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Girard Avenue and Prospect Street

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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
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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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Nice window-shopping

We weren't in La Jolla to shop, so we didn't. A number of stores seemed to offer end-of-the-summer sales, however, and we spent some time in Roche Bobois.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We weren't in La Jolla to shop, so we didn't. A number of stores seemed to offer end-of-the-summer sales, however, and we spent some time in Roche Bobois.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like another reviewer said the area is still decent and you can find some nice shops and places and eateries, but the place also seems a little run down. It's not like dirty or old, but not like super fancy or anything like you might think. Good to kill some time and relax near the beach.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

most excellent shopping and dining up and down as long as you don't forget your wallet. the wife and kids love the shops, me, the food. Can't go wrong here and it's kind of a must see area, everyone will find something they want

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a few gems that are worth trying: George's, Lolo and Warwick's. You can skip everything else and it will be worth your time.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girard and Prospct streets run perpendicular to each other and are the center of the shopping area of La Jolla. The shops, galleries and restaurants are not huge, but small and inviting for the most part. Whether you are in a purchasing mood or just want to stroll and look, you can spend a pleasant, relaxed time here.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Long ago this area rivaled Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and other cool spots for shopping and dining. Now the area is getting rundown with plenty of "for lease" and "going out of business" signs in windows. Other than a Lululemon store, there isn't much shopping here. No movie theaters or fun activities. Restaurants are OK. Certainly not worth a drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

1. parking; two-hour spaces on the street; $5 garage on Herschel Avenue. 2. stores: something for every taste and wallet. Don't miss Warwick's -- one of the best gift selections around and the oldest family-owned bookstore in the COUNTRY. 3. food: again, something for everyone -- chain and independent businesses.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is so fun to walk around and browse the shops no matter what time of the day it is. Parking can be a pain on weekends but pay-and-parks aren't too expensive.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We love our daily walks down Girard Avenue and Prospect Street when we are visiting La Jolla. There are many shops that have been here for ages, but also some new trendy ones. Lots of active wear shops to choose from. One of our favorites is Warwicks bookstore. It is wonderful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is a nice place to spend a few hours in window shopping and buying unique things, but there are also some chain stores here. Nice architecture, lots of beautiful older hotel buildings.

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