Fashion Island is great place to hang out and shop. I like taking my son here and feeding the koi fish. There's a good selection of eateries to choose from and variety of shops.
For most things in Orange County, normal isn't good enough. Take the local outdoor mall, Fashion Island, for instance, where you can shop any luxury brands your heart desires, or valet park your Maserati for a decadent lunch at Bloomingdales. But whether or not you're shopping, Fashion Island is a great place to spend a day out in the sun, and one of the best spots for people watching in Newport Beach. Every day here is like a fashion show, not only for the shoppers, but also for their canine sidekicks.
The large courtyard outside the Bloomingdale's building is occupied annually by a large . Every year, the tree is lit about a week before Christmas. The tree lighting is preceded by extravagant holiday performances. The trees are taken from a private timber area near and shipped to Fashion Island in several pieces, which are then re-assembled using steel rods and a large crane.