Archive for the ‘Anaheim Shopping’ Category

Anaheim Indoor Marketplace

August 31st, 2017


Keep cool as summer comes to a close at the expansive Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, where you can shop for fresh, local produce, pastries and meats along with artisanal gifts and treasures. Known as the OC’s biggest indoor swap meet, it’s a one of a kind indoor shopping experience with permanent vendors featuring children’s wear, cosmetics, electronics, housewares, jewelry, men’s  and women’s wear, sporting goods, toys and of course a smorgasbord of shoes.

The banquet hall is available to rent, and special events happen year-round. Those planning an event have access to tables, chairs, a stage and dance floor, services including cleanup and catering, and free parking. Contact the Marketplace directly for more information.

Going to Market

In August, there’s the Ballet Folklorico Competition on August 6th where groups dance battle for a $500 cash prize. The annual Free Health Fair on August 20th includes screenings for dental, vision, cholesterol and more. Plus, with the Latin Mirage event on August 5th and the Resplandor de Mexico every other Sunday, there’s always something exciting happening at the Marketplace.

It’s also the go-to spot for home cooked meals, specializing in authentic Mexican flavors. Try La Palapa for snacks, Dulceria Botanas Avalos for sweet treats or the Latin Kitchen for genuine dishes from south of the border.


The Outlets at Orange

June 11th, 2017


So close to Disneyland you can almost see it, you’ll find the real happiest place on earth (at least for shopping addicts) at The Outlets at Orange. It’s the only outlet shopping mall in the county and features over 120 stores from Neiman Marcus to Tommy Hilfiger with Saks Fifth Avenue and a slew of options for snacks, drinks and dining, too.

Just minutes away, you’ll find the Honda Center, Angels Stadium and Disney delights. Conveniently located right off of I-5, the open-air destination also boasts family-fun entertainment. Slip into the Vans Skatepark, or take a break at Dave & Buster’s. There’s also Lucky Strike Bowling and a massive AMC 30 movie theater featuring IMAX. You won’t find better deals in Anaheim.

Plan Your Trip

For many, the trip to the Outlets is solely for dining! Choose from Café Tu Tu Tango for Spanish tapas, Charley’s Steakery for grilled subs, Corner Bakery Café for breakfast, brunch and comfort food, or Kamiyama Sushi for some fresh Pacific seafood. You’ll find every cuisine from around the world.

Always check the site for special deals and events, especially if you’re shopping for a dads or grads occasion. You’ll get sneak peeks on deals and sometimes printable coupons to save even more. Only make one stop for all your southern California shopping needs and have plenty left over for more golden coast adventures.

Visit Olvera Street

May 14th, 2017


Arguably not as famous as Rodeo Drive or Hollywood Boulevard, Olvera Street is a historical area that features a rich history and thriving cultural scene. Also known as Los Angeles’ “first street,” you’ll find the visitor center open seven days per week with shops and restaurants offering unique experiences all over the neighborhood.

Dubbed “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” Olvera Street centers around a Mexican marketplace that captures the romanticism of “Old L.A.” complete with a block-long shaded and brick-laden market featuring painted stalls, a variety of street vendors and vintage structures. Olvera Street was “born” in 1930 and designed to “preserve and present the customs and trades of early California.” Many of today’s Olvera Street vendors are descendants of the original vendors!

Is This Really California?

Visitors to Olvera Street feel whisked away to Mexico with the outdoor cafes dishing up authentic flavors. Mariachi bands stroll the streets, and on weekends, Mexican and Aztec folk dancers put on live shows. Visit the puestos for handmade items and gifts. In May, there’s nowhere else to be but Olvera Street for Cinco de Mayo.

Enjoy a 50-minute free tour every Tuesday – Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Docents will take you on an incredible journey to see the El Pueblo de Las Angeles Historical Monument and other treasures of this colorful district.


Take an LA Tour

April 8th, 2016

Whether you want an official Disney tour, winery tour, tour of stars’ homes, or a whale watching expedition, an LA-area tour is a must for anyone visiting Anaheim! A Day in LA Tours offers an eclectic mix of options, and you can choose which area of Southern California to discover or customize a private tour, seeing only what you like. The tar pits, food truck tours, and classic Hollywood are all up for grabs.


Sunseeker Tours specializes in tours of beaches, whisking you from one golden destination to another. Learn about the thriving cultural history of each beach, be taken directly to the best food joints at each one, and spend your day sunbathing, gazing at the ocean, and never worrying about parking.

A Tour de Force

Bike Tours Hollywood ensures you get a great workout while also discovering gorgeous California. Choose from a variety of levels and time frames, so you can make sure the tour is ideal for your needs. From beginners to competitive cyclists, there’s something for everyone.

Spirit Cruises offers unforgettable boating excursions spanning from a couple of hours to an entire day. Head to Catalina, or simply cruise along the coastline to see LA from a new perspective.

Top Shopping Spots

March 4th, 2014

ShoppingLooking for something to do around Anaheim this weekend? Retail therapy is always a great way to relax and blow off some steam from a long week in the office. Check out one of our top shopping spots.

Westfield Mainplace has some of the top shops in the area. complete with department stores such as Macy’s and upscale shops like Coach and Nordstrom, you can’t go wrong. If your feet are killing you, catch a movie at the discount movie theater while you take a break.

Irvine Spectrum Center is a nice break from your average American mall. This outdoor shopping center is complete with both a carousel and ferris wheel, the kids will love it! Husbands and boyfriends are inclined to tag along and enjoy a game at Dave & Buster’s while you hit the shops. Everyone wins with this fantastic mall.

South Coast Plaza is one of the more upscale shopping areas around. With every high end store you can think of, this mall is clean, comfortable and classy. The two main anchor stores are Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Zara is expected to open this summer. And don’t worry, there is plenty of parking for everyone.

If high end isn’t your thing, try The Outlets at Orange. This outlet mall has many top brand outlet stores to satisfy your taste. If your kids are driving you crazy, send them over to the skate park. Even if they don’t skate, there is great entertainment in watching that allows you to shop till you drop!