San Diego Shopping and Districts

(San Diego, California - CA, USA)

Shopping in San Diego offers everything you could ever imagine, ranging from the huge malls of Mission Valley to the arts and crafts of Old Town San Diego and the hip boutiques of Hillcrest. The Gaslamp Quarter is home to some quirky individual stores and shopping options, while Mission Bay is full of typical California surf clothing outlets and Mission Beach is the place to head for antiques, with hundreds of antique stores lining Newport Avenue.

Opening Hours

Shops found in heavily touristed areas such as the Gaslamp Quarter, Bazaar del Mundo and Seaport Village, along with the malls of Mission Valley, tend to stay open late, typically until 21:00 on weeknights and 18:00 on weekends. Otherwise, most shops in San Diego shut up at around 17:00 or 18:00, with shorter opening hours on weekends.

Shopping Centers

Given the favorable climate, outdoor shopping malls are everywhere in San Diego, while Mission Valley is home to several mega malls offering everything under the sun.

Bazaar Del Mundo
Address: 2754 Calhoun Street, Old Town, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 296 3161
Incorporating over a dozen interconnected shops around a central courtyard bursting with Mexican music, costume, and culture, the Bazaar Del Mundo is a fascinating area for a stroll and for picking up souvenirs.

Fashion Valley Center
Address: 7007 Friars Road, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 688 9113
One of the more popular mega malls of Mission Valley, Fashion Valley Center is home to a number of upscale specialty shops and a range of department stores.

Horton Plaza
Address: 324 Horton Plaza, Downtown, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 238 1596
A showpiece of the redeveloped downtown area, Horton Plaza is home to 130 specialty stores, major department stores, a 14-screen cinema and plenty of restaurants and eateries, all housed within an eclectic multi-level design featuring piazzas, sculptures, fountains, gardens, bridges and towers.

Mission Valley Center
Address: 1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 296 6375
This much-loved outdoor shopping mall is a local institution and is home to a great range of cheap outlets and a huge cinema complex.

Seaport Village
Address: 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 235 4014
A local favorite offering a lovely bayside setting and a total of 57 specialty shops, as well as a number of restaurants and cafés. There is also live music at the Seaport Village on weekends.

The Ferry Landing Marketplace
Address: 1201 First Street, San Diego, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 435 8895
A picturesque market offering souvenir shops, arts and crafts and a farmers' market every Tuesday afternoon.

University Towne Center (UTC)
Address: 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 858 546 8858
A picturesque, landscaped, outdoor shopping mall offering over 150 shops along with an ice-skating rink.