Temecula Olive Oil Company offers free samples of its herb- and citrus-infused oils, some pressed from the same types of olives that Spanish priests cultivated at 18th-century California missions.
The UN Gift Shop sells globally minded crafts, jewelry and souvenirs, donating profits to worldwide children’s charities.
Neither seaport nor village, this 14-acre collection of novelty shops and restaurants has a faux New England theme. It’s touristy and twee but good for souvenir shopping and casual eats.
The depth and breadth is awesome at the weekly flea market in the parking lot of the San Diego Sports Arena, and often the bargains are too. Look for all sorts of new and used items including sunglasses, clothing, j…
Premier shops here include Tiffany & Co, Burberry, James Perse, Ted Baker and Restoration Hardware, and department stores Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Nordstrom.
This mall is quite casual with shops like Target and Hot Topic.
Downtown Del Mar (sometimes called ‘the village’) extends for about a mile along Camino del Mar. At its hub, this shopping center has restaurants, boutiques and upper-level terraces that look out to sea.
Big-name retailers such as Calvin Klein and Coach and purveyors of cookware to fashion blue jeans have off-price boutiques among the 90 shops here. It's less than 1 mile southeast of the Cannon Rd exit off I-5.
Obelisk has morphed from San Diego's gay bookstore to one-stop shopping from books to T-shirts and sassy cards, many with local themes. Look for the giant original Hillcrest sign that used to hang over the street.