17 Best Shopping Malls In Washington DC, USA - Updated 2024

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Being the capital city of the United States, Washington, D.C. is widely known as the centre of government for the country and it is also one of the most popular cities to visit. People from all over the world travel to this city that was named after the Founding Father and first president of the USA, George Washington. They might come here for the history, culture, culinary adventures, and to visit the shopping districts. If you are wondering where to stay here, there are various accommodation options such as apartments, cottages, motels, and even the best famous hotels to make the most of your time. In addition, there are many places you can visit in Washington D.C. to fulfil your shopaholic needs, from retail and handicraft stores to massive shopping malls. If you’re planning to visit the state capital soon and you’re looking for places to shop for your house, your loved ones, or even for yourself, you should be reading this article before you get on the plane. Get your credit card ready because you’re in for a spectacular shopping spree. Keep scrolling to learn more about the best shopping malls in Washington DC, USA.

1. Tysons Galleria

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Tysons Galleria promises a day of fun for all ages! Housing luxury brands such as Dior, Gucci, Balenciaga, and Cartier, you will never run out of shopping destinations. If shopping is not on your agenda, head to the various dining outlets to satiate your hunger. You can stop by Ralph’s Coffee for a quick bite or enjoy some healthy food at Sweetgreen.

Movie enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that this place has its cinema, showing all the latest flicks for your enjoyment.

Tysons Galleria

Address: 2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102, United States

Website: Tysons Galleria

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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2. Heights Shopping Center

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Located on Hawaii Avenue, Heights Shopping Center features a host of businesses ready to fulfil all your needs. From a local Domino’s and Subway joint to a 7-Eleven, you can grab a delightful meal or load up on some snacks or groceries. While here, you can even sample some Korean fares. The mall even has a barber shop, so get ready to look and feel your best throughout your vacation.

Additionally, there is plenty of parking available, so you can safely park your car without any worries.

Heights Shopping Center

Address: 333 Hawaii Ave NE, Washington, DC 20011, United States

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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3. Capitol Place II

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Located on the East End, Capitol Place II has a plethora of shops and restaurants that are sure to be a treat for shoppers. Thanks to its convenient location, the mall is one of the most frequented spots in DC. Being so close to several workplaces and having a nice atmosphere, the mall is a great place to simply hang out and chill. Not to mention, the mall also has a rooftop that showcases a wonderful view of the capital.

Capitol Place II

Address: 14 F St NE, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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4. Fairfax Village Shopping Center

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Named after the small neighborhood of Fairfax Village, Fairfax Village Shopping Center in Washington DC is a simple yet convenient place for locals to shop. It has a barbershop with excellent barbers. Those looking for some alcohol will be glad to know that there is a liquor store as well. The beauty culture store offers a plethora of beauty and health products.

These are just a few of the many shops and services in this mall. There are plenty of other stores and restaurants that are sure to catch a traveler’s attention.

Fairfax Village Shopping Center

Address: 3849 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20020, United States

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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Washington Tour Guide

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Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the city's rich heritage and its continuing legacy as the birthplace of the United States of America. Book my tour. Explore and learn about this unique city where you will walk on the footsteps of our America's founding Fathers. My tours are conducted in English, French and Italian.

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Gallery Place

Gallery Place
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A prime retail spot in the heart of Chinatown, Gallery Place offers many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Boasting a 14-screen movie theater and a bowling alley within the mall, Gallery Place is located very conveniently within DC next to Capitol One Arena where a variety of sporting and concert events are held. Make sure to visit Gallery Place for a great shopping experience in Washington, DC.

Gallery Place

Address: 616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Website: Gallery Place

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6. Washington Union Station

Union Station DC 2007 26
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A transit hub in Washington DC connecting to national, regional, and urban transit systems, Washington’s Union Station also contains a variety of shops and dining establishments for both travelers and locals alike. This is one of the easiest shopping locations to visit in DC. You don’t need to worry about parking as a metro station is inside of the building. Make sure to add Washington Union Station to your list of places for a shopping excursion!

Washington Union Station

Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Website: Washington Union Station

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7. M Street

New station no. 455 - Potomac & M St NW (Georgetown)
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Walking along M St. NW in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood is one of the hottest shopping areas in the city. While not a mall proper, this street houses over 100 shops and dining establishments including well-known stores like Patagonia, Lululemon, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Urban Outfitters, and others. Make sure to visit D.C.’s premiere shopping district while in the city for a great time!

M Street

Address: M St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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8. Georgetown Park

The Shops at Georgetown Park
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After going through an extensive renovation that cost 80 million USD, Georgetown Park was once again ready to welcome visitors, starting in 2018. Located in the heart of Georgetown, this big mall in Washington DC is the perfect one-stop entertainment spot. You can shop from both retailers and local boutiques here and when you want to take a break while planning what to buy next, you can drop by one of the restaurants.

If you’re coming with a friend or a lover who loves shopping more than you do, just let them do the shopping while you wait at Pinstripes, the mall’s unique entertainment stop, which offers you bowling lanes and a variety of meals and beverages.

Georgetown Park

Address: 3222 M Street, NW Washington, D.C.

Website: Georgetown Park

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

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9. Chevy Chase Pavilion

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Although it’s small in size, the Chevy Chase Pavilion offers you an extensive option of retailers that you can visit to spend your cash on everything you want and need. If you’re planning to buy quite a bit here, it might be useful to consider staying at the Embassy Hotel, which is located at the top of the shopping mall. You won’t have to walk too far away to reach the store you’re looking for. And afterwards, you won’t have to carry your shopping bags around – you’ll be able to get back to your room in a matter of minutes!

Chevy Chase Pavilion

Address: 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, D.C.

Website: Chevy Chase Pavilion

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

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10. Washington Square

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Spoil yourself at this shopping mall that’s filled with retail shops that are your secret insight into the latest trends and fashion. Washington Square is the place where locals go to find everything they need in a short time, but the items are still good quality. You can always rely on Starbucks for a spot to meet up with your friends and share stories over a nice cup of coffee.

Washington Square is not just a place for fashion – you can also find many other shops and services available here, such as Sephora, the US Postal Service, and AT&T. For that short notice gala event, you can also get a little hairdo magic done at the Washington Square Hair Salon.

Washington Square

Address: 1050 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Website: Washington Square

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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11. DC USA

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When you’re looking for home appliances or other needs for your house, then DC USA is the shopping mall you need. Located in the Columbia Heights area, it’s quite hard to miss this place. Some local brands can be found in this mall, including Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. You might want to plan your trip here carefully though, since the parking lot can be quite full on certain days and hours, including on weekends.


Address: 3100 14th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Website: DC USA

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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12. L'Enfant Plaza

South Building - LEnfant Plaza - Washington DC - west view
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L'Enfant Plaza is one of the best malls in Washington DC, which is popular among locals and tourists for its food court since they offer a wide range of cuisine options. You can find almost every kind of food at this place. Another point that is useful for tourists is that the mall is an excellent place to stop before taking the Express Bus to Dulles International Airport. While waiting, you can spend some time window shopping at the mall and you may just have to repack your luggage if you’re tempted to buy something!

L'Enfant Plaza

Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, D.C.

Website: L'Enfant Plaza

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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13. Shops At 2000 Penn

2000 Penn
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It can be a bit unusual to see a shopping mall owned by a university, especially when it has a path that connects the mall and the campus. But, this is how 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as the Shops at 2000 Penn, works. The shopping mall and the eight-story office complex it’s connected to was once owned by George Washington University and it’s where students would go for lunch and to find things that they need for on-campus or for socialising. You can also visit this shopping mall to try some of its interesting cuisine options and go window shopping.

The Shops At 2000 Penn

Address: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 1pm - 6pm

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14. Spring Valley Shopping Center

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This is probably one of the oldest shopping malls in Washington, D.C., if not the United States. Spring Valley Shopping Center was designed in 1939 and it contains many familiar local names that have a strong reputation among locals. With its location in a quaint neighbourhood that is famous for its large homes and tree-lined streets, you can expect the atmosphere at the Spring Valley Shopping Center to be friendly and familiar, even if you’re not from the local area.

Spring Valley Shopping Center

Address: 4851 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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15. Hechinger Mall

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Widely popular as a place to shop for items from Safeway, Ross Dress for Less, and Modell’s Sporting Goods, Hechinger Mall was once considered the largest inner-city shopping mall in Washington, D.C., and even in the United States. But as time went by, the function of this shopping centre has shifted. Many people now visit Hechinger Mall to fill their domestic needs and to also meet up with friends, especially those who live nearby.

Hechinger Mall

Address: 1531 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, D.C.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

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16. Friendship Heights Shopping Center

Wisconsin Avenue in Friendship Heights
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True to its name, Friendship Heights Shopping Center is a shopping mall that’s located in a neighbourhood that’s close to a metro stop. This is convenient for those who are not familiar with the area, both locals and tourists. A high-end shopping mall, it can be found at the intersection of Western Avenue and Wisconsin and among a number of other upscale shopping centres, with famous retailers that will make you even more excited for your shopping spree.

Friendship Heights Shopping Center

Address: 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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17. Mazza Gallerie

Three decades of retail
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Experience the stylish life of Washington, D.C. at the Mazza Gallerie, where you can find many chic shops to get some trendy items and enjoy the latest film at its 8-screen cinema. When you visit this shopping mall, you will feel its sophisticated atmosphere welcome you. This mall is sure to provide you with all the stores you want to both spend money in and indulge in some window shopping.

Mazza Gallerie

Address: 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Website: Mazza Gallerie

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 2pm - 6pm

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Get the best shopping experience when you're in Washington, DC

It’s hard to deny that Washington, DC is one of those cities in the United States where you can experience almost everything in one place. For educational attractions for the whole family to the excitement of shopping mall-hopping, is your credit card ready? Get ready to enjoy these best shopping malls in Washington, DC and don’t forget to pack a few extra bags!

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