Best Outdoor Shopping In Or Near Los Angeles
Being outdoors is always great in Los Angeles thanks to the near year-round perfect weather. It’s even better when you add shopping in a gorgeous marketplace by the sea or in the historic district of Pasadena and a cool iced latte in hand. We’ve rounded up the 12 Best Outdoor Shopping Areas in Los Angeles.
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Set in an upscale, beautiful setting, The Grove is LA’a premiere outdoor shopping mall. Check out the gorgeous, musically-timed fountains, catch an outdoor concert or hop on the trolley – there’s always something fun to do. It’s located next the Original Farmers Market that features gourmet restaurants, produce stands, and pastry shops. There is ample parking at The Grove and the valet is totally worth it.
The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
The weather is always lovely at the Americana at Brand. With the iconic gold replica statue of Donald De Lue’s 1949 Spirit of American Youth sculpture in France, The Americana at Brand offers open air shopping in its finest form. Best yet, there’s a Disney Baby store here, so get your shop on!
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Known to LA natives as “LA’s quintessential open-air shopping destination” the Westfield Century City is a mix of premier fashion and lifestyle retail. The mall began a major overhaul in 2016 that includes the addition of Nordstrom, Johnny Was, Amazon Book Store, Eataly (Mario Bataly’s food emporium) and Randy’s Donuts and many other new food and retails stores.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
No list about best outdoor shopping in Los Angeles is complete without including the iconic Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Quite literally the most famous shopping experience in the entire world thanks to TV shows and movies, Rodeo Drive is an upscale 2-mile long street connecting Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Major brands and upscale designer showrooms can be found here.
Third Street Promenade
1351 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the Westside and draws crowds from all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean coupled with Los Angeles’s mild climate, it is also a popular tourist destination.
1528 Montana Avenue (Rosie Pope Maternity)
Santa Monica, CA 90403
On the north end of town, just adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, Montana Avenue offers shopping on a 10-block tree-lined street and is a luxurious shopping destination known for its unique stores as well as its popular bistros, cafes and bakeries.
Japanese Village Plaza
335 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The newly renovated Japanese Village Plaza offers a unique and fun shopping Little Tokyo Downtown culture experience in a relaxed open-air atmosphere. Abundant parking is available on Central Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Street.
Plaza El Segundo
760 South Sepulveda Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245
The Plaza El Segundo is an open-air shopping collection of over 50 high-end retailers such as lifestyle retailers: Lululemon Athletica and L’ Occitane, restaurants such as: Salt Creek Grille and The Counter and much more.
Made famous from the television series Melrose Place, Melrose Avenue is a colorful array of eclectic shops, restaurants and bars. Melrose Avenue starts from Santa Monica Boulevard at the border between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood and ends at Lucille Avenue in Silver Lake.
Downtown Manhattan Beach
142 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Downtown Manhattan Beach offers outdoor shopping in ultimate laid-back So Cal style. Excellent shopping for a unique gift, downtown Manhattan Beach runs along Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the streets perpendicular to it in the area near the Manhattan Beach Pier up to Valley Drive with many upscale shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.
1 West Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
Often referred to as “old town Pasadena”, Old Pasadena is a historic district of Pasadena with a hip, modern vibe and a popular shopping and entertainment destination. During the daytime shopping is a popular activity and during the vibrant evenings street performers entertain passerby’s with music and art.
The Santee Alley
210 East Olympic Blvd #202
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Quite literally an alley, the Santee Alley is a part of the Los Angeles garment district and is the best open marketplace to grab a great deal on apparel, shoes, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics. The Santee Alley is open 365 days a year from 9:30am-6pm.
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