What if you had 24 hours to survive and thrive at Hazard Center? It’s possible, and to show you, we’ve put together a guide on how you could spend 24-hours at Mission Valley’s go-to destination shopping center. We’ve created our hypothetical visitor Isabel, and here is her itinerary:
8 a.m. – Isabel wants to get an early start on her day, but if she’s going to be gallivanting around Hazard Center for 24 hours, she’s going to need coffee! After finding a convenient parking spot at one of the 2,054 available spaces, Isabel walks over to Intermezzo Espresso Café for a delicious mocha and a fresh pastry.
8:15 a.m. – Isabel heads to Barnes & Noble and picks up the newspaper. Time to read and sip her beverage while sitting at some of the ample outdoor seating. She goes back to browse the books at one of San Diego’s few remaining bookstores.
8:33 a.m. – Whoops! Isabel knocked over the remnants of her mocha and stained her blouse. Good thing she has a spare t-shirt in the car. She walks back to her car and suddenly realizes … eeek! When did her car get so dirty?! After changing and dropping off her blouse at Apadana Cleaners, she leaves her car at So Cal Auto Detail Center so it can get a little TLC while she continues her day.
9 a.m. – If her car is getting a little TLC, why shouldn’t she?! She heads to Lavish Nails for a mani-pedi.
10 a.m. – Isabel takes the escalator down to UltraStar Cinemas to gander at the marquee and movie times. What do ya know? A chick flick is playing at 10:15. Perfect.
12:30 p.m. – Isabel just loves that Rachel McAdams – the woman cannot do a bad film! Time for lunch. Isabel is feeling all romantic, so she calls her boyfriend Tommy to meet her at Smashburger for lunch. Nothing says love like eating a delicious cheeseburger and sharing a peanut butter and jelly milkshake – one cup, two straws, please!
1:15 p.m. – Isabel and Tommy wander over to Arthur Murray Dance Centers to see about setting up an introductory dance lesson for another day – they’re always up for learning something new!
1:45 p.m. – Tommy jets off to an “appointment.” (Really, he goes downstairs to visit his friend Stuart Benjamin to look at engagement rings! Shhhh…) Isabel decides that with her new manicure and pedicure, she should probably get her hair done too. She quickly grabs cash out of the JP Morgan Chase ATM for a tip, and heads up to Zino’s International for a cut and color.
4 p.m. – Time for a couple errands. Isabel pops into Joe’s Crab Shack to pick up a gift card for her brother’s birthday. He loves fresh crab! Then over to Lakeshore to find something special for her niece, which she ships at FedEx and grabs some office supplies for her home office. Check, check!
5 p.m. – Isabel checks into the DoubleTree hotel and drops off her suitcase. She strolls around and notices the hotel’s great indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center and tennis court. If only she had the time to enjoy it all!
6:30 p.m. – After dolling herself up back at the hotel, Isabel meets a couple girlfriends at BJ’s for dinner and drinks. She loves the deep dish pizza and Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad.
8:30 p.m. – Why not go all out? A late night stop at Yogurtland is in order.
9 p.m. – After saying goodbye to her friends, it’s back to the hotel after a full day. Hmm that hot tub sounds pretty relaxing…
11 p.m. – Zzzzzzzz
About Hazard Center
Hazard Center is the go-to destination shopping center in the heart of Mission Valley with some of the best dining, specialty shops and services offered in San Diego. Visitors appreciate Hazard Center’s central location and easy accessibility, as well as iconic brands such as Barnes & Noble, UltraStar Cinemas, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Lakeshore, and FedEx Office. Its namesake, Roscoe E. Hazard and his son Bruce Hazard, helped build San Diego with ideas and inspiration that contributed to a better city. Whether it’s girls’ night, date night, office lunch or errands, Hazard Center has something for everyone.