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Girard Avenue and Prospect Street

Ranked #14 of 28 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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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We walked from beach in La Jolla up to the village every morning for brunch and then a walk and some window shopping along Girard and Prospect Street. This was a great way to start our day. First some beach combing and visiting with all the people walking their dogs. Then a great breakfast in one of the many restaurants... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a wonderful place for a family stroll, with something for everyone! My wife did some shopping, we had some great coffees and shared some good snacks! There is always something happening and great variety so it kept everyone interested! Fun!

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Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good place just to stroll in the morning/afternoon and look at shops. Went over to the high priced car shop to gaze at cars I could never afford.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is all about seeing how the other half live, it is a picturesque wander around the heart of this coastal enclave with multiple galleries and boutiques all at a price that makes you wonder how they survive. Interspersed with these are cafés and some great restaurants and of course you are not far from the spectacular coastal bay with... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walking both Girard and Prospect Streets provides some of the best scenery / entertainment, in Lajolla. If you look one way, you have the beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean, where you can sit in the park and people watch all day. If you're in the shopping or 'hungry' mood, turn your eyes away from the water (if you can),... More

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Encinitas, CA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Prospect Street has a great variety of shops, galleries, places for coffees and treats as well as fantastic restaurants. It is an easy way to spend the afternoon and evening year round.

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Tyler, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you can overcome these two things then there is a wide spectrum of shops to browse. Gelato was the highlight of my visit, but to each his own.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great stop to do a little shopping. Everyone we met at the stores were very friendly. Very clean, parking was not too bad.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice area to walk around and shop. Nothing special however, according to me. Shops are not that many. Good if you plan to see the seaside as well, to be combined with a meal somewhere.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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239 reviews 239 reviews
125 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

What a nice area to walk. With my wife and my dogs by my side off we go. There are lots of shops and restaurants around. Many of the restaurants are pet friendly, but not the shops. A good couple of hours spent.

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