San Diego Oceanfront Shopping

Westfield UTC
This outdoor shopping mall is the perfect place to relax, pick up souvenirs or purchase trendy clothing items. Located in the La Jolla district of San Diego, Westfield UTC is home to dozens of retailers selling a range of items including clothing, shoes, electronics, food and home goods. The location is unbeatable, with ocean views from the front door of many of the shops. Head here on a rainy day to the interior of the mall where there is an ice skating rink for public use.

Newport Avenue
This is the main street within the San Diego District of Point Loma. Unlike many shopping areas in California, Newport Avenue is designed with pedestrian shoppers in mind. It is easy to walk from store to store in search of the best deals and even some great souvenirs from your trip. The stores vary in nature, with some large chain stores as well as some smaller antique shops with local owners. Whatever your tastes or style, there is certainly something to enjoy along Newport Avenue. Be sure to visit on Wednesdays when there is a large farmer's market with dozens of stalls and several live bands set up as well.

Belmont Park
This oceanfront amusement park is a big hit with shoppers in Mission Beach, San Diego. Although the emphasis is certainly on the many rides and attractions, there are also a wide variety of local shops to explore. The area is located in an enviable spot just a few steps from the Pacific Ocean. Head here for a fun chance to pick up San Diego themed merchandise and local items for the perfect souvenirs of your trip.

The River Clothing
This casual clothing company has become somewhat of an iconic destination in San Diego. Located along Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach, is sells items that the epitome of California cool. If you are interested in buying some clothes from California complete with a breathtaking ocean view, then this is the right place. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby mural sponsored by The River Clothing, which a giant piece of art honoring John Lennon of Beatles fame.