South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa CA 92626
- Mon: 10am-9pm
- Tue: 10am-9pm
- Wed: 10am-9pm
- Thu: 10am-9pm
- Fri: 10am-9pm
- Sat: 10am-8pm
- Sun: 11am-6:30pm
South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping mall in Orange County and includes luxury retailers, a wide range of shops and world-class restaurants. This mall is a big attraction for both locals and out of town visitors as it offers a wide range of retailers that have limited locations worldwide. South Coast Plaza is also home to one of the largest Bloomingdale's in Southern California.
Must See/Do at South Coast Plaza
Those looking for a luxury shopping experience will want to peruse the high end retailers at the mall including Chloe, Cartier and Chanel to name a few. Home décor enthusiasts should spend time in the Crate and Barrel wing of the mall which is home to many home furnishing stores including Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and Macy's home. The mall also houses a giant carousel, which is a popular attraction for kids.
Types of Stores at South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza has a wide range of retailers, making it the perfect destination for anyone. There are high-end luxury stores, mid-range stores and stores offering lots of different affordable pieces for men, women and children. The mall also sells everything from furniture to sporting goods, making it appealing for all shoppers.
Food at South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is home to some of the best restaurants in Orange County from renowned chefs including Seasons 52, Capital Grille and Charlie Palmer. The mall also offers a variety of more casual dining options and some fast food choices for those on the go.
Parking and Public Transportation at South Coast Plaza
There are ample parking lots at South Coast Plaza and parking is free. Visitors may opt to use the valet at South Coast Plaza for a small fee. The OCTA bus has drop off points right outside of the mall.
Other places to visit near South Coast Plaza
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located a couple of blocks away for visitors interested in catching a live show. South Coast Repertory is a theater located next to Segerstrom that offers a variety of different plays throughout the year. If you visit the mall during the summer, you can drive a few miles south and check out the Orange County Fair.
Insider tips for visitors to South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is a great place to visit during the holidays as the mall is decorated with carolers. On days when the mall is crowded, park across the street in the Crate and Barrel wing and take the bridge to the main mall to avoid the extra crowds.
Author's bio: Allie Fisher is an Orange County native who loves writing about food + travel. Follow her food adventures on twitter and instagram @socaliallie and on her blog, www.sweetpotatobites.com.