Shopping in San Diego
Located only a few miles north of San Diego's bustling downtown, the vibrant uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest stands as San Diego's LGBT central hub, offering an array of bars, restaurants, coffee houses, resale/vintage boutiques and unique shops. On Fir Street in Little Italy, colorful cottages offer boutiques that carry ultra-stylish options including independent designers of women's clothing, accessories, shoes and home decor.
With hundreds of antique dealers in six malls, the Ocean Beach Antique District, located along Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, offers the largest concentration of antique and collectible dealers in San Diego County. In Little Italy, from the chic contemporary flair of At HOM Store & Design to the downright mod styles of Boomerang for Modern, the area is a treasure trove of unique furnishings and accents for the home.
In the Gaslamp Quarter, shops serve up unusual trinkets for house and home, such as the international flair of Cost Plus World Market to Urban Lighting's contemporary selections in their award-winning showroom. In La Jolla, along Girard Avenue, the La Jolla Design District offers numerous home furnishing showrooms and stores, like the coastal ambiance of Seaside Home to the elegant and traditional Ross Thiele & Son showroom, ideal for shoppers seeking unique luxury home décor items and furniture.
Farther north in Del Mar, the European-style retail village, Del Mar Plaza, is nestled gently into a hillside along the coast with walkways of Old World stone winding amid boutiques, galleries and restaurants with oceanview piazzas. The village of Del Mar offers additional boutiques, coffee houses and cafes.San Diego includes several historically rich locations for fascinating and fun shopping experiences. Nestled in Old Town State Historic Park, Fiesta de Reyes is a popular destination for food, folklore and fun.
Across San Diego Bay on Coronado peninsula, the San Diego-Coronado Ferry docks at the Ferry Landing.The original ferryboat landing site has been redeveloped into a retail and specialty/entertainment complex, featuring waterfront dining and one-of-a-kind shops. The Hotel Del Coronado is filled with history, having hosted movie stars and diplomats over its many years, and its 20-plus specialty shops offer a truly Southern California shopping experience.
Seaport Village, a 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex along San Diego Bay, recreates a California harbor setting of a century ago. With four miles of meandering cobblestone pathways, ponds, fountains and lush landscaping, Seaport Village offers more than 50 theme shops, four award-winning restaurants and 13 sidewalk cafes.
Westfield Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego offers open-air shopping in a dramatic architectural setting that calls to mind a Technicolor M.C. Escher drawing. Fashion Valley, a two-level, open-air luxury shopping center in Mission Valley, showcases over 200 stores with major department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macy's and Nordstrom, while featuring specialty and retail shops like Apple, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, MAC Cosmetics, Tory Burch, Ted Baker and Tiffany & Co. Fashion Valley also offers restaurants, cafés and an 18-screen theater. Hazard Center is a specialty shopping center in Mission Valley with a Barnes & Noble bookstore, an independent movie theatre, nail salon, spa and a variety of restaurants.
With 125 stores, Las Americas Premium Outlets is area's largest outlet center, located just 20 minutes south of downtown San Diego and Tijuana. Stroll through beautiful outdoor courtyard settings and shop at designer and name brand stores: Banana Republic Factory Store, J.Crew, Lacoste, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger with savings of 25% to 65% every day. Dine at Achiote Mexican Restaurant and enjoy the authentic flavors of Mexico...
Seaport Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex adjacent to San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego, California. It is located at 849 West Harbor Drive, at the intersection of Harbor Drive and Kettner. It houses more than 70 shops, galleries, and eateries on 90,000 square feet (8,000 m2) of waterfront property. The Village contains several freestanding buildings in an assortment of architectural styles, from Victorian to traditional Mexican.
Westfield Mission Valley, formerly Mission Valley Center, is a shopping mall in Mission Valley area of San Diego, California, owned by The Westfield Group. Its anchor stores are Michaels, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy's Home & Furniture Store, Nordstrom Rack, Bloomingdale's Outlet Store and Target. There is also an AMC Theatres multiplex. Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to The Westfield Group acquired the shopping center in 1994...