This is one of the chicest shopping spots in LA.
The Grove has definitely become a staple of the LA shopping scene. Located in the Fairfax District, the outdoor mall opened in 2002 and contains shops such as Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Nike and Sephora, just to name a few. Restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano's Little Italy. This destination offers more than just shopping and dining options though, and is also a fun place to walk around and people watch. The entertainment news program Extra with host Mario Lopez has filmed shows on the lawn area in the past and many celebrity events are held here. The marketplace also features an animated fountain that plays a music show every hour created by WET — the same company behind the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Go during the holiday season where you can see the large, ornate Christmas tree while fake snow falls all around.