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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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Great intersection

We were located near Cody's a very popular breakfast spot. The intersection has everything you could ask for from food to shopping to beauty services. We made use of all of these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2016
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We were located near Cody's a very popular breakfast spot. The intersection has everything you could ask for from food to shopping to beauty services. We made use of all of these. The Gelato place was our favorite but so many things were in walking distance that we could have had all our needs met, not to mention La Jolla... More 

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182 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is a fascinating area of La Jolla to explore, eat, shop, and just people watch. Parking is a challenge but many restaurants now valet! Driving down Prospect I used to love to see the beautiful window displays at Sachs but sadly, they're gone. Most stores have a face lift and this area has recovered well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I was pleased with the wide variety of shopping options from wine tasting and olive oils, to cards and gifts to shoes and clothing. My friends and I did not necessarily buy a ton but did enjoy strolling around to shop. This is not an all day activity but you could easily spend a few hours.

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1 Thank M0reTravelPlease
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

In La Jolla, this is where one shops--most of the high end shops are here, although we have lost a few recently, but is a wonderful place to walk around and at least window-shop. be aware though there are no parking meters, and the free parking is two hours--they mean it!

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2 Thank dutchmaster860
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice area. There are awesome eateries and some cool things to do (Tidal Pool for one). Parking is a nightmare or expensive. Tons of people swarm the place. Traffic can take forever.

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1 Thank Khasimir
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

This cross roads is like a Rodeo Drive or El Paseo Drive with a beach in the heart of La Jolla, this area has something for every traveler. The variety of boutique hotels, shopping, restaurants, galleries and people watching is endless on every budget

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

There is a wonderful variety of gift shops and boutiques in this area. It's La Jolla so expect to pay more but the quality of the merchandise is excellent. Good bars as well.

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1 Thank Kimberly W
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Ok, let me be honest, I live in San Diego. Love to take visitors to this area even though prices are double, triple and more than what they are in the rest of San Diego. By the way, La Jolla is not a separate town, it is a neighborhood of the city of San Diego. You'll find all sorts of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Even though we live only 20 minutes away, my spouse and I enjoy strolling along Girard and Prospect Streets because the shops are always getting new and interesting merchandise. For instance, the floral shop on Girard had some of the most unusual, lovely proteas we had ever seen on display. I can always find the perfect gift in Warrick’s Bookstore... More 

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Felton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Enjoyed walking the area after lunch. Quite a few interesting shops and small galleries. Lots of dining options. Parking is difficult but can be found. Valet parking available for a price, of course.

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