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WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS THE CAPITAL OF THE
UNITED STATES. SHOPPING IN THE CAPITAL IS TYPICAL OF ANY
LARGE AMERICAN CITY. MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES ARE SITUATED
IN THE DOWN TOWN OR CENTRAL CITY AREA WHILE THE SHOPPING
MALLS ARE IN THE SUBURBS. THERE ARE SHOPPING MALLS AT
PENTAGON CITY AND WHITE FLINT SUBWAY. FOR SPECIALITY
SOUVENIRS OF THE CAPITAL THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP ARE GIFT
SHOPS AND BOOKSHOPS IN THE MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND
MONUMENTS.

NEW YORK IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE BOROUGHS. MANHATTAN, THE
BRONX, QUEENS, BROOKLYN AND STATAN ISLAND. DOWN TOWN IN NEW
YORK IS LOWER MANHATTAN. AROUND THE HARBOUR GOOD PLACES TO
SHOP ARE GREENWICH VILLAGE AND FOURTEENTH HUDSON STREET.
BOTH HAVE A LARGE VARIETY OF CRAFT SHOPS, GALLERIES AND
BOOKSHOPS. CHINA TOWN IN NEW YORK IS SITUATED ALONG MOTT,
PELL AND DOYERS STREETS. FIFTH AVENUE IS NEW YORKS MAIN
SHOPPING STREET, MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES ARE BETWEEN THIRTY
THIRD AND FIFTY NINTH STREETS.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE ENCOMPASSES THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
WHICH IS THE FIFTH LARGEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES. THE
MAIN SHOPPING AREA IS ALONG MARKET STREET EAST. FOUR MAJOR
DEPARTMENT STORES ARE FOUND ON EIGHTH AND THIRTEENTH
STREETS. ANTIQUE SHOPS ARE CONCENTRATED ON PINE STREET
BETWEEN NINTH AND TWELVETH STREETS. THE READING TERMINAL
MARKET AND THE ITALIAN MARKET ARE GOOD PLACES TO FIND FOOD
SPECIALITIES. PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY IS WELL KNOWN FOR
ITS AMISH AND MENNONITE COMMUNITIES. GOOD PLACES TO SHOP
ARE THE FARMERS MARKETS. MANY HOME PRODUCED FOODS ARE SOLD.
THE AMISH AND MENNONITE WOMEN ALSO MAKE EXCELLANT QUILTS.
WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE MARKET DAY IN BIRD IN
HAND. TUESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE MARKET DAY IN
LANCASTER.

FLORIDA IN THE SOUTHEAST IS FAMOUS FOR ITS THEME PARKS AND
HOLIDAY RESORTS. THE CITY OF MIAMI IS SITUATED ON THE
MAINLAND WHILE MIAMI BEACH IS LOCATED ON AN ISLAND
CONNECTED TO THE MAINLAND BY BRIDGES ACROSS BISCAYNE BAY.
BISCAYNE BOULEVARD IS THE MAIN STREET OF MIAMI RUNNING
ALONG BISCAYNE BAY. THERE IS A LARGE SHOPPING CENTRE AT
BAYSIDE MARKET PLACE. LITTLE HAVANA IS A SOUTHERN DISTRICT
OF THE CITY OF MIAMI. HERE HAND ROLLED CIGARS CAN BE
PURCHASED ALSO CUBAN FOOD AND CRAFTS. NEARBY CORAL GABLES
IS AN AREA KNOWN FOR ITS ART GALLERIES AND BOUTIQUES.

LOS ANGELES ON THE WEST COAST OFFERS MANY FAMOUS SITES.
HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, SUNSET STRIP, BEVERLY HILLS AND
DISNEYLAND. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES IS LOCATED AROUND THE
GRAND CENTRAL MARKET WHICH IS NORTH OF PERSHING SQUARE.
THERE IS ALSO THE FARMERS MARKET WEST OF BEVERLY HILLS AT
FAIRFAX AND THIRD. THE MAIN SHOPPING STREET OF LOS ANGELE
IS RODEO DRIVE.

IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE IN NEW MEXICO STATE THE PLAZA IS
THE CENTRE OF THE OLD CITY. ALONG THE FRONT OF THE PALACE
OF GOVENORS THE PUEBLO INDIANS SELL HANDMADE SILVER AND
TURQUOISE JEWELLERY. THE TURQUOISE IS OF A VERY HIGH
QUALITY. CANYON ROAD ALONG THE SOUTH BANK OF THE SANTA FE
RIVER IS THE AREA WHERE PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND CRAFTMEN
LIVE AND A GOOD PLACE TO LOOK FOR SPECIAL SOUVENIRS.

POPULAR CITIES:
NEW YORK | LOS ANGELES | SAN FRANCISCO | LAS VEGAS | MIAMI
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