Great Cities for Holiday Shopping

14 November 2016

Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Turn your hunt for the perfect gift into the perfect weekend getaway. Explore new stores, discover innovative dining options and then slip under the sheets in the comfortable bed in your welcoming Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel room when you’re finished.

Join us in one of these U.S. cities known for having some of the best holiday shopping in the country.

Charleston, SC

Small-town charm, art galleries, soothing sunsets and an abundance of shopping options make Charleston an appreciated shopping excursion. In addition to area malls, visitors can find numerous specialty and antique shops where gifts are plentiful. Head to the historic Charleston City Market for bed and bath goods, clothing, authentic sweetgrass baskets, and more under the market sheds. After picking up souvenirs for yourself, gifts for loved ones and having a nice dinner, grab some chocolate chip cookies at your Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, North Charleston hotel.

Miami, FL

Take a break from the beach for holiday shopping at some of Miami’s hottest spots. Winter temps in the upper 60s to mid-70s make exploring more than 100 mid- to luxury fashion boutiques lining Miami’s streets. The city boasts multiple malls, including open air malls, with more than 200 stores ensuring travelers will enjoy the unique shopping and the scenery. After a long day on your feet, take a dip in the pool at your Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Miami (Kendall) FL hotel. Nothing beats a cool down after a long day.

Chicago, IL

Before heading out for a day of shopping, enjoy our Be Our Guest Breakfast at one of the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chicago hotels. The Magnificent Mile, located on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, is home to a diverse variety of designer and specialty shops and department stores. Take a quick turn at State Street and the Loop for great discount deals. For a day of charm, grab a cab or jump a train to Andersonville for exclusive gift items in this community’s many boutiques and then catch a film at the theater. There’s something for everybody.

Minneapolis, MN

One of the most famous shopping locations in the nation is the Mall of America. Browse some of the 522 retails stores found in this Minneapolis mall. If malls aren’t your thing, head to a unique neighborhood shopping district like Linden Hills or Northeast. Once you’ve shopped, come back, get a free cookie, curl up with a soft pillow and drop into relaxation at any of our Minneapolis-area hotels.

Houston, TX

Get familiar with the holiday sales before starting your day using free high-speed Internet access in each of our locations, including our Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Houston locations. Not only is Houston home to the largest shopping mall in Texas, there are also 145 stores at the Premium Outlets. The variety of shops ensures you’ll fulfill your shopping list for people with varying styles.

In which city will we see you on Black Friday? Let us know in the comments!

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