Summer Travel Meets Summer Style — Mid-Atlantic

This summer, the outdoor fun doesn’t have to be limited to the beach or backyard barbecues. At Simon’s Premium Outlets, your favorite retailers and dining options all come together in easy-to-shop, breezy, outdoor settings, and with super convenient locations near wherever your summer travel plans may take you, they should definitely be on your hit list of must-visit spots. To help you with that vacation planning, we’re thrilled to introduce our Summer Travel Meets Summer Style series, where we’ll be highlighting some of our Premium Outlets locations all throughout the country.

First up: the Mid-Atlantic Region. If you’re going to be in Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Maryland, this is the guide for you. Heading elsewhere, too? Be sure to check back over the next two weeks, as we’ll be highlighting the not-to-be-missed attractions and Premium Outlets across the country.

If Washington, D.C., is on your travel itinerary this summer, you’re going to want to know about Clarksburg Premium Outlets. Situated a short drive from the capital and Baltimore, this family-friendly destination is perfect for when the kids’ enthusiasm for museums and monuments starts to wane (or when you need a little retail therapy!). With an incredible playground, great eatery options, and more than 90 retailers, there’s truly something for everyone. Once you’ve shopped to your heart’s content, head on over to Market Hall dining pavilion, which houses family favorites like Johnny Rocket’s, Auntie Anne’s, and Starbucks.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all visited the traditional Washington D.C. attractions on a school trip at some point, so we’ve rounded up a few other hotspots, all a short drive from Clarksburg Premium Outlets. Historic Frederick, Maryland, offers a glimpse of colonial life, or if you’re looking for something a bit more active, take the kids to Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo for a chance to feed a zebra and pet a chinchilla. You can also jump on a vintage train pulled by a century-old engine at the Walkersville Southern Railroad. The area is also rich in wineries and breweries, if you’re in need of a bit of grown-up time.

Headed to Virginia Beach this summer — or the nearby areas of Richmond, Norfolk, or Williamsburg? Another amazing shopping destination is Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Nestled among all these popular summer retreats, this shopping center boasts over 135 of your favorite retailers, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J.Crew, and Nautica — all offering up to 65% savings on everyday prices. There’s no way you’ll leave empty-handed!

Once you’ve had your shopping fill, there’s no shortage of other attractions in the area — not only are both Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne practically right next door, but other local destinations that should top your family to-do list include Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.

Whatever your summer plans, be sure to check back for our ongoing Summer Travel Meets Summer Style Series! Up next: Northern California.

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