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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Riverside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 days in the heart of La Jolla. Great places to eat. Loved the Underwater Park with all the seals. Kayaking was the best!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very nice shops and restaurants. It's best to walk from your hotel as parking is limited and the area can be quite busy with tourists.

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

My family walked along Prospect Street after viewing the La Jolla Cove area. There are lots of small shops, various eateries and ice cream shops. There are also some high end stores (e.g., Kate Spade) in the area. Sort of reminded me of a mini Rodeo Drive. Not all that special, but might be a good thing to checkout after... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Shops all seem to keep their doors open - very inviting! Varied selection of shops and restaurants. Beautiful buildings

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

For a small town, there are so many dining and shopping opportunities. Spend the day. Several art galleries to visit too. I have cocktails at sunset in one of the amazing bars

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