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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 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 .