Pennsylvania is a diverse state known for a wide variety of things. Some of this could be because there is quite a difference from one end of the state to the other. While East PA is known for Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, and West PA is known for the Steel City of Pittsburgh, there is still Central PA, where the state capital Harrisburg is.
While both East and West share a love for hockey and football, the rivalry between the two exists as well. Beyond that, each area has something unique to offer residents and visitors. One thing that is common throughout the entire state is a variety of outlet malls. With more than a dozen scattered around the state, shoppers looking for factory outlet deals love the variety they find.
Some of What You’ll Find
There truly are plenty of outlet mall locations to choose from regardless of where in the state you live or are planning to travel. To get an idea of some of that you will find, here’s an outlet mall listing for each main section of the state.
- Franklin Mills -- Franklin Mills is one of those shopping destination locations that is known beyond just the state of Pennsylvania. With more than 129 brand name stores and almost 20 restaurants, there is plenty of shopping and dining for the entire family. Find fashion selections from factory outlet store names such as Banana Republic Factory Store, Ecko Unlimited Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, just to name a few. While there you can also shop for health supplements at Vitamin World, kids’ clothing at The Children’s Place and new shoes at Famous Footwear Outlet. Grab a bite from selections including China Buddha Express, Ruby Tuesday or Dave & Buster’s Grand Sports Café. Or make a day out of it and end the day right by catching the latest Hollywood blockbuster at the AMC Theatres Franklin Mills 14.
Other outlet mall choices in the eastern part of the state include Philadelphia Premium Outlets, Tanger Outlets Hershey and The Crossings Premium Outlets at Tannersville, PA.
- Tanger Outlets of Lancaster PA -- Although not as large as the Franklins Mills outlet shopping center, Tanger Outlets of Lancaster PA still has plenty to offer visitors. With about 60+ brand name outlet stores and a few restaurants, shoppers find plenty of what they need. Some fashion options include the names American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Outlet and Timberland Factory Store. Other selections include beauty pampering supplies at Bath & Body Works, fun and classic footwear at Converse and kitchen needs at Le Gourmet Chef. The eateries currently include mostly fast food but this includes Subway, Arby’s and a few others.
Some of the other factory mall listings you can find for Central PA include Rockvale Outlets, which is also in Lancaster, The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg and VF Outlet Center in Reading, PA.
- Grove City Premium Outlets -- Close to Pittsburgh, Grove City Premium Outlets has more than 120 stores to choose from and approximately 10 restaurants. Fashionistas can try selections including Old Navy Outlet, J. Crew and Guess Factory Store. Looking for a new trendy watch? Then try Fossil. In the market for a scented gift? Check out Yankee Candle. Or if you want some upscale bling, try Zales Outlet. Grab a bite to eat at Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen or Flamer’s Burgers & Chicken, or satisfy a sweet tooth at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
If Western PA is your home or destination, you also have other options including Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills and Tanger Outlets of Washington PA.
Wherever your destination in the great, historical state of Pennsylvania, there is sure to be plenty of deal finding when you stop by any of these outlet malls.