If you're staying in one of the hotels near the Downtown Disney District, you'll want to check out this attractive shopping and dining destination. Shop for the latest fashions, find the perfect souvenir, seek out the perfect Disney character gift, and finish your trip with a delicious meal.
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Since we're heading to Micky and Minnie's home turf, start with a stop at the World of Disney shop. The World of Disney is an immersive, interactive store and has the largest selection of everything Disney on the West Coast.
Find the perfect Disney souvenir for the young people in your life. You'll be amazed by the wall of t-shirts. While the World of Disney has the usual items, such as clothing, hats, mugs, and character merchandise, you'll also find headbands, jewelry, and home decor. Don't miss the unique Trading Pins that are sure to be treasured.
The World of Disney doesn't just have a massive shopping selection; it also has entertainment while you browse. Pencil sketches are drawn by the unseen hand of a legendary animator. Cats and dogs fly on an animated wall. A Peter Pan poster comes to life before your eyes. It's a magical world!
The Lego Store is where you'll find an unending supply of LEGO supplies. You'll also find everyone's favorite Disney characters built from LEGO. This is the country's second-largest LEGO store. Let your imagination run wild as you plan your next LEGO masterpiece.
Reimagine your look or find your favorite beauty products at Sephora. Browse over 400 brands, or get professional advice in the Beauty Studio. If you're staying in a hotel close to Downtown Disney, make an appointment for a complete makeover and then try out your new look over a special dinner.
The Disney Dress Shop will make all your Disney clothing dreams come true. These vintage-style dresses and accessories are a perfect way to model your favorite Disney characters. Themes include Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, and of course, Minnie Mouse. Buy matching mom and daughter outfits and accessorize them with jewelry, handbags, and hats.
Change your home into Cinderella's Castle with home goods from Disney Home. You'll love the themed "Be Our Guest" plates, artistic posters, fairytale linens, and festive holiday items.
Go inside the Resistance and discover all things Star Wars at the Star Wars Trading Post. Grab a pair of styling shades at Sunglass Icon. Update your walking shoes with a Californian flair from California Sole. For a sweet treat, check out Marceline's Confectionary. Give your partner a souvenir they'll always treasure at Pandora Jewelry.
If you're staying at one of the hotels near the Downtown Disney District, you'll want to check out the restaurants here. Downtown Disney will introduce you to a world of possibilities, with cuisines from all over America and the globe. Dine outdoors or on balconies to enjoy the Southern California sunshine and views of Downtown Disney.
At Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, you'll enjoy the taste and sound of New Orleans. Gulf Coast seafood is their specialty. Don't miss the beignets for dessert while you enjoy the live in-house jazz band. Dine in the open-air atrium, interior dining room, or second-story balcony.
Partake in the fabulous flavors of Italy at Naples Ristorante e Bar. Watch the expert chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen. Sit outdoors on the patio while you try the pizza, spaghetti, and meatballs, or fresh salad. Save room for dessert and indulge in cannolis, tiramisu, or gelato.
Sit under the trees at La Brea Bakery Cafe. This is a homegrown California restaurant focused on the freshest, made from scratch ingredients.
At Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, feast on a perfect burger and one of their shareable CrazyShake milkshakes. These shakes are famous on Instagram for their picture-perfect decadence.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is an eclectic place with an eclectic menu. This retro-style restaurant is sure to please everyone in your party with diverse offerings. Choose from sushi, burgers, or fish and chips. Children can choose from an extensive kid's menu. For dessert, try the Super Sundae or Root Beer Float.
Uva Bar & Cafe offers a vibrant sunny Spanish-style vibe and menu. This Mediterranean enclave will delight with tapas, salads, and burgers. Try a signature cocktail and enjoy the vibrant, umbrella-covered patio.
You'll love the roof-top patio at Ballast Point Brewing Co. This family-friendly brewery and restaurant offer a fabulous brunch on the weekends. You'll want to try a craft beer flight. Ballast Point offers a wonderful modern American menu, with burgers, cauliflower tacos, or a Thai crunch chicken wrap. Try the Blueberry "Sour Wench" Crumb Cake for dessert. Kids aren't left out with an extensive menu of their own.
Tortilla Jo's offers exciting Mexican cuisine and personable service. You'll love watching the creation of tableside guacamole, served with hot tortilla chips. With over 100 types of tequila, you'll find a craft margarita to suit your taste perfectly. Sit outside on the patio, inside, or enjoy views from the upstairs balcony.
If you're looking for a quick treat, try the handmade ice cream at Salt & Straw. Jamba serves wholesome smoothies and snacks. Wetzel's Pretzels offers pretzels bursting with flavors such as Jalapeño Cheese Melt. Pair with fresh-squeezed and frozen lemonade for the ultimate thirst-quencher on a hot day. Finally, you can't go wrong with a caffeine jolt from everyone's go-to coffee vendor, Starbucks.
Downtown Disney is a fabulous place to enjoy shopping and dining. Stroll this pedestrian-only area, window shop, and stop in for quick ice cream. Dedicated shoppers will love all the Disney-themed wares, from pins to t-shirts to posters, linens, and tableware.
Whether you're looking for simple keepsakes or to redecorate your home, you'll find the perfect thing in Downtown Disney. Plus, the dining is superb and sure to delight. You'll return with full bags and a satisfied stomach. For those staying in hotels close to the Downtown Disney district, the area is the perfect base for dinners out and souvenir shopping.