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East 4th Street

Long Beach, CA
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Ranked #30 of 34 Attractions in Long Beach
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Shoppers looking to buy vintage clothes, furniture and other memorabilia from the 1950s up through the '70s will enjoy the many shops that span more than two-blocks on this popular, busy street.
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Manhattan, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Retro row is advertised in all the brochures as an eclectic Art district with vintage shops. I found a run down area with some places that reminded me of the salvation army. Skip this area, heat for Belmont shore instead.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First, I need to say that I LOVE 4th street during the day. It was hard to give it three stars because I practically lived at Portfolio coffee house in my college years, and all of the quirky vintage shops lining the street are so much fun. It's a great place to go digging for treasure. That said, beware when... More

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Long Beach, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

4th St. (aka Retro Row) gets better every year. Go there for the dive bars, the funky people, the vintage clothing stores and the mid-century moderns furniture retailers. There are a couple of nice places for lunch/dinner like the new Argentinian/Italian pasta place P3 and a modern pho establishment Number Nine. Care for a beer? Go to The Pike, owend... More

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Long Beach, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Coffee shops, boutiques, hair salons, and historic structures, oh my! Definitely a hidden charmer in historic Belmont Heights.

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Westmont, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

small shops large prices. Nothing special. We've been in the antique business for several years and one of the things we enjoy doing on vacations is going to antique stores. These stores had some great pieces but they were more then we'd spend retail in Chicago. If you look hard enough you may find something but not worth the time... More

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Long Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Love this area! It's all vintage and well within the safe zone of Long Beach. Give it a shot. You just might find that little item you can't find anywhere else at a decent price!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

LIKE the sidewalk extentions"parkettes..VERY cool. LIKE the eclectic mix of shops and cafes. WE ride our bikes often in this area. 4th Street is TOO narrow to mix bikes with cars at high traffic hours.The Bike planners must never ride commuter bikes on our streets.IF U ride on our streets..BE careful.

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