San Diego has a variety of shopping options. One favorite area is Mission Valley, with the Fashion Valley Mall which offers major department stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Macys, Neiman Marcus and JC Penneys along with many other great stores varying from Crate and Barrel to Mac Cosmetics.  Also you have the Westfield Mission Valley Mall with department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom's Rack, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and Marshall's. You also have the Hazard Center Mall and many other nearby locations. with benefits like the trolley stops at all three malls, movie theatre complexes located in the Hazard and Fashion Valley malls and of course many fine places to dine from high end to casual and food courts in the area.

The are also three outlet malls in San Diego County. The largest is Las Americas Premium Outlets. It is located on the U.S. - Mexico border in San Ysidro and is accessible using the San Diego Trolley and has 125 stores to choose from. East of San Diego is the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine, just off Interstate 8 and attached to the Viejas Casino. It is smaller than Las Americas with only 45 stores, but is noted for its beauty and special events like its Christmas season ice skating rink. Last, but not least are the Carlsbad Premium Outlets with 90 stores.

Del Mar Plaza:  www.delmarplaza.com  Del Mar Plaza is a lifestyle center offering a mix of high-end shopping and dining.  With 22 distinctive stores and boutiques, visitors can shop for designer clothing and shoes, fine jewelry, artwork, and home décor.  For the food-minded, visitors can relax at one of the plaza’s nine restaurants of various cuisines.  Additionally, services such as a food market, hair salons, spa, dry cleaners, financial and realty are also available.  More than 160,000 sq. ft. of public space is incorporated with comfortable seating and panoramic ocean views.  

In La Jolla you have the Westfield UTC, near the University of California, San Diego. It is a large regional mall with Nordstrom, Macy's and Sears as anchor stores and 147 other stores and eateries. In the La Jolla area, besides Westfield UTC you have the La Jolla Village Square nearby, and then in the Downtown La Jolla area, which is also called the "village" area though it is not near the I-5 freeway where the major La Jolla Village Square is located at (The Golden Triangle area) are boutique shops ala Beverly Hills or South Coast Plaza; set on tony streets like Girard and Prospect.

In the Downtown area, you have the Westfield Horton Plaza and Seaport Village. 

In the Carlsbad/Oceanside area, you have Westfield Plaza Camino Real and a large amount of shops surrounding the large mall.

Here is a list provided by the San Diego Tourism website.

 

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