Fashion Valley Center
Fashion Valley has the best of the upscale stores. Nordstrom, JC Penney, Macy's, Nieman Marcus and San Diego's only Bloomingdale's. Good restaurants and an AMC multiplex H&M, Burberry, Lily Pulitzer, Gucci, Ruehl, Apple and Sony Style store reflect the mall's cool factor. Parking is easy and plentiful.
Otay Ranch Town Center
Not your traditional mall, upscale shops and department stores like Macy's, Apple, REI, H&M, Ann Taylor. The "main street" allows parking in front of many stores, and a dog park, too. For entertainment, an AMC multiplex and lots of dining including PF Changs,
California Pizza Kitchen, Nico's Chop House and Cheesecake Factory.
Westfield Horton Plaza
Horton Plaza's Its multi-level with whimsical architecture is a must-see for any San Diego visitor. Nordstrom, Macy's and a wide array of shops and eateries make this the noontime stop for downtown workers. Validate your parking ticket (with any purchase) for 3 free hours (4 hours with movie or restaurant purchase).
Westfield Plaza Bonita
Plaza Bonita is a two-level mall with a Target, Borders Books, H&M fashions, and 14-screen AMC Cinema, expansive food court and sit down restaurants. The mall has a new, sleek, upscale sheen - very nice. Plaza Bonita has been upgraded and boasts an H&M fashion retail store.
Westfield University Town Center
UTC is a pleasant outdoor mall. Located in the Golden Triangle. Nordstrom, Sears, and Macy's are the majors, with your usual array of mall retailers. During Christmas, the ice rink adds to the holiday flavor. The new Crate & Barrel is a freestanding store at the mall's perimeter.
Located in La Mesa It's a outdoor mall anchored by a two-story Target, a smallish Macy's, and has a nice Pacific Cinema, and a two-level Wal-Mart. Good choice of sitdown restaurants, including the Casa de Pico, BJ's Brewhouse, Panera, Claim Jumper, Fuddrucker's, Olive Garden and Shakey's Pizza for families.
Westfield Parkway Plaza
Parkway Plaza is the regional mall serving East County. This indoor, single level mall serves young adult shops, a Regal Cinema and a food court. Anchor's are Sears, JC Penney, Macy's and a two-story Wal-Mart. There's a good sized carousel in the middle of the mall, as well as a play area on another end.
Westfield North County
North County (Fair) is large, two-level indoor mall with your usual allotment of department stores and shops (JC Penney, Macy's, Sears, Nordstrom an Apple store and a new H&M. Parking is plentiful, but the food court is small, and the sit-down restaurant food choices are limited (Red Robin, Macaroni Grill, On the Border)
Chula Vista Center
Chula Vista Center is located in downtown Chula Vista, it has the only Sears store in the South Bay are. It's also anchored by Macy's and JC Penney and an ULTRAStar Cinema. BJ's Brewhouse, Carrow's and Olive Garden are the sit down dining choices.The mall in the South Bay, an outdoor mall with the higher end shops.
Westfield Plaza Camino Real
Plaza Camino Real is a two-level, with the usual assortment of over 170 stores, Plaza Camino is as undistinguished as North County Fair, except they have a MovieMax Theatre Plaza. JC Penney, Macy's and Sears are the anchors.
Westfield Mission Valley
The selection of shops and the gigantic AMC multiplex suggest a catering to the teen and young adult crowd. It does have a two-level Target (always good to have), Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, and a 24-Hour Fitness gym. Home furnishing store West Elm is in the mall's West Annex, along with Gordon Biersch, Border's, Old Navy and DSW Shoes. New restaurants built adjacent to the Target parking lot include Corner Bakery and Pei Wei.