Shop "Till You Drop"
Whether you’re shopping while traveling or traveling to shop you'll want to check out these spots.
If shopping is your favorite pastime, you may be planning a vacation centered on just that. While Paris, London and Milan are known for their fashion and amazing shopping experiences, an international trip may not be in the budget. So we’ve uncovered a few destinations that offer a unique retail experience without a passport.
Minneapolis – St. Paul
We have three words for you – Mall of America. This 4.87 million-square-foot shopping mecca boasts more than 400 stores, 20 dining options and a national reputation for entertaining guests with hundreds of events throughout the year. If you need some inspiration before hitting the storefronts, you can check out the website’s Fall Look Book with some of the top trends and fashions. During your trip you can also visit Target’s flagship store or any of the other funky shops in Downtown Minneapolis.
Named the style capital of the South, Houston is home to another one of the largest malls in America – the 2.4 million-square-foot Galleria. In addition to 54 shopping centers and more than 16,000 retail stores, the city offers chic boutiques with Southern charm. One area recently gaining attention for its trendy shopping spots is the Upper Kirby District. No matter where you go, a full day of shopping can wear you out. You can refuel at any of the specialty markets popping up across the city that offer farm-fresh food.
This east-coast city has several well-known shopping neighborhoods within its Downtown limits. Federal Hill is known for its small-boutique shopping, while Harbor East has more high-end brands and fine dining. Fell’s Point Main Street offers shopping and restaurants and hosts Olde Tyme Christmas, a traditional Christmas celebration with a holiday market, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a reindeer run pub crawl and an annual parade of lighted boats. If you’re into the arts you can also check out the Bromo Art District, which is home to several theatres, art centers and galleries.
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