Allow yourself to splurge a little (or a lot) with a weekend shopping trip to Atlanta! No matter what your shopping style, Atlanta has it all. Start your shopping extravaganza in the heart of Buckhead at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Lenox is anchored by Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, and features nearly 250 specialty stores. Phipps Plaza - named a "Southern Best" in Southern Living magazine's Readers' Choice Awards - is anchored by Nordstrom, Belk, and Saks Fifth Avenue. As the Southeast's premier upscale shopping center, Phipps Plaza is home to more than 100 specialty stores. Prefer an outdoor mall experience? Head to Atlantic Station, one of Atlanta’s newest shopping communities. Home to Dillard’s department store, Atlantic station is lined with many of the same stories you will find at Lenox or Phipps. Wondering where to eat? Both Phipps and Lenox have well-stocked food courts along with sit-down restaurants. Atlantic Station also has a selection of 20+ specialty food and drink options.
For a different shopping vibe, head to Little Five Points, an eclectic and revitalized neighborhood known for its novelty shops, vintage clothing shops, book stores, music stores, and more. Also offering a distinct shopping vibe is Virginia Highland, acclaimed for its diverse and unique shopping. Trend-setting apparel, classic to kitschy antiques, folk and pop art, whimsical decorative accessories, natural linens, rare cigars, distinctive art books, and much more can be found in this popular neighborhood. Food choices are aplenty in both of these neighborhoods. Check out Vortex Bar & Grill in Little Five for “Atlanta’s Best Hamburger” or Noche in the Highlands for a selection of delectable tapas.
On a budget? Head to the Tanger Outlet Center in Locust Grove where you can have your pick from over 70 brand name outlets just south of Atlanta. Nearby eateries include fast food chains such as Chick-Fil-A and McDonalds to local flavor such as Olympia Pizza and San Diego Mexican Restaurant.
Settle in each night at your “home base,” the Westin Buckhead. The sauna and indoor heated pool are sure to help you recuperate after a long day of shopping, leaving you energized for more.