downtown shopping at southmarke

Downtown Shopping at Southmarke. Photo by Todd Bush

Put on a pair of comfy shoes and clean out your car trunk because Blowing Rock is one of North Carolina’s premier shopping destinations!

In downtown Blowing Rock, you’ll find streets filled with unique boutiques, art, jewelry, antiques and home decor shops. It’s a great place to shop with friends or to do some serious holiday shopping. Downtown shops are an easy walk from most area accommodations. You’ll also find some great restaurants that provide the perfect opportunity to rest and rejuvenate for…more shopping!

Just down the road, you’ll find Shoppes on the Parkway. Shoppes on the Parkway offers almost 30 stores including Chico’s, Columbia, Banana Republic and more.

It’s no wonder that Blowing Rock has become a shopping destination. It’s a popular spot for girls weekends, where shopping, spas and fine dining make for a well deserved escape. Families enjoy bringing kids up for a last “hurrah” before school starts and find great buys on back-to-school wardrobes. During the holidays, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to buy unique Christmas gifts while enjoying the twinkling lights and storybook village decor. Families get their Christmas trees at a local tree farm, and then get everything they need to go under it.

Of course, anytime is a good time to shop Blowing Rock. Plan your visit today!