Go shopping in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia to find some of America's best upscale shopping malls, designer discount outlets, eclectic boutiques and more.
From discount outlets to small-town antiquing, the shopper in you will find plenty to enjoy. Whether looking for a special souvenir or to capitalise on a favourable exchange rate, the Capital Region’s array of shopping centres and boutiques offer something for every taste and budget.
Here are some popular malls and neighbourhoods to get you started:
Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, VA, (703) 893-9400
Open since 1968, Tysons Corner Center was one of the first fully enclosed, climate-controlled malls in the Washington, DC area. Its location on the Metro Silver line makes it easily accessible, and once inside shoppers can find more than 300 stores, as well as restaurants and entertainment.
Its anchor stores are bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and L.L.Bean. Popular eateries include Gordon Biersch, Shake Shack and Godiva Chocolatier, and throughout the year The Plaza walkway is home to special events like free movies, concerts and activities for kids.
Tysons Corner Center is open 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.
Georgetown neighbourhood, Washington, DC
This historic neighbourhood and entertainment district is set along the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Founded in 1751, Georgetown is older than America itself, but don’t let that fool you. It’s home to some of the greatest shopping opportunities in the Capital Region.
Shops range from designer names to consignment stores, fitness apparel and even bridal boutiques. And sprinkled among the shops are a variety of restaurants serving every cuisine from American to Vietnamese.
To get to Georgetown by Metro, take the Blue or Orange line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU station for a 15-minute walk, or the Rosslyn station for a short walk across the Key Bridge.
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, VA, (317) 636-1600
This upscale mall in the heart of the Capital Region houses more than 170 stores and restaurants, including Macy’s, Microsoft, Nordstrom and Sunglass Hut.
Its skylit food court features Which Wich sandwich shop, Honeygrow stir-fries and salads, and Starbucks, among other options, and visitors commend the mall for its walkability and proximity to nearby shopping centres.
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is open 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Take the Metro Yellow or Blue line to the Pentagon City stop, and exit left.
Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD, (410) 540-5110
This 1.6 million-square-foot mall is Maryland’s largest outlet mall, offering dining and entertainment in addition to shopping. Popular stores include Disney Outlet, LEGO Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
Sit-down dining options include Bobby’s Burger Palace by Chef Bobby Flay, DuClaw Brewing Co. restaurant and brewpub, and the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament dinner show. And right next to the mall is the popular Maryland Live! Casino, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Arundel Mills is open 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. It is easily accessible from Washington, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis.
Queenstown Premium Outlets, Queenstown, MD, (410) 827-8699
Visitors to Queenstown Premium Outlets commend its size, selection and food court.
Located about an hour outside of Washington, DC on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this outdoor mall offers savings of up to 65% at more than 60 designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Samsonite.
Queenstown Premium Outlets is open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday.