Shopping near Downtown San Diego

San Diego ShoppingThe San Diego area offers a multitude of shopping experiences. Whether you are looking for a great bargain, unique items, or something with an ethnic flair, you are sure to find it here. The following are excellent places to spend an afternoon browsing.

Seaport Village
Seaport Village is located at 817 West Harbor Drive. With over 50 unique shops you’ll find a variety of clothing, gift items, and souvenirs. Food can be found at any of the 17 wonderful eateries scattered throughout the village. There is plenty of entertainment as well, but the best part is the view of the waterfront lagoon and marina. There’s even a carousel. Seaport Village is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

Mission Valley Shopping
Mission Valley Shopping Center has everything you need in one spot. Shoppers can pick up great deals on cell phones, clothing, and bath products, among other items. There is the AMC Mission Valley 20 Theater for entertainment, and great services such as jewelry repair and eye doctors. Fast food, snacks, and dinner are served in the 30 onsite eateries. Mission Valley Shopping Center is located at 1640 Camino Del Rio North.

Bazaar Del Mundo
If you want a terrific ethnic shopping experience, the Bazaar del Mundo is for you. Located at 4133 Taylor Street, one can find clothing, accessories, seasonal items, home décor, and jewelry, all with a Mexican flair. Their restaurants serve up flavorful Mexican cuisine.

Kobey's Swap Meet
There is something for everyone at Kobey’s Swap Meet every Friday through Sunday. Enjoy over 1,000 merchants at the San Diego Sports Arena from 7 am to 3 pm. It’s the county’s largest outdoor market with an endless amount of wares. Don’t worry; they give newcomers a map as you enter. Here you’ll discover great flea market finds, new merchandise, services, and bulk food. Bring cash as many vendors won’t take credit cards. Don’t be afraid to haggle, it’s all part of the fun.

Fashion Valley
Fashion Valley at 7007 Friars Road has over 200 stores in an elegant outdoor setting. It is a wonderful way to combine shopping with a day in the San Diego sun. Here you’ll find traditional favorites like J.C.Penney and Macy’s, unique shops such as the Disney Store and Lego, as well as name brands. There are 20 eateries, and an 18 screen movie theater for all your dining and entertainment needs.