"See which is the better mall! (Indoor) O.C. tip" Top 5 Page for this destination Orange Favorite Tip by marinarena

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  inside South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
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  • inside South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA - Orange
      inside South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA
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  • South Coast Metro mall, Orange county CA area - Orange
      South Coast Metro mall, Orange county CA area
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Favorite thing: Mall hopping of course!

So, here's my list of best traditional (mostly indoor) malls of Orange county*:

(* Based on my criteria : affordability, accessibility in OC, dining options, exterior quality, size, interior quality luxury, uniqueness and variety of shops)

1. South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa) giant shopping mecca, overall excellent in each category! Has exclusive anchors of Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Sears. More on this mall in my Costa Mesa pages.
2. Brea Mall a wonderful selection for affordable and luxury. Nordstrom , JC Penney, Sears and Macy as major anchors.
3. Mainplace (Santa Ana) overall good central mall, offers nice variety
4. The Shops at Mission Viejo- a bit secluded but high points in uniqueness and luxury!
5. Buena Park Mall- needs better anchor stores but has very nice outdoor renovation and less of a crowd which is advantageous for quick shopping especially during Christmas.
6. Westminster Mall- nice variety, could improve in dining options
7. Laguna Hills Mall- conveniently off the 5 fwy in south county, good dining options, in and around

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  • Updated Jun 5, 2016
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