Shopping & Dining

The Merced area and Central Valley have a vast array of shopping and dinning options. Fresno, Modesto and the San Francisco Bay Area are areas with more options, and not very far away. 


Merced Mall: There are many stores and vendors a short distance from UC Merced.

851 W. Olive Ave.

Downtown Merced: Downtown offers a number of quaint shops and activities.

The Promenade: This shopping center is near campus and has several restaurants and stores. 

Costco: Membership-based warehouse store. 

1445 R Street

Wal-Mart: 3055 Loughborough Dr.


There is a diverse selection of restaurants in the Merced area. Find local restaurants or on Yelp.