Daycations - Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo - Shopping at the Shops

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  • The Shops at Mission Viejo is South Orange County’s premier shopping center with a wide range of iconic stores and unique boutiques and restaurants. You can spend a relaxing day shopping, exploring and enjoying a nice meal and before scheduling your OC Flex ride back to the station.

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    About The Shops

    Among the 150 stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mission Viejo, this indoor mall features Nordstrom, RH Restoration Hardware, Macy’s, Apple, lululemon, Tesla, Sephora, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and The Cheesecake Factory. The Shops at Mission Viejo is conveniently located at the intersection of the I-5 and Crown Valley Parkway in the city of Mission Viejo.

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    Connect free with OC Flex

    When you take Metrolink you can ride OC Flex free on trips to and from the station. The OC Flex zone includes The Shops. OC Flex details. You will need to download the OC Flex app!


    The Shops at Mission Viejo is packed full of great places to explore. There are 150 shops and restaurants to consider. Please check their store directory for a comprehensive list.

    Snack ‘n Dine

    Of course you can snack your way around The Shops at Mission Viejo but there are some nice spots to sit down and enjoy a nice meal. Favorites include:

    Café Nordstorm
    Cheesecake Factory
    Crepes De Paris
    Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks
    P.F. Chang’s
    Ruby’s Diner
    Sarku Japan

    Here’s a complete list of restaurants at The Shops.


    If you or your kids get restless, there are places for that as well. Fun activities include:

    Build A Bear
    Childrens Play Area
    Galactic Challenge

    The train station

    The Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station is located at the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road. The station is served by OC Bus and OC Flex. The Shops at Mission Viejo and Kaleidoscope Center are a mile from the station.

    Bikes on Metrolink

    Yes, you can bring your bikes on Metrolink. We even have a special car dedicated to bike storage. It is typically the third passenger car and is clearly marked. Please review Metrolink's bike guidelines.

    Train schedules

    We always suggest when planning your adventure to check the Metrolink train schedule to the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station. Both the Orange Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line serves this station.

How to Get There

Everything you need to know, including train schedules and tips on buying tickets and riding Metrolink trains. Easy!

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