North County Mall was originally constructed in February of 1986, when it went by the name North County Fair. In the years since, it’s undergone remodels that have expanded upon the original mall and added space for dozens of new stores and space for parking.
It was known as Westfield Shoppingtown North County until the early 2000s when it changed its name simply to Westfield North County. In the 2010s the mall underwent its most recent renovations, and in 2023 it changed hands from Westfield to its new owners, Steerpoint Capital and Bridge Group Investments. This is also when it adopted its current name of North County Mall.
Currently, the mall and parking lot span a combined 83 acres, making it a major family-friendly destination in Escondido. Whether you’re planning a full day shopping spree or you’re simply looking to shop for a few basics, you can find them at the North County Mall.
With plenty of renovations in its history, you can be sure that the mall is always on the cutting edge, featuring the best and biggest brands from around the country. Major big box retailers like Target have maintained a longstanding presence as one of the mall’s anchor stores, alongside the department stores Macy’s and JCPenneys.
Clothing stores include options for women, men, and kids of all ages. There are plenty of affordable options, as well as more high-end shopping experiences for those looking to enjoy the finer things in life.
Looking for something special? The mall also houses other retailers like Bath & Body Works, Apple, and LUSH. There’s even a 24 Hour Fitness if walking around the mall isn’t enough of a workout!
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head up to the third floor to grab a bite. Some eateries are quick-casual dining, while others offer a more sit-down experience at popular restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Red Robin, and The Cheesecake Factory.
In addition to its permanent storefronts, the North County Mall also hosts events throughout the year. These include kid-centric performances, themed photography events, seasonal holiday pop-ups, live performers, product showcases, and more. Be sure to check the official website for up-to-date information on upcoming events.