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Discover What’s Great about Shopping at the Lake

Whether it’s lakeside or a short drive away, the shopping experience around Lake Anna is sure to please all types of shoppers

By Kelsey Thomas

Shopping at Lake Anna is quite the adventure, as you are surrounded by eclectic shops and various one-of-a-kind stores. It’s easy to spend hours to a full day exploring the many specialty shops and supporting local businesses. Whether you’re searching for fishing and tackle supplies, a specific souvenir/gift, consignment shops or would just like to spend the day perusing at your leisure, Lake Anna is the place to make it happen. 

The Boardwalk on Lake Anna features local gift shops, restaurants and entertainment opportunities and the plus side – it’s all right there at the lake. It’s a great spot to bring your family to, as it captivates visitors of all ages with a plethora of places to go into and a great view of the lake.

In addition to the local shops, Lake Anna is also in close proximity to popular shopping areas that are well-known in the state of Virginia. Two are located in nearby Fredericksburg, approximately 30 minutes away from Lake Anna. Their mall, Central Park, is the largest outdoor shopping mall on the East Coast with over 200 retailers and Cosner’s Corner, an outdoor shopping center, features everything from health and beauty stores to fashion and furniture. 

Spotsylvania Towne Centre is another popular shopping destination that boasts name brand stores, dining opportunities and entertainment experiences. It also features some local boutiques so guests can really get a taste of it all.

If you travel a little further north, you’ll find Woodbridge’s Potomac Mills, Virginia’s indoor outlet shopping destination. Not only is it the biggest outlet mall in the state, but it is also one of the largest tourist attractions as it continuously advances to meet the demands of its shoppers.  

Head the opposite way and slightly south of Lake Anna, you will find Short Pump Town Center near Richmond. This high-end open-air mall has 121 stores, dining and seasonal events. 

Whether you’re a shopaholic or a light shopper, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your shopping experience around Lake Anna.

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