The DC area offers an array of options if you’re looking for something fun to do. The city is one of the most walkable in the country and offers incredible outdoor and recreational opportunities. In addition, of course, there are all of the historical homes and buildings, the monuments and museums, and many other ways to learn and grow.
But sometimes, you’re not so much interested in growth, learning, and healthy outdoor pursuits as you are a little retail therapy, luxury, and lots glitter and shine. Whether you’re shopping for a gift for someone special, wanting to treat yourself, or looking for something special for your home, you’re in luck because the DC area has an incredible selection of top-notch, world-class shopping. Here then are just a few of the biggest and best shopping venues for the next time you want browse and buy.
Georgetown: Shopping at Georgetown offers the best of beautiful, outdoor strolls, breathtaking views, and incredible places to break for a coffee, a sweet, or a cocktail. The shops here tend to skew younger, the better to appeal to the Georgetown University crowd, but there are also antique stores, high fashion boutiques, and menswear stores for more sophisticated shoppers. Take a break at M Street’s Georgetown Cupcake if you need a little sugar boost, or have a glass of wine at Pinstripe’s outdoor patio and fire pit when you’re ready to unwind.
CityCenterDC: Located within walking distance of Metro Center and Chinatown Metro Stations, CityCenterDC is a sprawling and ever-developing complex of hotels, offices, residences, restaurants, and some of the most upscale shopping in town. There are special events like trunk shows, tastings, and more, while with farmer’s markets, weekly kids corners, and more, it has a neighborhood feel as well. Ready for lunch? Get the fried chicken box at Momofuku, and when it’s teatime, check out DBGB for one of DC’s most iconic desserts, the Baked Alaska, and a cup of something hot as a pick-me-up.
Tysons Corner: If you are looking for a shopper’s paradise, Tysons Corner has everything you could possibly want. Every high-end retailer is here, whether in one of the sprawling malls or in standalone stores along Leesburg Pike. Looking for the ultimate upscale experience? Stay at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. With an entrance directly into Tysons Galleria and the world-class luxury that Ritz-Carlton is known for, you’ll enjoy the best in service, amenities, dining, and shopping, then sleep tight, get up, and do it all again!
Eastern Market: Established on Capitol Hill in 1873, Eastern Market is a true DC landmark, originally conceived by Pierre L’Enfant in his original plans for the District. After a 2007 fire, it was repaired, rebuilt, and returned to its former glory through unprecedented cooperation of both the public and private sector. The market itself is home to farmers and vendors of produce, meats, cheeses, prepared foods, flowers and more, as well as artists, antique dealers, jewelry designers, and a variety of other craftspersons.
Arundel Mills and Potomac Mills: If bargain shopping is on your mind, the massive outlet malls–Arundel south of Baltimore; Potomac in Woodbridge VA–offer every possible outlet as well as hotels, restaurants, and recreation galore. With a combination of both high end and budget brands represented, you’ll find something to love no matter the size of your wallet. Each also has a number of celebrity chef-inspired destination restaurants so if you work up an appetite with all that shopping you’re in the right place.
Whether your shopping preferences are tasteful and elegant or fun and funky, you’ll find something to love at one of DC’s exciting shopping destinations. If you want to look for a home near your favorite shop, we’ve got you covered. Sign in at our website and let us help you find the right home in the right neighborhood for you. Our Eng Garcia Grant real estate pros will create your custom search, then walk with you every step of the way through the purchase process. Let us help you find a place that truly fits.