Explore Long Beach's Shopping Centers
There was a time when all shopping centers looked pretty much the same: same shops, same corn dogs served in the same food court. That’s not the case in Long Beach these days, where shopping centers offer a curated selection of retailers with an exciting array of dining and entertainment options. And, given that they’re in Long Beach, where the weather fluctuates wildly between very nice to totally awesome, they embrace the outdoors with things like movies alfresco, craft fairs, and restaurants accessible by water craft. That’s how we shop in Long Beach!
LONG BEACH TOWNE CENTER
The Towne Center (7575 Carson Blvd.) recently added restaurant/sports bar/game haven Dave & Buster’s to its already full lineup. The 41,000-square-foot space features more than 180 games, a massive LED screen for sports viewing and tons of food and drink options. The Towne Center does entertainment BIG: witness Regal Edwards Long Beach Stadium, with 26 screens and an IMAX theater. Retail stores include David’s Bridal, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, Lowe’s and lots more.
The granddaddy of Long Beach retail, Marina Pacifica (6272 Pacific Coast Hwy.) features such bedrocks of shopping as Barnes & Noble and Nordstrom Rack, as well as a terrific AMC Theater featuring not only blockbusters and arty fare but premium features like reclinable seats. Its large parking lot means finding a spot for your car is never an issue – but if you’d prefer, you can actually paddle, sail, motor or kayak up to Marina’s dockside facilities, tie off and do your grocery shopping at Ralphs, have a cup of coffee at Starbucks or enjoy a cocktail or meal at Tantalum. It doesn’t get much more Long Beach than that.