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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 #15 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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Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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107 reviews 107 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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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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
225 helpful votes 225 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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