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.
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.
Located on South San Antonio Avenue, this antique shop specializes in more than just archaic furniture and trinkets, here you can find retro, modern, artisan and re-purposed objects that fit every style and budget. Treasures N' Junk has been around for more than 30 years and during that time, the owners have curated and cultivated relationships with other vendors and dealers in order to obtain some of the most interesting and unique items in the entire Inland Empire. Stop in and see why, you will be impressed.
This shop, formerly known as Comic Quest, is a small comic and collectible store that packs a large punch in terms of selection and quality. The space is laid out neatly with many different publishers on the shelves and within the racks. In addition to popular manga and comics, ASCQ also sells lots of cool art, design books, hard to find toys and clothing. The staff is always friendly and helpful with a recommendation, whether you are here to buy something for yourself or to give as a gift.
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.
Located in downtown Claremont, this promenade district is bordered on the east and west by 1st and 2nd Streets and on the north-south by Oberlin and Harvard Avenues. Inside the district, shoppers and diners will find restaurants like Aruffo's Italian Cuisine, Espiau's and Petiscos, while kitschy local shops like Buddhamouse Emporium, Authentix and Nectar Clothing provide the wares. Indeed, this is the place to visit if you want to shop in Claremont.
Stitch & Feather on East Wilshire Avenue is one of the three branches of its namesake in the region. This lovely women's boutique has a certain charm to it that is endearing. Their collection changes as per the seasons and trends. Flirty and elegant lines will vie for your attention. From casuals to formals, their stylish collection has got you covered.
The Brick Basement offers items you might find searching through a treasure trove in your grandparents' basement, from an authentic flapper dress, a Victorian table, and a hand stitched quilt. This antique mall sells a collection from several different vendors, so you'll find a mixture of antiques, secondhand goods and hand crafted items. You'll never know what you'll find in the Brick Basement.
The specialty in this half-century old liquor store is beer. There are hundreds of labels from around the globe and representing just about every country: German, French, Mexican, Czech, even good old American. The store also features a great selection of wine and spirits. If you are in the area and need to stock up for a party or just for your own private enjoyment, this store will satisfy your beverage needs.
The Anaheim Farmers Market is a year-round tradition, held every Thursday rain or shine. Every spring, however, the Farmers Market becomes an even bigger to-do as it celebrates the Easter holiday. One day each year, the market offers Easter and spring-related fun and activities including a fashion show, live entertainment and egg dyeing. And, no Easter celebration would be complete without a visit from the Big Guy himself, the Easter Bunny. The Market is free of charge; some vendors accept credit cards.