Shopping

Mall in La Jolla

Westfield UTC

Mall shoppers: make a beeline for this large mall out of downtown La Jolla and east of I-5; anchor stores include Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sears, and for nonshoppers there are movies and an indoor ice-skating rink, UTC…
Design Shops in Solana Beach

Leaping Lotus

A grotto of 120 independent sellers of bizarre gifts, hand-crafted homewear, jewelry and unusual art. It's easy to spend hours rummaging around the shelves here.
Books in Carlsbad

Farenheit 451

This is an honest-to-goodness, old-style bookshop, selling mainly used books, including rare and first editions in plastic sleeves.
Books in La Jolla

DG Wills

A cozy cavern of books with a large collection of new and used academic works and regular book readings and talks.
Books in La Jolla

Warwick’s

Good range of reads, from classics to new local releases.
Mall in Del Mar

Del Mar Plaza

Downtown Del Mar (sometimes called ‘the village’) extends for about a mile along Camino del Mar. This ritzy shopping mall has restaurants, shops and balconies will glorious ocean views. Underground parking is free f…
Outlet Mall in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Big-name retailers such as Calvin Klein and Coach, and purveyors of everything from cookware to jeans, have off-price boutiques among the 50 shops here. It's less than 1 mile southeast of the Cannon Rd exit off I-5.
Design in Solana Beach

Solo

An upscale showroom filled with the collections of eight creatives, find books on design, unusual lamps, clocks, wall hangings, rugs, furniture and more.
Sports & Outdoors in Solana Beach

Adventure 16

Store selling outdoor apparel and equipment.