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Tanger Outlet Locations

Tanger Outlets is one of North Americas largest designer outlet shopping village chains. With locations all over the USA and a few in Canada.

Many locations have over 100 stores representing some of the biggest names in global fashion, home wares and sporting goods. Prices are often up-to 70% off regular retail price.
Retailers include, Ralph Lauren Polo, Gap, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and 100s more.
Tanger Outlets runs it own rewards club based on spend and is free to join. Along with rewards for spend you will receive regular exclusive offers and events only available to Tanger Club members. Find out more details on the Tanger Club Site Here.

USA Tanger Outlet Locations:

Alabama: Foley

2601 S McKenzie Street
AL 36535

Arizona: Pheonix Glendale

6800 N. 95th Avenue
AZ 85305

Connecticut: Foxwoods

455 Trolley Line Boulevard
CT 06338

Connecticut: Westbrook

314 Flat Rock Place
CT 06498

Delaware: Rehoboth Beach

36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
Rehoboth Beach,
DE 19971

Florida: Daytona Beach

1100 Cornerstone Blvd.
Daytona Beach,
FL 32117

Georgia: Commerce

800 Steven B Tanger Blvd
GA 30529

Georgia: Locust Grove

1000 Tanger Drive
Locust Grove,
GA 30248

Georgia: Savannah

200 Tanger Outlet Blvd
GA 31322

Iowa: WIlliamsburg

150 Tanger Drive
IA 52361

Louisiana: Gonzales

2410 Tanger Boulevard
LA 70737

Maryland: National Harbor/Washington DC

6800 Oxon Hill Road
National Harbor,
MD 20745

Maryland: Ocean City

12741 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City,
MD 21842

Michigan: Grand Rapids

350 84th Street SW
Byron Center,
MI 49315

Michigan: Howell

1475 N Burkhart Road
MI 48855

Mississippi: Southhaven

5205 Airways Blvd.
MS 38671

Missouri: Branson

300 Tanger Boulevard
MO 65616

New Hampshire: Tilton

120 Laconia Road
NH 03276

New Jersey: Atlantic City

2014 Baltic Avenue
Atlantic City,
NJ 08401

New York: Deer Park

152 The Arches Circle
Deer Park,
NY 11729

New York: Riverhead

200 Tanger Mall Drive
NY 11901

North Carolina: Blowing Rock

278 Shoppes on the Parkway Road
Blowing Rock,
NC 28605

North Carolina: Mebane

4000 Arrowhead Blvd.
NC 27302

North Carolina: Nags Head

7100 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head,
NC 27959

Ohio: Columbus

400 South Wilson Rd.
OH 43074

Ohio: Jeffersonville

8000 Factory Shops Boulevard
OH 43128

Pennsylvania: Hershey

46 Outlet Square
PA 17033

Pennsylvania: Lancaster

311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd
PA 17602-1467

Pennsylvania: PittsBurgh

I-79, Exit 41 Race Track Rd
PA 15301

South Carolina: Charleston

4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd.
N. Charleston,
SC 29418

South Carolina: Hilton Head

1414 Fording Island Rd.
SC 29910

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach Hwy 17

10835 Kings Road
Myrtle Beach,
SC 29572

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach Hwy 501

4635 Factory Stores Blvd
Myrtle Beach,
SC 29579

Tennessee: Sevierville

1645 Parkway, Suite 960
TN 37862

Texas: Houston

5885 Gulf Freeway
Texas City,
TX 77591

Texas: San Marcos

4015 I-35 South
San Marcos,
TX 78666

Texas: Terrell

301 Tanger Drive
TX 75160

Utah: Park City

6699 North Landmark Dr.
Park City,
UT 84098

Canadian Tanger Outlet Locations:

Ontario: Cookstown

3311 Simcoe Road 89
ON L0L 1L0

Ontario: Ottawa

8555 Campeau Drive
ON K2T 0K5

Quebec: Bromont

109 boulevard le Carrefour
QC J2L 3L1

Quebec: Saint-Sauveur

100 Avenue Guindon
QC J0R 1R6

All information is correct at time of publishing and is subject to change. Please visit the Tanger Outlet website for the most up to date outlet details.


Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Washington DC

Located just a few miles from the usual tourist hot spots in Washington D.C, like the white house and the capital building, there is the perfect addition to any trip to the DC area, the Smithsonian National Zoo. Not only does it provide a fantastic break from exploring monuments and museums, but it can also provide a welcome break for all the family whilst escaping the heat of the city. Another plus is like virtually all the Smithsonian properties, entrance is free, which is a big bonus if you are a family group.

Set among 163 acres in the south of Rock Creek Park, 5 miles to the North of the National Mall, the Biological park and Zoo is home to over 200 different species of animals including the very popular and endangered Giant Pandas. The Park and Zoo provide the perfect place to spend an a summers day with plenty of spaces to have lunch with the family and given that it is free to visit, on arrival you just walk straight though the gates and get set to explore.

Given the park is reasonably large it is often nice to visit several times, exploring a different area in detail with each trip. This is obviously only convenient if you are staying nearby but if you are looking to just visit for the day it is wise to plan for a whole day, you will need it.

Smithsonian Zoo is subdivided into various themed areas, each designed to provide natural environments and give visitors a helping hand where to look for certain species as well as educating as to the animals origins at the same time. For example the Giant Pandas are located along the Bamboo lined Asian trail next to the Asian Elephants.

As the Zoological park is a working research facility there is often the chance to see or even take part in some of the extremely important research that takes place year round. All of the staff at the zoo are extremely keen to chat and answer any questions you may have and we encourage you to do so, it will make you visit unforgettable whilst learning personal accounts on the lives and history of some of the animals that call the zoo home.

A selection of the Smithsonian’s favorite animals:

  • Giant Pandas, Red Pandas, Sloth Bears
  • Elephants
  • Great Cats including Lions and Tigers
  • Meerkats
  • Great Apes including Orangutans and Gorillas
  • Reptiles including Anacondas, Cobras, Tortoises, Turtles and Alligators
  • American Bison
  • Grey Wolves

Obviously this is a tiny selection of the animals available for viewing, there is much more to explore at the park and as it is a working facility there are many new arrivals, exchanges and newborns so there is always something new to see even if you have visited before.

Being set in the grounds of a park the Zoo, unlike many others is spacious with large enclosures,all of which offer unrivaled views of the animals. Many enclosures are designed in such a way that few have fences obscuring the view making you feel closer to the animals. This also leads to less crowded viewing areas with plenty of time to observe the animals behavior.

Food, Drink and Amenities at the Smithsonian Zoo:

There are several restaurants and cafes available located around the park serving a range of meals. Burgers and fast food, children’s meals, salads and sandwich’s are all available at reasonable prices. There is also a few grill offering sit down meals in a slightly more formal setting whilst food kiosks and stands are located around the park for a snack on the go.

The zoo also welcome visitors to bring in their own food into the park but please remember to be careful with waste.

Zoo opening times and dates:

The zoological park is open everyday with the exception of December 25th. Hours vary by time of year but are generally 8am-7pm (5pm in winter). Dinning, Shopping and some exhibit halls have earlier closing times.

The park often has special events surrounding holidays so please be sure to check the Zoos website before visiting.

Getting to the Smithsonian Zoo and Parking

Visiting by Car – So we mentioned entrance is free, Parking however is not and is currently charged at around $22 per day. Not a bad price considering that is per car. Entrances to most zoos is often more than that per person. All main car parks are located along the North road which is accessible from both the scenic Beach Drive and the Connecticut Ave NW.

Metro – The zoo is easily accessible from three Metro stations within a few minutes walk, the closest is the Woodley Park-Zoo station with the Columbia heights to the west and Cleavland Park on Connecticut Ave to the north a 10-15 minute walk.

For More information visit the Smithsonian Zoo Site here.

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Take in the east coast of the USA – Drive I-95

When holiday makers dream of a road trip in america, route 66 is usually the first hing that comes to mind. Although of course this is one of the most famous tourist drives in the United States, holidays makers planning a trip to North America would be wise to consider the alternatives such as driving I-95.

Palm Lined I95 TravelammoWhilst there is nothing wrong with traveling the length of Route 66, it is certainly a worthwhile adventure, Interstate 95 has just as much to offer. What other road trip could honestly offer the beauty of the Maine’s green and lush countryside, Cities like New York and Washington DC, the southern states with their rich culture and of course the glorious sunshine state of Florida. Driving from north to south though several climate zones, temperatures will warm with everyday and the scenery will transform from green pastures, though dense pine forests on to the tropical surroundings and palms of the everglades and Florida Keys.

Boston Massachusetts - TravelammoOur Favored direction would be north to south and to allow as many days as your trip allows to rest and relax in the warmth and sunshine of Florida before your long flight home, this is especially relevant if only driving the one way. Allowing a good few days in your final destination also gives flexibility should you find extra stop offs and places of interest along your drive, the need for an extra over night on route wont be a problem knowing you have flexible nights at the end of your stay.

What states does the I-95 take you through?

Beginning in Maine right on the border with Canada, I-95 continues on through the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and finally Florida.

River Street Savannah TravelammoThe I-95, being a major trunk road for traffic heading north and south on the east coast of the United States, there is certainly no shortage of places to get your head down for the night. With many major cities dotted along the route accommodation options are plentiful form metropolitan hotels in the heart of the cities to easy and cheap motels alongside the Interstate.

Florida Sign - TravelammoThroughout the journey along I-95, like many interstates there is plenty of rest areas, virtually all of which are extremely well maintained and provide picnic areas, vending machines, toilets and tourist information services. On the border of each state you will find Welcome centers, we thoroughly recommend these as stop off points as they include all the rest area services along with usually manned tourist information offices packed with knowledgeable staff, Info leaflets and vouchers. Handy state maps are unusually on offer for free also.

Of course with any road trip a little planning is wise although not necessary, as long as you arrive at your final destination on time and you’ve packed plenty in then you will have for filled your goal. That is the great thing about driving a single interstate, you have your plan, its already printed on a map, the adventure is discovering whats along the way. Booking hotels is not even essential as almost all will accept walk ins, although costs will always be higher. We do however recommend that you choose the places you wish to spend some time in and make these you key objectives which will dictate your driving needs.

Route highlights:

    • Explore the historic Coast of Rhode Island.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • New York, New York.
    • Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Washington DC.
    • Savannah, Georgia.
    • Daytona Beach, Florida.
    • Cocoa Beach, Florida.
    • Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    • Miami, Florida.

If your looking to explore further afield from the interstate then there is even more on offer including Kill devil Hills and the Wright Brothers museum on the outer banks of north Carolina, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Top Tips:

  • Plan your driving distance each day so you don’t spend endless hours on the road.
  • Get off the interstate and plan time for unexpected finds.
  • Do stop in all the Welcome centers and browse the information of offer.
  • Don`t rush and take in the view.
  • Mix your accommodation types, Plush hotels are great but nothing beats the ease of a Motel just of the route.
  • Personally we have found a long drive like this is more pleasurably in a large SUV rental, it affords the comfort and extra space that will make the journey much more comfortable when spending lengthy times in the car. Remember it will also be your daytime home.

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