Chloe Accessories is located in the Otay Ranch Town Center. It's very similar to Bliss, if you've ever been there. They sell jewelry, scarves, purses, etc. Their prices are pretty good, but honestly, I've never found anything in there that I wanted to buy. You might though! :) If you're ever in the mall, just take a peek in. you might see something you'll like!
Out of all the malls in San Diego County, this is probably my last choice. The only reason I go to this mall now, is to eat at BJ's which is just a new addition to the mall. The other main thing this mall has that you can't find anywhere else is Sears.
i LOVE Pink Zone. They have a large selection of women's clothing from shorts, graphic t-shirts, dresses, to bathing suits. They also have shoes, bags, and other accessories. This store is in the Otay Ranch Town Center right across the Gap. There are so many clothes to choose from, and they're prices are amazing! One time, I bought some ankle high boots for only $20! The workers will help you find anything that you need. Whenever I'm in this mall, I always have to stop by this store. They also have a few more stores in San Diego. I prefer the one in Pacific Beach.
Touchdown is located conveniently in the Otay Ranch Town Center on Birch Road. This store carries sports attire, such as jerseys, sweaters, hats, etc. If ever I'm in need of a jersey to represent San Diego (Chargers or Padres), I always check this store out. The workers are really friendly, and I would definitely recommend this store to others.
Shimmer is a women's clothing store located in the Otay Ranch Town Center. The style is similar to Reference, or Papaya. The store is somewhat small, but they do have a large selection of clothes, and accessories. I don't normally find anything that I would want to buy here, but the prices are average. You might want to peek your head in to see if they have something for you. If not, there are other stores in the mall that might meet your needs.
If you easily get sea sick, I highly recommend that you pass this up. YOU WILL GET SEA SICK. I hardly ever get motion sickness, but once you leave the bay area and get into the ocean, BEWARE! You may not have a good experience. I went with a group of 10 people, and most of us got somewhat sea sick, some worse than others. My poor friend just fell asleep to try to get rid of the sickness, and didn't even get to see any whales! I will never forget the poor old lady sitting on the floor near the trash can with a barf bag held tightly in her fists. When you're in the bay area, you're okay, but once you hit the ocean and those waves, it's rough.
You might be thinking "why not take some motion sickness medication?" We tried that, and I still got slightly sea sick, but not as bad as others. The main side effect of taking those medications is drowsiness, and I did end up falling asleep on a bench. In fact, I would say more than 1/2 of us fell asleep at one point. The sun shining on you is beautiful though! :)
I was hoping to see a bunch of dolphins, but we didn't. We did see maybe 5-6 gray whales, but not all at one time. They're also pretty far away, so you have to really look closely. You can see their tails up from the water, and that is amazing. I would DEFINITELY NOT do this again. Trust me...think twice about it. Just go to Sea World...you get a better view anyway!
Sports Fever is a great store when you're looking for some jerseys. I go here first if I ever need some Padres/Chargers gear. They not only have clothes for adults, but for babies as well! The staff is really friendly, and if they don't carry the size you're looking for, they'll try to find another store that will
It's fun going to Las Americas to get great deals, but I would definitely avoid this place during the busy season. Lines will be crazy!!! I heard that on Black Friday, they open their stores for the Black Friday sale at midnight. Some stores at 9 or 10pm! That's crazy! I admit they DO have GREAT sales, but I'm not a "standing in line" person.
Otay Ranch town center is probably the newest mall here in San Diego County. It's located on the corner of Olympic Parkway and Eastlake Parkway. It's basically a strip mall with a street running through the middle. The stores are pretty good, and they attract both the middle and upper classes. They have the less expensive stores like "Pink Zone" or "H&M," and they also have the high end stores like "Coach" or "Lucky Brand."
One of the great things about this mall is their Farmer's Market on Tuesday evenings from 4-8. They have so many vendors selling everything you could think of from delicious kettle corn, to pet clothing, to sports jerseys.
Their food court isn't as good as other malls, but they do have the "Cheesecake Factory," "Sushiya," and "P.F Changs." Parking is never really a problem, and the mall doesn't ever get TOO crowded, so if you want to avoid all the long lines, try going here.
The main reason why I go to Horton Plaza is for their Forever 21. I think it's the biggest of all the ones down here in San Diego, and it's cleaner/neater than all the others. Another great plus about Horton Plaza is that it's right in downtown, so when you're done, you can walk around downtown. Panda Palace is located in this mall, and they have great food. They have so many different cultural foods to choose from on their top level (food court area). This is definitely a tourist spot. Beware: remember where you park. The parking structure might get confusing. Also, parking is free for the first 3 hours with validation, and you don't even have to buy anything!