10 Charming Spots to Shop Local in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s many downtown Main Streets offer some of the best local shopping in PA. Their friendly local storefronts beckon passersby to stop in and splurge on unique, one-of-a-kind finds!


Get lost in the charming colonial adornment of quaint Peddler’s Village in New Hope! More than 60 shops, including trendy fashion, toys, and local artisans, welcome you along the charming, winding brick sidewalks at one of the best shopping villages in PA.


Nestled on the Delaware River, rich forests and beautiful lakes surround the town of Milford as you shop and explore its eateries, stores, and history. From antiques to cigar shops, you’ll find something for every passion.


For more than 250 years, Bedford has welcomed travelers to its quaint streets filled with friendly taverns and shops. Discover the joys of this small town where you’ll find clothing, art, and antiques.


One of Pittsburgh’s trendiest neighborhoods, Lawrenceville is booming with local shops and galleries. Stop in for happy hour at a local craft brewery before experiencing the rest of what the neighborhood has to offer. If you have a sweet tooth, visit NatuRoll Creamery to try one of their 60,000 different combinations of rolled ice-cream or milkshake with dairy-free, vegan, and sugar free options available.


The streets of historic downtown Carlisle offer a unique shopping experience along every tree-lined block. Whether its books, candies and chocolates, antiques, jewelry, clothing, or local art, you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures throughout the city’s many boutiques.


More than 60 specialty shops and restaurants line the streets of the quaint and historic town of Ligonier, offering some of the best small town shopping in PA. Book lovers will love Second Chapter Books featuring used and new books along with an eclectic assortment of teas, housewares, bath products, and other items, or visit Annalynn Boutique for little surprises and fabulous gift ideas for any occasion!



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West Chester | credit: West Chester

Nestled in the heart of Brandywine Valley, the picturesque town of West Chester offers small-town charm with cosmopolitan flair. With more than 65 boutiques, West Chester is the perfect place to shop until you drop!


Visit downtown DuBois and enjoy the many specialty shops and restaurants that offer everything from clothing and jewelry to delicious candies and treats. Be sure to stop in Raven Moon’s Oracle, voted the Best Specialty Gift Shop of 2020 & 2022 by Best of Tri-County, where you’ll find an extensive selection of spiritual and other wellness items, including several locally made and in-house products. Every Saturday in the summer, the town hosts the DuBois Farmers Market where you can shop for fresh produce, homemade goods, and hand-crafted items.


If you are looking for a unique shopping or dining experience, Bethlehem is the place for you! The town offers up one-of-kind shopping experiences ranging from unique home décor items to fine jewelry. Be sure to stop in the Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continuously-operating bookstore in the world in one of the best cities for shopping in PA.


The shops of downtown State College are perfect if you need a little retail therapy. While strolling through the streets, enjoy a variety of specialty shops, offering everything from jewelry to art. Once you’ve worked up an appetite stop by one of their many restaurants for a bite to eat.

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