Guide to Shopping in San Diego California

Shopping is one of the most adorable things to do in San Diego. Within budget and sometimes outside your budget! The different districts have a uniqueness when it comes to this art of exquisitry. There are many shopping malls and places to get great deals and offers.

Fashion Valley Mall is among the best malls to visit. It has everything you could wish for in a mall. With upscale, trendy stores, it offers a very delightful shopping experience. It appeals to all age groups, to the fashion-conscious and conservative alike. Be sure to be getting quality from the various shops. JC Penney, Bloomingdale’s, Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., A/X Armani Exchange are some of the department stores in this shopping complex. It has nice restaurants which make the shopping even more delightful.

Westfield Malls are made up of the:

– Horton Plaza
– Parkway Plaza
– Plaza Bonita
– Westfield Plaza Camino Real
– Westfield North County
– Westfield Mission Valley
– Westfield University Town Center

Horton Plaza is an attraction for tourists because of its structure. There are over 200 stores within the plaza. It has numerous department stores and restaurant, a food court and a movie theatre. Some of its signature stores include BCBG, Louis Vuitton, Levi’s Store, Nordtrom, Bebe and Steve & Barry’s. There is also a 24-hour gym facility. During the period of March to October, it has a farmers market.

Parkway Plaza, the teens hang-out central’ is a nice place to take your own teens too. Shops like Forever 21, American Eagle, Hot Topic and Hollister for example, cater for the young adult population. It has a big food court and plenty of parking space.

Grossmont Centre is in La Mesa District. It generally attracts more conservative shoppers. It has a mixed flavour to add to the shopping experience because it has quite a number of independent retailers. Stores like Wal Mart, Barnes and Nobles, Macy’s, Sports Authority and Target are found in here. Its restaurants include Olive Garden, Claim Jumper, Fuddruckers, BJ’s Restaurant, Casa de Pico, Shakey’s Pizza among others. It also has a Pacific Cinema which is an attraction for young people. With plenty of parking, it is worth your while, checking this place out.

Chula Vista Center is smaller than most malls in San Diego. Signature stores to be found include Mervyn’s, Macy’s, Sears store (the only one in the South Bay area). It is also has the ULTRAStar Cinema. It is very unique form other malls and is not an indoor mall.

Otay Ranch Town Center has about 150 stores. It has a great view and relaxation atmosphere to chill out or watch others shopping. It is divided into the:

– Lifestyle row which has chic lifestyle shops and boutiques
– Entertainment court which has first-class restaurants, a 12-screen AMC Theatre complex and
a book store
– Garden court where the traditional retailers are
– Centre court where the fashionable retailers are.

The Seaport Village which is located in Downtown San Diego has close to 70 shops and restaurants. The shopping centre and dining area overlooks the bay with a recreated historic “seaside village” look. It also has an antique carousel.

Plaza del Pasado is located in the Old Town District. Bazaar del Mundo, is a renowned group of restaurants and shops. It usually has special fun events for children.
Johnson House, also in Old Town District is based in an 1869 style house and has Victorian books, hats and similar items from the Victorian era.

San Diego Gaslamp Quarters is famous for its entertainment and fun. What is more it has numerous shops, restaurants, galleries, cafes and bars. It is a very bubbly shopping quarters.

Have fun shopping!