These Are the Best Places to Shop in the OC
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These Are the Best Places to Shop in the OC

Orange County is one of the world’s greatest shopping destinations.  With more than one thousand retailers in local shopping centers and outdoor and indoor malls, the OC competes with Paris, Rodeo Drive, New York and Hong Kong as one of the few destinations where shopping is not only a nice attraction, but a main event.

South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa

South Coast Plaza is a renowned international shopping destination and home to an amazing collection of more than two hundred fifty boutiques and thirty restaurants. The largest retail center on the West Coast of the US, South Coast Plaza offers shopping with more than twenty-five luxury designer brands. Making it accessible to all, locals and visitors love the high and low mix of stores that South Coast Plaza offers, as well as the world class holiday events from Easter to Christmas season.

Fashion Island in Newport Beach

Visitors from all over the world love shopping at Fashion Island. This open air shopping complex provides a laid back luxury ambiance where shoppers can enjoy a special shopping experience along the coast of Newport Beach. Known as the OC’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island has exclusive specialty of world-class department stores,  boutiques and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes.

Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine

Irvine Spectrum Center is one of SoCal’s most popular dining, shopping and entertainment lifestyle destinations, visited by more than eighteen million people annually. The center features stores such as Nordstrom and Target, along with more than one hundred seventy-five stores, places to eat and entertainment venues, including America’s most successful Improv Comedy Club, as well as one of the highest grossing movie theaters in Northern America.

Pacific City in Huntington Beach

Located on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific City’s retail hub houses one hundred ninety-one thousand square feet of unique shops, an exciting collection of restaurants and unique places to eat with the most progressive menus and stunning interiors, a high-end Equinox fitness facility and spa, and a place called Lot 579 – a unique artisanal market and California culinary experience with an assortment of purveyors offering everything from gourmet sandwiches to the freshest ocean to table fish.

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The Source in Buena Park

The Source is one of OC’s newest shopping destinations, located just a few minutes from the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. The Source features a unique retail, dining and entertainment experience that is unprecedented in Southern California. It also showcases state of the art technology including Times Square-themed LED’s located at the pedestrian entrance.  

Los Rios Historic District in San Juan Capistrano

This is known as the oldest neighborhood in California. The Los Rios Historic District is a designated landmark adjacent to the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano in South Orange County. This unique neighborhood is home to charming boutique shops and restaurants – all walkable within Downtown San Juan Capistrano and just steps away from the Mission and a ten minute drive from the beaches of Dana Point.  

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