Planning an Unforgettable Shopping Spree in Philadelphia
If you’re planning to go to Philadelphia, PA don’t forget about the shopping! While the city’s best known for its place in American colonial history, the Rocky movies, or even Philly cheese steaks, it’s also a shopping mecca for those in the know.
Some of its best shopping locations are located in Society Hill or Old City. Leisure travelers will enjoy taking a walk around Center City, The Parkway, and Washington Square West. You don’t need to ride a roller coaster to have fun. There is plenty of fun to be had in the following five shopping malls.
When planning your spree, don’t ignore your lodgings. Some of the best hotels near downtown Philadelphia are within walking distance to these shopping destinations. The Bellevue Hotel is a timeless resort with spacious hotel rooms that include amenities such as room service, free Internet access, laundry, meeting facilities, and more.
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia mall is considered the largest mall in America. There are some people who believe that title goes to the Mall of America. No matter what you think, the King of Prussia Mall is definitely in the conversation. It’s home to luxury stores like Burberry, David Yurman, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tiffany & Co.
It also has plenty of department stores like Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor. There’s an impressive lineup of restaurants that will satisfy cuisine lovers of all kinds. You’ll want to plan to spendthe entire day at this shopping destination.
Willow Grove Park Mall
The Willow Grove Park Mall is known for its huge carousel ride. Don’t think that you won’t get any shopping done, though. It has popular stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Sears. If you have teens in your family, they’ll love going to Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, and Victoria’s Secret. There’s also a Cheesecake Factory to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Cherry Hill Mall
While this shopping mall isn’t in Philadelphia, it’s not far.Cherry Hill Mall is New Jersey’s answer to the King of Prussia Mall. It’s another large mall that offers plenty of stores to choose from. Macy’s and Nordstrom are the bookends at this mall while Apple, BCBG Max Azria, and Urban Outfitters fill out the rest of this mall. When it comes to restaurants, this mall has Bahama Breeze, Maggiano’s, and Seasons 52 Grill and Wine Bar. You’ll satisfy your shopping addiction and taste buds with this impressive mall.
Shops at Liberty Place
This shopping center is located in Center City. The glass atrium welcomes you to 60 stores such as Anne Taylor Loft, J.Crew, and so forth. This shopping center has a combination of quaint specialty shops and a bustling food court. On the first Friday of every month, KYW Newsradio 1060 hosts their own “Reporters Roundup” live from the shops at noon. You and your crew could end up on the local news.
If you don’t want to spend a day inside a stuffy mall, then the Suburban Square is for you. This promenade shopping center located in Ardmore takes you outside of the store and puts you into a terrace. The fresh greenery and beautiful landscape will keep you away from the hustle and bustle of shopping malls and plazas.
It also has plenty of shops to choose from such as Apple, Coach, Talbots, and Trader Joe’s. There’s also the Ardmore Framer’s Market which is an experience on its own. There are hundreds of eateries and shops that’ll make you want to spend the day here, just as long as the sun is shining.
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