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.
Visitors will find all kinds of name brand retailers at this Chino Hills promenade mall. From footwear and clothing to housewares and mattresses, the mall is a veritable one-stop shop. The familiar H&M, Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic and Vans are all here in addition to a couple of local shops like Red E Surf and Dolcissimo Bakery. The mall holds events throughout the year as well, starting with the weekly Farmer's Market every Wednesday and live music on certain dates. The food court has the ubiquitous California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle and Panera, but try the local coffeehouse Dripp, or the Kickin' Crab for something different.
Visit Old Towne Orange Historic District and step into yesteryear. This district is centered around the original Orange plaza and contains so many historical buildings, the entire district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Walk around the one-square mile district and see different architecture, including Victorian and Spanish Revival buildings. The district is also known as a top shopping destination and you'll find plenty of art galleries, boutiques and antique stores near the plaza.
A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe continues to win local praise and awards for its hands-on approach to children's literature. Owned and operated by children's literature aficionado and literacy advocate Alex Uhl, this bookshop continues to be a community force for youth education. Numerous globally-recognized authors such as J.K. Rowling have hosted events at this spacious location, demonstrating the importance of Uhl's operation to the local literary scene. A huge selection of books guarantees there is something for everyone, the selection ranging from basic picture books to more complex young adult fiction. A charming book store driven by passion and catering to the community, A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe is one of the best of its kind in Orange County.
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.
Conveniently located in central Irvine, Diamond Jamboree features a variety of dining and shopping options. From group activities to leisure spots, the shopping center offers all kinds of services including, Plush Karaoke Lounge and Square Room Escape to shops including H Mart Supermarket. With twenty one restaurants it is a must see for all who like to explore the cuisines and cultures of the Pacific Rim. Visit the website for more details on the restaurants, services and event updates.
Electric City Butcher is your friendly neighborhood shop where you can get excellent, sustainable cuts of beef, chicken and pork as well as some of the best sausages in Santa Ana. Its location in the 4th Street Market offers specials every day in a quaint shop and all of their product is sourced from local farmers who follow organic and humane practices with all animals. From fresh eggs and oils to Lardo and Headcheese, this butcher shop is simply the best for carnivores that shun the processed beef found in most supermarkets.
Alta Baja Market is a unique, one-of-a-kind store that specializes in products that derive from the American Southwest, Mexico and California. Some of the products include wine, beer, crafts and home goods that come from these regions. Additionally, the shop provides classes and workshops in cooking, demos, pop-up dinners and idea swaps. Its location in the 4th Street Market is also another reason why people are attracted to Alta Baja.
Located in Downtown Santa Ana, 4th Street Market is a hub of culture and activity for those in search of superb food. With 15 different restaurants and bars, a butcher shop, a craft food grocery shop and numerous spaces for events like live music performances, poetry readings and open mic nights, visiting this venue is always a good choice. Some of the restaurants include Dos Chinos, Pig Pen Delicacy and Stockyard Sandwich Co. as well as many others. Needless to say, there is somewhere to eat that will please every one.
Since many believe it is important to dress for success, why should children be left out? This place, located on the outskirts of Beverly Hills, offers classy and elegant European clothing for children from infancy to 12 years old. The selection includes shirts, slacks, dresses, sport coats and more. Prices are high, but then again, so is the quality and service.
Mitsuwa Marketplace is your one-stop-shop for almost everything from Japan, from grocery items and house wares to authentic gifts and beverages. The market has locations across Southern California, from Santa Monica to San Diego. This one in Costa Mesa not only provides groceries and goods, but you can also attend a cooking class or any other cultural event throughout the month. Overall, this is as authentic as it gets outside of a shopping center in Tokyo.