georges and Eddie V's, and if you have real money to spend on something unusual, check out the Antique Map shop behind DJ Wills Book Store. It's probably best to check their website first to get an... More

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minneapolis,
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There are quaint stores everywhere that are good to check out. Especially after a heavy meal, walking will be good to burn some calories.

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San Diego, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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