When you’re looking for a little retail therapy, online shopping doesn’t always cut it. Fortunately, there are many shopping hot spots around the country. Take a trip or find something close to home to rid yourself of the shopping bug. Many of the best shopping spots in the U.S. are also some of the best places to live, so it’s likely you’ll find something great no matter where you are. Get your shopping nirvana on when you check out these great shopping destinations around the country.
New York City, New York
Let’s be honest — you can’t have a shopping destination list without including the Big Apple. There, you can find shops to fit any fancy. Whether you’re looking for high-quality goods, such as Baney’s, or simply want to hit as many stores as possible in a single stop, you’re in luck. New York City has nearly 3,500 stores dedicated just to fashion and clothing. From small boutiques to worldwide chains, you can find exactly what you want and need as you browse the stores across the city.
If you want to hit hundreds of stores in one walk, head to Chicago. Most avid shoppers have heard of the city’s Magnificent Mile, and it’s definitely not something to pass up. The city has 13 full blocks of glorious shopping bliss, with over 460 stores to test your credit cards. Some shops are tiny and specialized, while others are huge. You’ll find gifts, home furnishings, shoes, toys, apparel, and more. You may want to break up your shopping spree into several days, however. Otherwise, you may end up exhausted, sore, and with far too many bags to carry.
If you’re headed to Boston, you need to make sure you check out some of the over 17,000 retail shops in the city. While some of these, of course, are stand-alone stores, many are housed in the city’s seven shopping centers. These centers give you access to many different stores all at once. Not only are there literally thousands of stores to choose from in Boston, the city has a fairly low sales tax rate, as well, at only 6.25 percent. So, you’ll get everything you need — just a little cheaper than other shopping meccas like New York.
Charlotte, North Carolina
While Charlotte may not have nearly as many shops as some of the other cities, there are still well over 6,000 stores within the city borders. If you want to get as much as you can, as well as visit as many stores as possible in the shortest amount of time, Charlotte is the spot. It boasts 21 shopping centers, giving you quick and easy access to everything you could possibly want. From local shops to mega chains, you won’t be disappointed by the stores you find in Charlotte.
No matter what type of shopping you’re doing, there are so many great cities to choose from. Get ready for your next shopping adventure, and choose your favorite place to visit. You’re sure to find great deals nearby