Newport Fashion Island (Newport Beach), Orange County

Address 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 9266 Map, Tel (949) 721-2000 Call, Open 7 Days Website

This upscale shopping center makes a great destination for traveling families. Young toddlers and older kids will enjoy the "Pop-Jet" fountain where drops of water shoot up from the ground and kids try to run through without getting wet (they will fail, of course, so bring along an extra set of clothes). There is also a dramatic fountain with choreographed music, a carousel and a Koi Pond nestled in amongst stores like Baby Style, Pottery Barn Kids, and Hanna Andersson. Food options here are mainly chains, and among these, our favorites are Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Pinkberry, and California Pizza Kitchen.