The Best Spots to Shop Your Heart Out in Hercules, California

The Best Spots to Shop Your Heart Out in Hercules, California

California is known for many things, but this hub of all the best of the West Coast definitely stand out as a haven for shopaholics and bargain hunters alike. From premier designer stores to plazas that cram all of life's necessities into one simple location, there's no better place to fill your home with every want and need.

From the Oakland rentals to the heart of Hercules, here are some of the top spots to procure everything from fair trade coffee and groceries to new kicks and fine jewelry.

Pinole Vista Shopping Center

Looking for a little bit of everything in one place? Then stop by the Pinole Vista Shopping Center right on Fitzgerald Drive for everything from groceries to electronics, as well as a bite to eat.

This plaza offers car repair services from stores like Goodyear and Auto Zone, as well as Fed Ex for any of your shipping needs. There are two grocery stores along with Best Buy and Target for various electronics. Of course, no shopping center is complete without a few stores such as TJ Maxx and Lucky to help fill out your wardrobe.

If you happen to work up an appetite from all that shopping, stop into Ristorante Due Rose or Tandoor Restaurant for a delicious bite to eat. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. Other stores here include:

David's Bridal

Toy's "R" Us



Pet Food Express

Orchard Supply Hardware


and more.

Hilltop Plaza

If you're looking to make a day out of Pinole Vista, stop at this adjacent plaza for breakfast and a few bargain deals.

Grab some sinfully delicious pancakes from IHOP, or whatever your favorite breakfast foods may be, then either catch a matinee at Century 16 or head across the way to amazing deals at Ross Dress For Less. If Ross isn't your cup of tea you can try DD's Discounts and the 99 Cents Only store. This plaza also features Party City for all of your celebration necessities.

Garden of Gems

Looking to spice up your jewelry cabinet? Skip the latest necklaces and earrings that everyone else is wearing and opt for a one of kind creation from the artists at Garden of Gems.

Founded in 1998, this unique location specializes in both custom jewelry and repair. It's always nice to have a expert around who can restore your favorite pieces to their former beauty, but having one that can decorate your fingers in stunning, one of a kind rings is a whole other luxury.

These artisan craftsman can create your detailed, well thought out masterpiece as well as design something individually unique from a vague idea. Featuring gold, silver, and platinum along with a gorgeous selection of gems and stones, this store is a California special.

Home Decor Learning Center

This unique location offers fun and home decor all under one roof. With a wide selection of fantastically upholstered furniture and blinds, all made by hand, the Home Decor Learning Center provides unique pieces to add to the comfort of your home.

Alternatively, you could choose to take their various upholstery classes and learn how to create your own one of a kind furniture for your luxury apartment. They offer beginner and advanced courses, so don't feel shy if you're new to this sort of craftsmanship. Give it a try!

Poor House

Speaking of home decor, Poor House offers an excellent selection of artistically designed pieces that will certainly make your home stand out.

Featuring works from artists such as Simon Pearce, Vietri, and Laura Zindel, each piece is sure to impress. Whether you are searching for fine glassware, linens, ceramics or more, you can find it all right here. Each product is of the highest quality and can be shipped to your location for convenience.

With everything from vases to sectional couches, you are guaranteed to find something that will fit perfectly with the theme in your home.

Creekside Park

Right next to Creekside Park on Pinole Valley road rests a series of stores that offer the necessities, along with a few of the finer things in life.

Trader Joes, Walgreens, and Jay Vee Liquors are all there to fill up your pantry while exotic eats at Thai Spice or Happy Shashimi are perfect for refueling during the day. If you'd rather satisfy your sweet tooth, try out Ala Mode Doughnut Shop with a delicious cup of fair trade coffee from Peet's.

Afterwards, pamper yourself at Mp Nail & Spa, Tammy's Spa, or Transitions Salon. Then window shop with stores like T-Mobile, Jamba Juice, Bella Gowns & Accessories, and a great selection of musical instruments at the Fiat Music Company.

Oakland Rentals

All of these fantastic shopping locations and then some are located around the wonderful area of Hercules, home to the luxury apartments at Aventine. This is where contemporary coastal living combines with the finer comforts in life to create a wealth of thoughtfully designed living spaces with easy living in mind. Perfect for the commuter, this apartment community offers easy access to Bart as well as Freeway 80.

No community can claim the name luxury without a slew of amenities tailored to a variety of lifestyles, and Aventine offers its residents plenty. From the larger than life library to a state of the art fitness studio and club room terrace complete with outdoor bar, there's something here for everyone. The happiness of our furry residents is also taken into consideration with a spa to pamper and cater to their every need.

Amenities are only part of high end living, however. Wood style plank flooring that leads to large bay windows, quartz countertops, 10 to 14 foot high ceilings are found in every floor plan here at Aventine, as are modern cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Each feature has been carefully selected to create a place that you can truly call home.

We invite you to enjoy the wonderful area of Hercules in style and comfort with the luxury apartments only found at The Aventine.

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