10 Places to Go Shopping in Monterey

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Monterey is a famous city situated in Central California coast. Monterey is a historic city which was the capital of Alta California and had the first ever theater, public library and newspaper in California. Now Monterey is famous for its shopping malls and streets. Following is a list of 10 places you should go to shopping in Monterey.

1. Carmel Plaza

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Carmel Plaza is situated in Carmel-by-the-Sea which is often called simply Carmel is a small beach city that’s historically rich and famous for the shopping opportunities it presents. It’s a beautiful city with lots of shops, museums and fine restaurants. If you’re a fan of branded products, Carmel Plaza is the place for you.


  • Name :Carmel Plaza
  • Address: Ocean Ave and Mission St, Carmel by the -Sea, CA 93921
  • Phone: (831) 624-1385
  • Opening hour: Monday – Saturday 10am, Sunday 11am
  • Closing hour: Monday – Saturday 6pm, Sunday 5pm
  • Website: http://carmelplaza.com/

2. The Crossroads

The crossroads is shopping village in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and a must on the visiting list for every shopping lover. If you are a fan of collecting souvenirs from the places you visit, the Crossroads is the place to go. Hundreds of shops and enchanting boutiques in this shopping village offers the best products California has to offer.


  • Name: The Crossroads
  • Address: Hwy One and Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Phone: (831) 625-4106
  • Opening hour: Monday – Saturday 10am, Sunday 11am
  • Closing hour: Monday – Saturday 6pm, Sunday 5pm
  • Website: http://www.thecrossroadscarmel.com/

3. Canary Row

Canary Row is a place that can be tagged as shoppers’ heaven! If you’re a fan of vintage decors, you’ll find American Revival irresistible. If you like to shop based on the informarcials as seen on TV, you’ll be very excited to know that there is an actual shop named As Seen on TV that offers all the products you see on the infomarcials.


Name: Canary Row

  • Address: Monterey, California
  • American Revival: 711 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940, Phone: (831) 372-3567
  • As Seen on TV: 685 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940, Phone: (831) 655-7748
  • American Tin Cannery: 125 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, California 93950, Phone: (831) 372-1442
  • Website: http://www.canneryrow.com/

4. The Barnyard

The Barnyard is another shopping village that you should definitely pay a visit to.  If you are a fashion lover, you’ll definitely love the range of stores in there. You could buy designer clothes, jewelries, accessories, etc. There are hundreds of shops that will surely manage to satisfy your shopping wishes.


5. Del Monte Shopping Center

Del Monte Shopping Center is one of the biggest shopping malls in Monterey. It’s situated at the main artery of Highway one and Munras Avenue in Monterey. It stands on a huge complex of 675,000 sq. ft area. This place is the perfect combination of class and natural beauty as you’ll get to shop in the branded stores that stand in open air areas.


  • Name: Del Monte Shopping Center
  • Address: 1410 Del Monte Ctr, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Phone: (831) 373-2705
  • Opening hour: Monday to Saturday -10am, Sunday- 11am
  • Closing hour: Monday to Friday -9pm, Saturday- 7pm, Sunday- 5pm
  • Website: http://www.delmontecenter.com/

6. Salinas

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Salinas is another old town in Monterey that has a collection of interesting boutiques and shops. If you’re an art lover, you’ll find plenty of art galleries to choose the perfect art piece for you. If you happen to be there on the first Friday of the month, you’ll be able to enjoy ‘till long hours at night because of their traditional Salinas First Fridays Art Walk.


7. Old Monterey Farmer’s Market

Old Monterey Farmer’s Market was established back in 1991 and sits every Tuesday of the week, the year round! It has a huge collection of not only local goods and produces but also goods from Africa, Mexico, Japan, Russia, etc. If you’re into arts and crafts of different countries, you must check out this place.


8. Northridge Mall

Northridge Mall is the biggest shopping mall in Salinas and another great hub for shopping lovers. The mall has at least 130 shops of different and world famous brands. Besides shopping you can also eat delicious meals in the food court and catch a movie in the theater if you want to!


  • Name: Northridge Mall
  • Address: 796 Northridge Mall, Salinas, CA 93906
  • Opening hours: Monday- Saturday: 10 am, Sunday- 11am
  • Closing hours: Monday- Saturday: 9pm, Sunday- 7pm
  • Phone: (831) 449-7226
  • Website: http://www.shop-northridge-mall.com/

9. Pendleton Monterey Outlet

Do you check Yelp reviews before you visit a place? Then you’d absolutely love Pendleton Monterey Outlet because it has excellent reviews. Pendleton Monterey Outlet is famous for its exclusive collection of woolen products. Also, the store has clothing for men, women and children of all ages and sizes. They offer excellent discounts.


10. West Marine

Are you a fan of outdoor activities and love to shop for outdoor gears? If so, then West Marine in Monterey is the best place you could be.  From boats, to fishing, surfing, and safety gears, you’ll get them all in there. You can also shop for the latest tech gears in discounted prices.


  • Name: West Marine
  • Address: 2024 Del Monte Ave Monterey, CA 93940
  • Phone: (800) 262-8464
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am – 9pm ET Sat, 9am – 6pm ET Sunday, 9am – 6pm ET
  • Website: http://www.westmarine.com/

Monterey is a great place to shop and just have a good time. So visit Monterey with your friends and family.

Have a good trip and travel!

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Monterey County, North America, State of California, U.S.A.