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Shopping & Dining

The Merced area and Central Valley have a vast array of shopping and dining options. Fresno, Modesto and the San Francisco Bay Area are nearby areas with even more options.


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

851 W Olive Ave, Merced

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, Merced

Target 3280 R Street, Merced

Walmart: 3055 Loughborough Dr, Merced


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