If you’re planning on doing a little shopping during your Poconos vacation, then you will not be disappointed by any means. The breathtaking Pocono mountains contain a smorgasbord of venues for all your shopping needs and the State of Pennsylvania is one of the few States in the United States that does not impose a sales tax on clothing, which is a great advantage for shoppers.
A helpful suggestion is on a day when the weather may not be ideal for outdoor activities, this is always a prime time to spend the day shopping and visiting all that the Poconos has to offer, you will still be surrounded by amazing views and a lush environment
In each of the towns and districts, there is access to banking and every other kind of day to day need’s that you may require while you are at the Poconos. You may be surprised at everything you have at your fingertips and at the areas that surround the stores, shops, boutiques, markets and specialty stores, you are encompassed by culture and history the entire time, no matter where you are.
If you visit the quaint downtown area of Stroudsburg, you will always find something very unique, the shops and boutiques that distinctly reflect the diverse culture and history of the Pocono mountains. Fine antique and modern pieces from areas such as Africa and Latin America, Europe and Ireland can be found here and items that reflect a time period of the early years of the Pocono. You can also visit other shops that provide fashion collections that are very chic, or modern, or new age flair and classic sportswear. In Stroud, you also have a shopping mall that has some interesting stores.
The entirety of the Pocono region is sprinkled with absolutely fantastic antique shops and galleries and one could spend an entire day or days browsing and shopping for vintage Victorian clothing, jewelry, glass wear, china and fine pieces of furniture. Shoppers can find turn-of-the-century pieces or a rare piece that is one of a kind or other hard to find vintage pieces. The stroll through the shops will be a walk to remember and into the past, as you stimulate your senses with a true appreciation of the craftsmanship of each and every single piece.
The specialty stores that are found though out the Poconos are filled with interesting finds, from satisfying your sweet tooth to the aroma of candles or other attractive handmade items. The local artisans and crafters provide a wealth of variety including artwork, pottery and baked goods. Each of the hand-crafted items will surely give anyone a new found appreciation of a still thriving form of art, as each item is unique and the time spent to create them is noted. During the holiday season, many crafts can be found that reflect a traditional spirit including ornaments, lights, wreaths, bows and trinkets. Other holiday crafts are also in abundance.
If you find yourself traveling through Bartonsville, you will come across a shopping center, mixed with a splattering of pleasantly surprising stores that you simply would not expect. There is a pottery store and an organic warehouse, gift outlet and American Candle to just name a few but there are many more.
The historic and eye catching downtown shopping districts of Honesdale, Milford, Jim Thorpe are rich with boutiques, shops and galleries. The walk through these districts are charming and inviting and give a new meaning to the phrase “window shopping” as you will want to see it all. There is so much on offer in these districts that it would be a shame to go to the Poconos and not experience the enrichment and beauty of these areas.
If you are going to venture into Tannersville (The Crossings Premium Outlets), you will be met with a multitude of factory stores and brand name stores. There is everything you could possibly want to shop for in this area, including play areas for children. The massive variety of over 100 stores could be a one-stop shopping experience for you and your family. There are specials and deals and sales to really fulfill the bargain hunter, as well as having access to discount stores, flea markets and outlet centers. There are so many options here for a family, especially for times like back to school shopping or stocking up for next winter or bulking up on work clothes. How can you beat low prices, brand name items and a selection that will keep you wanting to continue onto the next store?
There are shopping malls located around the Poconos for those that like to have access to a bit of everything in one place. Stores that you are familiar with and a few that you are not to peak your interest.
To ensure that your shopping experience is extremely satisfied, there are also Flea Markets and Farm Markets where you will find some extraordinary and delightful items and you might be able to meet the farmers directly. This is for someone that loves that old country charm but does not have access to it where they currently live.
You will enjoy the feeling of comfort and the sense of “grandma & grandpa” when visiting the markets.
When you come to the Farm Market, you are met with aromas of fresh baked goods at the Country Bake Shoppe or fresh local produce and freshly cut flowers from the nursery, or in the Old Time Country store, find a very large selection of homemade butters, jams, jellies and preserves. There are also brand name goodies so the variety is endless to tickle your taste buds.
If you are planning a special event or business meeting during your Pocono getaway, or anything else that life throws your way after your visit, you will find everything you need to supply and support your function. You may even find those little extras that you have been thinking about but were not sure where to find them.
The memories that you will retain from your shopping experience at the Poconos will be ones that are fond and exciting and will be sure to make you smile every time.