Named as one of the Most Walkable Neighborhoods in America by WalkScore.com, Long Beach is the ideal location to stroll and shop. With a variety of distinct shopping areas to explore, everyone from vintage lovers and bargain hunters to outlet lovers and luxury shoppers can satisfy their itch to shop.
Vintage lovers rejoice! Known as Retro Row, the growing retail area along 4th Street between Walnut and Junipero is a three-block collection of eclectic shops boasting kitschy collectibles, vintage threads, and retro finds. Hit up Moxi Roller Skate Shop for lessons and sweet wheels. Browse through vinyls at Third Eye Records or vintage apparel at Meow. Find a souvenir at Songbird Boutique or just grab a drink at one of the area’s many pubs and coffee shops and enjoy the people-watching.
Thanks to a $65 million update in 2015, Long Beach’s Pike Outlets offer even more shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy in a pedestrian-friendly setting. Located next to the Convention Center and Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike Outlets satisfy shoppers with retailers like Restoration Hardware Outlet, H&M, Nike, Gap, Converse, Columbia Sportswear, and others. The outlets are even a great destination for an evening out in Long Beach: Start with a stroll along the waterfront, grab a pint at the Auld Dubliner Irish Pub, and then enjoy a night of standup at the Laugh Factory. The outlets also host a range of events throughout the year, including the Urban Hive farmer’s market every fourth Friday of the month.
Second Street and its 15 intersecting side streets make up the charming business district of Belmont Shore. Running parallel to the Pacific Ocean, Second Street offers shoppers a mile and a half of retail therapy opportunities. From well-known retailers like Banana Republic and The Body Shop to boutique shops specializing in everything from swimming and surfing apparel and accessories to the latest European clothing and jewelry designs, Second Street is a shopper’s paradise.