Garner is known as a regional shopping hub. White Oak Crossing Shopping Center boasts North Carolina's only Cabela's. Garner also has attracted other regional stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Belk, OfficeMax and Staples. A number of other giants such as Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Pier One have also made shopping in Garner a breeze.
As these retailers have arrived in the community, a number of top hotel and dining establishments have followed. People can now choose from a wide assortment of menus offered by Logan’s Roadhouse, City Barbecue, Buffalo Brothers, Panera, Krafty's Burgers and Brews, Red Robin, Cold Stone Creamery, Outback Steakhouse, Ragazzi’s, Tripps, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s and many others. Visitors can find accommodations at Hampton Inn, Wingate by Wyndham, Holiday Inn Express and more.