Westfield Mission Valley

The Westfield Mission Valley Mall is one of San Diego’s most popular family-friendly shopping, dining, and entertainment centers in all of San Diego.
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Shop, Dine, and Play At Westfield Mission Valley

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The Westfield Mission Valley, known to locals as simply the Mission Valley Mall is one of San Diego’s most popular malls offering little something for everyone.

Located in the Mission Valley area, it’s just a short drive north of Downtown San Diego and is close to popular beach neighborhoods like Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach.

The mall is home to popular department stores and specialty stores. It also has an excellent selection of restaurants and even a movie theater. The San Diego Trolley has a stop at this mall, making it very easy to get there from Downtown San Diego or Old Town.

The Mission Valley Mall provides a balance of high-end shopping and affordable deals. This makes it stand out from the nearby Fashion Valley Mall, which focuses more on luxury brands. No matter what your budget, you are likely to find something you like at this mall.

With so much to do, the Westfield Mission Valley is a great place to spend a day on your San Diego vacation. It is very family-friendly, but also has plenty for adults to do.

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What To Expect At Westfield Mission Valley

No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at Westfield Mission Valley. This mall has a wide range of stores to choose from, with options for clothing, home decor, tech, and more.

This mall also has options available for every price point! Some stores offer higher-end items with a high price tag to match, but you’ll also find many bargains and sales here.

One of the major department stores in this mall is Nordstrom Rack, where you’ll find great deals on popular designer brands. This reason makes the mall featured on Best Malls in San Diego. Other great places to find deals at Westfield Mission Valley include the Bloomingdale’s Outlet and Marshalls.

Other large stores in this mall include Target, Macy’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Popular clothing stores here include Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret, Express, PacSun, and more. You’ll also find shoes, jewelry, beauty, homeware, entertainment, and much more. Some other notable shops here include Michael’s, Kay Jewelers, Foot Locker, and Sunglass Hut.

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If you enjoy sports and fitness, you can pick up gear at places like Champs Sports, Sports Fever, and Golf Galaxy. There is also a 24 Hour Fitness in this mall.

One of the centerpieces of this mall is the AMC movie theater. With 20 screens, this movie theater plays all of the latest hit films and offers plenty of showtimes.

For those looking for something truly unique, the mall features a Sandbox VR location, which is a virtual reality experience you have to experience. They have four VR screens to transport you to rich virtual worlds of fun and fantasy. VR experiences need to be booked in advance, so be sure to plan ahead.

In addition to shopping and entertainment, you’ll find a variety of helpful services at this mall. These include tech repair shops, a nail salon, a waxing salon, a post office, a currency exchange, and more.

The mall also has many amenities to create an enjoyable experience. There is free WiFi throughout the mall, so you can easily stay connected. ATMs and Amazon Lockers are available as well.

A concierge service is available to help you with any questions you may have while shopping. A lost and found is available if you lose any of your belongings while at the mall. Westfield also has a mobile app that you can use to locate stores, check out discounts, and more!

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Restaurants At Westfield Mission Valley

The Westfield Mission Valley has an excellent selection of restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something casual or would prefer a sit-down meal, there is going to be something for you here.

If you’re looking to sit down for a meal and maybe even enjoy some drinks, your options include Yard House, Outback Steakhouse, King’s Fish House, Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen, and the Lazy Dog.

There are also plenty of casual options where you can grab a coffee, breakfast, or lunch. These include Starbucks, Tender Greens, Panera Bread, Chipotle, and Panda Express, just to name a few. You’ll find many different types of cuisines, with options for many dietary requirements.

There are even places at the Westfield Mission Valley where you can pick up groceries. The Target has a grocery section, and there is also a Trader Joe’s in the complex!

Family Fun At Westfield Mission Valley

This is a very family-friendly mall, with plenty to do for people of all ages to enjoy!

The AMC Theater complex frequently plays movies that are appealing to kids. There are also many restaurants that kids will enjoy, such as Dairy Queen, Wetzel’s Pretzel’s, and more.

The Westfield Mission Valley features many shops that cater to families with kids. Some great examples of this are The Children’s Place, Claire’s, and Old Navy. You can also pick up toys, games, and other fun items for kids at Spencer’s, Michael’s, GameStop, and more.

The mall also has a family lounge area. This area features extra-large family bathrooms as well as a private nursing area and baby changing area. This gives families with babies and young kids a bit of extra privacy during the day.

If you need, you can also rent a Smarte Carte stroller. These strollers are big enough for kids of all sizes and even have extra room for your shopping bags.

With such a wide variety of shops, the Mission Valley Mall is great for kids, teens, and adults to enjoy. The mall is even pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends as well if you want so everyone is truly part of the fun!

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How To Get to the Mall & Parking

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Getting to the Westfield Mission Valley is very easy whether you are driving or taking public transportation.

The mall is located right off of Interstate 8. It is also near Interstate 805 and California Route 163. You can use these highways to get virtually anywhere in the San Diego area quickly.

This mall is around a quick 15-minute drive from Downtown San Diego. It’s also a 20-minute drive from La Jolla, a popular neighborhood complete with shopping in its downtown area.

The mall has a huge amount of parking, so it’s not difficult to get a spot regardless of when you visit. They have a large partially covered parking garage as well as another lot that is entirely outdoors. Parking is free, but there is a valet service for an additional fee.

The mall has recently installed electric car charging ports. There is also a designated rideshare pickup area for those who prefer to use Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services offered in San Diego.

You can also access the mall via public transportation. There is a designated stop on the San Diego Trolley Green Line at the Westfield Mission Valley. This line connects to downtown San Diego, Old Town, Little Italy, and many other neighborhoods.

The broader San Diego Trolley system connects to other neighborhoods like National City and Chula Vista, and will eventually connect to La Jolla.

There are also many bus lines that stop at Mission Valley, which connect to other parts of San Diego county. Riders can use the MTS Pronto app to buy bus or trolley passes on their phone.

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Know Before You Go and Tips

Here are a few key tips to keep in mind before heading to the Westfield Mission Valley.

Much of the Mall is Outdoors

Most of the Westfield Mission Valley mall is outdoors.

Since the weather in San Diego is typically very warm and sunny, this isn’t usually a problem, but you will want to dress according to the weather outside. This may mean wearing sunscreen and bringing sunglasses.

Stay Nearby

There are many hotels located near the Westfield Mission Valley.

Although these hotels are close to the mall and will look walkable on a map, this may not actually be the case. This is because the area around the mall is very hilly and there are many highways to cross. In this case, it is better to drive or take a rideshare to the mall.

More Shopping Near the Mission Valley Mall

There are some stores that are technically part of the Westfield Mission Valley, but aren’t directly attached to the complex. There are also many other shopping centers nearby, so it is easy to make an entire day exploring the area.

Hours of Operation

The Westfield Mission Valley’s official hours are 11 AM to 8 PM. However, each individual store and restaurant can set their own hours, which may extend before or after these official hours.

Be sure to check online to see what the hours are for your favorite stores.

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