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For arts tourists!

I don’t think enough people outside the North County area know about this impressive place. Unlike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eugene, Oregon
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Great little stroll

Came upon this street as we were going to check out the farmers market. Got there before the market... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Golden, Colorado
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Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t think enough people outside the North County area know about this impressive place. Unlike so many, many, MANY arts districts that ultimately disappoint (in the US and Western Europe) with a poor showing of actual, let alone exciting, art and craft this place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Came upon this street as we were going to check out the farmers market. Got there before the market opened so had the opportunity to stroll through the shops. Great shops to browse and buy. Not the typical touristy shops that we usually run into.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mjmue
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We stayed within an easy walk to the Cedros Design District. It turned out to be much larger than we expected. Besides the very cool and eclectic collection of shops and small coffee shops/cafes, on Sundays this is the site an excellent farmers market.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This street is full of design companies for home owners and such. There are a few eclectic shops with some very unique items. Worth a stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aluckart
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel concierge in La Jolla recommended this as a neat place to shop. Glad we went. The drive up the coast was nice. Cedros Avenue was full of home decor and clothing stores mixed in with some cool coffee shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JDinCoMo
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This street is lined with furniture stores, dress shops and galleries and restaurants. It’s a lovely place to window shop and look for unique gifts for friends and family. Parking can be problematic so starting earlier in the day would be a good idea.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 378dba
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A really fun place to spend a few hrs. Sunday afternoons are best, as there is a nice farmers market. It’s a street full of shops, cafes, and just a couple of blocks from the beach and the Amtrak train station is right there. Also,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A block from the beach and a huge variety of places to shop, grab lunch / coffee or just browse and people-watch. A 'must-do' in Solana Beach. The area is currently expanding to include more eateries and parking.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Evelyn M H
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This is a quaint artsy place to visit with a wide variety of shops along the Coaster train route. The crosswalks are painted works of art (mostly fish themes) and the character of this district defines Solana Beach's hip, vibrant public art orientation. The district...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Went to shop for dresser-many unique choices. Fun! Yes, plan an hour or two and relish the no-mall, non-commericial feel.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sudie S
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March 18, 2015|
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Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
Hours vary by store. Google Cedros Avenue Shops, and you can call some of them.
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Mark A
Vancouver, Canada
3-4 day itinerary that does not include the zoo or seaworld (1 Reply)
Hi, My wife and I are in our early 30s and are planning a week or so in Santa Barbara / San Diego at the end of September / start of October. I figure we will likely be in San Diego for 3-4 nights, and I'd love to get some feedback on things to do and places to stay & eat. We have been to the zoo, and Sea World before and do not feel the need to go again at this point. Those were both just day trips from Anaheim though, so we have really not seen any other parts of San Diego. We...More
September 09, 2014|
Response fromRiff M|
Places to stay may depend on the other amenities you'd like. For example do you want a pool at your hotel/motel? Have you looked at hotels at all? What sort of "shopping" did you have in mind? Are we talking about clothes, unique craft items/jewelry,souvenirs??? I ask because I don't really think of the gaslamp as a terrific shopping area. It is a very few blocks of our small bayfront downtown and mostly it has restaurants,hotels, bars, nighclubs etc. Yes, there are stores there but I...More