Shopping in San Diego

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Shopping in San Diego

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  • Brimsmith
    Lacey, WA594 contributions
    Delightful shopping area situated within walking distance of the convention center and other parts of town. There is a great variety of shops and restaurants. I bought a hat at the Village Hat Shop.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • Edward L
    Burke, VA428 contributions
    Nice Outdoor Mall experience. I haven't been to one before that was outside, I am from the Northeast and I am used to everything being indoors. I visited JC Penny to buy something I didn't have enough of on my first trip to San Diego along with visiting the food court for dinner one evening. I hope it is able to stay open in the future.
    Written September 20, 2022
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  • Shaun K
    Wolverhampton, UK85 contributions
    took the trolleys there about 45 minutes from old town, walked across the walk bridge by the boarder, there are bargins but you need to search for them clean and tidy , the staff in all the shops very welcoming and helpful, we went twice and got trainers there , there are bins for your boxes if needed, a good place to shop.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Victor B
    Tucson, AZ724 contributions
    This is a San Diego tourist visitor “must do”. Likely the wife will have to drag the husband to this “shopping Mecca”, but once there I believe that the food and drink will make it a good time for all! Come early and make a day of it as there is lots to explore. There is a huge parking lot by the main building…which is nice!
    VictorB
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Denise M
    Bayside, NY299 contributions
    Great outdoor market which takes place rain or shine. I was there on a rare rainy Sunday & the market was prepared. Vendors had tent covers & the place was packed! Locals kept apologizing for the weather - which as a tourist made me laugh. If you are visiting from out of town there is a decent amount of fresh fruit & veggies. So if you have just arrived, and are staying a few days - stock up here instead of going to local supermarket. They also have unique one of-a-kind crafts/jewelry/candles. What I also liked was that all of the artists who made products were there (at least what I bought).
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • Chaparral
    Solvang, CA4 contributions
    Enjoyed meeting the artists and seeing their creations.
    I went in September, and unfortunately, it was extremely hot. The tiny shops did not air conditioning.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Jeffberk81
    Massachusetts91 contributions
    Always look forward to going to this farmers market when in town. So many good things. Food, vegetables, fruit. Got a beautiful table cloth from one vendor. To me it’s a must visit.
    Written October 19, 2022
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  • Christopher D
    Fairfield, Australia32 contributions
    I visited here during a one week stay in San Diego. The location isn’t exactly right next to the tram station, however, is within walking distance for those who are relatively fit and can stand the heat. There are a large variety of retailers here including major brands such as Nike, Adidas, Footlocker, Asics, Nautica and others. It’s a great location for having so many outlet stores in one spot and the prices are generally great! There were some food and drink options available though some of these had shut for the day (I did visit on the 2nd January though) or didn’t open at all. Overall a good experience and next time I’m in San Diego I’d happily visit again to snap up some bargains!
    Written May 13, 2019
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  • David C
    6 contributions
    My Wife and I were very impressed with the Art work, As well as the displays used to display the art work. My wife and I will order at a later date for sure.
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • northshoregirl1
    Saint Paul, MN120 contributions
    There is a variety of shops, restaurants nice seating throughout and variety of flowers, palm trees, some art and even a Koi fish pond. It is also dog friendly and even has a small dog park.
    Written March 14, 2022
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  • Lisa C
    Quebec City, Canada3 contributions
    Our guide, Scott, was knowledgeable, easy-going and lots of fun to ride along the Pacific Coast with. We loved exploring the ecological preserve, seeing sea lions and harbor seals, and getting to watch and learn about surfing. I highly recommend this tour. Bikes are easy to ride too!
    Written March 2, 2020
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  • Shaun K
    Wolverhampton, UK85 contributions
    a nice place to see , the Mts goes there a few shops and restaurants, target there and a mall open but a few shops closed but worth a visit
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Andy R
    Sacramento, CA377 contributions
    This place not only has such a varied selection of wares (Asian, contemporary, collectible, Victorian, eclectic) but the prices are really reasonable - and several items are marked down. Lots of furniture, figurines, dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, jewelry, etc. You could spend over an hour just looking around. Many unique items and all high quality. We ended up buying some glassware and jewelry and nice to this non-profit donates to dozens of animal welfare causes.
    Written October 16, 2019
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  • MrsBaboo
    Surrey6 contributions
    We were lucky enough to visit during the international exhibition in October. Not only was it free to enter but the paintings were fresh, modern, beautiful and interesting. The staff were friendly and chatted to us about the watercolours and artists. They even have a public vote for your favourite painting. We liked this gallery much more that the slightly stuffy art museum in Balboa Park filled with old oil paintings.
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • Brian M
    Stevensville, MD23 contributions
    Old Town Market is chocked full of vendors selling lots of Mexican unique artisans type items such as clothing, jewelry, and ceramic goods. They also have a museum inside where you can learn about the local history. Food, wine and alcoholic drinks such as wine and Margaritas are available here as well. Walk slow and take in each vendor display...you might find that hidden treasure that you have been looking for.
    Written November 5, 2022
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