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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 90%Family Travelers
- 85%Local Culture
- 54%Outdoor Enthusiasts
User Reviews (112 Reviews)
- The GroveMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 1Jan 03, 2014
I genuinely like this mall as it's very clean and well maintained. As some other yelpers mentioned, it does have that Disneyland feel to it, which likely contributes to the overall charm and appeal. Complete with a wide array of shops including but not limited to Barnes & Noble, Nordstroms, and Apple, this outdoor mall has something for everyone.
Now my decision to give The Grove 4 instead of 5 stars is soley based on the costly parking situation. $2 for ever 15 minutes past 3 hours? Ugh... That's highway robbery and their website lied! Online it stated $1 every 15 minutes past the 3 hour mark. Curses!! *shakes fist vigorously* But Luckily if you're diligent with your time (unlike me) you will be able to still park for free given that you can shop/browse for less than 3 hours.
FREE 2 HOUR VALIDATION AT NORDSTROMS (no purchase necessary)! The parking structure will provide a complimentary one hour parking and if you take a stroll in Nordstrom's women's shoe department you can take your ticket to the small blue/creamish color machine at the back of one of the cashier's desk. It's self-serve, so no worries on feeling awkward.
- The GroveAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 17, 2013
I love The Grove for its unique shopping experience. It's an outdoor mall and there's a range of shops. When you get down to the Farmers Market end of the row, you'll come across the area with all of the food stands. There's quite the selection to choose from, so you're bound to find something. You're also in the middle of the Beverly Hills area!
- The GroveOct 12, 2012
sometimes I miss the old farmers market by itself.
Don't get me wrong - there are quite a few stores (Nordies, Barnes, Anthropologie, Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic, Apple to name a few) and the farmers market is still there. But the parking blows (it's super expensive - I got the 4 hour for $2 because I was at the theater, but after a late lunch at Maggianos it was $9 for 6 hours of parking) and it's usually crawling with TONS of people...and by people I mean children...and little dogs in clothes. What's the deal?
Maybe I've been living out in the suburbs too long where parking is free - and there are just more places to roam.
- The GroveSep 13, 2013
This is an outdoor shopping complex with mostly corporate American shops, but it's beautiful to be outside strolling around, rather than boxed inside a big concrete shopping mall. There's a train/trolly for kids to ride and they've got a huge fountain with "dancing waters" that jet to the Sinatra tunes piped around the place from hidden speakers. There is a big movie theater which has quite a big selection and good, comfortable seats with great projection. There's a Mac Store here and the biggest Victoria's Secret in LA. Saver Tip: You can park on the street a few blocks away and save on parking, but read your street signs carefully. Otherwise, the parking structure is fairly inexpensive if you get validation.
- The GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 26, 2013
Connected to farmer'smarket, so a cool place to shop around and get some food afterwards (or before) to fill-up. Parking here is difficult and expensive. it took me 30 minutes just to find a spot. This place is pack, so be prepared to be pump into. Cool place to visit though, kinda like an outdoor Venesian Hotel.