One of Newport Beach’s busiest thoroughfares may be just a block away, but the sprawling strip mall at Old Newport Boulevard and Hospital Road still seems like a local secret. It’s one worth knowing: Among the hairstylists and tanning salons, you’ll find an unexpectedly diverse collection of treasures.
Downtown Fullerton, long a shopping destination for antiques and vintage furniture, has been adding more restaurants and boutiques to the mix the past few years. Check out what the 128-year-old city currently has to offer by visting these diverse...
Perched above Pacific Coast Highway, Monarch Bay Plaza reflects the relaxed sophistication of its Dana Point neighborhood. In the Spanish-style mall with red tile roofs, ocean breezes blow through white stucco archways, and upscale-yet-casual boutiques and restaurants attract locals and tourists.
The corner of Harbor Boulevard and 19th Street in Costa Mesa has always been busy, but these days it’s hotter than ever. In the shadow of the renovated Triangle and two bustling restaurants, Social and Il Dolce, these four...
If you’re heading to this South County beach town for the annual Ocean Festival on July 20 and 21, take a break from the California Waterman and Waterwoman competitions to check out some of the new shops and restaurants near El Camino Real and Avenida del Mar.
On the edge of Garden Grove’s Korean Business District, auto dealerships, cafes, and day spas dominate the landscape. But a strip mall at Brookhurst Street and Garden Grove Boulevard stands out for its quiet, low-key atmosphere—and for its newest...
The foodie revolution in Santa Ana that began five years ago is picking up steam again. A half-dozen buzz-worthy restaurants have opened in the past six months, and a microbrewery, The Good Beer Co., is on the way. Try them for lunch, dinner, or dessert between gallery visits, or while celebrating at downtown’s annual Noche de Altares festival on Nov. 2
At the corner of La Paz Road and McIntyre Street, tucked into a leafy Laguna Hills residential neighborhood, two strip malls offer upscale eats, surprising...
Orange County’s newest food hall feels a bit like a permanent food truck meet-up, with walk-up counters serving imaginative concoctions to enthusiastic customers. There are lots of tables inside and out, but you might have to hunt for seating...
Since the Packing House opened in downtown Anaheim more than a year ago, a fresh batch of restaurants and shops has cropped up on the neighboring Center Street Promenade, luring foodies and wine lovers after their sojourn to the...