San Diego Shopping
Many San Diego visitors appreciate the local shopping options. If you are looking to shop ‘til you drop, every time you think you’re done in San Diego, you’ll probably find someplace else to keep you going.
Westfield Horton Plaza
Highly recommended by many, Horton Plaza is described as “more” than a shopping mall. Formerly the town square of San Diego, it was revitalized in 1985 and the result is an eclectically-designed mall. Consisting of major chain stores and unique shops, there is also a food court, theatre, restaurants and many other things to see on one of its multiple levels. The parking lot can be confusing; be sure to note where you parked your car.
If you really want to do some serious shopping and have a big budget, head to the Fashion Valley shopping area, located about 5 miles north of Westfield Horton’s Plaza. This is for the shopper who is looking for upscale. You’ll find luxe local and international brands, along with major department stores. If you’re looking to dine while you’re here there is a small food court and several restaurants. This mall also houses an 18-screen theatre. Designed as an open air mall, you can bask in the San Diego sunshine even if you’re just window shopping.
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Just south of San Diego, in the U.S. but next to the Mexican border, you’ll find Las Americas Premium Outlets. This mall is filled with more than 100 shops and stores, you can find some good discounts at this shopping center.
Be original and ditch the mall! If you look around, you’ll find numerous specialty shops throughout the San Diego area. Take a trip down to Old Town, the Seaport Village and the waterfront and see what you find.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in San Diego.