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Best Shopping Vacations - United States & Canada

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1New York City, New York
Perhaps the world's top shopping spot, the Big Apple hardly needs an introduction. Fifth Avenue. Madison Avenue. Soho. Times Square. The list of stellar shopping destinations and famous names is almost endless, so pack light and stock up on everything from electronics to vintage clothes while you're there.
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      New York City
      New York's many zoos, museums and landmarks make the city a perfect destination for families of all ages. Explore Times Square or take the kids to FAO Schwarz, take a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty or an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, eat lunch at Carnegie Deli or picnic in Central Park - the choices are endless.
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      New York City
      Though it is not the oldest city in America, no place has more history or culture than New York. One visit can't fit all the highlights: the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Natural History Museum and, of course, the moving site of Ground Zero.
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2San Francisco, California
The choice of distinctly different shopping districts in San Francisco is almost overwhelming. Whether you want to opt for the opulent Westfield Center or go funk fantastic in the eclectic Mission or tourist traditional in Union Square, you'll definitely need to bring an empty suitcase when you visit.
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      San Francisco
      The Golden Gate Bridge is just one sight among many in the historic maritime city of San Francisco. Visit Alcatraz, explore Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf, ride a cable car to the Cable Car Museum and discover the city's Spanish roots at Mission Dolores and Asian influence in Chinatown.
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3Miami Beach, Florida
The epicenter of cool has all the shopping options a fashionista could ever want. The Collins Avenue Fashion District boasts designer labels from Armani to Versace. Ocean Drive caters to the younger, funkier beautiful people, while Lincoln Road draws the artistic crowd to its galleries and boutiques.
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      Miami Beach
      Miami Beach makes an utterly irresistible destination for those with romance on their vacation itinerary. Fabulous famed beaches, celebrity-owned eateries, alfresco dining, legendary bars, star spotting and spectacular shopping offer inspiring opportunities to indulge with loved ones.
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      Miami Beach
      At the shore in Miami Beach, visitors can swim, surf and jet ski in the warm and crystal-clear Atlantic waters. You can also nap on the white sands, work on a tan or simply watch the beautiful people, especially at South Beach, a favorite of models and celebrities.
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4Beverly Hills, California
Developed as a shopping district in the 1970s, Beverly Hills' high end Rodeo Drive is a ritzy throwback to the halcyon days of Main Street shopping. Celebrities stalk the sidewalks, big name bags in hand. More than 60 elite clothing and jewelry stores line this main affluent shopping artery.
5Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home to the country's largest shopping mall, the 520-store Mall of America, as well as historic Southdale, the first mall to be built in the U.S., the Minneapolis area is an enticing shopping destination. No tax on apparel makes the better known half of the Twin Cities an even more enticing option.
6Chicago, Illinois
Amid downtown's gleaming skyscrapers lies Magnificent Mile, the Michigan Avenue strip that's long been Chicago's shopping heart, boasting swanky chain stores and the famous Water Tower Place. Further afield, the Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods offer some extraordinary boutiques.
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      Chicago
      One of the best places to go with family in tow, Chicago absolutely teems with attractions. Choose from the fun of touristy Navy Pier and photo ops at the mirrored Cloud Gate sculpture to riding a tandem along the hem of Lake Michigan, the (free) zoo or the wonderful Shedd Aquarium.
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7Montreal, Quebec
Shoppers of all budgets can find a lot to love in Montreal, from the Marché Jean-Talon farmers market to the mid-range trendy shops and department stores along rue Ste-Catherine, to the more cutting edge fashions of rues St-Denis and St-Laurent, to the high end luxury boutiques on rue Sherbrooke.
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      Montreal
      Since Cartier landed in Montreal in 1535, it has evolved from a small village into a major world metropolis. Trace its development from the days of Champlain as you walk through Old Montreal's Parisian-style streets, explore the Botanical Gardens and visit the renowned Notre-Dame Basilica.
    • Romance
      Montreal
      With its European ambiance, Quebecois joie de vivre and its elegant architecture, Montreal is ideal for romantic escapes. Intimate bistros, perfect for tête-à-têtes, nestle on cobblestone streets. Patio tables give views of Montrealers strolling their streets. A thrilling slew of hot hotels and nightlife make for exciting nights.
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8Toronto, Ontario
A smorgasbord of scintillating shopping experiences awaits in Canada's largest city. Intrepid shoppers can sashay along up and coming Queen West, with its independent boutiques and funky, trendy galleries, or strut through flagship stores and big name emporia in chic, sleek, star-studded Yorkville.
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      Toronto
      Vibrant Toronto has a dazzling array of arts and culture venues; more than 200 theater companies tread the city's boards; big name and alternative museums and galleries abound; orchestras and bands thrive in the spirited city; and a seemingly infinite number of festivals confetti the calendar.
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9Los Angeles, California
L.A. offers an eclectic mix of shopping possibilities. Hit hip Robertson Boulevard, upscale Rodeo Drive, quirky Melrose Avenue or delve deeper and unearth bargains in the Fashion District or Farmers Market. The city is also a top eco-conscious shopping spot, with crops of green retailers sprouting.
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      Los Angeles
      Spa culture has percolated throughout every echelon of city life in L.A. People from all walks of life consider spa sessions crucial for preserving health and happiness, and a bevy of diverse day spas blanket the city.They are particularly abundant in West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
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10Boston, Massachusetts
From hot haute couture mecca Newbury Street to the eclectic shops of historic Faneuil Hall Market Place, Beantown has an impressive array of places to shop and splurge. Vast Copley Place teems with shoppers stocking on upscale attire, while couples go antiquing on Beacon Hill's Charles Street.
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      Boston
      With its host of revolution-related sites and an eclectic range of attractions, from the Museum of Science to the Museum of Bad Art, Boston is an inspired choice for family vacations. Watery wonder is on offer at New England Aquarium and from a swan boat on Public Garden Lagoon.
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      Boston
      "The Athens of America" has an important place in American history. One can explore the city's past and present along the Freedom Trail and at Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, the Kennedy Library, Fenway Park, the Public Garden and the Boston Public Library, the first of its kind in the United States.
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11Quebec City, Quebec
Vieux Port is a thriving, diverse shopping area with a rich merchant heritage. European influences abound in the charming 400-year-old city. A proliferation of antique stores has sprung on Rue St Paul, while galleries display excellent indigenous art and crafts. Don't forget to pick up ice wine and maple syrup.
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      Quebec City
      Charming Quebec City, the only fortified city north of Mexico, turned 400 in 2008. Once the heart of New France and a crucial fur trading post, today Quebec City's proud culture and ambiance are best experienced by strolling its narrow streets, exploring the Citadel and in the fine museums and galleries.
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12Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta's capital offers an abundance of shopping options, with the lion's share concentrated at West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest shopping center, featuring more than 800 stores. If that's not enough, the city's historic Old Strathcona district boasts more than 300 shops and boutiques.
13West Palm Beach, Florida
Sometimes called "the Rodeo Drive of Florida," West Palm's Worth Avenue is home to a multitude of the uppest-of-upscale boutiques, including Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes and Gucci. More reasonably priced but still very nice, City Place and its 80-odd shops have helped revitalize West Palm's downtown area.