There are two major malls in this city, Tanglewood and Valley View. Tanglewood is situated in the more upscale side of town and has, in my opinion, the better restaurants surrounding it. If you are into franchise spots, there is an AppleBees in it as well as a small food court. The shops inside are TJMaxx, Belk, Stein Mart, and JC Pennys to name a few. There is also a Barnes and Noble (with a Starbucks) and a nice theater behind the mall, and a grocery store in the midst of those.
This is the largest mall in town, built adjacent to the airport, thus surrounded by franchised restaurants and hotels. This mall has more to offer than any other in the area, but has setbacks in that the traffic patterns are unorthodox and that alot of people in it are not shoppers, but misguided youth just looking for something to do. There are numerous shops here, this is a place you can spend all day at.
What to buy: This mall has in it: Hechts, Sears, Foot Locker, Belk, JC Pennys
This mall has outside of it: TGIF's, Olive Garden, Shakers, Texas SteakHouse, Best Buy, Target, 16 Cinema, IHOP, Applebees, Target
Downtown Roanokes Historic Market Square is place you can spend an afternoon shopping around for local vendors fruits and vegetables as well as other things such as embroideries,artwork and flowers,with plenty of places to stop in and grab lunch.
What to buy: Locally grown, preservative free, all-natural fruits and veggies galore.
What to pay: Bring 50 bucks and go wild
Its great to browse round and the lady who runs it won't hassle you or rush you to buy. When I went in there was a sale on - amazing bargains. Specialises in beautiful linen and cotton skirts, tops and trousers but there's probably something for everybody. Loads of cute and stylish accessories too. I bought a nice top that was not only in the sale but I got a further $6 off - how lovely!
What to buy: Roanoke gift shops stock lots of unusual stuff - one has an amazing range of flamingo things....... great fresh fruit in the farmers market.
What to pay: Very reasonable prices as Roanoke is not your average tourist town.
Valley View Mall and the surrounding area is THE big shopping district in Roanoke. Everything is here, from a large two-story shopping mall to discount stores to specialty stores all over. Also lots of eateries out this way.
What to pay: Depends on which stores you visit!