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The old town of Spring, Texas is still alive with the old houses turned into quaint shops and specialty stores. The prices are quite high but it's especially fun around Christmas time to see the place decorated and hopping with busy shoppers. I like to go on quiet weekends to visit the local businesses and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Old Town Spring offers restaurants, eateries, wine tastings, and more. So you can visit even if your pocket book is not very deep. The last two times I've spent three dollars total on a quick drink.

The streets are very packed so be careful. I would highly recommend the parking on the left of the shops. Take the right fork on the road and turn right at the first intersection. You'll see it on the right. That's the only place to park during their wine, crawfish, and Christmas festivals. During those times you might be charged to something like $3-5 to park but on off weekends I've never had to pay for parking. You can also try parking on the street if you're good at parrallel parking.

I enjoy the shop owners more than I do the merchandise. They are usually very friendly and helpful. It makes it hard to walk out empty handed though...

Old Town Spring also has two bathroom facilities. One up by the front of the area and another towards the parking area. They are not port-a-potties!! I hate those things...

What to buy: They have really cute items such as Texas memoriabilia, women's clothing, and figurines.

What to pay: Prices are more expensive than the mall but I don't go to spend a bunch of money. It's more the window shopping and experience

Address: Main and Gentry Streets have the best shops
Directions: Old Town Spring is just east of I-45 on Spring Cypress
Phone: 1-800-OLD-TOWN
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.oldtownspring.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 29, 2009
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