A landmark in the city, the Eastern Market is a bustling marketplace where one can find everything from hats and scarves to decorations, photographs, poultry, produce, fruits and vegetables. A hub of activity, it is centered around a historical building that used to be the site of the old market. Today, the market has overflowed onto the roadside as well, with vendors displaying their goods to daily shoppers. On Saturdays there are often events and cultural performances here along with a flourishing flea market.
Located in upscale Northwest Washington, this definitely does not fit into the definition of a typical mall. Small and to the point, this collection of ritzy shops is anchored by Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Names like those say it all—if you intend to shop here you'll only find the best in high end merchandise. The mall also has a movie theater that shows the latest box office hits in comfortable surroundings.
Shops at Georgetown Park is a pleasant place to do some window shopping or go for a full-on shopping spree. This shopping center has a plethora of great stores as well as independent boutiques that are perfect for finding something special and unique. If you get hungry stop by the food court for a bite to eat. This shopping center is especially beautiful when it's lit up during the holidays.
There are more than 200 stores in this enormous mall, including department stores like Sears and Nordstrom. Shoppers will find an especially good, diverse mix—from inexpensive to upscale shoes and clothing, and fast-food to gourmet fare. There is an abundance of specialty stores as well. Entertainment options include a movie theater and an arcade. Everything you need is here somewhere.
Paper Source is an art and craft store. It is essentially known for its creative party invites, envelops, calenders, invitation cards, personalized gifts, do-it-yourself art and craft kits, and a lot more. The products at this vibrant shop are hand crafted by budding artists and have a personal touch attached to them. The shop has new collections for every season and that's what makes it so dynamic and inviting. Paper Source is an art station for all those who want to want discover their artistic talents.
Escape a few miles north outside of the hectic district and beltway and relax at the stylish, trendy, and quaint Bethesda Row. Choose from a wide variety of over 30 international restaurants including Irish, Thai, American, Asian, Spanish, Mediterranean, and American for a nice outdoor lunch or dinner. Enjoy desserts at specialty shops such as Dolcezza Gelato or Sweetgreen. There are plenty of new boutiques and stores to please all types of shoppers. Bethesda Row also holds many events such as Movie Nights and art fairs.