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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 #16 of 26 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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Encinitas, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
13 reviews 13 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
125 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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277 reviews 277 reviews
119 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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