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.
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 center is also home to 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 huge open-air shopping center is a bargain hunters 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 OFF 5TH. 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.
The Lab is a center of alternative culture for the Costa Mesa area and views itself as an anti-mall by offering a unique indoor and outdoor space for funky local businesses. In addition to the many trendy shops like Urban Outfitters and Popkiller, you can find great vintage clothing at Buffalo Exchange, or check out the artwork at the ARTery. If the hipster-style stories leave you hungry, there are several cafes and restaurants open late. The Lab also hosts events, showcasing local artists, musicians and performers.
It is no small feat for an independent bookstore to stay in business during the times when even giant chains have caved in. It is a downright marvel when a brand-new bookstore emerges and proceeds to forge upstream against the general trend of brick-and-mortar decline. One such miracle occurred in the midst of the Downtown Arts District in 2011 when The Last Bookstore opened its doors, dazzling eager bibliophiles and inquisitive passers-by with its spacious, beautifully laid-out interior packed full of new and used editions of every genre. With its affordable prices, friendly staff and a massive, continuously changing collection, the bookstore quickly claimed for itself a permanent place among the most popular destination of Downtown LA.
Swellegant Vintage stocks Newport's premiere vintage selection, offering a constantly-rotating selection of authentic fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. The cramped store space brims with vintage treasures sourced from the area's well-heeled fashionistas, ensuring high-quality designer wear at a fraction of the usual price. Accessories have their own niche carved out, antique jewelry and brand new costume pieces sharing the display space. Because Swellegant takes in new acquisitions on a weekly basis, there's always a new hidden gem lurking in the racks.
Since its inception in 1992, the Integrity Jewelers strives hard to provide its customers with elegantly designed jewelry. Located on the Trask Avenue, this shop offers beautiful diamond pieces- from rings to bracelets, bangles, necklaces and pendants, you will be hard pressed to find better products in the town!
Nothing in Little Saigon shows off far-eastern culture more than the Asian Garden Mall. Under the multi-level oriental temple roof, everyone is greeted by four Buddha before entering into this 300-shop mall. Step inside a world of dazzling colors: red and gold lanterns from the high beams, colorful tapestries from the ceiling, Asian paintings on the walls, lively flowers in the planter boxes, and 100 jewelers who offer anything from diamond to jade at great prices (after a round of bargaining). And just like any cultural exploration, food is not to be missed. Asian Garden Mall's food court features authentic Asian street food. – Hoiyin Ip
At Three J's, they hold a wide range of collectable trading card games, sports cards, and card accessories. YuGiOh is one such trading game running tournaments on weekends at 5pm. Saturday tournaments are free to play while on Friday and Sunday it’s chargeable.
Set on West Katella Ave, WonderCon is an annual event that is held in Anaheim Convention Center. This convention hosts a number of contests, activities, award functions and exhibitions. Participants of the competition dress up as various popular characters and contest against each other. At the exhibition, you will find a number of merchandise from various popular comics.