Without football games to pack your weekends, there is more time for weekend trips to mix into your semester.
There’s no better way to de-stress than retail therapy and a good meal on a weekend excursion.
Although shopping in downtown Auburn has great options in the stretch of a few blocks, a shopping getaway can be a great way to treat yourself, mix up your wardrobe and head somewhere new for the weekend.
One place you can make it to for a day trip is Ponce City Market in Downtown Atlanta.
Mixing unique shops with staples and good food for everyone, the market is a great destination to escape your studies for the day.
The atmosphere offers more than a traditional mall and any time of day can be well spent there.
You can’t go wrong with traditional stores like Anthropologie, J.Crew and Madewell or the unique finds that Citizen Supply and Abbey Glass offer.
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With food from gourmet tacos to burgers, fish to acai bowls, there is plenty to refuel on while you pop in and out of the shops.
Another shopping hot spot just a few hours away is The Summit in Birmingham.
Known for its variety of shops and eats, The Summit is frequently adding new stores to stay up to date with trends and offer something for everyone.
New additions to the mall to look forward to in the next couple months include the fashion-forward boutique South Moon Under and health-kick friendly acai bowls shop, Frutta Bowls.
Whether it’s your first trip or you are a frequent visitor, The Summit is always a good choice for a day of shopping, eating well and escaping your work for a little while.
A weekend trip because of the distance, but well worth it - Savannah is another shopping venture worthy of escaping the library for a weekend.
The city is full of character, great shopping and restaurants galore. Sure to transport you for the weekend with a change of scenery, Savannah is the perfect spot if you’re looking for quaint shops and boutiques.
Along River Street you will find different stores special to the city, but along Broughton Street you will find your brand name retailers.
Savannah is also home to many thrift stores that are perfect for college students on a budget. A great way to mix up your weekends during the spring semester, Savannah is worth the trip.
Auburn has the best of both worlds with great downtown shopping and other options not too far away.
These quick trips are perfect for when you need a day or weekend of shopping to reward yourself for hours of studying in order to rejuvenate for the rest of the semester.
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