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.
If you're looking for fresh and healthy produce, this is the market. It is held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Saturday market comprises of about 30 vendors and farmers; all of their produce is either organically grown, or if not certified organic: at least pesticide-free. Parking is available on the nearby streets and also in several parking structures in the vicinity. Credit cards may be accepted, but it will vary by vendor.
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.
A chain store taking pride in their extensive selection of candies and colas, Rocket Fizz Burbank is one place that's sure to unleash the kid in you. The expansive store is lined with the brand's most popular soda pops, thus catering to the everyone's taste. Additionally, the arrays of candies are sure to leave you bewildered. Gag gifts and other vintage memorabilia can also be bought here. A perfect place to pick souvenirs for candy lovers back home, Rocket Fizz Burbank is one of the must-visit stores of the city.
Blast From The Past is the place to go to find to look through their comic book selection and find that rare action figure or movie memorabilia. The store has more than 5,000 action figures and 2,000 movie posters. The staff is very helpful, knowledgeable and you can debate the merits of a comic book for an entire day. If you love TV, movies, and comic books then this store can't be missed!
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.
Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year-round treat on this cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional Mexican clothing, artwork, gifts, leather goods, novelties and restaurants. There is also a Visitors Center where tourists can appreciate the complimentary screening of a film which depicts early life in Los Angeles. Olvera Street was created in the 1930s and comprises the area known as the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, which is the site of the city's beginnings. Free tours are given to the public by the Las Angelinas, a non-profit organization.
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.
Part deli, part grocery store, The Little Jewel of New Orleans offers authentic and delicious Southern culinary classics, right in the center of Chinatown. Behind the green and white striped awning, hungry patrons and food enthusiasts can expect to find everyday essentials as well as obscure items exclusive to Louisiana. Primarily focused on their renowned Po'Boy sandwiches, the menu does offer muffulettas, gumbo, jambalaya, sugary desserts and many more. With its good food, friendly service and lively music, this laid-back gem of a place is one of the best delicatessens and markets in the city.
Located in art district of downtown Los Angeles, Poketo offers well designed apparel, housewares, decor and stationery which will color your life. With a mission in "art for your everyday", they're products are fun,simple, and functional such as Bongo, a wirelessly speaker that looks like a wooden old style radio. Poketo is a good place to shop for women in particular because it provides a variety of costumes and accessories designed especially for this shop. Not only products, the shop itself also is well decor and all items are well categorized, which creates a comfortable shopping environment for you.
This trendy store is an international retail chain of fashionable sunglasses and belongs to the world’s largest eyewear company, the Luxottica Group. There are a variety of designs, frames and shades that keep changing as per the season and style; so the next time you are hunting for a classic or a cool pair of eye wear do visit the Sunglass Hut located on the West 7th Street in LA.
One of the oldest shopping centers in the city, the Historic Chinatown Central Plaza is a place where culture meets recreation. The pagodas, neon lights and mandarin boards make this spot seem more downtown Shanghai than Los Angeles, and infuses a touch of Chinese culture into the city. Lined by several stores, restaurants and services, this is where one can find it all from fashion, accessories and electronics, to souvenirs, handicrafts and art. The site also plays host to a number of cultural festivals, concerts, parades and more.