10 Centers Where You Can Shop Until You Drop In Washington, DC

Shannon Morgan

By , Travel Expert at Large, Washington
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Shopping abounds in Washington, DC, from boutique stores to shopping centers. But if you want to get the most bang for your buck, or at least hit the most shops in one trip, one of these ten DC area shopping centers are your best bet.

If arrive via Amtrak, you can start shopping the minute your train stops at Union Station. There are more than 100 specialty shops located inside.

If you're visiting DC to catch a game or a show at the Verizon Center, budget some time before the big event to shop at Gallery Place, a shopping destination that's right next door.

If destination shopping is the purpose of your visit, plan to stay,...  Read more »

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    Union Station

    Union Station is more than a train station, its a DC shopping destination.

    Local Expert Tip: "Shop at Neuhaus for fabulous Belgian chocolate."

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    Gallery Place

    Gallery Place is a shopping destination in Washington, DC's Chinatown neighborhood.

    Local Expert Tip: "Look for the Chinatown Friendship Arch outside of Gallery Place; you can't miss it."

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    Cady's Alley

    Cady's Alley in Georgetown is Washington, DC's design district for home furnishings.

    Local Expert Tip: "There's an EV parking station within walking distance of Cady's Alley, if you need a place to plug in your car while you shop."

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    Eastern Market

    Eastern Market is Washington, DC's premier food and craft market.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Fresh Farmer's Market stand is open on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. but the best time to shop at Eastern Market is on the weekend."

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    Old Post Office Pavilion and Tower

    The Old Post Office Pavilion is home to several locally-owned gift shops.

    Local Expert Tip: "Find the perfect DC souvenir here."

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    Chevy Chase Pavilion

    Chevy Chase Pavilion is home to stores like H&M, J. Crew and many more.

    Local Expert Tip: "Visit the Chevy Chase Pavilion Facebook page for current sales and promotions and save on your shopping trip."

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    Mazza Gallerie

    Mazza Gallerie brings together 18 shops in one center that's easily accessible in Washington, DC.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check the Mazza Gallerie events calendar for sales, specials and events happening at the mall."

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    Fashion Centre at Pentagon City

    The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is a Washington, DC shopping destination with more than 170 shops.

    Local Expert Tip: "Free wi-fi is available; you can surf for deals while you shop."

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    Crystal City Shops

    Crystal City Shops is an underground emporium located just outside the district in Virginia.

    Local Expert Tip: "Parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. weekdays."

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    Tysons Galleria

    Tysons Galleria is an upscale shopping experience in the Washington, DC metro area.

    Local Expert Tip: "Plan your shopping day so you can stop for lunch or dinner at Lebanese Taverna, an elegant restaurant serving delicious Middle Eastern fare."



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