Atlanta, GA is well known for being a great tourist destination. Millions come to Atlanta each year to see the World of Coke Cola Museum, the world famous Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags over Georgia as well as many other tourist attractions. Another main draw to the Atlanta area is the shopping. In downtown Atlanta, you can find many great places to shop no matter your tastes. In Buckhead, you can find some very exclusive boutiques and rare finds at locations like Lenox Mall and the prestigious Phipps Plaza. In the northern suburbs of the city you can find shopping mega-areas like Gwinnet Place, Cumberland Mall and Perimeter Mall. With all the shopping choices in Atlanta, you may need to find a good drug store to relieve the headache that accompanies all the good shopping choices that you have. Well one of the not so well kept secrets of shopping is the Outlet Mall. Outlet Malls are popping up all over the country. The combination of great selection, rare finds and direct from manufacturer pricing, makes the Outlet Mall one of the most desirable places to shop and Atlanta arguably boasts some of the best Outlet Malls in the country. I have picked three of the best Outlet Malls in the Atlanta area to aid you in your shopping extravaganza. Each of these locations boasts two things in particular: Great Selection and Incredible Deals which makes them the best outlet mall in Atlanta. I hope this helps you on your way. Happy shopping!
North Georgia Premium Outlet
This outlet is located in Dawsonville, GA about 40 minutes north of downtown Atlanta off of GA Highway 400. This outlet has a compliment of an impressive 140 stores for your shopping pleasure. The first time I went to this outlet, I must admit that I wore out the magnetic strip on my MasterCard. With a 140 stores, you might find it a bit difficult to get into all your favorites in one day, so there are some very nice hotels in the area and it might be a good idea to stay since the Dawsonville area is so friendly and beautiful. The most amazing fact about this Outlet is that they have the room and appear to be still growing! I have to say that do to the location and atmosphere; this is my favorite Outlet location and the best outlet mall in Atlanta.
Tanger Outlet Center Commerce
This Tanger Outlet is located in Commerce, GA which is about 35 – 45 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta. Anyone who knows Outlet malls know that you always get a great selection at a Tanger Outlet and this location doesn’t fall short of the mark. Over 120 stores assure that if you can’t find, you probably aren’t looking hard enough. When I visited this location, what impressed me most is that every store that I went into had the friendliest and most helpful staff. They truly give you the VIP treatment here and it is shows in the success of the Outlet which is why they could the best outlet mall in Atlanta.
Tanger Outlet Locust Grove
Normally, I won’t list two operations run by the same company in my listings, but Tanger once again gets it right at this location. What sets this sight apart is the proximity to downtown Atlanta. You can get to Tanger Locust Grove within 10 minutes of getting on the downtown freeway. At just over 70 stores, it doesn’t boast the options that our others have, but the convenience of quick access to downtown combined with a quality shopping experience make this location a great choice for any shopper. Even though there are is a smaller overall store selection, you won’t miss many of the major outlet players as they all seemed to know the quality of this location and made sure that the big boys all had their spots.This location just like all the other Tanger locations that I have visited had friendly and helpful staffs and gives the quality shopping experience you expect from a Tanger Outlet. This gives Tanger a chance to be the best outlet mall in Atlanta.
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