Monterey County Shopping

Monterey County's shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art to locally owned boutiques and everything in between.

In addition to personal attention and unique, affordable goods, shoppers in Monterey County enjoy variety. The region's stores, studios and retail centers are as diverse as its beach, mountain and vineyard landscapes. That means the perfect purchase is never hard to find.

Shopping Spots

Where to swipe those cards? These shopping hot spots are sure to satisfy!

More than 100 artists maintain galleries and studios in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The sidewalks within this one-square-mile village are fronted by family owned boutiques and specialty shops that carry clothing, gifts, wines and more.

In downtown Monterey, independent stores line Alvarado Street while Cannery Row is the place for visitors to pick up souvenirs, art, antiques and wine.

In addition to golf apparel and accessories, gifts like indulgent bath products, jewelry and art from the Pebble Beach will wow shoppers.

Home to many of the Monterey Peninsula's automotive dealerships, Seaside also has an array of independent stores in the downtown area plus national retailers on its outskirts.

Old town Salinas boasts one-of-a-kind boutiques, tea and wine shops, and home furnishings and sporting goods stores, while other well-known retailers anchor area shopping centers.

Galleries, greenhouses and tasting rooms can be found in the Mid-Valley Shopping Center and Carmel Valley Village.

Shopping Centers & Villages

The Barnyard in Carmel is an upscale open-air shopping village with specialty shops and some of the area's stand-out restaurants. Neighboring Crossroads Shopping Village is an avenue of boutique fashion, jewelry, gift shops, and restaurants.

Just eight blocks from the beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea coastline, Carmel Plaza is a luxury shopping area with designer brands and restaurants. Their seasoned concierges can assist you with your shopping plans.

Monterey's Del Monte Shopping Center features department stores, numerous brand stores and casual restaurants, and a 13-screen, state-of-the-art movie theater complex. And Northridge Mall in Salinas is Monterey County's largest mall, with over 130 shops.


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