Prospect Street, La Jolla
La Jolla is the main place in San Diego to find Art Galleries, here you will find for all styles and tastes from artistic photography, contemporary art, the classic and elegant to the colorful & modern.
When we go to walk around La Jolla in a Sunny day we always stop to eat some ice cream, there are many ice cream stores around to choose from but Haagen-Dazs is our favorite because we can seat outside in the sun while we eat. it's a little expensive but really worth it.
Walk around the business district and you'll find a lot of upscale shops. Armani, Saks, Polo, Cartier, etc. All the biggies are here. Plus, you get to smell the salted air while you shop. Ahhh, paradise.
Remember to bring along an extra bag in cloth material (like what I always do). :-)) If you're coming from Europe or Asia, buy only the
American brand products. They are really, really worth it (read: cheap).
Brands like Clinique, Prescriptives, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Gap, Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret, Estee Lauder etc. are really good buys.
And if you're really SERIOUS about coinciding your holiday with a MAJOR sale, I can't think of a better time than the FANTASTIC 4th of
July sale - yes, nation-wide.
And for those who absolutely MUST know how cheap American products really cost in the U.S.A., here's a rough guide. Let's take the brand Clinique as an example. Their LARGEST bottle of Clarifying Lotion cost only US$15.50 (excl. sales tax) in U.S.A. That same bottle costs 450 French Francs in Paris/ Nice (France) and US$34 (S$58) in Singapore.
O.K., I'm sure you're convinced now. Happy Shopping then.
Around La Joya you will find a lot of great designer stores and restaurants, but take a look to this little shops also, are full of pretty and interesting Souvenirs to buy.