Top 10 Shopping Malls In California, the USA

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California is not only blessed with some of the most splendid attractions and theme parks on the planet but also, it is one of the top shopping destinations in the world. Cities such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento are known for their people who sport a unique sense of fashion. It is no wonder then, that they have some of the best fashion-brand stores on the East Coast. With all the incredible shopping opportunities happening in California, it is a must to check out the shopping experience there. There is no better place to do this than at some of California’s best malls. Staying in the best accommodations will help you make more time to visit each place, too. So take your pick among the amazing themed hotels and luxury Airbnbs and scroll down below to see the top 10 shopping malls in California, the USA.

1. Ontario Mills, Ontario

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Ontario Mills is in eastern Los Angeles. It is an internationally renowned shopping complex in Southern California. It is also known as the only indoor outlet shopping complex with more than 200 stores. It is the home to a variety of local and international brands, featuring all sorts of goods. It also houses several renowned eateries where you can always take occasional breaks while you go about on your shopping spree. Some of the brands you will likely find in this mall include H&M, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue, Coach, RH Outlet, and The North Face, among others.

Ontario Mills

Address: 1 Mills Cir, Ontario, CA 91764, United States

Website: Ontario Mills

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

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2. Hollywood & Highland, Los Angeles

Hollywood & Highland
Source: Photo by user Bryan Ungard used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Hollywood & Highland is primarily an open-air joint, though the lower levels have some enclosures. This is usually a major stop for most people who visit Hollywood since it is located in proximity to Dolby Theatre as well as the Chinese Theatre, one of the famous buildings in California. It is also the home to several classy boutiques and restaurants. Additionally, it is often used as the venue for various concerts and competitions during the holiday seasons, making it one of the busiest shopping joints in California.

Hollywood & Highland

Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States

Website: Hollywood & Highland

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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3. The Outlets at Orange, Orange

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The Outlets at Orange is a prime open-air outlet mall in Orange County, California. Its location is just a few minutes from Disneyland, making it a popular stopover for visitors coming from there. The premier outlet is the home to lots of interesting shopping, dining and entertainment spots. Out of the more than 120 local and international stores that reside here, you will encounter brands such as Adidas, Aldo Outlet, AMC Theatres, American Eagle, Asics, AT&T, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Buddy Chicken and Boba, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Burke Williams Day Spa among others.

The Outlets at Orange

Address: 20 City Blvd W, Orange, CA 92868, United States

Website: The Outlets at Orange

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm

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4. The Grove, Los Angeles

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The Grove is without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed shopping and entertainment joints not just in California, but also in the entire country. It is a popular destination for people who wanted dining, shopping, entertainment, and fashion opportunities all under one roof. Combining style and energy, it is a destination cherished by friends and families, and one of the best gathering places for shopping, dining, watching movies, or relaxing after basking in the hot California sun.

The Grove

Address: 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States

Website: The Grove

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

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5. Glendale Galleria, Glendale

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Glendale Galleria is a humongous three-storey indoor mall with more than 260 stores and restaurants. Some of its anchor department stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Mervyn’s. You will also find plenty of men’s and women’s stores, gadget shops, kid’s bookstores, and several eateries here.

Glendale Galleria

Address: 100 W Broadway Suite 100, Glendale, CA 91210, United States

Website: Glendale Galleria

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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6. Great Mall, Milpitas

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Great Mall is among the biggest indoor outlet locations in California. It houses a variety of shops, value stores, fashion boutiques, and restaurants that open a whole lot of shopping and entertainment opportunities to you. More than 200 businesses call the mall home, and you are sure to find anything you expect from a high-end mall — from sporting goods to jewelry, clothing, footwear, chocolates, and electronic gadgets. When you come to this mall, you can always rest assured that there is something for everyone. As such, you will not leave the mall empty-handed.

Great Mall

Address: 447 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States

Website: Great Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

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7. The Americana at Brand, Glendale

The Americana at Brand
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The Americana at Brand is located in Glendale, California. Here, exciting opportunities from world-class retail shops, entertainment venues, and dining spots are open for everyone. It is a favorite destination for visitors, friends, and families interested in a place of gathering with a friendly atmosphere for shopping, dining, and unwinding. Within its walls, you can find stylish boutiques and international brands selling a variety of goods. The mall also houses a decent selection of superb restaurants where you can always grab a satisfying bite to keep the hunger pangs at bay. As always, you can continue your shopping in peace after a satisfying grub.

The Americana at Brand

Address: 889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210, United States

Website: The Americana at Brand

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

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8. Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica
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Downtown Santa Monica is a gorgeous world-class retail, entertainment and dining complex located a stone’s throw away from the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It has hundreds of businesses, featuring both local and international brands ready to cater to your every need. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean gives it a unique relaxed feeling that further adds to the authentic shopping aura it already has. Whether you are looking for retail, beauty, travel, and arts and entertainment or you are interested in some of the world’s leading brands in health and fitness, you will always have a plethora of options when you come to Downtown Santa Monica.

Downtown Santa Monica

Address: 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States

Website: Downtown Santa Monica

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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9. Seaport Village, San Diego

Seaport Village
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Seaport Village Mall is another charming waterfront shopping and dining complex in California. The mall is located adjacent to San Diego Bay, making it a great stop during your [tour] of California. Its location and proximity to other interesting amenities and attractions in downtown San Diego contributes to the mall’s status. The mall has over 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants occupying over 90,000 square feet (8,361 square meters) of the waterfront. If you are looking for affluent shopping and dining place in a breathtakingly beautiful environment, then this is where you’ll want to be.

Seaport Village

Address: 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

Website: Seaport Village

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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10. Sunvalley Shopping Center, Concord

Sunvalley Mall, Concord
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Sunvalley Shopping Center is popularly known as Sunvalley Mall. If you’re visiting the county of Contra Costa, drop by this mall as it is one of the premier shopping destinations in this part of California. It has a reputation as the largest regional shopping center on the East Coast. The place’s size is a subtle indication of its numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Visitors will find delight here with the 160 retail shops, eateries, and entertainment joints inside the mall. Retail stores include famous brands such as Coach, Sears, JCPenney, and Macy’s. At this mall, you can rest assured that you’re getting nearly everything you need from a mall – ranging from gadgets and video games to bowling and karaoke.

Sunvalley Shopping Center

Address: 1 Sunvalley Mall Rd, Concord, CA 94520, United States

Website: Sunvalley Shopping Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

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Shop until you drop in California

It won’t serve you any good to visit California and fail to shop from some of the best malls in the country or spend a day in one of its popular theme parks. Check out these top shopping malls in California, USA, and enjoy the unique shopping experience the state has to offer. Just don’t forget to book a room in one of the best resorts or Airbnbs with a pool for your accommodation needs.

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