Nestled in central Orange County, Westminster boasts a dynamic food scene, cultural goods, and historical landmarks. We are home to the nation’s largest Little Saigon with approximately 4,000 Vietnamese American businesses all within three square miles, where visitors can explore the vibrant Vietnamese shopping and restaurant district. We’re known for our cultural events such as the Flower Festival culminating in the Tet (New Year) parade, and the summer-long Night Market; but you can collect treasured experiences in this unique community on any day.
There’s a little something for everyone here with our shopping, entertainment, and remarkable places to eat. To kick off a fun day, head to a café for a cup of coffee. Drink like a local with a refreshing and delicious café sua da, a specialty iced coffee, and pick up a freshly baked good like pâté chaud, a Vietnamese pastry.
Now that you’re fueled, head to Bolsa Avenue lined with retail centers and anchored by the Asian Garden Mall. You’ll find designer shoes, jewelry, gifts for children, and opportunities to try out new snacks. For lunch, you’ll find that food is an art in Westminster, with options ranging from vegetarian and elegant to comforting, sweet, sour, or savory! Visit one of the authentic and unique restaurants to try popular favorites like Bo Lu Lac, a cubed sautéed beef dish with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, pepper and soy sauce. Little Saigon is also the place to expand your Pho palate, our restaurants offer everything from traditional basics to James Beard-recognized recipes. You can also try our home-grown chain, Lee’s Sandwiches, that now boasts locations in several states and in Taiwan.
With a bite of traditional flavors, you can continue to explore. Bring the whole family to enjoy our regional mall anchored by Macy’s, Target, and JCP along with family entertainment like the game room at John’s Incredible Pizza or Sky Zone, featuring indoor trampolines. Enjoy the wonderful SoCal weather at any of our 24 City parks. If you are visiting during the summer, we suggest cooling off at Sigler Park’s splash pad.
After your afternoon activities, stop to try out our extraordinary dessert scene, from gelato animals to hand-crafted churros. Finally, you’ll want to bring home some specialty products to remember your unique day, so check out a local market for uncommon delicacies like Vietnamese beef jerky.
The City of Westminster welcomes you with open arms to experience our unique offerings all year long. We hope you leave feeling refreshed and inspired!