there are tons of places to stop and eat to ensure you're fueled for a full day of shopping. realistically, i'd love to have a whole weekend there to make sure i hit up everything i want, but i know that's not feasible. so i gather a list of stores i want to stop at, i check to see if there are any sales or events, and then i hit the pavement. comfortable shoes are a must as is an outfit that's easy to take on and off in the fitting room. oh, and snacks, of course.
if you've never been, i highly recommend checking out wrentham. you can drive, organize a group tour, or take a bus. you're sure to find something for everyone (it is the holiday season, after all), and have a great time.
disclosure: i was provided a complimentary day at the wrentham outlets; i was not required to write this post but hey it was awesome and i thought you should all know how awesome it is.