Best Shopping: Day or night, summer or winter, the Grove always teems with shoppers. It's such a popular place that teens like to hang out there, taking selfies by the animated music fountain in the center of the open-air mall; adults like to hit the diverse shops (from Apple to American Girl to Barney's, UGG Australia, Unionmade, Abercrombie & Fitch) and department stores (Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel); and everyone loves the 14-screen Pacific Theatres movie palace. There's great food at the Whisper Restaurant and Lounge and at Morel's French Steakhouse, too, and just a stroll away (or take the kitschy Grove Trolley) is the Original Farmer's Market, where a collection of classic restaurants awaits. Try the Gumbo Pot there for an authentic taste of New Orleans!
Shopping Centers: Designed to recollect downtown areas of days gone by, this shopping complex sits adjacent to the historic Farmer's Market. It features a host of trendy apparel, accessory, and home goods venues, including Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Coach, Crate & Barrel, J. Crew, Anthropologie, and Tommy Bahama. In addition, it offers an 18-screen cinema and restaurant options that focus on everything from barbecue to steaks, pastries to Italian fare.