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Fashionable streets in La Jolla that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art galleries and elegant restaurants.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
About 16 Km Northwest of San Diego, Girard and Prospect Avenues, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Many shops don't have public restrooms, and if you have someone that needs to go, find these shops and enjoy what they have to offer as well. GIRARD STREET: Waricks is a GREAT place: lots of stationary, travel items, books, jewelry, and 1 toilet...Across the...More

10  Thank Perry_from_SoCal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lots of food and shops. Most of the shops were standard stores you can get anywhere (Chico's, the gap, banana republic, etc). Some high end jewelry and art stores that were nice. Just wasn't blown away. Nice way to kill some time window shopping and...More

2  Thank efm16
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All reviews window shopping art galleries high end shops nice shopping area upscale shops lots of great shops nice place to walk village of la jolla sea lions ricard stroll parking browsing ocean cove
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the major street that runs through downtown La Jolla. Food, fashion and a very nice Von's market with pharmacy are all here. Easily walkable and something for everyone.

Thank mattfasang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This part of La Jolla is literally clinging to the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is a great place to browse, shop and have a great meal or snack. Consider one of the restaurants that are built into the cliff line with fantastic views...More

Thank Ichabod C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Jolla has a nice little downtown shopping area. Parking is not always easy, but if you can find a spot, you’ll enjoy the time. There are many souvenir shops, restaurants, and more upscale shops. Great place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We strolled these streets several times during our most recent of La Jolla, each time exploring some different stores and establishments. There exists a wide range of quality stores in this area to meet most of your fashion needs, as well as some yummy restaurant...More

1  Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Very nice boutique shopping near the ocean plus terrific restaurants (particularly along Prospect). Visit and go to Scripps Park and the Cove, fabulous outing.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed July 8, 2018

If you love window shopping, people watching and great food - visit these 2 streets while in La Jolla and you will not be disappointed! Thrown in are a few historic buildings for some culture! Great fun!

2  Thank spidersuz
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We came for breakfast and were so pleasantly surprised at the selection and the prices. The breakfast sandwiches were huge and delicious and only $5.50. The fruit salad bowl was enough for 2 people. The salads and desserts looked amazing. We are definitely going back.

Thank dmlembo
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Here you are the corner of the busiest street in the village of La Jolla, on both streets you will find plenty of shopping and dining options.

Thank rebecarpisces
Reviewed June 11, 2018

If you want to venture away from the coast road then head a short walk uphill and you reach the shopping and restaurant area.. there are some nice little boutique shops but they are a little pricey as are a lot of the restaurants.

1  Thank travellerm68
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This offers a nice view of the sea while you walks amongst the shops. Most were too expensive for my budget, but the people were friendly and the shops were beautiful. You can smell the fresh seafood for miles.

Thank Compasswild
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June 9, 2017|
Response from Chaching1197 | Reviewed this property |
Inn by the Sea at La Jolla is the one that is closest to the beach around this area. They were renovating in March. Not really sure how it is though as we stayed at Grand Colonial Hotel which is a little up the hill from the... More