Shopping is a popular pastime in southern Arizona. Malls, shopping centers and markets are abundant and easy to find. For high style, try Biltmore Fashion Park. Desert Sky Mall, Metrocenter Mall, and Paradise Valley Mall are reliable for department stores and all the national chains you seek. Desert Ridge marketplace is a beautifully planned open-air shopping center; Kierland Commons, part of a planned community, is similar but a bit smaller in scale. Of course, being out west may induce a hankering for a new cowboy hat, boots, or a shirt for the rodeo for the best selection, stop at Sheplers Western Wear or Cowtown Boots. The Swap meet is a unique option, similar to a flea market but with mostly new goods. Check out The Indoor SwapMart or American Park 'n Swap.
Kim Goodin has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, stopping for a year or two in places such as London and Denver. Aside from road trips, she enjoys animals and books, and has many of both. She will read almost anything, but particularly enjoys biographies, Southern gothic fiction, mysteries, classic British novels, and cookbooks. When her... Read more »