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.
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.
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.
Helping brides find their dream gown, Brilliant Bridal is a top notch destination for bridal wear. The stylish store located in Whittier offers a wide range of styles for the traditional as well as modern bride, at incredibly budget-friendly prices. While the quality says designer, the "off-the-rack" concept of the store gets you great deals. Book an appointment before you visit, and you are certain to receive splendid service from this boutique store's staff.
Jatai International meets all your beauty requirements as it offers a wide range of cosmetic and beauty products. From your regular wear creams to mascaras, kohl, eye shadows, beauty creams and more, Jatai has a lot to offer and something for everyone.
Earlier known as the Buena Park Mall, the Buena Park Downtown was established in 1961. The anchor stores at this mall include Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond and TJ Maxx. This two-floored mall is one of the biggest malls in the country.