The Williamsburg Premium Outlets are a great place to do your back to school shopping.  From southside Hampton Roads, it is just over an hour drive.  Plan to spend the day there because there are over 135 shops.  It located at 5715-62A Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188  or you can check out their website at  Most parents have to buy “back to school” shoes and there are over 20 shoe stores alone.  A sample of the shoe stores are Stride Rite, Vans, Converse and Adidas.  There are 12 children’s clothing stores like Hanna Anderson, Hartstrings , Children’s Place and Gymboree.  For teens, you can check out American Eagle, Aeropostale, J. Crew, Gap and Levi’s.


This is a great weekend to visit so you can take advantage of the tax free holiday on school clothes.  Just be prepared to bring your patience along with your wallet.  It will be busy.