Shop at Grossmont Center's Outdoor MallThere are many great things about living in San Diego, and the fabulous weather is one of them. Because we have a wonderful climate with moderate temperatures, we want to spend as much time enjoying it as possible. And thanks to outdoor shopping malls such as Grossmont Center, we can shop, dine, run some errands, and more while soaking up the sun or enjoying a balmy night under the stars.

San Diego outdoor malls are a great amenity for residents and visitors in that they make a trip to the mall much more fun and enjoyable, and Grossmont Center is a perfect example of that. Thanks to the sheer number and variety of shops, restaurants, service providers, and entertainment venues located at this outdoor mall, it’s easy to spend several pleasant hours here, whether it’s daytime or nighttime.

At this outdoor mall, you can get together with your girlfriends for a treatment or two at one of Grossmont Center’s day spas, such as Avia Salon & Day Spa, Palace Herbal Spa, or Spa & Co., followed by a leisurely lunch at Casa de Pico and browsing the finds at the Restoration Hardware Outlet or the Jewelry Loft. Parents can take their kids for a lively outing to The Playground or a trip to The Arcade before swinging by Chuck E. Cheese. Or parents can leave the kids at home for a relaxed date night with dinner at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and a movie at Reading Cinemas. The possibilities are endless. Check out Grossmont Center’s Store Directory and plan your perfect day.

San Diego’s outdoor malls provide a nice way to get all your errands done without having to trudge inside an indoor mall to avoid rain and snow like people have to do in other parts of the country. Grossmont Center makes it extra easy to cross off all the items on your to-do list all in one place, thanks to anchor stores such as Target and Walmart, as well as a CVS Pharmacy, several major banks, and a range of service providers for everything from shoe repair over cell phone service to engraving—there’s even a United States Postal Service location.

Another great aspect of San Diego outdoor malls is the ability to host special events outside, and you can find many exciting things to do at Grossmont Center. Many events are hosted by individual stores, such as special sales and promotional events. Other events are hosted by Grossmont Center and are a huge draw for the community. Upcoming events include Taste of Grossmont (April 28), Galactic Rebel Hero Meet & Greet (May 26), Dog Days of Summer (July 14) and the Hullabaloo Kids Concerts (June 19, July 17, and August 14). Special events take place throughout the year, so check the Grossmont Center event calendar to stay on top of what’s going on and enjoy the outdoor mall in style.

And don’t forget that outdoor malls offer a terrific way to get some exercise in the sunshine. Grossmont Center has a wide variety of fitness centers, and it also has a mall walking program. The Grossmont Center Mall Walkers meet every Saturday, with special exercise programs at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. each week as well as extra activities such as blood pressure checks each month and special guest speakers each quarter. If you can’t make it on Saturdays, Grossmont Center has free walking maps of the outdoor mall at its information booth.

Grossmont Center is a San Diego outdoor mall with plenty of fun under the sun, or under the stars. Come visit and soak up some sun—and all that Grossmont Center has to offer.

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