Tips for shopping in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and is part of the larger Norfolk-Chesapeake-Suffolk-Newport News urban agglomeration. One of the claims to fame of the Virginia Beach area is that it marks the first landing spot of the earliest British settlers that later founded Jamestown Colony in the 1600s. Today, Virginia Beach is mainly a resort town, with over $850 million spent every year in the city. It is also home to several U.S. Military bases. Being a resort city, Virginia Beach expectedly has a raft of shopping options to choose from. Shoppers should start at the oceanfront, with hundreds of souvenir shops, crafts, boutiques, etc. The best mall area can be found in the Hilltop Area (divided into East, West, North, Hilltop Square, Regency Hilltop and La Promenade), which houses virtually all major retailers along with a number of independent stores. From K-Mart to Abercrombie & Fitch, you'll find everything here.