South Coast Plaza Shops & Restaurants

The largest mall in California, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa offers an upscale shopping experience with designer boutiques, personal service and a luxurious environment. Featuring over 250 retail outlets and a large array of restaurants and dining options, South Coast Plaza is a place to spend the afternoon, and your paycheck.

woman holding shopping bags

This massive luxury mall also features an incredible range of services, including package check, courtesy umbrellas, hot beverage service, personal shoppers, concierges, money exchange, stroller and wheelchair rentals and much more. Updated in 2006 with a $30 million makeover that added new Italian ivory marble floors, modern oil-rubbed bronze hardware and new water and fountain features surrounded by travertine.

Attracting over 24 million visitors each year, this 2.8-million-square-foot mall bills itself as “The Ultimate Shopping Resort.” Anchored by the large department stores of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sakes Fifth Avenue and Sears, South Coast Plaza also features numerous ultra-luxury designer boutiques including Zara, Chloé, Rolex and Room & Board. Other luxury brands at South Coast Plaza include Tiffany’s, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Prada, Valentino, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes and many more.

Instead of a food court, you’ll find upscale small bites, gourmet snacks and sit-down restaurants at South Coast Plaza, including Lawry’s Carvery, Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s and Vie De France. This massive mall also hosts regular events, from holiday photos for the kids to personal appearances by designers and special occasions for product debuts. Whether you are a serious shopper in the market for luxury items, a browser that likes to window-shop or someone who comes for the food and entertainment, there are plenty of reasons to visit South Coast Plaza and enjoy a day of retail therapy. South Coast Plaza is located in the area of South Coast Metro south of Los Angeles in Orange County, right off freeway 405 and adjacent to the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 3333 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa. Mall hours are 10AM to 9PM Monday through Friday, 10AM to 8PM on Saturday and 11AM to 6:30PM on Sunday. Valet parking and car wash services are available.