If you love music especially vintage vinyl records, Princeton Record Exchange is the place to go. It's a veritable treasure trove of new (but mostly used) CDs and vinyl. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and can help you find any obscure album you may be searching for. Be sure to browse through their budget section, for forgotten favorites.
Regarded as one of the best Farmers' Markets not only in Philadelphia but in America, The Reading Terminal Market is a terrific place to sample all the culinary grandeur Philadelphia has to offer. Experience the traditional Philly cheesesteak, a custom-made deli sandwich, or an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch hearty home-cooked breakfast prepared by local Amish farmers. Apart from the prepared foods, Reading Terminal Market boasts of over 80 vendors, offering a wide range of local and exotic vegetables, fruits, fresh fish and other seafood, local meats, poultry and other products.
The King of Prussia is an absolute juggernaut of department stores, specialty stores and restaurants. Be sure to stop by the visitor's center to pick up a map. The King of Prussia complex is known as the largest of its kind on the East Coast and is the only place in the world where many department stores can be found under one roof, including Nordstrom, Macy's, and Sears. There is also a host of kiosks and eateries to delight your palette as you shop.
Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Market is a huge market open only on the first and third Saturday from November to March. It is a treasure trove of collectibles, textiles, objects, furniture, clothing, records and much more. Get enthralled by the fascinating items displayed and haggle with vendors for the prized possessions. Spread across 36,000 square feet (3344.51 square meters), you can make a pit stop at the food court after a day of shopping. There is an ATM in the facility, hence credit cards are not accepted.
Scubadelphia sells specialty gear and conducts classes for the underwater activities of snorkeling and scuba diving. Melissa and Dave, two diving enthusiasts, run this store and act as teachers at the diving lessons. Their experience in other sports such as underwater welding, softball and aeroplane flying helps them in instructing their students. Two adorable puppies greet visitors at the entrance of this dog-friendly store. Customers can purchase equipment such as drysuits, wetsuits, backpacks, scuba tanks, fins, masks, dive lights, underwater cameras, dive computers and spearguns. This organization offers basic lessons for beginners as well as classes in specialist activities like wreck diving, deep diving and rescue diving.
Book Corner can be found centrally located in the buzzing museum district. It is an ideal store to pick or pursue your next anticipated read. The stock here is donated entirely by the locals of Philadelphia. Thus, browsing it is like discovering the consciousness of the Philadelphians. The volunteers and service staff at this book store are quite friendly. One thing that is hard to miss is that this store is designed like any other traditional retail outlet. Books of various genres are organized expertly and displayed attractively to catch your attention. Apart from low-priced books, you can also find an extensive collection of CDs, DVDs and Vinyl at Book Corner. The store's eclectic stock surely appeals to every book nerd and bargain lover.
If you are in Stockton then your visit is not complete without a trip to the Stockton Market. Located just next to the gently flowing Delaware River, this local market offers variety of vegetables, grains and other items which are grown in close by farms. They also sell freshly caught fish and seafood sourced from Metropolitan Seafood and the meat sold here comes from Manny's all natural meat. In addition, the types of breads that are sold here deserve to be a part of your dinner table. And, you should stock your pantry with items like balsamic vinegar, Tunisian olive oil and botanical teas that some vendors at the market sell. The Market Cafe at Stockton Market is where you can grab a bite to eat after you are done browsing.