5 Great Holiday Shopping Destinations

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, November 11, 2013

shopping bags

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means marathon shopping adventures. Shopping for everyone on your list can often be stressful, so grab a couple of family members or friends and make a weekend vacation out it! There are so many amazing places you could go for a shopping extravaganza. We’ve found a few shopping destinations that will help you get everything on your list and leave you with great vacation memories.

1. Seattle, Washington

From large retail stores to trendy boutiques, Seattle has something for everyone. You can find several brand-name stores and designer shops in the city’s downtown area. To combat shopping fatigue, schedule a message at one of the many upscale spas and have lunch at a quaint café. On day two of your holiday shopping excursion, make time to check out Pike Place Market. This diverse district on the waterfront is so lively and fun. Just don’t get too distracted and forget to buy a few gifts while you’re there!

2. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Shop and save at the famous Mall of America when you book the Shopping Package at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bloomington. Guests will receive a coupon book and a free shopping bag when you book the package at this hotel through the end of the year.

Over 500 stores await you, so be sure to pack your comfy sneakers! This is also one mall trip your kids will actually enjoy. The Mall of America offers several attractions for all members of the family, including the nation’s largest indoor theme park!

3. Dallas, Texas

Dallas offers everything from outlet malls to upscale shopping districts. Do you have a cowboy or cowgirl on your holiday list? Buy a pair of handmade cowboy boots at Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear or head to West Village to find gifts for the fashionista in your life.

Shop ’til you drop and then relax in comfortable accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport South now through December 31, 2013. Book a Shopping Package and receive a $25 American Express gift card valid at any Simon Mall, including the nearby Irving Mall and Galleria Dallas.

4. Charleston, South Carolina

A variety of antique shops, designer labels, and independent boutiques on King Street will provide you with endless gift options in Charleston’s historic district. Just try not to get too distracted by all the amazing restaurants and attractions and neglect your shopping goals!

For the bargain shoppers, visit the Tanger Outlets. You’ll enjoy a Tanger Outlet coupon book voucher for even better savings when you book the Shopping Package at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charleston North.

5. Tampa, Florida

Why do all your shopping indoors when you can book a trip to sunny Florida and explore a variety of retail communities, such as Hyde Park Village or the International Plaza? Looking for something more eclectic? South Howard Street is a fantastic retail spot nestled in a gorgeous neighborhood that will surely satisfy your holiday gift must-haves.

Lounge by the pool at the end of a long day at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Pinellas Park. Book the Shopping Package and you’ll have a $25 gift card to spend at Target – perfect for stocking stuffers and wrapping paper!

Plan a trip to one of these fun locations and let us take care of you during your stay. Head to our website to find all of our locations that offer a Shopping Package. As an added bonus, Club Carlson members will earn 2,000 bonus Gold Points per stay when booking the package. Not a Club Carlson member? Join today!