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Holiday Shopping Guide – Most Popular Outlet Malls Along I-95

Experts say that we’re headed for a record-breaking holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation projects a growth rate between 3.4 to 4 percent in holiday purchasing over last year, with the average shopper spending just over $967.

For many travelers, shopping has become an important part of a vacation or road trip. More and more travel itineraries include time set aside for shopping. A growing number even plan shopping-only vacations.

Here’s our list of the most popular outlet shopping locations along I-95, from Maine to Florida…


Kittery Outlets – Kittery, Maine

Tanger Outlets - Kittery, Maine | I-95 Exit Guide

Kittery Outlets is actually several outlet properties clustered along a mile long strip of US Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, just across the Maine-New Hampshire border. Kittery Premium Outlets, Tanger Outlets, Kittery Place and the Outlet Mall of Kittery are just a sampling of properties. more…

Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach Celebrates Grand Opening

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach with an official ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. ET today. The event was hosted by Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets, Drew and Jonathan Scott from the hit show, Property Brothers, as well as local community leaders.

“We are thrilled to officially open our 44th center today in the greater Daytona market,” said Steven B. Tanger President and CEO of Tanger Outlets. “Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach will create new jobs and drive economic growth by offering a world-class shopping experience for local, national and international visitors looking to shop brand names at value prices.”

The ceremony was followed by festivities that will go through the weekend with the Frosted Fun Zone inviting families to take part in holiday themed activities, entertainment and more. On Friday Nov. 18, Tanger will offer shoppers a chance to meet real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott from noon to 2 p.m. during an exclusive design presentation, where the brothers will share their design-on-a-budget secrets with the audience.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach will host a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., featuring social media sensation and teen music star Jacob Whitesides, followed by a Holiday Fireworks Spectacular show at 9 p.m.

For more information on Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach including store listings, hours and location, visit: Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach


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Holiday Shopping Season Awaits and I-95 Will Get You There

Consumer spending is up and initial reports say that this holiday shopping season is poised to be busier than ever.

For many travelers, outlet shopping is part of their vacation itinerary and there will be more Americans on the road this holiday season than ever.

Holiday shopping season awaits and I-95 will get you there. Visit our I-95 Outlet Malls feature and discover some of the more popular outlet shopping locations along America’s Main Street, Interstate 95.

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Top 3 Overnight Stopover Cities for I-95 Travelers

Summer means vacations and vacations mean extended travel. Most I-95 road warriors spend a night or two on the way to their destination, and that means finding a safe, dependable, and convenient exit to rest and begin the next day refreshed.

Here are the three most popular I-95 overnight stops based on booked reservations for July 2016. Since these rankings are based on real customer data, these cities attract travelers of all budgets and tastes, and are your best bets for choosing a stopover.

Number One – Florence, South Carolina (Exit 164)

Exit 164 in Florence, South Carolina has a over 20 hotels to choose from, and choices bring on competitive rates. Add to that, this exit  has literally dozens of restaurants from fast food to sit-down. A good selection of gas stations to choose makes it convenient to fill up before you take on the day. One important note: South Carolina, and this exit in particular have some of the lowest gas prices on all of I-95! Check out what’s available off I-95 SC Exit 164.

Number Two – Fayetteville, North Carolina (Exit 49)

Fayetteville, North Carolina is a half-way point for many I-95 travelers and I-95, exit 49 is the most popular stopover exit along the journey. Over a dozen hotels, as well as a great selection of restaurants and gas stations are located here. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit… That’s a great overnight stop! Check out what’s available off I-95 NC Exit 49.

Number Three – Savannah, Georgia (Exit 94)

The popularity of Georgia’s I-95 Exit 94 probably has something to do with shopping… it’s home to dozens of factory outlet stores and the Oglethorpe Mall. This is an exit with a good mix of accommodations (over 20) and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Check out what’s available off I-95 GA Exit 94.


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Construction Will Require Weekend Lane Closures on I-95 in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that their contractor will be patching an I-95 bridge deck, which will require three left lanes on I-95 southbound to be closed.

The bridge is located on I-95 southbound (Bridge over Christina River) south of SR 141 Salt Barn, southwest of Newport.

At all times, two lanes will remain open for motorists. Impacts to I-295 southbound and I-495 southbound should be expected as well due to these lane closures.

This closure will take place from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 until 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, pending weather.

Motorists should be aware that the contractor’s crew and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and anticipate lane shifts.


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Florida I-95 Traffic Impacts on Overland Bridge in Jacksonville

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that there are nighttime lane closures on I-95 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from Park Street to Atlantic Boulevard for road work. Also, nighttime southbound lane closures from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from Atlantic Boulevard to the overpass at San Diego Road.

Also, nighttime road closure on San Diego Road through Tuesday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for bridge construction. Eastbound detour is Martin Street, Philips Highway, Atlantic Boulevard, White Avenue to San Diego Road. Westbound detour is Spring Park Road, Atlantic Boulevard, Philips Highway, Wishart Street to San Diego Road.


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Discover The “New” Daytona Beach

Visitors are discovering a new Daytona Beach – an exciting chapter in the destination’s history showcasing its racing heritage, idyllic East Coast oceanfront location and impressive arts affiliation.

The area is in the midst of investing nearly $2 billion in renovations and construction, all of which make for an even more exciting vacation stay.

Currently underway is a $400 million renovation project at Daytona International Speedway slated for early 2016 completion. In the planning stage are a new Hard Rock Hotel & Café and an upscale Westin. These additions – and an eclectic culinary scene, off-the-beaten-path attractions for thrill seekers and year-round cultural events – offer visitors unexpected delights on their Florida beach vacation and have led to Daytona Beach being selected as one of the Best Florida Attractions in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

Residence Inn Daytona Beach | I-95 Exit Guide
View of the Atlantic Ocean from your room at the Residence Inn Daytona Beach

Accommodations Galore

The area is home to the Residence Inn by Marriott Daytona Beach Oceanfront, opened in March 2015, the new Hilton Garden Inn boutique opened in September 2015, the Chateau Mar Beach Resort boutique property opened in October, and Westin which is currently in the process of a total re-style and transformation of one of the area’s iconic properties. The historic Streamline Hotel, an art deco-style property that once hosted the meeting that launched NASCAR — as well as a recent episode of Hotel Impossible — will be opening as an upscale beachside boutique property in 2016. The legendary Hard Rock vibe is coming to the iconic Daytona Beach shoreline, with construction of a new property expected to be complete in 2018.

‘World Center of Racing’ Reimagines an American Icon

Race fans are already rejoicing over the DAYTONA Rising Project – a $400 million overhaul that’s transforming Daytona International Speedway into the world’s first true motorsports stadium. This world-class facility with premium amenities and unparalleled conveniences opened to fans in January 2016. By the numbers – three new concourse levels now span the frontstretch; five expanded and redesigned fan entrances called ‘injectors’; 11 social areas dubbed ‘neighborhoods,’ each the size of a football field with open sightlines and dozens of video screens to capture the on-track action; more than 60 new luxury trackside suites with patios; 17 elevators and 40 escalators in the new grandstand; and, 101,500 new 20”-21” grandstand seats featuring backs and arm rests. In addition, more than 7,000 solar panels will be installed making the sports complex one of the top five largest solar installations at a professional sports venue in the country.

Daytona International Speedway | I-95 Exit Guide
Daytona International Speedway

Coming in June 2016! New Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Soon visitors to Daytona International Speedway will also be able to tour the new Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The10,000 sf hall of fame, adorned with bronze plaques that feature the sculpted images of over 200 members of the Hall of fame, also has a long list of exclusive sights even non-race fans can appreciate:

  • Dale Earnhardt stock car
  • Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat Dragster
  • Bobby Rahal Indy Car
  • Bill Seebold Powerboat
  • Blueberry Racing Airplane
  • Sox & Martin Pro Stock Barracuda
  • Barney Oldfield “999” replica
  • Bill Elliott Stock Car
  • Jeremy McGrath SuperCross Motorcycle
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird Land Speed Record Car
  • Denny Hamlin’s 2016 Daytona 500 winning car

The exhibit will also display the helmets, driving suits, trophies and memorabilia from Hall of Famers’ Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, Bobby Unser, Parnelli Jones, Dick Mann, Don Garlits, Mario Andretti, Mark Donohue and more! Admission to the hall of fame is included in the Daytona International Speedway tour ticket price.

Tanger Outlets Daytona Beach | I-95 Exit Guide
Rendering of the new Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach

Love to Shop? We Have News!

Tanger Outlets recently announced plans for a new Outlet Mall in Daytona Beach that will open in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season. Located near Interstate 95 and LPGA Boulevard, the center will encompass more than 350,000 square feet of space and more than 80 upscale retailers. Meanwhile, long-popular Volusia Mall just completed a $5 million upgrade, providing shoppers with an even more inviting experience – and the area’s thriving downtown areas, including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach continue to add eclectic, new boutiques and eateries.

One Daytona | I-95 Exit Guide
One Daytona – Daytona’s New Entertainment and Shopping Complex – Opening in 2017

National Retailers to Anchor ‘One Daytona’ Development

ONE DAYTONA is a premier mixed-use retail, dining and entertainment destination across from Daytona International Speedway and minutes from the “World’s Most Famous Beach”. Opening in 2017, Phase One of ONE DAYTONA will include national anchor tenants Bass Pro Shops®, Cobb Theatres, an exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection® hotel called The DAYTONA, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hy’s Toggery, Kilwins Confections, and the popular P.F. Chang’s restaurant. The development boasts approximately 300,000 square feet and will quickly become a place where visitors, race fans and residents live, work, stay and play.

Florida Golf | I-95 Exit Guide
In Daytona Beach you can choose from more than 20 golf courses.

Challenging Greens on Par with All Tastes and Handicaps

Recently ranked in the top 15 places to play golf in the U.S., Daytona Beach offers numerous courses for the serious player and weekend warrior. With year-round affordable greens fees, visitors can choose to play where the pros do – LPGA International, home course of the LPGA and Symetra Tours – or choose from more than 20 other fine courses, all participating in Discover Daytona Beach Golf.

Thrill Seekers Enjoy High-Speed Attractions

Daytona Beach offers visitors plenty of adventure that you won’t find at any other beach destination. How about ziplining through the treetops at ZoomAir Adventure Park? Or, if your need for speed would be better served on the ground, then get behind the wheel of a racecar at the Richard Petty Driving Experience taking a lap around the world famous 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. And speaking of speed, the Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum is slated to open June 29 at the Speedway, in conjunction with its annual induction ceremony. The place where the memory and achievements of the very greatest names in motorsports are kept alive for current and future generations alike, this facility will celebrate every form of American motorsports. For over a quarter century it has honored the greatest legends in cars, motorcycles, powerboats and aviation. The Hall of Fame Museum will be included in all Speedway Tours and will showcase a wide variety of important racing machines, the plaques and stories of over 200 inductees, a movie theater and other ways of honoring the rich history of American motorsports.

About the Daytona Beach Area

Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. Recognized worldwide for its annual events including Bike Week, Biketoberfest®, the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Daytona 500, Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR — and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing.’ With more than 15,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between. Visitors can enjoy the quintessential vacation experience beginning with the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, or choose from a surprising list of attractions and cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene. With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for shelling, swimming and surfing, it is no surprise Daytona Beach was chosen as a Best Florida Attraction and Best Spring Family Break Beach Destination in the Top 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contests sponsored by USA TODAY. To order a complimentary comprehensive Official Visitors Guide or book a stay, visit DaytonaBeach.com.


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Developers Anticipate Construction to Begin on The Outlets at Richmond This Summer

Developers planning to build the Outlets at Richmond, a massive shopping complex just off I-95 exit 89, hope to begin construction this summer.

Craig Realty Group submitted its plans for the development to the Hanover County Planning Department and are hoping for preliminary approval this week.

The Outlets at Richmond will provide an upscale shopping experience with quality brand-name merchandise for the Richmond area and surrounding region.

According to site plans, the complex will consist of four buildings totaling 375,000 square feet of retail space, filled with an exciting selection of nationally recognized retailers as well as trendy local and regional merchants, and surrounded by hotels and restaurants


For more I-95 information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

Fayetteville, NC (I-95, Exit 49)

Fayetteville, NC I-95, Exit 49 | Stopovers | I-95 Exit GuideWhat makes Fayetteville, NC a great overnite stop? You’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnite stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s a great overnite stop!



City: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Exit Number: I-95, Exit 49
Exit Description: NC53, NC210, Fayetteville
Food: Beaver Dam Seafood and Steaks, Burger King, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Jericho’s Restaurant & Lounge, McDonald’s, Mini-Mart (at Amoco, Citgo, Exxon, Shell and Texaco), Pizza Hut, Shoney’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House
Gas: Amoco, BP, Citgo, Exxon, Shell, Texaco
Lodging: Best Western, Clarion Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Deluxe Inn, EconoLodge, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Innkeeper, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Red Roof Inn, Sleep Inn, Super 8
Fayetteville, NC – Book Your Room Now!
Shopping:
Other: to Fayetteville State University
29 miles south is Lumberton, NC, another recommended stopover exit.

Fredericksburg, VA (I-95, Exit 130)

Exit 130 - Fredericksburg, VA | Stopovers | I-95 Exit GuideWhat makes Fredericksburg, VA a great overnight stop? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnite stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! Those exits are great overnight stops!



City: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Exit Number: I-95, Exit 130
Exit Description: VA3, Fredericksburg, Culpepper
Food: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House, Bob Evans Big Boy, Boston Market, Burger King, Captain D’s Seafood, Carlos O’Kelly’s, Checker’s, Chesapeake Bay Seafood, Chi Chi’s Mexican Restaurant, Denny’s, Dunkin Donuts, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Friendly’s, Fuddruckers, Hardee’s, International House of Pancakes, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Lonestar Steak House, Long John Silver’s, Market Street Buffet & Bakery, McDonald’s, Mini-Mart (at Chevron, Citgo, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell and WaWa), Morrison’s Cafeteria, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steak House, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s Fried Chicken, Roy Rogers, Shoney’s, Spotsylvania Mall Food Court Subway, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Taco Bell, TCBY, TGI Friday’s, Western Sizzlin Steak & More, Waffle House, Wendy’s
Gas: Amoco, Chevron, Citgo, Crown, Exxon, Mobil, RaceTrac, Shell, Texaco, WaWa
Lodging: Best Western, EconoLodge, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, Sheraton Inn, Super 8
Fredericksburg, VA – Book Your Room Now!
Shopping: Belk, Best Buy, Big Lots, BJ’s, Borders Book, Burlington Coat Factory, Circuit City, CVS Drug, Fashion Bug, Hecht’s, Hollywood Video, Home Depot, Jiffy Lube, K-Mart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Meineke Muffler, Men’s Warehouse, Office Depot, Old Navy, Pep Boys, Pet Smart, Pier One Imports, Radio Shack, Sears, Service Merchandise, Sports Authority, Spotsylvania Mall, Staples, Shopping, Target, Wal-Mart
Other: to Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Chancellorsville Battlefield, Fredericksburg Battlefield
4 miles north is Fredericksburg, VA, another recommended stopover exit.