What's Westfield North County?:
Another Westfield shopping mall, North County (Fair) serves the North County bedroom communities. This large, two-level indoor mall has your usual allotment of department stores and shops. Before Westfield took it over, it was known as North County Fair, and most people still refer to it as that.
What makes it so special?:
Not much. This large, two-level indoor mall has your usual allotment of department stores and shops, including JC Penney, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears. Other stores include a three-level Target, H&M and Apple. And the addition of the North County Tavern & Bowl has given the mall a bit of the cool factor.
What's the mall's flavor?:
Middle-America suburbia - your typical circa-1980s indoor monolith, but undergoing a renovation. Given that it serves inland North San Diego County, which can get quite toasty, an indoor mall isn't such a bad thing. But you could be in AnyTown USA.
What's the clientele?:
Families, soccer moms, teens. Your typical middle-class suburban shopper. Reflective of the surrounding bedroom communities: Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo.
For such a large mall, North County's food court is pretty small but is supposedly slated for expansion. Red Robin, BJ's Brewery, On the Border and Macaroni Grill are your sit-down restaurant choices here. And North County Tavern & Bowl gives the mall a genuine adult hangout.
Nordstrom, JC Penney, Sears and Macy's anchor the mall. And the new three-level Target gives the mall the added attraction as a mall destination. The rest of the mall is populated by your standard chain store fare.
The surface lot surrounding the mall is huge and plentiful. You'll find most of the spaces near JC Penney. Freeway access is good and close by.