Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is coming up this Sunday and I’m lucky that I was able to have my own very special day at Victoria Gardens. I had the opportunity to plan a very special and pampering day with my family. It was all that and then some!
It was also my first time at Victoria Gardens and I can’t believe I have never been there before. It’s practically a little town, with everything that you need and can imagine, in one central location.
Victoria Gardens is a 1.2 million-square-foot, open-air town center at the heart of a 160-acre, “main street” community. The center consists of retail, office, public plazas and a civic Cultural Arts Center with a state-of-the art library and playhouse. The retail mix includes 170 specialty stores and the largest selection of sit-down restaurants in one place in the Inland Empire.
I mean I think I walked past every restaurant imaginable.
We started our day out by stopping by for our favorite tea at Teavana. We then decided to go on a nice walk and check out all of the different retail stores at the center. It was so fun. Every retailer that you can think of is there. We wanted something sweet and stopped for chocolate covered strawberries at Rocky Mountain Chocolates. I can still taste them. We then headed for dinner at YardHouse. It is one of my favorite restaurants and I was so excited to find one here!
Here is of only a few of the large selection of restaurants at Victoria Gardens.
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Cheesecake Factory
- Crepes de Paris
- Johnny Rockets
- King’s Fish House
- Lucille’s BBQ
- P.F. Chang
- Richie’s Diner
- Shakey’s Pizza
- Yard House
- Plus many many more!
We also had the opportunity to really get our shopping on. I was able to pick up my absolute favorite lotion at Victoria’s Secret, the cutest Valentine’s Day shirts at Justice, and the cutest tops at Forever 21. There is something for everyone there! My husband got a kick out of roaming Bass Pro Shops. I loved shopping for the entire family and discovering the Vans Store. I bought my son his first pair of Vans and I don’t think he will ever want to take them off.
Here’s a partial list of retailers at Victoria Gardens:
- Banana Republic
- Bass Pro Shops
- American Apparel
- Apple Store
- The Children’s Place
- Forever 21
- Gap Kids
- H & M
- J Jill
- JC Penney
- Lane Bryant
- Mode Plus
- NYX ( I almost screamed when I saw the storefront! )
- Plus many many more
We finished off our perfect day at the AMC Movie Theaters. It was truly the perfect day.
We almost took a ride in a horse carriage but I forgot my jacket and was too cold. I won’t forget next time!
There is a trolley system that takes you around the center. Your kiddos will be all over this! Even I was excited about it.
For additional info and store hours head here.