It’s the holiday season again and you know what that means – it’s time for a Pigeon Forge shopping trip! We’re home to so many incredible shops, boutiques, and local craft spots here  that sometimes it’s hard to choose exactly where you want to go. Tanger Outlets is my favorite place to visit when I’m looking to get all my shopping needs covered for everyone in the family. From designer purses to kitchenware, this one stop shop has it all, so it’s no wonder why so many people come here to do their holiday gift searching. When you stay with us at Bear Crossing, we actually give every guest a pamphlet that they can take over to the customer service office (located three doors down from Banana Republic) to get one of their $15 coupon books for free! There’s nothing better than saving money when searching for gifts for the entire family. You also get FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in the area for when you’re ready to take a break from shopping til you drop! So what makes these outlets so appealing to our visitors? While they are full of shops, there are still some other things you can do with the family here when you need a break from all the hustle and bustle. Let’s take a look at what A Day at Tanger Outlets can look like!

We hope you’ve had a good breakfast to gather up some energy because it’s time to start your shopping extravaganza! Where should we start?! How about some clothes? Tanger Outlets has a wide variety of clothing shops to choose from like Forever 21 and Old Navy Outlet. You are sure to find an outfit here for every member of the family. Every person has their own unique style and this mall makes sure to showcase that with such a wide variety of places to browse through. Looking for some band tees? Head on over to Hot Topic! What about a work out outfit? Under Armour and Adidas are calling your name. Looking for a dress for your Christmas party? Dressbarn has a name that says it all. With over 40 stores to choose from, we can guarantee that you will have a check mark on everyone’s Christmas list this year!

Ladies, I think we all know that it isn’t a shopping trip if we don’t browse through some purse stores, am I right?! This outlet mall will seem like paradise when you start looking for that perfect purse for yourself….I mean….our family of course! With stores like Coach and Michael Kors when we’re looking for something extra special to Aeropostale and American Eagle Outfitters, we’re sure to find something beautiful to compliment our most favorite outfits. Whether you’re looking for something big for a long trip or something small for a night out on the town, you are sure to find something special for everyone here!

Are you ready for a shopping break? I think that means it’s time to play some mini golf, my absolute favorite! That’s right, inside this mall is the Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf attraction! Get ready to have some real family fun, everyone is sure to have a smile on their face. With 54 holes located on their site, every member of the family is sure to have a great time. They have farm decor, animated characters, water features, and a bunch of different interactive features along the way to make it even more enjoyable, you guys will want to come back here and take a shot at every hole before you go! Let the family rivalry begin, who’s going to be the big winner? We’ll have to wait and find out! After some good ole family fun, you guys will definitely want to stop by Ben & Jerry’s to get a treat! You just can’t beat this place, they have some of the best treats around. I’ll take a waffle cone with chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, please!

So your shopping journey is about to start up again, what are we looking for next? How about one of my personal obsessions? Shoes, shoes, and more shoes! There is a shoe store at every corner here, it’s like my very own version of paradise. Looking for some running shoes, I’ll see you over at the Nike store! What about some dress shoes? It’s time to head on over to Sas Shoes, see you all in a few hours. Are you looking for something a bit more casual? I think that means you need to pick up a pair of one of my favorite brands of shoes – Converse! They have such a wide variety of places, I swear I could get lost here, so it’s a good thing they’ve made a map for us all!

There are still some other hidden gems to check out here that I know I could get lost in for hours. Do you have some children with you? I bet you the Disney store has been calling their name since you arrived here. You already know they’re going to leave with an Elsa doll or a Star Wars (my favorite!) figurine. I love being able to explore this store and be reminded of all the things I loved as a child and still love to this day. There’s also Kirkland’s that I get lost in from the second I walk in, the amazing scents just draw you in and you can’t leave! Their home decor is amazing and I pretty much just want to leave with one of everything, I love it here and I’m sure you all will too!

So you’re conquered a day of shopping and I’m sure you’re probably as hungry as can be. One of the best restaurants in the area just so happens to be located here – Chop House! Oh my goodness, I don’t think there are enough words out there to describe how truly amazing this place is. I haven’t found one dish here that I don’t like and I think that speaks volumes about how good the food is. The ribs are full of fall of the bone goodness and their mac and cheese? Yep, amazing. Are you looking for something a little fancy because it’s vacation after all?! The center cut lamb chops were the best I’ve ever had, I’d recommend them every single time! It doesn’t get much better than this spot. Everyone in the family is sure to fall in love with their entree, it’ll become a must visit restaurant every time you come to town!

We hope you enjoyed this look at A Day at Tanger Outlets! Shopping is one of the main reasons that so many visitors come to see us throughout the year, especially during the holiday season! I’m so glad they were able to build the outlet mall here for us all to enjoy. I could literally spend all day here browsing through all the incredible stores. It’s a must visit whenever you come into town. So what are you waiting for? Book Your Shopping Trip now or give us a call at 1.800.429.4361 and we’ll help you find the perfect condo for you and the family! Get ready to fall in love with Pigeon Forge and all its holiday glory. Come and join our family here at Bear Crossing, we would love to have you!