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rsz saigon Little Saigon: Explore Another World Without Leaving California

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About 45 minutes southeast of Los Angeles is a fantastic spot for tourists and locals alike. Little Saigon is a small, three-mile area that is home to more than 3,500 Vietnamese-American businesses, and is a truly culturally diverse area of Westminster, California. A visit to Little Saigon is like taking a trip across the ocean, with all the amazing shopping, dining, arts and culture all within a short drive of your home.

Since 1975, a large influx of Vietnamese refugees found a new home in California, and it wasn’t long before the government in the area took notice. In 1989, the area that lies within the boundaries of Westminster Boulevard, Bolsa Avenue, Euclid Street and Magnolia Street was officially declared Little Saigon, and it became a special tourist destination for people from all over the United States.

When you visit Little Saigon, you’ll find many different things to see and do. The Asian Garden Mall is always a popular place to stop, with 150,000 square feet of ethnic boutiques, shops and cafes. You can also browse the largest gold jewelry mart in the United States or just wander the area and enjoy all the amazing restaurants and ethnic cuisine.

During the summer months, you can enjoy the Asian Garden Outdoor Night Market, located along Bolsa Avenue in the Asian Garden Mall. This great night market features a huge collection of artisans and vendors setting up tents to display their crafts and, of course, lots of amazing food.

A trip to Little Saigon is a fun way to embrace and learn about a different culture while enjoying all of their delicious foods and amazing arts. Make sure to make the trip a special one by driving there in your 2013 SL63 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. Just imagine cruising down the highway with the top down, heading towards an unforgettable evening of shopping and dining. You’ll have a truly memorable time, and you’ll travel in elegance and style.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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