Shopping in California
Shopping is one of the best activities in California, whether it’s digging through vintage stores or window-shopping for extravagant luxury goods. The Los Angeles shopping experience begins in the sprawling LA Fashion District in Downtown LA, and from there it’s choosing from top shopping centers like The Grove, Beverly Center, Hollywood & Highland, The Americana at Brand, Third Street Promenade or Santa Monica Place. Eclectic shopping neighborhoods can be found throughout Los Angeles, while the city’s numerous museum gift shops offer a variety of unique cultural gifts. If you’ve got deep pockets, Rodeo Drive and Robertson Blvd. are must-sees, while bargain hunters will want to check out the outlets in Camarillo, the Citadel, Desert Hills and Ontario Mills.
The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in California, California, on parts of the historical Farmers Market. It is a lovely outdoor shopping destination that sometimes has celeb events (as well as celeb shoppers) and is a thriving but laid back place.
Established in 1934, when a dozen local farmers parked their trucks on an open field (once a dairy farm) to sell fresh produce to local residents, the Market has remained true to its roots ever since. With nearly 100 dining, shopping and grocery opportunities, Farmers Market has something for everyone.
Universal CityWalk is a dynamic entertainment, dining and retail promenade that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex offers L.A.’s best movie-going experience and features a lively mix of dining choices, a collection of contemporary retail favorites and an exciting range of entertainment choices including mechanical bull-riding, iFly Indoor Skydiving etc.