Your Destination Guide to San Diego

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© Sharon Mollerus

San Diego has everything: great weather, endless attractions, and unparalleled beauty. The shopping in San Diego is no exception. San Diego offers numerous malls, such as UTC and Fashion Valley, which feature favorite department stores and some surprising activities, like ice skating and exceptional food courts. Throughout the county, you'll discover quaint streets lined with unique boutiques and shops in areas like Carlsbad Village, as well as local hotspots that cater to all eclectic fashion needs in places such as the Forum.

San Diego Shopping

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Searching for name-brand products without name-brand prices can be a difficult challenge, but not at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, located next door to Carlsbad's vibrantly colorful Flower Fields.
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Carlsbad Village
  • Carlsbad Village
  • Just blocks from the beach, Carlsbad Village is a quaint district that features many unique shops selling one-of-a-kind merchandise.
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Cedros Avenue Design District
  • Cedros Avenue Design District
  • Cedros Design District in Solana Beach is a little-known treasure in the heart of San Diego County. With its location just blocks from the beach, you would expect a cluster of laidback surf shops and walk-up restaurants, but instead, you find upscale boutiques and specialty home ware stores.
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Downtown Encinitas
  • Downtown Encinitas
  • The eclectic shops of downtown Encinitas are clustered in a prime location alongside Highway 101, just a few blocks from Moonlight beach.
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Fashion Valley
  • Fashion Valley
  • With a name that speaks for itself, Fashion Valley of San Diego is the city's largest and most chic mall, hosting over 200 of the country's best-known department stores and chains.
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Horton Plaza
  • Horton Plaza
  • Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego is the shopping mall Horton Plaza. The multi-level plaza is home to many of the country's beloved department stores and chains.
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North County Fair Mall
  • North County Fair Mall
  • Not to be mistaken for an actual fair, San Diego's largest indoor mall, the North County Fair, provides 1.2 million square feet of retail shops dispersed over three stories, but is still somehow effortless to navigate.
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Orange Ave. Coronado
  • Orange Ave. Coronado
  • The city of Coronado is known for its sprawling bridge, historical resort, and island location. Locals, however, know Coronado also offers a unique shopping experience along Orange Avenue, located just north of the famous Hotel Del Coronado.
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Shops at the Del
  • Shops at the Del
  • Located inside one of San Diego's best-known resorts are the shops of the Hotel del Coronado, nicknamed "Shops at the Del". Don't think these are for hotel guests only--these specialty shops open their doors to any who visit the hotel grounds.
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The Forum
  • The Forum
  • Strategically placed in the middle of the sun-kissed hills of residential Northern San Diego, the Forum shopping center has established an excellent reputation despite its recent construction.
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University Town Center
  • University Town Center
  • San Diego's most family-friendly shopping center is undoubtedly the University Town Center, known to locals as UTC. Conveniently accessed by both the 5 and 805 freeways, it is an easy stop for both northbound and southbound commuters.
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Westfield Plaza Camino Real
  • Westfield Plaza Camino Real
  • As one of the smaller shopping malls in San Diego, the Westfield Camino Real is often overlooked despite its popular staple stores and charming indoor assets. Westfield Camino Real provides San Diego with the county's largest Macy's, with an extensive collection of home furnishings.
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