25 Favorite Shopping Spots
If your ideal weekend or vacation activity is shopping (‘til you drop), you’re in luck: Maryland has some of the best around, from cool specialty stores to entire shopping districts. Here are 25 of the best shopping destinations guaranteed to give your wallet a run for its money.
1 Historic Ellicott City
For charm and history, look no further than this neighborhood packed with great shopping options. Find one-of-a-kind antiques, oriental rugs, rare books, funky fashions, specialty toys, and handmade jewelry and art galleries in the unique boutiques in Historic Ellicott City.
2 Hagerstown Premium Outlets
There are super deals to be found in Washington County at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets. Stock up on athletic gear at the Adidas and Nike outlets or fill up your closet with finds from Brooks Brothers or Gap.
3 Schoolhouse Earth, Friendsville
You can buy almost anything at this eclectic destination that’s as much an experience as a store. Within its walls you’ll find fashion and jewelry items, home goods, children’s gifts, books, outdoor garden and patio items, a year-round Christmas shop, food samples, and—because, why not?—a free petting zoo to keep the kids entertained while you get your shopping done.
4 National Harbor
The outdoor plaza overlooking the Potomac in National Harbor has more than 150 boutiques such as South Moon Under and Alex and Ani. After a hard morning of holding all those shopping bags, pop into Divine Nail Spa for a little hand pampering or grab a sweet treat from chocolatier SPAGnVOLA. Then, check out the designer stores at Tanger Outlets.