Put Shopping On the Top of Your "To Do" ListWhether you're an American shopaholic or you're flying in from across the pond to take advantage of the favorable exchange rate, you'll love the top US shopping destinations. While you can always shop at the local big-box store (and probably save a lot of money in the process), there are just some shopping experiences you can't duplicate in suburban America. From top brands and designers to unique boutiques, there are just a few places you can go to truly stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of the top 6 shopping destinations in the country. Book a weekend with the girls or drag the family along. Here's our guide to the top US shopping destinations.
Los Angeles, California: Rodeo Drive -There's nothing hick-ish about this street in Los Angeles – pronounced Ro-Day-Oh - but the shopping deals are pretty wild. Stores like BCBG, Fendi and Gucci make it easy to remember why it's fun to be a pretty woman – or married to one.
New York, New York: Madison Avenue -See your fashion magazine ads come to life with a stroll down Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. With stores like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Barney's, you’ll score some classy finds that will prove you took a healthy bite out of the Big Apple.
Portland, Oregon: 23rd Street -Its nickname "Trendy-third" says it all. Visit the hippest shopping hub in the Pacific Northwest. This Portland street is lined with upscale boutiques, shops, and cafes and covers the Nob Hill neighborhood. Score big with Oregon's statewide No Sales Tax policy.
Dallas, Texas: Highland Park Village -Any city that put Neiman Marcus on the map has got to know a thing or two about retail therapy. So you know Dallas is the place to shop. While the stores may look familiar, they’re a far cry from your neighborhood mall. Try shopping, Texas-style, where everything is bigger and better, including the deals.
Miami, Florida: Miracle Mile -Spice up your mall routine with a trip to Miami's Miracle Mile. Located in downtown Coral Cables, this shopping center is more of an experience than a one-stop destination. With the couture boutiques, designer stores, and bridal shops you'll leave the mile in style. Add to your style rating by staying in a hip Miami vacation rental while you're at it.