Hollywood & Highland Center - An outdoor and indoor entertainment center that offers shopping, dining and nightlife.
CityWalk Hollywood - An outdoor mall lined with shops and restaurants. Pay for parking. [adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood]
The Original Farmers Market has fresh fruit, produce, seafood, ice cream, wines, cheeses, gourmet foods, as well as gift shops. The Grove is an outdoor shopping district featuring high-end stores and restaurants, a theater, live performances. This is a nice place to visit whether you want to just wander around and take in the sights, or go on a shopping spree.
L.A. Live - outdoor entertainment Plaza near Staples Center, with an emphasis on dining, nightlife and live shows.
Olvera Street - outdoor shopping plaza with an emphasis on goods imported from Mexico, along with tourist souvenirs, Mexican food, live entertainment and events. Near Union Station.
Chinatown - outdoor shopping plaza with an emphasis on goods imported from China, along with tourist souvenirs and Chinese food. Near Olvera Street.
Little Tokyo - outdoor shopping plaza with an emphasis on goods imported from Japan, along with tourist souvenirs and Japanese food.
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3rd Street Promenade - An open-air pedestrian street that offers restaurants, unique retail shops, movie theatres and nightclubs. Street performances are free, but all performers will appreciate a tip if you like their show. Pay a small fee for convenient parking, or look or a free spot along 5th, 6th or 7th streets [Santa Monica].
Venice Beach Boardwalk - outdoor stands, near the beach. Park in nearby parking lots. If you like to walk, you can walk to Venice Beach from Santa Monica Pier in about 45 minutes, each way.
Malibu Country Mart - A pleasant little outdoor shopping center made up of about 25 upscale shops and restaurants, located just minutes from the beach and the famous Malibu Colony.
Ports O' Call Village - This authentic New England-style seaside village encompasses 15 acres of shops, restaurants and attractions. A meandering promenade of cobblestone streets connects the specialty shops. The shops feature items and gifts from around the world. Free parking. [Long Beach area].
Shoreline Village - Gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment, nightlife, ocean views. This is a popular stop for cruise ships. Pay for parking [Long Beach area].
Redondo Beach Pier - Redondo Beach Int'l Boardwalk has restaurants and bars, curio shops, ocean views and more. It is a large pier where you can walk around, people watch or browse stores.
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