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Old 01-31-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Which mall do you prefer and why? I will visiting Maryland and DC in 2 weeks and I would like to visit 1 of these malls
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Potomac Mills????

It depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a bigger selection and better deals you are better served to go to Potomac Mills, but if you want to be a in much nicer, more updated mall with nice amenities (better movie theater, better restaurants) than Anne Arundel is the one.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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There's Potomac MILLS in VA, and Arundel MILLS in MD. I preferred Potomac years a go but haven't been in over a decade. The one time I went to Arundel Mills I was sorely disappointed. But maybe that was just me, and it didn't have my kind of stores.

The MALLS is the area are myriad: Columbia, Montgomery, Annapolis, White Flint in MD would be the better ones I guess. I love Fair Oaks Mall in VA. There's Landmark, but I've never been inside. There's Wheaton Mall, but I here that's gone downhill. I haven't been in over a decade.

Then you have "Town Centers" in Bowie and Annapolis (those are just the ones I know). There's Woodmore Town Center, but it's not what I'd call 'destination shopping.' (I don't think all the stores are in)

There's other mall shopping in Landover, Largo, Greenbelt, Prince Georges There's shopping at the National Harbor. (But I haven't been in two years. Loved it then, but can't vouch for what's there now.)

And of course, there's Old Town Alexandria, and Georgetown in DC. But that's smaller specialty stores. Not big box or chains.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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Depends on what time of day you will be there. Daytime, either one. Nighttime, Potomac Mills.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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There's Potomac MILLS in VA, and Arundel MILLS in MD. I preferred Potomac years a go but haven't been in over a decade. The one time I went to Arundel Mills I was sorely disappointed. But maybe that was just me, and it didn't have my kind of stores.

The MALLS is the area are myriad: Columbia, Montgomery, Annapolis, White Flint in MD would be the better ones I guess. I love Fair Oaks Mall in VA. There's Landmark, but I've never been inside. There's Wheaton Mall, but I here that's gone downhill. I haven't been in over a decade.

Then you have "Town Centers" in Bowie and Annapolis (those are just the ones I know). There's Woodmore Town Center, but it's not what I'd call 'destination shopping.' (I don't think all the stores are in)

There's other mall shopping in Landover, Largo, Greenbelt, Prince Georges There's shopping at the National Harbor. (But I haven't been in two years. Loved it then, but can't vouch for what's there now.)

And of course, there's Old Town Alexandria, and Georgetown in DC. But that's smaller specialty stores. Not big box or chains.
Landover Mall has been gone for years....
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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Arundel Mills is a newer mall, but the area itself is not that great. My girlfriend works with alot of county cops and they all recommend against going there at night. I've never had any issues there myself, but I've only been a few times and only hung out around the Dave and Busters.

Potomac Mills is a bit further out, my family lived in Upper Marlboro and we would go there once a year to shop at the outlets, I remember the drive being quite long (2 hours maybe?). Are you specifically looking for outlets, or just a big malls? If outlets aren't a requirement, then Annapolis Mall, Columbia Mall, or Bowie Town Center might be a better option. I'm sure Montgomery County and Northern VA also have some good malls (Wheaton, Tyson's), but I haven't been to them in many many years.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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Arundel Mills is a newer mall, but the area itself is not that great. My girlfriend works with alot of county cops and they all recommend against going there at night. I've never had any issues there myself, but I've only been a few times and only hung out around the Dave and Busters.

Potomac Mills is a bit further out, my family lived in Upper Marlboro and we would go there once a year to shop at the outlets, I remember the drive being quite long (2 hours maybe?). Are you specifically looking for outlets, or just a big malls? If outlets aren't a requirement, then Annapolis Mall, Columbia Mall, or Bowie Town Center might be a better option. I'm sure Montgomery County and Northern VA also have some good malls (Wheaton, Tyson's), but I haven't been to them in many many years.
Wow! That's sad. I've been up to D & B a few times myself and never had an issue. Really sad because it is a decent mall.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Wow! That's sad. I've been up to D & B a few times myself and never had an issue. Really sad because it is a decent mall.
Too many thugs and hootrats from Baltimore and some from DC/PG mess it up for everyone.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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Potomac Mills is better IMO but it can get....."ghetto". Not on the level of PG plaza or Iverson mall but even Prince William co has crime issues. There are fights that break out between rival teenager groups then you have a lot of wannabe thugs that wish they were from DC and try so hard to act "hood" and to do that they act ignorant and do **** like taunt each other, mean mug, smoke weed in the parking lot, and start stuff with security.....
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