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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.
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!
Irvine Spectrum Center is one of southern California's most popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, offering something for everyone. Featuring beautiful architectural details inspired by Andalusia, the Irvine Spectrum Center has over 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment. The center is also known for one of southern California's largest movie complexes and IMAX theaters. Visitors and locals alike will be delighted by the 108 feet (33 meters) Giant Wheel with spectacular panoramic views, a custom-made carousel, live weekend entertainment, and the Holiday Ice Rink.
Of course, Surf City Huntington Beach's mall is outdoors. Shoppers love exploring the boutiques, restaurants and movie theater in a lovely setting. Bella Terra means "beautiful land" in Italian, and this Tuscan village-inspired mall certainly is beautiful. Palm trees, fountains and many architectural details give the mall a high-end look despite the ordinary price tags. A unique feature about Bella Terra is the amphitheater. Throughout the year, concert takes place each Saturday. Between May and September, each week is filled with more events for both adults and children.
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.
The Shops at Mission Viejo is impressive with 150 shops and restaurants. The shopping center has a fun filled, yet relaxing atmosphere with lounge areas and cafes where you can take a break from looking for the perfect outfit, accessory or the latest technical marvel. This indoor mall has several big name stores, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Sephora and more. Visit this shopping center and find everything you're looking for!
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.
Walk along these cobblestone streets and marvel at the charming shops and restaurants at the Old World Village. This shopping center has a European theme, featuring several German businesses and events. Visit during autumn and have a beer during Oktoberfest each autumn and or plan a trip on a Sunday to watch the Dachshund races.