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“Still being updated but very nice”

University Town Center
Ranked #42 of 78 things to do in La Jolla
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Owner description: The premier shopping center in the area that offers 160 shops, three beauty salons, an ice skating rink and video entertainment center.
Reviewed 21 July 2016

UTC Mall has been undergoing upgrading in the last 2-3 years and is now a very nice mall with more upscale shops and great public area. They are going through an expansion so half of the parking area is dug up and new mall area being built. You should enter through the La Jolla Village entrance and park there. We like the Arclight cinema and Tender Greens restaurant. Good mall to go to for upscale experience.

Thank gzau
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Have to say this mall overall is the nicest in the city of San Diego (yes people La Jolla is not a city and is only a neighborhood in San Diego). Doesn't have the luxury stores that Fashion Valley has but with the improvements and location, seem like they will pose a bigger threat to compete with FV for some of the luxury brands. The food court is one of the nicest I've ever seen and love the ice skating rink inside the court. Nice mall to lounge in or just go on a nice walk around in SD.

1  Thank LaMario C
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a nice outdoor mall. The stores are nice with a lot of variety. Their are large anchor stores as well as smaller specialty shops.

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Met friends at this mall today.

This is our first visit to this shopping area and was extremely pleased.

There are upscale specialty stores as well as some larger anchor tenants such as Macy's, Sears, Nordstrums.

We enjoyed our visit in the Kiehl's skin care store. Very nice products and well informed, yet not pushy staff. They listened to our skin concerns and offered some solutions, but did not, in any way make us feel obligated to purchase. No need when the products sale themselves.

The open air walkways are spacious, extremely clean, and welcoming with plenty of seating for weary shoppers.

Parking garages and surface parking seem adequate and safe.

The variety of restaurants are plentiful and inviting to just about any pallette.

We look forward to visiting again next time we are in town.

Thank RickyH59
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

When I first heard about this mall, I was skeptical. I thought it would be a bunch of high end stores you go to with your girlfriends and leave the kids at home, and I was so wrong.

They have a great mix of stores for everyone! There is a Nordstrom but also a Sears, a fancy jewelry store but also a wonderful toy store.

They have a play area for the kids as well as family areas where you can warm up a bottle for your baby, nurse, or just give the little ones a break with tv and puzzles. Large family restroom also available.

The food court had a great selection. They also have wonderful desserts and candy shops available throughout the mall.

The only downside is we happen to be here when San Diego/ La Jolla are experiencing some terrible weather so our trips keep getting cut short because it is outdoors.

Thank Kayla G
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