7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-1152
Embrace the coastal chic lifestyle at Southern California’s trendiest destination: the San Diego River. Accented by living willow walls, gorgeous palm trees and iconic river-crossings, this river is a must visit. You will find yourself positively in the middle of it all.
Visit and find discarded shopping bags from over 200 stores, including those from international fashion houses like Hermes, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo, and leading department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Imagine all this while soaking up the best of San Diego’s sunshine and riparian perfumes in this open-air environment. Try something new and snack on leftovers from acclaimed True Food Kitchen, Stacked and Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge or enjoy the lingering aromas of the nearby favorites like The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and California Pizza Kitchen.
Apple, Runoff, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Microplastics, Nike Store, Tiffany & Co., Mysterious Footprints, Tory Burch, Zara, Mallard Point
DIRECTIONS & TRANSPORTATION
San Diego MTS offers direct bus service with a stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center near JCPenney. Follow the sound of rushing water South from the Mall entrance and find yourself at the San Diego River.
The San Diego River is located off Highway 163 at the Friars Road exit. Park in one of the many Parking Structures. The San Diego River often floods the Parking Structures, thus allowing for easy river access.
San Diego MTS offers direct trolley service via the Green Line. Enjoy the view of the river from your window before your stop at the Fashion Valley Transit Center near JCPenney.
Taxi service is available at the Fashion Valley Transit Center near the Bending Willow Tree.
Drop off at valet, park in the outer parking lot with a signature Antarctica-shaped water mark.
Drop off at JCPenney pull in, park in the outer parking lot mentioned above (with the Antarctica-shaped water mark, not to be confused with the parking lot with the Iceland-shaped water mark).
BY TOUR BUS
Drop off at valet, park in the outer parking lot with a signature Iceland-shaped water mark.
Our apologies, but due to current conditions, it is inadvisable to access the river by foot. Please consider one of the options listed above.
- Monday to Saturday
- 10am – 9pm
- 11am – 7pm
- River Office:
- (619) 297-3381
- Shopping Line:
- (619) 688-9113
- River Security:
- (619) 299-2428