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La Jolla Village Tour

La Jolla Village Tour

A trip to sunny La Jolla isn’t complete with a tour

of the city’s downtown area, known by locals as the

village. With trendy shops, galleries, and nice

places to eat, La Jolla Village is something you need

to tour on foot to appreciate.

If you are traveling from a distance and must drive

to the village, parking is not easy. The downtown

streets offer two hour free parking, although your

best bet will probably be one of the garages along

Fay Avenue where a flat rate will ease your mind of

parking worries for the entire day.

Once you have found a place to park, you should

begin your tour at the corner of Fay Avenue and

Prospect Street. Here, you’ll find some of the most

famous restaurants in the downtown area, including

Moondoggie’s and Il Forno.

As you pass by the restaurants, you’ll see the

Arcade Building, which resembles an old hybrid

style. The Arcade Building leads to an alleyway

with many specialty shops.

After you explore the treasures of the Arcade Building

alley, continue your tour North along Prospect

Street and you’ll come to a stretch of art galleries.

If you appreciate art, you’ll love everything

the village has to offer you.

Just across the street from the art galleries,

you’ll find The Grande Colonial Hotel. This hotel

is famous and well known for its rate of $1 per

day since the opening in 1913, has been renovated

many times and now ranks as one of the best

landmarks in La Jolla Village.

As you continue your walk down Prospect Street,

you’ll encounter Girard Avenue, which offers

you plenty of shops and eateries.

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