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Love to shop? Then don't miss out on the fashionable side of the Valley during your Spring Training vacation. Wherever you turn, the city is full of can't-miss shopping. You'll find everything from unique American Indian jewelry to fine designer boutiques.

So grab your wallet – and your sense of style – and head out for some retail therapy at any of these fashionable destinations.
Arrowhead Towne Center – Glendale
Shop 'til you drop at this West Valley haven for fashion and family fun. Anchored by favorites like Macy's and Dillard's, this collection of more than 170 retail stores – plus a movie theater, dining and entertainment – is a perfect place to splurge in style.

Located in Glendale, near Peoria Sports Complex and just off the Loop 101, Arrowhead Towne Center is convenient from across the West Valley.
Biltmore Fashion Park – Central Phoenix
Surrounded by some of Phoenix's most lavish resorts – including its namesake, the Arizona Biltmore – this luxurious yet laid-back retail destination provides premier specialty shopping in an appealing open-air environment. Refresh your senses – not to mention your wardrobe – as you wander this resort-like center filled with Southwestern landscaping and architecture.

After shopping at destinations like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren, treat yourself to lunch or dinner at favorites like Cheesecake Factory or the Capital Grille, or try something fresh and healthy at Stingray Sushi or True Food Kitchen.
Downtown Glendale
This charming, historic district has been called one of the country's best places to shop by both USA Today and Sunset Magazine, and it's easy to see why. Known for its quaint, high-quality antique shops in the Old Towne section, downtown Glendale is perfect for strolling with the family. Relax in historic Catlin Court, replete with picket fences and shade trees, or stride down the old brick-trimmed sidewalks lit with gas lights.

Spend your day in downtown Glendale trolling for treasures like jewelry, crafts and collectibles, and your evening dining at any of this district's restaurants, ranging from romantic to kid-friendly.
Desert Ridge Marketplace – North Phoenix
More than 100 retailers call this sprawling North Phoenix shopping area home, from big box stores to boutiques. Nestled at the edge of the city, Desert Ridge makes the most of its location with an outdoor shopping experience full of distinctive desert views.

Snag a deal on the season's hottest shoes at DSW, stop for lunch or dinner at the Keg Steakhouse or just stroll this friendly shopping center – wherever you go, you're sure to stumble on great finds at every turn.
Kierland Commons – North Scottsdale
Soak up some spring sunshine at this upscale North Scottsdale shopping destination with a Main Street feel. With countless shops – ranging from posh to perfectly reasonable – you're sure to find something to suit your style. Plus, the Kierland area is full of charming cafes, upscale bistros and entertainment options – so there's plenty to do before and after the big splurge.

Bringing the kids? Don't miss the park at Kierland's center and join local families splish-splashing in the fountains.
Fashion Square Mall – Scottsdale
Seeking a mecca for stylish, luxury shopping? Look no further than Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, just around the corner from Old Town. This local favorite is sure to inspire any shopper, with hundreds of stores ranging from Gucci to GAP.

You'll find a variety of delectable restaurants in and around this iconic mall, like local fave Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill or the relaxing patio at Olive & Ivy.
Scottsdale Waterfront / 5th Avenue Shops and Boutiques – Scottsdale
Dine on fresh cuisine on a sunny patio and pop into the latest boutiques at the Waterfront, a recent development along Scottsdale's section of the Arizona Canal. Connecting Scottsdale Fashion Square with Old Town over a convenient footbridge, the Waterfront is also the perfect gateway to Scottsdale's 5th Avenue Shops, a seemingly endless collection of boutiques and galleries with an old-fashioned Western feel.

When the games are done, go home with a piece of local flavor from this artistic haven, where American Indian jewelry and crafts, antiques and Western wear make for an eclectic, only-in-Arizona experience.
Mill Avenue – Tempe
This eclectic area located next to the bustling Arizona State University campus offers easy access to unique boutiques, charming shops, a variety of restaurants, lively nightclubs, entertainment attractions, affordable hotels and more. Full of friendly locals selling everything from custom t-shirts featuring your favorite slogan to handmade candles and Arizona gifts, you'll find Mill Avenue perfect for a shopping trip…and so much more.

Stop for a glass of wine at one of the neighborhood's charming wine bars. Take in some tacos and tequila. Or pop in for an art film at one of the Valley's oldest theaters. A true destination for family entertainment, Mill Avenue never disappoints.
Dana Park Village Square – Mesa
A fun and fashionable find in the heart of Mesa, Dana Village mixes retail like Chico's, Anthropologie and Gymboree with casual restaurants like Pei Wei Asian Diner and the Harp Pub & Restaurant. Stop by AJ's Fine Foods, a local grocery chain that features gourmet ready-to-eat goods and a memorable wine and beer selection, for a to-go meal.

Date palm-lined sidewalks and sparkling fountains complete the serene feel of Dana Park, creating an easygoing, pedestrian-friendly shopping experience.
Paradise Valley Mall – Phoenix
Fans of fashion are in the right place at this full-service mall tucked between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Home to teen fashion, jewelers, sportswear, shoes, home goods and pretty much anything in between, Paradise Valley Mall is a one-stop shopping trip.

When your shopping is complete, take a drive south on Tatum to the heart of Paradise Valley – a relaxed yet luxurious haven for some of the city's best-known restaurants and resorts, and home to stunning Camelback Mountain.
Roosevelt Row – Downtown Phoenix
Fans of avant-garde fashion and dêcor will love this hip section of downtown Phoenix, where the city's artisans offer up jewelry, photography, art, clothing and more along this eclectic, energy-filled section of Roosevelt Road, between Central and 7th Street.

If you're here at the beginning of the month, join crowds of locals for First Friday, where street vendors, food carts and live music turn this creative neighborhood into a full-fledged celebration of creativity, food and fun.
San Tan Village – Gilbert
This brand-new shopping destination in the Southeast Valley offers a relaxed, Main Street-style appeal combined with some of the top shops around. Filled with sunny sidewalks mixed with cool shade, this outdoor shopping center is designed with walkability in mind – perfect for the spring weather.

With shops ranging from Gymboree to Buckle to Dick's Sporting Goods, this fresh approach to the mall experience will please everyone. In fact, San Tan Village even offers something your little ones will rave about: a pony carousel.
Tempe Marketplace
Buzzing with college town flavor, Tempe Marketplace is the perfect destination for youthful shops, energetic bars and restaurants and plenty of entertainment. Featuring The District – a central core of boutiques and restaurants designed just for pedestrians – surrounded by some of your favorite larger destinations, like Best Buy and Target, Tempe Marketplace has the best of both worlds: chill areas to stroll and relax, and convenient big-box stores for easy shopping.

While you're here, take a break from baseball for a different sort of game at Dave & Buster's, where you can grab a beer and play some skee-ball for a grown-up twist on the classic arcade experience.
Westgate City Center – Glendale
Bright lights, an exciting atmosphere and a vibrant mix of restaurants, retail stores, entertainment and nightlife make Westgate City Center the perfect place to explore before or after your team's big game. Have an athlete on your shopping list? You're in the right spot. This retail haven is known for its collection of sport – and swim-focused stores.

With a casual, laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to several Spring Training stadiums, it's no surprise that this shopping and dining district has become a go-to for sports fans and active families alike.

SHOP

Love to shop? Then don't miss out on the fashionable side of the Valley during your Spring Training vacation. Wherever you turn, the city is full of can't-miss shopping. You'll find everything from unique American Indian jewelry to fine designer boutiques.

So grab your wallet – and your sense of style – and head out for some retail therapy at any of these fashionable destinations.
Arrowhead Towne Center – Glendale
Shop 'til you drop at this West Valley haven for fashion and family fun. Anchored by favorites like Macy's and Dillard's, this collection of more than 170 retail stores – plus a movie theater, dining and entertainment – is a perfect place to splurge in style.

Located in Glendale, near Peoria Sports Complex and just off the Loop 101, Arrowhead Towne Center is convenient from across the West Valley.
Biltmore Fashion Park – Central Phoenix
Surrounded by some of Phoenix's most lavish resorts – including its namesake, the Arizona Biltmore – this luxurious yet laid-back retail destination provides premier specialty shopping in an appealing open-air environment. Refresh your senses – not to mention your wardrobe – as you wander this resort-like center filled with Southwestern landscaping and architecture.

After shopping at destinations like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren, treat yourself to lunch or dinner at favorites like Cheesecake Factory or the Capital Grille, or try something fresh and healthy at Stingray Sushi or True Food Kitchen.
Downtown Glendale
This charming, historic district has been called one of the country's best places to shop by both USA Today and Sunset Magazine, and it's easy to see why. Known for its quaint, high-quality antique shops in the Old Towne section, downtown Glendale is perfect for strolling with the family. Relax in historic Catlin Court, replete with picket fences and shade trees, or stride down the old brick-trimmed sidewalks lit with gas lights.

Spend your day in downtown Glendale trolling for treasures like jewelry, crafts and collectibles, and your evening dining at any of this district's restaurants, ranging from romantic to kid-friendly.
Desert Ridge Marketplace – North Phoenix
More than 100 retailers call this sprawling North Phoenix shopping area home, from big box stores to boutiques. Nestled at the edge of the city, Desert Ridge makes the most of its location with an outdoor shopping experience full of distinctive desert views.

Snag a deal on the season's hottest shoes at DSW, stop for lunch or dinner at the Keg Steakhouse or just stroll this friendly shopping center – wherever you go, you're sure to stumble on great finds at every turn.
Kierland Commons – North Scottsdale
Soak up some spring sunshine at this upscale North Scottsdale shopping destination with a Main Street feel. With countless shops – ranging from posh to perfectly reasonable – you're sure to find something to suit your style. Plus, the Kierland area is full of charming cafes, upscale bistros and entertainment options – so there's plenty to do before and after the big splurge.

Bringing the kids? Don't miss the park at Kierland's center and join local families splish-splashing in the fountains.
Fashion Square Mall – Scottsdale
Seeking a mecca for stylish, luxury shopping? Look no further than Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, just around the corner from Old Town. This local favorite is sure to inspire any shopper, with hundreds of stores ranging from Gucci to GAP.

You'll find a variety of delectable restaurants in and around this iconic mall, like local fave Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill or the relaxing patio at Olive & Ivy.
Scottsdale Waterfront / 5th Avenue Shops and Boutiques – Scottsdale
Dine on fresh cuisine on a sunny patio and pop into the latest boutiques at the Waterfront, a recent development along Scottsdale's section of the Arizona Canal. Connecting Scottsdale Fashion Square with Old Town over a convenient footbridge, the Waterfront is also the perfect gateway to Scottsdale's 5th Avenue Shops, a seemingly endless collection of boutiques and galleries with an old-fashioned Western feel.

When the games are done, go home with a piece of local flavor from this artistic haven, where American Indian jewelry and crafts, antiques and Western wear make for an eclectic, only-in-Arizona experience.
Mill Avenue – Tempe
This eclectic area located next to the bustling Arizona State University campus offers easy access to unique boutiques, charming shops, a variety of restaurants, lively nightclubs, entertainment attractions, affordable hotels and more. Full of friendly locals selling everything from custom t-shirts featuring your favorite slogan to handmade candles and Arizona gifts, you'll find Mill Avenue perfect for a shopping trip…and so much more.

Stop for a glass of wine at one of the neighborhood's charming wine bars. Take in some tacos and tequila. Or pop in for an art film at one of the Valley's oldest theaters. A true destination for family entertainment, Mill Avenue never disappoints.
Dana Park Village Square – Mesa
A fun and fashionable find in the heart of Mesa, Dana Village mixes retail like Chico's, Anthropologie and Gymboree with casual restaurants like Pei Wei Asian Diner and the Harp Pub & Restaurant. Stop by AJ's Fine Foods, a local grocery chain that features gourmet ready-to-eat goods and a memorable wine and beer selection, for a to-go meal.

Date palm-lined sidewalks and sparkling fountains complete the serene feel of Dana Park, creating an easygoing, pedestrian-friendly shopping experience.
Paradise Valley Mall – Phoenix
Fans of fashion are in the right place at this full-service mall tucked between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Home to teen fashion, jewelers, sportswear, shoes, home goods and pretty much anything in between, Paradise Valley Mall is a one-stop shopping trip.

When your shopping is complete, take a drive south on Tatum to the heart of Paradise Valley – a relaxed yet luxurious haven for some of the city's best-known restaurants and resorts, and home to stunning Camelback Mountain.
Roosevelt Row – Downtown Phoenix
Fans of avant-garde fashion and dêcor will love this hip section of downtown Phoenix, where the city's artisans offer up jewelry, photography, art, clothing and more along this eclectic, energy-filled section of Roosevelt Road, between Central and 7th Street.

If you're here at the beginning of the month, join crowds of locals for First Friday, where street vendors, food carts and live music turn this creative neighborhood into a full-fledged celebration of creativity, food and fun.
San Tan Village – Gilbert
This brand-new shopping destination in the Southeast Valley offers a relaxed, Main Street-style appeal combined with some of the top shops around. Filled with sunny sidewalks mixed with cool shade, this outdoor shopping center is designed with walkability in mind – perfect for the spring weather.

With shops ranging from Gymboree to Buckle to Dick's Sporting Goods, this fresh approach to the mall experience will please everyone. In fact, San Tan Village even offers something your little ones will rave about: a pony carousel.
Tempe Marketplace
Buzzing with college town flavor, Tempe Marketplace is the perfect destination for youthful shops, energetic bars and restaurants and plenty of entertainment. Featuring The District – a central core of boutiques and restaurants designed just for pedestrians – surrounded by some of your favorite larger destinations, like Best Buy and Target, Tempe Marketplace has the best of both worlds: chill areas to stroll and relax, and convenient big-box stores for easy shopping.

While you're here, take a break from baseball for a different sort of game at Dave & Buster's, where you can grab a beer and play some skee-ball for a grown-up twist on the classic arcade experience.
Westgate City Center – Glendale
Bright lights, an exciting atmosphere and a vibrant mix of restaurants, retail stores, entertainment and nightlife make Westgate City Center the perfect place to explore before or after your team's big game. Have an athlete on your shopping list? You're in the right spot. This retail haven is known for its collection of sport – and swim-focused stores.

With a casual, laid-back atmosphere and close proximity to several Spring Training stadiums, it's no surprise that this shopping and dining district has become a go-to for sports fans and active families alike.
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