Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall in Hampton Roads.

City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began in 2000.

Major stores: Animare Salon & Spa, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, Jos. A. Bank, Talbots, Ten Thousand Villages, Aroma's Specialty Coffees & Bakeshop, Taste Unlimited.

Number of stores: About 35

Hours: Vary by tenant.

Contacts: 873-2020; citycenteratoysterpoint.com

The Gallery at Military Circle. 880 N. Military Highway in Norfolk. 900,000 square feet. Opened in 1970.

Major stores: Cinemark 18, JCPenney, Macy's, Ross Dress for Less, Sears.

Number of stores: 140

Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12-6 p.m. Sunday.

Contacts: 461-0777, galleryatmilitarycircle.com

Greenbrier Mall. 1401 Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake. 897,626 square feet.

Major stores: Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, Sears.

Number of stores: 120+

Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Saturday; 12-5:30 p.m. Sunday

Contacts: 424-7300, greenbriermall.com

Hampton Towne Centre. Big Bethel Road at Hampton Roads Center Parkway and Interstate 64 in Hampton. 300,000 square feet. Opened in 1997.

Major stores: AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24, Books-A-Million, Rite Aid, Farm Fresh, Plaza Azteca, Ruby Tuesday, Chuck E. Cheese, T.J. Maxx.

Number of stores: 25