Shopping in Orange County
Anaheim is central to the finest retail destinations in Southern California
Next to the Disneyland® Resort, in the heart of town, is the Anaheim GardenWalk. More than just a shopping center, the GardenWalk is an open-air entertainment complex featuring the AMC Anaheim GardenWalk 6 Movie Theater, Mission Escape Games, and numerous restaurants including the House of Blues® Anaheim, which offers both dining and live music performances.
There is enough to do here to justify planning an extra day away from the parks to shop, eat, play and see a show in this sunny outdoor shopper’s paradise.
Central Anaheim’s vibrant urban core offers enough shopping to keep travelers exploring on foot. Center Street in Downtown Anaheim is the best place to start. It’s the historic core for commerce in Anaheim and a must-see stop in town. A few blocks down is the Anaheim Packing District where you'll find the Packing House, an artisan food hall featuring dozens of vendors.
Today, instead of placing oranges into boxes and shipping them off, vendors are slicing up all kinds of fresh local produce and forging adventurous new takes on California cuisine.
Known as a renowned international destination, South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping destination on the West Coast of the United States. Hosting a who’s who of high-end brands, South Coast Plaza is a must-see. If you want to shop while feeling those cool ocean breezes, check out the promenades of Fashion Island. Treat yourself to luxury retail in Orange County.
Orange County’s outlet malls offer convenient one-stop shopping with great deals from your favorite designers. As you’re cruising down “The Five” (Interstate 5) and exploring all that Southern California has to offer, you can stop for discounted shopping at The Outlets at Orange and the Outlets at San Clemente. Several Anaheim hotels offer quick shuttles for shoppers.
Farmers markets are fun anywhere, but they’re tastier in sunny California, where 13% of the nation’s produce grows. Meeting local farmers takes you back to the days when Orange County’s primary industry was agriculture. And yes, a few orange groves still grow around these parts! Anaheim’s own Downtown Farmers Market is open every Thursday. For lively weekend options check out the Farmers Market in Buena Park or the Newport Beach Farmers Market on Saturdays. For a Sunday trip, head to the Farmers Market in Garden Grove.
Antique shopping presents one-of-a-kind souvenirs from Orange County. You might even find some rare Disney® collectibles! The Orange Circle Antique Mall in Olde Town Orange offers over a hundred vendors selling artifacts. Antique Station and Country Roads Antiques are also on The Circle in Orange, and they offer many well-curated, unexpected finds.