With hundreds of clothing boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment, Fashion Island is the epitome of a one-stop shop in Newport Beach. Formerly a small outdoor mall, it has grown into a combination indoor/outdoor shopping district, complete with fountains and promenades. It is now home to top designer stores in addition to the many shopping and eating options. The Fashion Island also hosts entertainment events throughout the year. Whether you're seeking the latest fashion must-haves or simply looking to unwind in a refined atmosphere, Fashion Island is a must-visit destination in the city.
Upscale fashion and fine dining have a home at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Some of the top names in the industry like Burberry and Chanel, have a home among the more affordable choices like the H&M mega store and GAP. There is also a variety of restaurants to sate your appetite after a day of shopping. The mall also hosts many events throughout the year, from fundraising concerts to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. With hundreds of boutiques, department stores and restaurants to choose from, a trip to the South Coast Plaza can easily become an all-day event, so be sure to plan accordingly.
This eclectic hub offers a refreshing alternative to the typical mall experience with its diverse mix of shops, restaurants, and art installations. You can admire the vibrant murals that adorn the walls here, explore the rotating art exhibitions, and witness live performances by local artists. Not just that, but the diverse array of culinary delights from The LAB's eclectic mix of restaurants and eateries makes your visit exciting and fun. From mouthwatering burgers and gourmet pizzas to fresh seafood and international flavors, you can enjoy all of these by settling into a cozy corner with a good book if you are alone or with your friends.
This huge open-air shopping center is a bargain hunter's dream with wonderful outlet stores and discount boutiques. You'll find over 120 stores all in one location including Nike Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue. With restaurants, shops, an AMC Theater with IMAX and a huge indoor skatepark, the Outlets at Orange is a great place to spend a day. Being very close to popular attractions like the Angels Stadium and Disneyland Resort, it can also be a great pit stop to grab a bite or pick up some fashionable gear for yourself and your loved ones.
One area in Anaheim where you can find a different type of entertainment other than Disney is the Anaheim Garden Walk. Located right behind Disneyland across Harbor Boulevard, the complex provides dining and shopping. Most of the restaurants are well-known ones, like Roy's, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Entertainment includes a Bowlmor Lanes bowling alley and the interesting U.F.O. Experience exhibition. Additionally, most of the shops are nationally known as well, from Skechers to Sunglass Hut, the selection is small but sufficient enough to merit a stroll through the center.
Located in the downtown Long Beach Harbor, Shoreline Village shopping center features some great shops and restaurants. From here you can also take boat tours of the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors. Restaurants include The Yard House, Tequila Jack's, Tugboat Pete's and Parkers' Lighthouse. At sunset, an excursion along the Long Beach Harbor Marina is perfect and at night, both The Yard House and Tequila Jack's are hopping bars that serve several beers and tequilas.
When the end of the trip is drawing near, Fawn Memories in the Lumberyard Mall has all the souveniers and memorabilia you may need. Since 1974, the store has been a top choice to find an assortment of hats, sweatshirts, sportswear, and much more. Much of it pays homage to Laguna Beach and the O.C. in general, but you can also pick up a variety of novelty items, mugs, and keychains for those waiting at home.
Offering a fine selection of posters and a small inventory of fine art, this is primarily a destination for custom framing. Owner Kristina Suhr attained the shop from her former boss in 1994 and has since gained a steady list of clients. She specializes in handcrafted picture framing but has also built a stock of paintings and other fine art. Admission is free.
This place has been dedicated to offering high quality products, great service and sound advice since 1983. Everyone in the store is genuinely excited about the new kites and kite-related products that are currently available. They are always happy to advise customers on their purchases, so you'll know you're getting a kite that's perfect for you. Free sport kite lessons are offered, but by appointment only.
This is a one-stop nutrition center specializing in everything you need for health and fitness. Here you will find Chinese herbs, organic grains, soy juice, vitamins, homeopathic remedies and much more. It stocks a good selection of health related books and as well as the popular Accu-sandals. Salespersons say the sandals offer great pressure point relief and comfort. The sandals are especially welcome for those who are on their feet much of the time.
When basic footwear simply doesn't make the cut, The Sandalman offers a range of custom and factory-made products designed to fit just right. With the help of an experienced staff, you can find the appropriate shoes for your orthopedic needs. From lifts and insoles to custom sizes and split-sized pairs, The Sandalman brings a much-needed dose of practicality into the trendy styles of today. Plus, you can find lots of comfortable sheepskin boots and slippers for those lazy nights in.