Just in time for holiday shopping, Forbes.com has released its list of 25 Best Shopping destinations in the U.S. Stretching up the California coast from San Diego to San Francisco, four California cities made the list. California’s mild winter weather, fabulous beaches and sunny skies make it the perfect spot to mix a little holiday shopping with some relaxing beach time before the holidays get underway.
Its central location and busy airports make Los Angeles a favorite shopping destination. The city boasts 15 shopping centers and more than 40,000 retail stores! But Rodeo Drive is the city’s most magnificent shopping gem. Located in the posh, star-studded Beverly Hills neighborhood, Rodeo Drive is three-blocks of pure shopping bliss. Only the world’s most exclusive boutiques rate an address on this world-renowned street of glitz and glamour. Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior and Versace are among the iconic fashion lines that draw devotees from around the globe to this storied shopping mecca. A day on Rodeo Drive will make your plastic smolder so come prepared; but window shopping doesn’t cost a cent!
After a day of holiday shopping, return to your beautiful Santa Monica beach vacation rental to relax on the beach and soothe your tired feet in the refreshing waves that roll in from the Pacific Ocean. A little beach time is the perfect way to recharge before you hit the stores again.
If shopping is only part of your vacation agenda, consider staying at a lovely vacation home or vacation condo in Malibu or Marina del Ray where you’ll be a little farther from the hubbub of the city, but still close enough for convenient day trips to L.A.’s prime shopping districts.
Whatever your holiday shopping plans, your iTrip.net vacation rental will give you plenty of space to stow your gifts and relax before your next charge to the stores!
Next time: More California shopping destinations