For many travelers, visiting a big city isn’t just museums and sightseeing, but also going shopping to new places. Although when it comes to shopping, everyone has his own style. Some love strolling through a city center to discover famous brand stores or small shops with unique things to buy. Others adore searching for discounts or shopping in big malls. But despite the different tastes, who do not love shopping? If you are one of those who want to combine his holiday with some purchases for himself but also gifts for the relatives, here we present you a tribute to the 8 cities of the United States where you can enjoy your shopping. The truth on what makes a city “best” in shopping, depends on what you’re looking for.
New York City, New York
New York is one of the most popular shopping cities in the world, like London, Milan and Paris. Many tourists visit New York to do just their shopping. If you're in this city, you have to visit Macy's, a department store for all the tastes where you can find everything you could imagine, from fashion to food, furniture, wigs. The 5th Avenue is a paradise for all those who love shopping in famous brands stores but also for technology enthusiasts, there is the stunning Apple store. You can also visit Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Flea Market, Chelsea Market, FAO Schwarz, Madison Avenue and SoHo.
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Chicago could not be absent from this list with American citizens choosing, more and more frequently, to go shopping there. You can make your purchases at State Street in the city center with famous boutiques. To the south of the river, you will find Macy's as well as discount chains such as DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Coat Factory and T.J. Maxx. In Chicago you can visit one of the largest shopping malls in the United States, the Oohodieel Shopping Center where you can find dozens of stores with clothes, restaurants and much more waiting for you to discover them. Last but not least, the most famous destination is The Magnificent Mile. Huge stores from huge names - including Apple, Nike, Cole Haan, Uniqlo, Crate & Barrel, Burberry, Neiman Marcus, Old Navy and Tiffany & Co.
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Los Angeles, California
Shopping is one of the best activities in Los Angeles, whether you are searching for vintage shops or big brand stores with luxury goods. Depending on your tastes, you can choose from shopping near the beach, to the Venice Beach Boardwalk or in the heart of Beverly Hills .You can start your purchases from downtown Los Angeles, like The Grove, Beverly Center, Hollywood & Highland, or Santa Monica Place. Also, you can make luxury choices if you have a big budget in Rodeo Drive and Robertson Blvd. while lovers of sales can visit the outlets in Camarillo, Desert Hills and Ontario Mills.
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San Francisco, California
Many tourist and shopaholics choose San Francisco to spend time and money as it offers some of the best shopping in the world. Its shopping market varies from shopping centers, districts and malls. Firstly, Mission Street Shopping is for those who have eclectic tastes and love boutiques, funky ethnic clothing and furniture stores. North Beach is the perfect shopping getaway because visitors caste taste the Italian cuisine while finding unique European-inspired boutiques along Grant Avenue. Other places to shop are the Union Square (a great little urban park)upper Fillmore, Chestnut Street ,Sacramento Street, Chinatown and downtown's San Francisco Shopping Center that offer a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops to fit everyone’s tastes, from urban sophisticate to funk and luxury.
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Boston is a shopper's paradise with a vast selection from malls to shopping centers. Beginning on Newbury Street, a place with famous stores to spend your money .The next stop can be The Mall at the Prudential Center and, a mall that offers over 75 retail establishments, including Barnes & Noble, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lacoste, Lord & Taylor, and Club Monaco. You can also pass with the connecting covered bridge to the Copley Place. Another place to shop is Faneuil Hall ,Boston's oldest open air pedestrian mall with more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, and 40 food stalls.Find time to make a day trip to Natick ,the largest mall around and home to two hundred retail stores , and the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets that allow you to bargain shop for designer goods in an outdoor arena.
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Minneapolis - St. Paul
In Minneapolis you can find a combination of ambitious young designers, funky neighborhood boutiques, fabulous neighborhoods, major retailers and big malls. Shopping in Minneapolis can be a unique experience. Starting with the Mall of America, it’s the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the country, with more than 500 stores and 50 eating establishments. Downtown Minneapolis is home to Macy's, Nicollet Mall, Target's flagship store etc. Also, Calhoun Square offers an eclectic variety of goods and dining options include sushi, gelato, coffee, barbecue, Italian, Thai, and more.
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Houston is the fourth largest city in the nation and for sure , the style capital of the South. Check out the wide variety at places like Highland Village or Galleria, with its more than 375 ,varying from shops like Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Chanel, Gucci and Versace to hip designer boutiques like Tory Burch and Henri Bendel. Whether you’re looking for luxury goods or bargain shopping, Houston shopping malls offer something for everyone.Woodlands Mall, Uptown Park, ,River Oaks Shopping Center, Houston Premium Outlet with numerous shopping options include big brands and low-budget stores, along with food and drink stores.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
If your tastes are expensive, you will have the opportunity to spend time and money at the luxury shops of Crystals and Via Bellagio.It's amazing that there are six certified Rolex dealers on the Strip alone, and that you can buy a Ferrari or Maserati direct from the showroom at the Wynn.But if you don’t have such a big budget to spend , visit Fashion Show mall at the north end of the Strip, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and The Forum Shops at Caesars. Last but not least, visit Fashion Show , located right on the Strip , with over 250 stores, 25 dining choices and 8 department stores.