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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Shopping Centers in Orange County

June 11, 2022

Orange County has many unique options for shopping. You’ll find everything from traditional shopping malls with big box department stores to open air shopping centers that offer goods for every style.

Shopping Centers In Orange County

Some areas are seeing an uptick in multi-use developments, with shopping on the ground floor and residential living above. Other locations are building residential space adjacent to shopping and dining for walkable convenience. One thing is certain, there’s no shortage of great shopping in OC.

Asian Garden Mall

9200 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

The Asian Garden Mall is the largest Vietnamese owned and operated mall in America and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The two-story mall houses dozens of shops, restaurants, and wholesale stores of all types, including a wide variety of imported products and foods.

Bella Terra

7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach

An open air shopping center with restaurants, theaters, a variety of stores, and salons. Bella Terra hosts regular events as part of their Kids Club program with regularly scheduled family events, crafts, and story times. They host many other events including live music and celebrations on The Green. Big name stores in the Bella Terra shopping center include Barnes & Noble, REI, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory, and Cost Plus World Market. Choose from a variety of restaurants like Cheesecake Factory, Island’s, King’s Fish House, Solita, and Puesto.

Brea Mall

1065 Brea Mall, Brea, CA 92821

Brea Mall is the go-to retail center in North Orange County with over 180 stores from top brands including Apple, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Brighton, Coach, H&M, Lululemon, Michael Kors, and more. In addition to shopping therapy, you can indulge at the full service day spa, or enjoy a meal at one of the many casual and full service restaurants. Check the family section of the Brea Mall website to find family events and specials and to sign up for perks. Bonuses? The mall has EV charging stations to power up your car, and a children’s play area to to power down your energetic toddler.

Fashion Island

401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Fashion Island is a premier shopping destination in Orange County. Just steps from the beach, Fashion Island features over 200 shops and restaurants and offers a multitude of services like personal shopping and home delivery. The center opened in 1967 as Newport Center, and has undergone many changes. Fashion Island features unique spots like the World’s Largest Wind Chimes sculpture located near Macy’s, and Butterfly Court where the shopping center hosts special events like fashion shows, live entertainment, and the annual tree lighting ceremony. In 2010, Fashion Island underwent a $100 million renovation to get the updated, high end image you see today. Shoppers will find something for everyone from Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus to Barnes & Noble and Wahoo’s Tacos.

Irvine Spectrum

670 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine

Irvine Spectrum is a popular shopping and entertainment destination. You’ll see it from the 405 Freeway where the giant Ferris Wheel covered with 52,000 LED lights peeks out over the stores. There’s also a carousel, a splash pad for kids, a kiddie train, an IMAX theater, an interactive motion ride, and so much more. Like other shopping centers, the Spectrum continues to change and grow, providing more choices, more services, and more fun for visitors. The Irvine Improv is a premier comedy club in OC with shows nightly, and shoppers can find goods from a variety of stores including H&M, The Body Shop, and Levi’s. Hungry? Find everything from ice cream at Haagen-Dazs to sushi at Robata Wasa. For food and entertainment in the same spot, check out Dave and Buster’s.

MainPlace Mall

2800 North Main Street, Santa Ana

Located in Santa Ana, the MainPlace Mall is a local destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. MainPlace is a traditional indoor shopping mall with a movie theater and stores like Macy’s, Journeys, Claire’s, and the Disney Store. Round One Amusement offers bowling, karaoke, billiards, darts, ping pong, and an arcade. Choose something from their menu like burgers or chicken wings, or venture out to one of the other many dining establishments at MainPlace. Choose from quick bites at the food court or try one of the restaurants like Blaze Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, or La Mia Pasta. Additional shopping and dining options are located directly across from MainPlace Mall at the Orange Town & Country Shopping Center where you’ll find Barnes & Noble, Party City, Mother’s Market & Kitchen, and more.

Pacific City

21010 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach

Pacific City is an oceanfront destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment located just steps from the Huntington Beach Pier. The open-air center features leading retail shops and specialty boutiques including H&M, Stitch & Feather, Urban Outfitters, MAC, and Tommy Bahama. It is also the home to Open Market OC and an Equinox Fitness located at the north end of the center.

There are many delicious options here for snacks, dinner, and drinks and many restaurants offer panoramic views of the ocean including Ola Mexican Kitchen, The Bungalow, and Bear Flag Fish Co. Pacific City opened in 2015 and continues to grow and adapt to the community. The center hosts several events and offers live entertainment, movies on the deck, and much more for members of the community to come out and enjoy the laid back vibe and cool ocean breezes of Surf City USA. Pacific City is just a five minute walk from Main Street – Huntington Beach’s popular downtown area, which offers additional shopping, dining, and entertainment. Pacific City is also within walking distance to three world-class oceanfront hotels including the Hyatt Huntington Beach and Pasea.

South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The acclaimed destination for shopping and entertainment, South Coast Plaza offers a whopping 250-plus businesses inside the sprawling shopping center. High end brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton all make a residence here, but South Coast Plaza also has its fair share of affordable family stores. Vans, the Disney Store, Gap, Foot Locker and other standard mall shops can all be found here as well. South Coast Plaza is home to inspired dining options from top chefs (including Bravo’s Top Chef contender Amar Santana). While Morton’s, AnQi By House of An, and The Capital Grille are South Coast Favorites, new additions like The Hall Global Eatery and Costa Peruvian Cuisine are worth the buzz.

Orange County Shopping Malls

More Orange County Shopping Centers & Malls

5th & PCH (The Strand) – 5th Street & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA
Anaheim Garden Walk – 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Anaheim Plaza – N. Euclid and the 5 Freeway
Brea Downtown – 330 W Birch St, Brea, CA 92821
Buena Park Downtown Mall – 8308 On The Mall, Buena Park, CA 90620
Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center – 2700-2750 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606
Corona Del Mar Plaza – 800 – 984 Avocado Ave #800, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Crossroads – 3720-3996 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606
Crystal Cove Shopping Center – 7845 – 8085 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Cypress Village Shopping Center – 14001 – 14271 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92620
Enderle Center (Tustin) – 17350 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Foothill Towne Center (Foothill Ranch) – 26772 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Kaleidoscope – 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Laguna Hills Mall/Five Lagunas – 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Market on the Lake Shopping Center – 27752 Vista Del Lago, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Mercado Del Lago – 31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Metro Center Fullerton – Harbor & Orangethorpe, Fullerton, CA
Metro Pointe at South Coast – 901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Oak Creek Shopping Center – 5501 – 5797 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618
Old Town San Clemente – 109 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672
Orange Town & Country Shopping Center – 791 S. Main Street, Orange, CA 92868
Plaza Antonio – 22351 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Plaza De LaPaz (Laguna Niguel) – 27241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Quail Hill Shopping Center – 6875 Quail Hill Pkwy #6601, Irvine, CA 92603The Lab-Anti-Mall & The Camp (Costa Mesa) – 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Market Place (Tustin) – 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
The District (Tustin) – 2437 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782
The Shops at Rossmoor – 12501 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, CA 90740
The Square – 17901 – 17971 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92614
Triangle-Square Mall (Costa Mesa) – 1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92627
Yorba Linda Town Center – 18421 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Orange County & Southern California Outlets Near OC

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Best Malls Near OC

  • Los Angeles
    • The Americana
    • The Bloc
    • Glendale Galleria
    • The Grove
    • Hollywood & Highland
    • Santa Monica Place
    • Third Street Promenade
    • Westfield Century City
    • Westfield Topanga & the Village
  • San Diego
    • Cedros Avenue Design District
    • Fashion Valley
    • Flower Hil Promenade
    • Horton Plaza
    • La Jolla Prospect Street
    • Little Italy
    • Old Town San Diego
    • Seaport Village
    • Westfield UTC mall
  • Riverside
    • Galleria at Tyler
    • Hemet Valley Mall
    • Moreno Valley Mall
    • Westfield Palm Desert
    • Promenade Temecula

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