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Antique Here: 4 Towns to Stop and Shop

Whether you are looking for a special present or you enjoy strolling through history, antique stores offer travelers a chance to do both at the same time. Check out four top antiquing towns worth a trip.

Denver, Colorado

Take a trip to Broadway in Denver. On this street, travelers will find Antique Row, where they can search through blocks of hidden gems and stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants along the way. Village Antique Mall hosts 60 vendors selling a variety of items — from the Victorian era to 1960s shabby chic and beyond — for affordable prices.

Charleston, South Carolina

In the coastal city of Charleston, antiquers can shop like royalty in the King Street Antique District. Travelers will find English antiques at George C. Birlant & Co., French pieces from the 17th through 19th centuries at Jacques’ Antiques, and fine chandeliers and more in Golden & Associates Antiques’ 3,500-square-foot showroom. From Myrtle Beach, Charleston is only about a 2.5-hour drive, making it an easy day trip for Club Members staying at either Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club, or Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.

Buchanan, Virginia

Start a day of shopping at the bottom of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you’ll find yourself in the town of Buchanan. The small city offers visitors five outlets featuring specialty items, like the Barefoot Peddler, known for its hand-painted furniture, or the Purgatory Emporium, featuring more than 40 vendors’ collectibles. Afterward, catch a film at the vintage Buchanan Theatre, open since 1919.

Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Head to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and discover Adamstown, sometimes referred to as Antiques Capital, USA. Find jewelry, furniture and more. Browse among the 20 antique stores in the area, then visit Stoudts Black Angus Antiques Mall to find more collectibles and sample the fresh bread and beer brewed on-site.

*Photo by Emily Carlin, Flickr.