Westfield Century City (website) is a cut above your average shopping mall. Offering a diverse mix of stores and eateries, this outdoor complex makes for an elegant experience that is bound to please even the pickiest of patrons. Renovated in 2004, the shopping center has a luxurious, upscale vibe that appeals to both tourists and locals alike.
The only not-so-pleasant aspect of this shopping center is its labyrinth-like underground parking structure. Although it boasts high-tech bay status indicators that turn "green" when a parking spot becomes available, parking can still be hard to come by. Valet is available for those who don't feel like circling for a spot; otherwise, parking is free for the first three hours.
That said, Westfield Century City's selection of topnotch stores more than compensates for any parking problems. The mall is anchored by both Bloomingdale's and Macy's. Plus, it features more than 100 shops, catering to every style and need - if not always budget. For those of discerning taste, luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Swarovski Crystal, Tiffany & Co. and Movado are on-hand Contemporary clothing brands including Theory, Kate Spade, Madewell, Juicy Couture and True Religion are also on-premise, as are mall staples like Banana Republic, Bebe, Coach, Gap, H&M, J. Crew, Sephora and Victoria's Secret.
Clothing and accessories aren't the only items to be found here. Rather, one-stop shopping can be achieved thanks to the likes of the Apple Store, Borders, Brookstone, The Container Store, Papryus and more. In fact, visitors can even get all of their grocery shopping done at the Gelson's Market.
Not only does Westfield Century City offer a variety of stores to suit every taste, but it also provides an exceptional array of eateries to satisfy every craving. Among its sit-down restaurants are Houston's; Pink Taco, offering Tex-Mex in a festive atmosphere; the Italian-inspired Toscanova; the seafood-centric Gulfstream; Breadbar, which boasts artisanal baked goods; and RockSugar Restaurant, featuring pan-Asian cuisine from the folks behind The Cheesecake Factory. Meanwhile, its food court surpasses expectations, thanks to its abundance of exotic options, like Ajisen Ramen, Seiki-Shi Sushi and Take A Bao, which serves up Asian steamed buns and noodles. Of course, typical mall-food staples can also be found here, such as Panda Express, Baja Fresh, Tacone Flavor Grill, and Wetzel's Pretzels. On any given weekday during the lunchtime hour, the vast majority of eateries are filled to the brim with suit-clad executives, due to the fact that Westfield Century City is located just a stone's throw away from several of the city's talent agencies, law firms and entertainment studios.
Rounding out this shopping center's seemingly endless assortment of options is the AMC Century City 15. This start-of-the-art cinema offers stadium-style seating, and tickets can now be purchased in advance.
Clearly, the folks at Westfield know what they're doing with their Century City Shopping Center.
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