San Diego's Best Shopping Malls

Headed out for a day of shopping? Well here are some of the best shopping malls San Diego has to offer. These outlets offer more than just simple retail stores. Make a day out of your visit to one of these properties as they all provide various options in shopping, food, and entertainment. Can’t find what you’re looking for? San Diego has got plenty of other shopping malls we haven’t mentioned…these are just our faves!

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

If your in north county, make sure you stop at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. With 90 stores in an attractive setting, next to the Carlsbad Flower Fields, this outlet center is heavy on the designer names. Find impressive savings at Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Crate and Barrel, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger and more.

Fashion Valley Center

True to its name, this is your best source for high fashion and upscale stores. Nordstrom, JC Penney, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus, San Diego’s only Bloomingdale’s are the foundations of this well appointed two-level outdoor mall. Fellas, there’s even a Tiffany’s (wink,wink).  Stores such as H&M, Burberry, Lily Pulitzer, Gucci, Ruehl, Apple and Sony Style line the halls and an AMC multiplex takes this center to the next level.

Las Americas Premium Outlets

Las Americas is the county’s newest outlet center and we can’t complain. Latin themed in architecture, this sprawling complex next to the Mexico border offers well over 125 stores to fill every designer addict’s need. Find impressive savings at Adidas, 2b bebe, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Sony and more.

Westfield Horton Plaza

In the heart of the oh so popular Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego, this multi-level, somewhat confusing whimsical architecture is a must-see for any San Diego visitor, even if you don’t feel like shopping. But for those of you who are looking to spend some mula, expect to find Nordstrom, Macy’s and a wide array of shops and eateries make this the noontime stop for downtown workers.

Westfield University Town Center

UTC is an outdoor mall located in the Golden Triangle area catering to many crowds. Although this mall carries pretty much your staples. the much-used ice skating rink distinguishes the mall from others of Westfield’s predictable services.

Viejas Outlet Center

Viejas Outlet Center, located across from the Viejas Casino, is a your go to for a serene shopping experience…yes its possible. Native American theme and meandering walkways and gardens are complimented by your usual assortment of shops and eateries. Plus, don’t miss the special water shows, Power of Nightfire during summer and Legend of the Ice Princess show during the holidays. During the holiday, Viejas Outlet Center has a large outdoor skating rink, and if you have money leftover from your shopping experience, complete your day at the casino across the street!

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