Less than 10 minutes from Fantasyland at Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, there’s another Orange County destination that might be just as magical—if, indeed, you’re dazzled by shopping for bargains in a surprisingly inviting setting. The Outlets at Orange features top stores and a host of other activities that don’t involve retail therapy—for instance, you can catch a movie at the AMC Orange 30, which includes an IMAX 3D theater, or rejuvenate with a massage, facial, or mani-pedi at the Burke Williams Day Spa.
And then there’s the attraction attached to the Vans outlet store: the fantastic Vans Skate Park, with assorted indoor and outdoor ramps and concrete bowls. Aside from the Main Course, check out the experts using the “Combi Pool,” which is a replica of the 12-foot-deep pool at the Upland Pipeline Skatepark from the early 1980s—and considered to be one of the best pools in skateboarding history. The popular skate park also offers equipment rentals and lessons.
If you’re just here for actual shopping, there is no shortage of retail thrills, too. Find marked-down merchandise at Neiman Marcus Last Call and serious deals at Nordstrom Rack and DKNY, along with surprising finds, such as Bloomingdale’s. Get a new surf-ready look at Hurley, or musical instruments and accessories at Guitar Center. The dining options are varied too, including a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, a Corner Bakery, and Buffalo Wild Wings. Before you arrive, be sure to check the outlets’ deals page for the limited-time specials and BOGO deals at specific stores.