Area Shopping

Shopping in and around North County is convenient, fun and full of options. Set in beautiful locations near the coast, residents and visitors enjoy all the amenities North County has to offer. Whether you are looking for upscale boutiques, fabulous salons or excellent accessories, the shopping centers of North County have something for everyone.

Piazza Carmel:

Need to get your hair done, pick up a new outfit and get groceries for dinner? No problem! Find it all at Piazza Carmel.  Shop, dine and play at this shopping center located in the heart of Carmel Valley on the corner of Valley Center Drive and Carmel Creek Road.  Piazza Carmel in Carmel Valley is known for its exquisite architecture and relaxing ambiance. Make this one-stop shopping center your main destination in Carmel Valley.  Piazza Carmel also offers many year-round community events that are free to the public including live jazz concerts in the summer and a visit from Santa during the holidays. For stores and event calendar, visit Piazza Carmel’s website:

Del Mar Highlands Town Center:

The fantastic new Del Mar Heights Town Center just completed a $20 million renovation that began last year.  The center provides an upscale neighborhood hub with a range of high-quality dining and entertainment, new restaurants, movie theater, a variety of shopping and plenty of parking. Del Mar Highlands Town Center also offers many seasonal performances and a gathering space for private and community events. The center is located at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real and is anchored by Ralph’s Fresh Fare, Rite Aid, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Barnes & Noble and Jimbo’s…Naturally. The shopping center of Del Mar Highlands Town Center offers these exciting extras for its guests:


  • Patrons of Del Mar Highlands Town Center can hop on the curbside shuttle for a ride to another part of the property. Our shuttle drivers are also concierge, so feel free to ask them any questions you might have about the shopping center.


  • Enjoy our two conveniently located valet parking stations for all Del Mar Highlands Town Center patrons.
  • 1. Lower level near Burlap Restaurant
  • 2. Upper level near Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas


  • Call ahead and let the restaurants come to you. Park in one of our ten minute food pick up areas and a friendly staff member will meet you with your order.

To get more information on Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, click on this link:

Del Mar Plaza:

This unique and beautiful shopping center is a collection of fine shops, restaurants and services set in an upscale European marketplace.  Here at Del Mar Plaza, you will find over 30 merchants offering clothing, accessories, fine art, ocean view dining and spa pampering. Set amidst the gorgeous coastline of San Diego; enjoy spectacular views in an ideal location.  Come for the shopping at Gerhard Boutique or Sunglass Hut, stay for the gorgeous sunset and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of several award-winning restaurants including Flavor Del Mar and Il Fornio! Visit for more information.