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 Hagerstown Premium Outlets
There are super deals to be found in Maryland's Premium Outlets. Stock up on athletic gear at the Under Armour outlets or fill up your closet with finds from Polo Ralf Lauren or Michael Kors.
Arundel Mills - Central Maryland
Clarksburg Premium Outlets - Capital Region
Hagerstown Premium Outlets - Western Maryland
Queenstown Premium Outlets - Eastern Shore
St. Charles Town Center - Southern Maryland
2 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.
3 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.
4 5 Year Wood, Cumberland
How did “wood” become the gift for a fifth anniversary? In any case, we bet you'll find something great at this shop specializing in handcrafted wood products. Selections run the gamut from small functional pieces to furniture. With beautiful inlays and hand-carved designs, this shop’s products will impress not just those celebrating wedded bliss, but anyone who appreciates the mastery of artisans and wood workers.