Spend the day at one of San Diego's premier malls like Fashion Valley Mall, featuring outdoor shopping at its finest with shops such as Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and all the big name designers. Or the revitalized Westfield UTC shopping mall with great dining options and anchor stores Macy's and Nordstrom plus specialty stores like Anthropologie, Apple and Tiffany & Co.
Enjoy beautiful outdoor shopping centers like One Paseo, which features a mix of local and nationally known brand stores, Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley, or Hazard Center with Barnes & Noble, Lakeshore Learning, Wood Ranch BBQ, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, and a movie theater in Mission Valley.
> It's All About Outdoor Shopping
For the best deals of all, the San Diego's outlet centers offer something for everyone with outrageous bargains as well as a festive holiday atmosphere for all to enjoy. Throughout the holiday season Carlsbad Premium Outlets, located in the North County Coastal area, and Las Americas Premium Outlets, located in South Bay, have extra special offers on extraordinary brands like Coach, Calvin Klein, Sunglass Hut and more. Get the most out of your outlet holiday shopping in South Bay by continuing your holiday shopping at Plaza Palmera, conveniently located right next to Las Americas, and pop into amazing stores like Armani Exchange, Express Factory Outlet, and H&M. For those out in East County, Viejas Outlet Center offers high-end brands at incredible prices.
Specialty shopping for unique San Diego items can be found at Seaport Village and The Headquarters at Seaport on the Big Bay Embarcadero; at the Coronado Ferry Landing and Shops At The Del - Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado; at Liberty Station in Point Loma; and at Bazaar del Mundo and Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town.
For the beach-lover on your gift list, cruise on over to these local boutique stores that scream San Diego style: Everyday California and Surf Diva Surf School & Surf Diva Boutique.
For a more exclusive setting, peruse the high-end shops on Prospect and Girard in the beautiful seaside town of La Jolla. Or, stroll through the hip, urban boutiques in Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Hillcrest, North Park and South Park.
> Shopping Blocks Not To Miss
When: November 20, 2021
Come support local San Diego businesses and find the perfect gifts with 15 merchant vendors and 7 food vendors throughout the gardens.
When: November 29 - December 24, 2021
The Holiday Market in Gallagher Square is a fun night for the whole family and will feature local and European artisan shops, magical lighting displays, seasonal food and beverage, Santa and other holiday characters!
When: December 4-5, 2021
Featuring local and national vendors specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, clothing, home décor, furniture, paper arts and more. There will also be live music, make-and-takes, food and live demos.
When: December 4, 2021
Magical décor, Christmas trees and the time-honored traditions of seasonal vendors at our Christmas Village, perfect for your holiday shopping, live music, holiday treats, while Santa checks in virtually throughout the night from the stage’s LED screen!
When: December 4, 2021
Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown while exploring dozens of local craft vendor stands, then cozy up with artisan and craft food and snack specialties.
When: December 10-11, 2021
This exciting holiday event will feature more than 100 makers, craft cocktails, beer, gourmet food trucks, live music, photo trailers, styled lounges, door favors and more!