About 25 miles south of Washington off Interstate 95, the 1.7 million-square-foot mall houses more than 220 off-price and outlet stores, including anchors and major stores like Ikea, JCPenney Outlet, Marshall's, Nordstrom Rack, Daffy's, Off-Fifth, Saks Fifth Avenue, TJ Maxx and Vans Skatepark. Specialty stores include Ann Taylor Factory Store, Big Dog Sportswear, Brooks Brothers, Donna Karan Company Store, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Fossil Outlet, Gap Outlet and many more.
The mall features an assortment of more than 25 eateries and a 15-screen AMC Theatre complex to entertain weary shoppers.
Potomac Mills each day draws 250 mall walkers, who favor the wood floors that stretch more than a mile, including side corridors. A full concierge service includes a foreign currency exchange and free wheelchair rentals.
* The best reason to shop here: Work off extra pounds while shopping for designer duds to don for the office party; and check out Ikea for unusual, reasonably priced gifts.