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Central Coast Shopping

Central Coast Shopping Overview

Central Coast

Shopping on the Central Coast includes elite shopping malls, shopping centers and outlet stores. From the Premium Outlets in Pacific Grove to high-end stores and boutiques along State Street in Santa Barbara, California retailers offer the best variety of products in the nation. Outdoor malls, taking advantage of the state's temperate climate have become more prevalent in the warmer regions. These malls have become a hub for not only shopping, but also entertainment and restaurants. Spend a day soaking up the sun and shopping "California Style".

Santa Cruz

Capitola Mall is a traditional shopping mall with hundreds of department stores, restaurants and fast food options. department stores include Sears, Target, Kohl's, Wet Seal, Coach, Vans and more. Capitola Mall is a one stop shopping destination. Access Capitola Mall from Highway 1 at 41st Avenue.

Capitola Mall
1855 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
(831) 465-0773

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Capitola Village features several blocks of boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafés and hotels set in a quaint seaside neighborhood. Capitola Village stores include Big Kahuna Hawaiian Shirts, Nubia Swimwear, Free to Ride Surf Shop, Capitola Seashells, Village Sea Glass and many more. Access Capitola Village from Highway 1 at the Bay Avenue exit.

Capitola Village
Capitola Avenue and Terrace Way
Capitola, CA 95010
No Phone

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Monterey

American Tin Cannery Premium Outlets is an outlet mall with over two-dozen outlet stores including Bass, Izod, Pendleton, Rockport, Van Heusen and more. American Tin Cannery Outlets are situated at the end of historic Cannery Row, off Highway 1 (PCH) near the Camino Aguajito Road exit.

American Tin Cannery Premium Outlets
125 Ocean View Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 372-1442

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Del Monte Shopping Center is a traditional shopping mall features large retailers including Macy's, Pottery Barn, Gap and Williams Sonoma as well as smaller stores like Ann Taylor, Hollister, Banana Republic and more. Del Monte Shopping Center has over 50 stores and includes restaurants, a drug store and movie theater. Del Monte Shopping Center is a one stop shopping destination. Located off Highway 1 at the Munras Avenue exit.

Del Monte Shopping Center
1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-2705

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Carmel shop

Downtown Carmel features a smorgasbord of boutique shops, restaurants, cafés and quaint Inns. This artist community by the sea has everything from touristy t-shirt shops to fine art galleries, jewelers, shoe shops, wine tasting boutiques and more. The town is reminiscent of something you'd find in Europe with its old-world structures and tucked away corridors. Located off Highway 1 from Ocean Avenue.

Carmel-by-the-Sea
Ocean Avenue & Dolores Street
Carmel, CA 93923

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The Barnyard is an upscale shopping site with restaurants, galleries and boutiques stores. department stores include Khaki's, Hudson & Company, Element Earth and Barn Swallow. The Barnyard is located on the east side of Highway 1 (PCH) in Carmel.

The Barnyard
3600 The Barnyard
Carmel, California 93923
(831) 626-0430

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Gilroy

Gilroy Outlets is an outlet mall with nearly 150 outlet stores like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Gilroy Outlets are located east of Monterey in Gilroy.

Gilroy Premium Outlets
681 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, California 95020
(408) 842-3729

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San Luis Obispo

Main Street Cambria

Downtown Cambria consists of an East and West Village, and the coast along Moonstone Beach. The West Village features multiple art galleries, local boutiques and restaurants. The East Village features antiques, restaurants and bakeries. Take your time walking the streets while window shopping in this quaint seaside village. Moonstone Beach consists of a couple art galleries and restaurants, as well as multiple hotels and Inns all with ocean views. Located off Highway 1 at the Main Street exit.

Main Street Cambria
1000 Main Street
Cambria, California 93428

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The Embarcadero is a collection of department stores, restaurants and entertainment along the oceanfront in Morro Bay. Enjoy ocean views while perusing art galleries, shell shops, clothing stores and more in this seaside fishing village. Many of the stores feature touristy items with Morro Bay logoed souvenirs. Several terrific restaurants are intermingled among the shops. Kayak rentals, whale watching and even a submarine tour are also available along the Embarcadero. Morro Bay Embarcadero is located off Highway 1 at the Morro Bay Boulevard exit.

Morro Bay Embarcadero
600 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, California 93442

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Pismo Beach Outlets is an outlet mall featuring over 40 outlet stores including Geoffrey Beene, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's and Mikasa. Pismo Beach Outlets offer stores for apparel, luggage, housewares, food and more. Pismo Beach Outlets are located off Highway 101 & the 4th Street exit.

Pismo Beach Premium Outlets
333 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach, California 93449
(805) 773-4661

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Solvang

Solvang Windmill photo courtesy of www.SolvangUSA.com

Walk the streets of 'Little Denmark' in the Danish Village of Solvang with more than 150 boutique shops, art galleries, bakeries and cafés. Find antiques, golf apparel, children's clothing, books, housewares, furniture, lingerie, fine art, European imports and more. Located off Mission Road (Hwy 246) from Highway 101 east of Buellton.

Solvang
Alisal Road & Molle Way
Solvang, CA 93463

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Santa Barbara

State Street shopping site spans several blocks and offers many department stores, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment options. department stores include everything from Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue to Coach and Papyrus. State Street is a one stop shopping destination. Several Spanish-style courtyards branch off of State Street where you'll find a plethora of boutique shops. Located off Highway 101 in downtown Santa Barbara.

State Street
800 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

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The Funk Zone is located off Highway 101 in Santa Barbara. The Funk Zone is an eclectic part of downtown Santa Barbara with unique art galleries, cafés, boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and tour operators. The Funk Zone is found just east of Stearns Wharf and State Street, behind East Beach. The Amtrak train station is situated adjacent to the Funk Zone.

The Funk Zone
Anacapa & Yanonali Streets
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Paseo Nuevo is a large Spanish-style shopping site with shopping, dining and entertainment. Department stores include Nordstrom, Macy's, Lucky Brand, Betty Page Clothing and more. Paseo Nuevo is a one stop shopping destination. Paseo Nuevo also includes a movie theater and Center Stage Theatre which hosts plays and musicals. Located off Highway 101 in downtown Santa Barbara.

Paseo Nuevo Center
651 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-7147

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La Arcada is located off Highway 101 in downtown Santa Barbara. Situated off the ever-popular State Street, La Arcada is a quaint, upscale section of boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants and specialty stores. Some of Santa Barbara's best restaurants are located at La Arcada. An Old World ambiance is achieved with tile-lined walkways, fountains, sidewalk cafés and beautiful sculptures.

La Arcada
1114 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-6634

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Ventura

Camarillo Outlets

Camarillo Outlets is an outlet mall featuring over 120 outlet stores including Coach, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Waterford and Vans. Camarillo Outlets offer stores for apparel, luggage, housewares, food and more. Camarillo Outlets are located off Highway 101 at the Carmen Drive exit.

Camarillo Outlets
740 E. Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo, California 93010
(805) 445-8520

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The Collection is located off Highway 101 east of Ventura. The Collection is an outdoor shopping mall, dining and entertainment center. Over a dozen department stores include Chico's, H&M, White House Black Market, REI and more. Other attractions include a California Welcome Center, restaurants, bars, a pottery studio, country music venue and more.

The Collection
2751 Park View Court
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 278-9500

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