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.
The oldest open air market in the city, the Grand Central Market is located in the bustling downtown area of Los Angeles. This has been a one stop shopping destination for everyday wants since 1917. From fresh produce to fresh meats, perfumes to liquor and jewelry to grains, you will find all you need. This huge market even has several restaurants on-site and is known as a foodie's paradise. Come and experience the flavors and sights of this market; a favorite with locals!
Third Street Promenade is a dazzling shopping destination with clothing boutiques, bars, bookstores, restaurants, movie theaters and more! The upscale chains have begun dominating the street, but there are still many local boutiques and specialty stores. More than 80 retailers make this place a shoppers' haven. The gastronomy is also exceptional thanks to food stalls and restaurants that are dotted on the street. Make sure to visit during the weekly farmer's market for tasty fresh food. Located in downtown, the shopping district is a spectacular place for retail therapy.
The Americana at Brand is an upscale outdoor shopping center that offers a variety of boutiques, department stores, and more. Lined with beautiful fountains, make sure to head to the main fountain and be amazed at the water and lights "dancing" to the music at set times. If you get tired of walking hop on board the shopping center's trolley that will take you from around the plaza. There are also plenty of restaurants to unwind at after a long shopping haul. You can also see a film at the onsite movie theater.
This shopping center is packed with more than 100 shops and a movie theater. Explore department stores, beloved chain stores, unique boutiques, and more. You'll find everything from clothing to electronics to souvenirs. If you get hungry while shopping just stop by the food court or one of the many onsite restaurants and take a break. Burbank Town Center also occasionally holds local events.
With over 175 stores and a large selection of restaurants, this sophisticated indoor mall is a must-see for shopping fanatics. Spanning 76 acres (30.75 hectares) and decorated with fountains and tall palm trees, this is Orange County's second largest shopping center. Department stores anchoring the mall run the gamut from J.C. Penney and Sears, to Macy's and Nordstrom at the more upscale end of the spectrum. Visit this shopping center and find everything you could want or need!
Fugetso-Do, a small Japanese sweet shop, open since 1903, is the oldest business in the Little Tokyo area. They sell candies, sweet bean paste, rice crackers and taffy, cake and other confections. The decor of this store is old fashioned but welcoming. You will surely be amazed by the wide variety at this sweet store. The specialty here is the Mochi, Japenese confection made out of steamed glutinous rice. Fugetsu-Do founder, Seiichi Kito is the one who originally created the popular fortune cookie concept. And yes, they are freshly made every morning!
At this lovely store, you will surely find anything or everything that is 'Made in Japan'. The racks are brimming with cool and cute stuff, and those who like trinkets will end up buying more than what they had decided. Toys, bento boxes, fans, incense, kitchen tools, tea sets, bath supplies and so forth is up for sale here. So visit this outlet for a fun-filled treasure hunting spree.
The place is a paradise found for any hipsterette or eccentric fashionista. In short, the store carries some of the most striking and eye-catching t-shirts and tunics in town. But that's not all; there are denims, leggings, frocks and mounds of trendy accessories, all original and with a twist. Sourced directly from select Japanese artists and designers, Popkiller's assortment is unique, edgy and plain unruly in its rampant variety. Furthermore, it spans through mind-boggling miscellany, from fashion eyewear to post cards, stickers and magnets, to weird toys and puzzling gadgets. Grab a two hour parking spot on the street, or in a nearby cheap lot and dive in. You owe it to yourself to experience Popkiller first-hand.
The Buzz Wine Beer Shop boasts of a selection of common as well as rare wine and beer from all over the globe. It is especially popular with those shopping for unusual alcoholic beverages for a party without wishing to pay too high a price. Its wine list includes the South African Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc from Western Cape, The French Delecheneau Tournage Riant rosé, sake from Ichishima Sake Brewery and the aromatic Philippe Bornard sparkling wine. It also sells bottled beer like the German Konig Pilsner, Melange A Trois Belgian Strong Pale Ale and Brasserie Fantome Printemps. This shop also has a tasting bar that hosts regular tasting events.
The Galleria Shopping Center is a thriving mall at the heart of Little Tokyo. At the Galleria you can indulge in a little retail therapy at one the many boutiques and shops spread across three levels or knock down a few pins at the bowling alley. The mall is best known for its excellent market, located at the ground level. The market offers a selection of Japanese and Korean products, a fresh seafood counter, produce and even a sushi and sashimi bar. The Galleria also boasts a variety of restaurants, cafes and bakeries that have come to be a regular lunch destination for many.