Bangor has a lot of shopping to offer. From traditional malls to unique boutiques, shoppers should be delighted especially when visiting the charming historic downtown where local shopping is at its best.

Downtown Bangor has many original shops and a wide variety of options. The Briar Patch is a great little bookshop that has a lot of options for young readers as well. For funky gifts, check out The Rock & Art ShopCentral Street Farmhouse or Metropolitan Soul. For outdoor gear, try Epic Sports.  There are a number of antique shops, the largest is The Antique Marketplace with booths of stuff ranging from yard style finds to true antiques. Lots of art galleries and the University of Maine Museum of Art  (free admission) provide a variety of local art and famous masterpieces. Local art and jewelry is available at Maine Jewelry and Art. Many new restaurants have opened downtown, making it a great place for a pub crawl or a meal out with the family. There is a variety of ethnic choices from Chinese (Panda Garden) to Mexican (Verve) to Indian (Taste of India). Upscale restaurant choices include Blaze and Fiddlehead. More casual options include local institution Bagel Central and newcomer Harvest Moon Deli. Don't miss local shopping and dining in a great downtown area!

If you need to get a lot done fast, you can go to the Bangor Mall which has more than seventy shops under one roof.

Many people also travel to the Sprague's Nursery for beautiful flowers, Christmas trees in season, or just for the gift shop.