The Merced area and Central Valley have a vast array of shopping and dining 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.