Archive for the ‘Shopping in Anaheim’ Category

Get the Perfect Grad Gift

June 10th, 2016

Are you heading to Anaheim but don’t want to lug a graduation gift with you? Don’t worry, there are plenty of top notch gift shops near your Anaheim hotel. Try out Castle Gate Gift Shop on Harbor Boulevard for a huge selection, including plenty of graduation gift options for students of all ages. There’s also ABC Market, a popular chain peppered around California offering golden coast twists on grad gift classics.

back of graduates during commencement

You might find the perfect present at Mickey’s Gift, a Disney-themed gift shop for the grad who loves the happiest place on earth. Of course, if you’ll be visiting Disneyland this June, you can always pick up a primo gift from the park itself!

Gift Shopping

A Little Known Shop is a unique gift shop just a few miles from your Anaheim hotel, offering a wide selection for all budgets and tastes. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this is the shop to check out first. Locally owned and operated, the customer service is also premium.

The Star Trader on Tomorrowland Drive is a phenomenal shop that you can’t get out of without  buying a little (or a big!) something for yourself too. No matter where you go in California for that perfect gift, you’ll find plenty of options!

Fashion Island Itinerary

October 22nd, 2015

No trip to southern California is complete without a stop at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Here you’ll find the best in shopping, dining, special events and a once-in-a-lifetime cinematic experience! In November, Santa’s House opens on the 13th and of course the Black Friday sales can’t be missed. However, when it comes to planning your day at Fashion Island, it pays (literally, in savings!) to be prepared.

Start by booking your very own personal shopper so you can streamline the shopping process. Let him or her know the celeb styles you love, personal preferences, and if you want them to focus on certain shops like Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Francesca’s Collections or Hanna Andersson for your little ones.


Making a Day of It

Fashion Island is just as famous for the great eats as it is the fab looks. Your staples are aplenty, such as Auntie Anne’s, but don’t miss out on the unique-to-Anaheim favorites. Try the newly opened Sushi Roku or the upcoming Hopdoddy Burger Bar, opening any day now! Otherwise, you can always dine while enjoying the latest Hollywood creation at the gigantic cinema featuring a full café, beer and wine menu.

Group tours are available, and the amenities make it a breeze to visit the Island with the whole family. Plan your itinerary carefully—you don’t want to miss out on any of the action!


Mapping Out Your Citadel Outlet Trip

October 22nd, 2015

For the fashion hunter who loves a great deal, nothing compares to Anaheim’s Citadel Outlet. Located at 100 Citadel Drive in Los Angeles, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, bag check, and they have foreign currency exchange on site. Parking can be a challenge, especially during the holiday season, but don’t worry—a valet is available, or you can schedule a chartered pickup from your Anaheim hotel with the Shop and Shuttle option!

Military discounts apply at many shops, and there are constantly new sales popping up. Check out the additional deals you can score with Calvin Klein, Asics, Carter’s, Charlotte Russe, DKNY, the Children’s Place, Gap, and Kate Spade being amongst just a few stores offering amazing sales for the holidays. On November 14th, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place with Laura Marano and Sabrina Carpenter along with Mario Lopez as the entertainment lineup.

happy woman in winter clothes with shopping bags

Bargains Found

All your favorite stores are in one place, complete with unimaginable deals to be found. Head to Stride Rite, Gymboree, Van Heusen, Coach, H&M, or Converse to start your expedition. Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and Kenneth Cole might also be on your itinerary. Need to refuel? Subway, Sbarro, Panda Express and more can be found at the Citadel Café.

There are also gift wrapping options, vending machines, and a sprawling women’s lounge. What will you find at Citadel?



Top 5 Shopping Spots in Anaheim

March 5th, 2014

Anaheim isn’t just about DisneyLand. Check out our top shopping spots. images

  1. The Outlets at Orange, an outlet mall, has all of the greatest outlet stores you can imagine. With stores like Forever 21, Gymboree, GameStop, Saks Off Fifth, Nike and Victoria Secret, there is something for everyone in the family. Take a break and grab something to eat at Dave and Busters or enjoy people watching at the skate park.
  2. South Coast Plaza is one of the premier shopping centers in the Anaheim area. With upscale shopping and top rated restaurants you will feel like you are on Rodeo Drive. Popular brand name stores such as Bloomingdales, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany and Co., and Burberry make up this hot spot. Need something like Macy’s, don’t worry, they have three.
  3. Irvine Spectrum Center tops the charts with its outdoor shopping center complete with both a ferris wheel and carousel. No need to leave the kids at home, they have something fun to do also. Drop the husband at Dave and Buster’s for a cold one and sports while you enjoy your day of shopping.
  4. Downtown Disney District is a popular shopping area but don’t be fooled by the name, they have much more than just Disney products. Grab what you need at Sephora before heading over to The LEGO store with the kids. The AMC theater is a great hit for movie goers and you can grab dinner before at the House of Blues. Want some entertainment? Fear not, ESPN Zone has you covered with live entertainment.
  5. Westfield Mainplace is the place to go if you are looking for department stores and boutiques. Complete with Nordstrom and Macy’s you are bound to find what you are looking for. If you spent all of your cash shopping, no worries, their theater is a discount theater so you can still slip in for a quick flick.