With the weather warming up, we are definitely trying to spend as much time outside as possible. If you have a relaxing weekend of shopping on the agenda, consider stopping by these outdoor shopping centers to add a little extra sunshine to your off-days.
You’re really missing out if you haven’t visited this shopping destination. Spanning three blocks, shoppers can easily spend all day browsing the endless boutiques, restaurants, salons, and other fun activities lining the sidewalk. Not looking to spend a lot of money? The shopping district is also home to the expansive Strawberry Park, where you can lounge and catch a summer flick. 2910 District Ave., Fairfax
With over 120 shops, restaurants, and services at your disposal, shopping at this Prince William location is a breeze. Whether you need to make a run to DSW for a new pair of summer sandals or stop in to the movie theater to catch the latest Marvel blockbuster, it’s all just a short walk away. 7524 Iron Bar Ln., Gainesville
It doesn’t matter if you live in Loudoun County or you’re just driving through, make sure you add “stop at the Village at Leesburg” to your list of summer shopping plans. Shoppers and guests of all ages will find something they love. From playing a game at Bowlero to munching on tasty mochi donuts, nobody will complain when you suggest a trip to this shopping center. 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg
You’ll feel like you’re strolling down a classic American main street when you take your shopping spree to this outdoor mall. With local boutiques, national chains, offices, and residential living all mixed together, it’s a quaint spot packed full of entertainment. 4100 Monument Corner Dr., Fairfax
The best deals are waiting at the outlets. Take in the summer sun as you walk from store to store, searching for the season’s trendy finds. No matter if you’re into designer wear (hello Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors) or streetwear, you’ll find it here. 241 Fort Evans Rd. NE, Leesburg
While the Arlington mall is in the process of a remodel, patrons can still shop ‘til they drop. Its distinguished horseshoe design is still the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and light window shopping. From browsing Barnes & Noble and Pottery Barn to grabbing lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, it won’t be hard to plan out an afternoon of fun. 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
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