When you think of Southern California attractions, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the San Diego Zoo probably come to mind. But there’s another set of attractions in Southern California, which locals know about and savvy travelers make plans to visit:
Southern California shopping destinations.
From haute couture to oceanfront outlets to food malls and quaint downtowns, Southern California a paradise for shoppers. And, for those who love to shop, we’ve compiled a list of our Southern California vacation rentals conveniently located near some of the best shopping in SoCal:
If you want to visit the Outlets at San Clemente:
Shopping with an ocean view? Yes please!
The Outlets at San Clemente
are Orange County’s first oceanfront outlet mall, and with their beautiful Spanish Colonial storefronts and pristine landscaping, they’re pulling out all the stops.
If you plan to visit the Outlets at San Clemente, the best place to stay is near San Clemente’s North Beach.
Our North Beach Condos
are not only half a mile from the Outlets at San Clemente, they’re also just steps to beach access at North Beach!
Take a look:
If you want to visit Fashion Island & South Coast Plaza:
South Coast Plaza
are two of the must-visit high end shopping venues in Southern California. If you want to visit both, and also stay near the beach, we recommend a vacation rental in
is conveniently located near Fashion Island and the Newport Bay. Or, stay in
Corona Del Mar
in one of our Jasmine vacation rentals, just a couple of minutes' walk to the beach and near Fashion Island. These beautiful homes are available to rent by the month, perfect if you want to plan an extended stay!
Want to stay even closer to the beach? Our
Court Street Condos
on the Balboa Peninsula are just one house from the beach and Newport Pier, and also just 15 minutes to South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.
If you want a quaint downtown shopping experience:
If you love quaint downtowns, unique local shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques, then Southern California really is your perfect vacation destination! Many of our local beach towns feature main street shopping districts that are worth strolling again and again. Here are three of our favorites:
1. Belmont Shore 2nd Street:
From spas and beauty shops to fine jewelry, florists, bakeries and more,
Belmont Shore’s 2nd Street shopping district
is hard to beat! This bike-friendly, stroller-friendly, charming seaside town is an ideal place to visit for some leisurely dining and window shopping. Sound like a place you’d like to visit? Beachside manages a
beautiful Spanish style vacation rental
just a couple of blocks from 2nd Street and one house to the beach.
2. San Clemente Pier Area:
If you’re traveling to the west coast in hopes of experiencing our famous laid back beach lifestyle, might we recommend
? This Spanish Village by the Sea not only delivers relaxing beachy vibes, but does so with style and class, as you’ll see when you visit our pier area shops and eateries. We love this area, and we manage so many vacation rentals here that it’s hard to recommend just one or two. Here are three awesome choices to get you started:
3. Carlsbad Village:
With dozens of one-of-a-king shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more,
is a bustling local downtown that is worth visiting again and again. In addition to the everyday wonder of Carlsbad Village, the village also hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market, as well as regular outdoor movies and live music. With LEGOLand and The Carlsbad Flower Fields nearby, Carlsbad is also known for being a very kid-friendly destination, so if you’re traveling as a family,
is a great choice. Our
are just a few blocks from Carlsbad Village and one block from Carlsbad State Beach - take a look and start planning!
We've barely scratched the surface of the unparalleled shopping opportunities in Orange County
. If you truly love to discover new shopping destinations, be sure to take a look at our list of
7 Essential Orange County Shopping Experiences
Ready to start planning?
Give us a call at 800-408-1822 and we'll help you choose the perfect vacation rental for you and all of your guests!
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