Rainy Day Shopping Around the South Bay

Southern Californians might act like the musings of Tony! Toni! Toné! are true but in fact, we realize that every now and then it does rain in Southern California.

That doesn’t mean we have to like it though!

The proof can be found in the grinding halt that comes over the hustle and bustle of SoCal life with even the mention of a sprinkle or a few showers.

Next time it rains, don’t sulk at home, withering away from starvation or going without your daily staples.  Here are some places to get what you need without getting wet!

Groceries: Cooke’s Market, El Segundo
Grocery shopping in the rain is no fun!  But if you dont’t fill your pantry in advance of torrential downpours, you and your box of Captain Crunch are bound to get wet.  Unless you go to Cooke’s Market!  Nestled in the heart of Downtown El Segundo, Cooke’s market sports a covered parking lot that will let keep you and your cereal dry without ever having to open an umbrella. Its certainly worth the trip to check out their meat department, hot food counter, and their well stocked wine department.

  • 300 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, (310) 615-1990
interior of Target Redondo beach

The warm, dry entrance of Target in Redondo Beach.

Household Goods and Groceries: Target, Redondo Beach
This two-story Target is one of the newer ones in the South Bay.  The benefit of its double-decker design is the covered parking under the store!  Slide into the spacious covered parking lot, glide up the escalator, and shop til you drop, all without getting hit by a drop of rain.  With the addition of a mini grocery store, they have just about everything you’ll need to stock up.

  • 1601 Kingsdale Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90278-3928, (310) 750-0003

Movies, Shopping, and Dining: South Bay Galleria, Redondo Beach
Covered parking is king at South Bay Galleria, also in Redondo Beach.  Yes, Del Amo Mall in Torrance has a parking structure, a movie theater, and dozens of shops and restaurants.  But unlike South Bay Galleria, not all of the Del Amo amenities are available under cover from precipitation.  At the Galleria, you can park, watch a movie, stroll the mall, and even catch happy hour at Red Robin and stay dry the entire time.

  • 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278-3436, (310) 371-7546

Don’t let a few drops of water from the sky shut you in.  The next time it rains, refer to this list and get out there!

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