Who doesn’t love to have a shopping day at a great mall? Malls are the best, right? They have such a huge range of stores housed in one big building. Luxury designer boutiques, as well as budget-conscious shops fill up these centers providing those who visit an excellent choice of goods and services. But some of the better malls don’t just have stores. They offer a lot more!
10 Fantastic shopping malls you should visit
The Grove is the perfect mall for you to go to if you want to get that Hollywood style without having to navigate infamous Rodeo Drive. It is situated on part of the historical Farmers Markets in LA. The mall spans over two floors and is home to some seriously stylish stores, all your favorite fashion, denim and beauty shops. The only anchor store at The Grove is Nordstrom, but there is also a bit of a British invasion with Topshop and Topman. After you’ve browsed through the shop selection and seen a movie at the 14-screen movie theater complex, there are plenty of opportunities to get a bite to eat. The Grove has all your favorite chain restaurants and smaller local restaurants around the Farmers Market.
South Coast Plaza
The South Coast Plaza shopping mall is located in Costa Mesa in the Orange County. This mall is the largest on the west coast and has the highest sales in the whole country. The Plaza sells mostly luxury designer goods in their upscale boutiques as the location of the mall is surrounded by some of the best beaches and holiday resorts. If high-end designer stores are out of your range, South Coast Plaza also has all of your favorite anchor stores: Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. You will be spoilt for choice at South Coast with over 280 retail stores and 30 restaurants.
After you’ve won large at the Casino, why not hit the shops? Via Bellagio is housed inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Therefore the mall is extremely high-end. With the sort of visitors and clientele passing through the building, the stores have to be top shelf! And they are. Their impressive store listing includes some of the biggest international designers such as Chanel, Prada, Fendi and loads more. If the store selection inside Via Bellagio is a little out of reach, then there are plenty other little shopping places just around the corner. The Promenade shops, Bellagio Lobby shops and Via Fiore shops have a selection of art, accessories and home wares.
The Galleria in Houston is a shopping mall with over 375 stores and is the largest mall in Texas. It also happens to be the eighth largest in America. This shopping has an amazing ice-skating rink inside! So not only can you browse the amazing shops, but if you feel like it you can go for an ice skate. Cool, huh? The mall contains all of your favorite and trusty anchor stores like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. There is also a mergence of bigger designer stores like Louis Vuitton and jewelry brands Tiffany & Co and Cartier. There are over 50 restaurants to dine in as well as having two Westin hotels for accommodation.
Mall of America
The Mall of America is the largest in America and receives the most traffic throughout the year with over 40 million visitors. This mall has over 500 stores, giving those visitors and customers an amazing selection of stores to browse. But that’s not the only reason why this mall is the best. You’re going to need a bite to eat browsing all those stores, right? And you’ll easily get that from one of their 50 restaurants and food shops. There’s also some fun for the kids too. There’s a Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and a LEGO emporium. This isn’t just your regular shopping mall. This is an experience. Before you visit this place, a game plan would be a good idea.
You will find the Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, Florida. This mall is the seventh largest in America with more than 350 stores, providing their visitors and customers with an array of affordable and high-end outlets from Super Target to Neiman Marcus. Located only 30 minutes from Miami International Airport, what’s special about this mall is the design. It is divided into three sections, combining an indoor and outdoor shopping experience. There is the main mall, the outdoor section named the Oasis, and the outlets section filled with shops and restaurants.
Tysons Corner Center
Tysons Corner Center is the largest and first enclosed and climate-controlled shopping complex in the Washington area. It has over 300 stores with anchor stores Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, L.L. Bean, Macy’s and Nordstrom. The Plaza play section of Tysons is great for the kids as it’s filled with fun activities and festivities all year round. Not only is the shopping great at this mall, but the food options are good too! There are so many amazing restaurants and eateries to choose from if you find yourself getting hungry, as well as entertainment options like the AMC Theatres. The mall also happens to have accommodation facilities in the form of VITA Apartments and the Hyatt Regency.
King of Prussia Mall
Located just outside Philadelphia, the King Of Prussia Mall is the largest on the east coast of America, taking up an area of 3 million square feet. Inside this massive area are over 400 stores with a majority of them being luxury high-end shops with a blend of more affordable boutiques. There are two sections of the mall, the Plaza at King of Prussia and the Court at King of Prussia. Both areas have their own anchor stores such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. This mall has a great selection and is sure to have all your favorites in one place to shop until you drop.
The Mall at Short Hills
The Mall at Short Hills is said to be New Jersey’s premier shopping destination. This mall is only a short drive from Manhattan. And anyone who has heard of Manhattan knows that it is a happening place with an amazing selection of shopping nearby. To be able to keep up with that competition within driving distance, The Mall at Short Hills has an excellent range of stores catering for all kinds of shoppers. The mall houses 160 specialty stores such as high-end designer boutiques like Chanel and Gucci, anchor stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s, as well as your trusty favorites J. Crew and GAP.
The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Shops at Columbus Circle in Manhattan sit in a prime location, contained in skyscraper buildings and right near Central Park. With such a great location, come great stores. With so many shopping venues throughout the streets, The Shops at Columbus Circle have to have something that pulls in the customers. And they do. There’s mostly only luxury, upscale brands and designers. Think of brands like Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman and Coach. But not only are the stores amazing. The mall has fantastic restaurants too such as Per Se, which is a Michelin 3-star restaurant, Masa and Porter House New York. Just to name a few