The late Henry Segerstrom and his family founded South Coast Plaza in 1967 on a lima bean field where as a youth he’d driven a tractor. Fifty years later, its $2 billion in annual sales is highest among U.S. shopping destinations. The state-designated tourist attraction offers hundreds of stores and boutiques and represents the nation’s highest concentration of elite retailers. The newest include Furla and Givenchy; among the most spectacular is Louis Vuitton. Dining options at the center include Din Tai Fung and new Knife Pleat. Former Bravo Top Chef runner-up Amar Santana opens The Hall: Global Eatery. Across Bristol Street are Santana's Vaca; Water Grill; and, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge.
South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa