Shopping in and around Virginia Beach
A Variety of Shops Wait Just Beyond the Boardwalk
Whether you’re looking for beach threads, something chic or something unique, Virginia Beach is a shopper’s seaside paradise. Shopping isn’t limited to just the boardwalk. Start at the Oceanfront, then make your way to an art gallery in the ViBe Creative District. Let the local boutiques in Hilltop lure you in, or take a stroll through the chic outdoor shopping haven in Town Center. You’re sure to find both locally-made goods and products from national retailers. There’s lots of ground to cover when shopping in Virginia Beach, and you’re bound to find much more than you can carry.
The Resort Area at the Oceanfront has a souvenir shop on almost every corner. You’re sure to find everything you need for the sun, surf, sand and, of course, a remarkable souvenir. A unique gift for you or a loved one back home is the perfect way to commemorate your coastal vacation. Customize a keychain, necklace or bracelet charm for a personalized keepsake. Or, bring the fashions of the beach home with a bohemian hat, bright-colored tote bag or a pair of comfy sandals from one of the many beachwear and surf shops. If you’re looking for home décor, find nautical-themed linens, dinnerware and accent pieces too. Don’t forget to grab a T-shirt from your new favorite oceanfront restaurant, or a mug or glass to remember your relaxing summer vacation with every sip.
ViBe Creative District
Just blocks from the Oceanfront, the cultural arts come to life. In the ViBe Creative District, you’ll find original works of art from local and national artists. Visit the local contemporary art museum for inspiration. Don’t forget to stop at the gift store for museum-inspired apparel, bags, collectable art books, prints and posters, stationary and more. Once you leave, hit the streets and check out hand-painted works, ornate glasswork and ceramics. There’s something special for every art lover. The creativity of our local artists doesn’t stop there. Discover custom jewelry, hand-detailed leatherwork, hand-crafted furniture, textiles and other handmade items.
Continue to shop locally at the outdoor marketplace that takes over 19th Street every Saturday. From Memorial Day weekend to Halloween, shop for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat, eggs, handcrafted baked goods, flowers and so much more. Support local watermen and family farms while enjoying delicious homemade/homegrown treats.
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Just down Laskin Road, shopping centers abound in the Hilltop neighborhood. The shops at Hilltop are a premier shopping destination with a unique collection of stores. Spend the day window shopping for exquisite gifts, classic and contemporary clothing, stunning jewelry and decorative home goods. Also find name brand merchants, like Walmart and Target, for your everyday needs.
Just minutes from Hilltop is one of the largest malls in southeastern Virginia, Lynnhaven Mall. This constantly expanding shopping destination has nearly 1.4 million square feet of shops and restaurants, with over 180 stores. The shopping center also includes a complete food court, full service restaurants, a children’s play area, a movie theater and free parking.
The Town Center in Virginia Beach is the focal point for dining, shopping and entertainment just a little further from the shore. This shopping area features a diverse selection of stores, covering 17 blocks, from locally-owned boutiques to national chains. Whether you’re looking for men’s designer clothing or a high-end dress shop, you will easily enjoy treating yourself to a day of browsing and buying.
Discover additional shopping across the street at the mall in the Pembroke area. Enjoy some retail therapy inside the mall or at the anchor stores like DSW, Sears and Kohl’s.= and Target. Pembroke Mall also features a Nordstrom Rack offering discounted wears and accessories that you'd find at the high-end retailer Nordstrom.
Just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of Town Center, shop a 22,000-square-foot antiques mall on Bonney Road. From children’s toys to artwork, clothing to heirloom furniture, you’re sure to find something incredibly rare and beautiful.
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Located a short drive from Virginia Beach is Norfolk where even more shopping opportunities await. MacArthur Center offers a memorable, high-end shopping experience. With three levels of shopping, you'll have much to explore including Dillard's, Nordstrom and a selection of specialty stores that aren't found in other local malls. Need a shopping break? Take in a movie at the Regal Cinemas or grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries ranging from casual to sit-down restaurants to the variety of options at the food court.
The newest addition to coastal Virginia's shopping destinations is located right off Interstate 64. The Norfolk Premium Outlets offer an exciting selection of name brand stores with savings between 25–65% every day! Find the latest trends at sores like A|X Armani Exchange, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, COACH, Old Navy, H&M and more.
Just across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, Peninsula Town Center offers a happy excursion into Hampton for some premium shopping. It’s worth the drive, as you’ll find yourself in a beautiful outdoor location, with great shops, delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere. If you’re looking for contemporary shops, this is the place for you!
In the beautiful and historic Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Premium Outlets offer name-brand and designer lines at ridiculous discounts. Stores include Calvin Klein, Nautica, Michael Kors, Coach, and many, many more! New stores are being added all the time, so be sure to make this a part of your vacation to the coastal Virginia area!
Locals and savvy shoppers know that the best shopping in Virginia Beach doesn’t stop at the boardwalk. So, get your walking shoes, map app and credit card and take off on a shopping excursion.