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Address: About 16 km (10 miles) northwest of San Diego, Girard and Prospect Avenues, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Fashionable streets in La Jolla that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art...
Fashionable streets in La Jolla that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art galleries and elegant restaurants.
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A walkable city

la Jolla is a very easy place to walk. For shopping, it doesn't get much better than Prospect Street and Girard Avenue. Prospect parallels the coastline, so at every corner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

la Jolla is a very easy place to walk. For shopping, it doesn't get much better than Prospect Street and Girard Avenue. Prospect parallels the coastline, so at every corner there's a view of the ocean.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of different restaurants and shopping make this a great go to spot. We found ourselves in this location several times during our visit.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Come to La Jolla... lots of shops, great restaurants and fun places to hang out. Then take a short walk to the Cove and see the seals...and enjoy a walk along the shore... and even wet your feet in the ocean.

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Auburn, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is the eclectic shopping district of La Jolla. Over the years this place has gone from ultra high end to very mixed. Now it is the place to buy souvenirs, gelato, coffee/expresso, post cards, along with some upscale eateries and a few boutique fashion stores along with some high end chains such as Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Brooks Brothers,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Art galleries, high end clothing, pleasant stroll by brew pub and, if you want elegant, the outside cocktail deck at La Valencia.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Posh shops make for nice browsing, though much of it is priced out of the reach of the vast majority of people. There are some affordable restaurants, however, which make it possible to just window shop and enjoy a pleasant stroll without acquiring anything to take home.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

La Jolla has been famous for being the Beverly Hills of San Diego. My teenage daughter was all about this shopping experience, but my bank account isn't on that caliber. Yes, there are all the high end stores, but also, affordable and cute stores along with many souvenier shops. It's a win-win for everybody in the family.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

High end shopping with restaurants and bars. Interesting place to walk around and visit but very pricey for the average visitor.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Keep your credit card at home if you don't want to buy anything. There is quite a number of shops mostly for women though and places were you can drink a coffee or have a snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Hilly area so be prepared to walk a bit, some sidewalk unevenness. Most of the restaurants offered both inside and outside patio dining. La Jolla is very clean.

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Address: About 16 km (10 miles) northwest of San Diego, Girard and Prospect Avenues, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla

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