There’s nothing more American than shopping. It’s America’s favorite pastime, right next to baseball and homemade apple pie. Let’s take a look at the top ten largest shopping malls in the USA.
Mall of America
With a name like Mall of America, you know it’s going to be good. There are just endless options at the Mall of America, and there are over 500 stores where you can sate your shopping desires. Whatever you want, the Mall of America probably has a store that can accommodate you. There are over 50 restaurants too, while the average food court has just 20 restaurants. It’s like an international cuisine tour when you walk through the food court. There’s even an indoor amusement park that’s built right into the mall. There’s awesome browsing at Chanel, Nordstrom’s, and Burberry too, for those people who like high-end window shopping. There are mega-stores and endless rows of great shops, like the Lego store and American Girl, to name a few. There is even a tourism office as part of the mall. That’s right. It’s so big that it needs its own tourism office, and you can get a free visitor’s kit so you can plan out your shopping strategy when you walk through the doors.
King of Prussia Mall
The King of Prussia Mall just right outside of Philadelphia is the biggest mall on the East Coast, and it has three million square feet. There’s just shopping fun around every corner, and you’ll never get bored. The space is so big, in fact, that five of the Great Pyramids could fit inside it. Shopaholics will also rejoice at this mall, because there are over 400 shops here. If you’re going around the Christmas season, then buy a Santa’s FASTPASS on the Internet before you visit there, and skip the long line where even the best kids can get tired and annoyed waiting in line to see Santa. With a name like King of Prussia Mall, you know it’s going to be amazing. This is no standard mall, and that’s for sure.
You can get some mega-deals at the huge Sawgrass Mills mall, and it has three unique shopping destinations with a combination of outdoor and indoor shopping venues. There are retail shops featured alongside high-end and lowered-priced fashion outposts, and you can find stores like Burberry Factory Outlet, Saks off Fifth, and Last Call by Neiman Marcus. There is a great little app for the mall too, and you can download the app ahead of time so that you can get new information on special events, deals, directions, and mall hours too.
The Shops at Columbus Circle
This mall in New York City, New York has some fashionable neighborhoods that surround it, some quirky boutiques inside of it, and it has enough pizzazz to stand out on New York’s shopping scene. That’s something hard to pull off for any shopping center. This is a stellar version of a mall that is gorgeous inside, and it is on the level of what you should expect from the Big Apple. There are luxury shops like Thomas Pink, and there is Stuart Weitzman for shoes, and Tumi for luggage too. You can get everything you need to live a posh, urban lifestyle at this amazing mall. You won’t regret the shopping experience, even if you don’t buy anything. There are amazingly stylish dining options here, and the restaurants are high-end and upscale. This is a mall with a food court to match its stores.
The Galleria in Houston, Texas is one of the biggest malls in the United States, and it only makes sense that one of the biggest malls in the United States is in Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas, after all. This shopping emporium that is the size of Texas has snazzy retailers and delicious restaurants, and there’s an ice skating rink under the big glass atriums too. The mall uses Twitter and Facebook to get out news about deals and special events. Make sure to follow it and keep up with all the facts.
If you’re lucky in Las Vegas, you won’t have any problems getting rid of some of your winnings at Via Bellagio, the nicest hotel shopping that you can find anywhere in the United States. There are some of the world’s top designers that sit along this stretch, like Fred Leighton, Fendi, Pradi, and Yves Saint Laurent. Try checking out the Pool Promenade collection of shops as well.
The Grove is located in Los Angeles, California, and you can really imbue your shopping experience with some Hollywood staple at this staple in Los Angeles. It is a shopping destination with some paparazzi, famous clientele, and trendy stores too. See some of the stylish shops too, like Johnny Was, UGG Australia, Madewell, and Anthropologie. You might have also enjoyed Sprinkles Cupcakes there, just in time for the holidays, since it opened in November 2012, and it’s definitely one of the most delicious cupcake stores in the world. Take a ride on the free electric trolley that runs in between the Grove and the closely farmers market.
Tysons Corner is in McLean, Virginia, and it’s just a couple of minutes outside of the Beltway. It keeps the well-heeled DC politicos looking stylish. It’s the biggest shopping mall in the area, and it’s known for its spacious home stores, luxury retailers, and other big stores there too. You can shop in peace during the weekdays there, when there’s less people, because they’re all busy at work.
South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is in Costa Mesa, California, and it has the highest sales of any mall int he country. It’s known for people spending, schmoozing, and browsing. There are over 280 boutique shops there, and there are 30 restaurants. This is definitely the place to be seen if you’re a famous socialite. Some of the best-dressed housewives in California are there. Plus, there are three levels of furniture and house ware stores. There are even four concierge locations where you can check your packages in and free yourself up for more shopping bags too.
Short Hills Mall
Short Hills Mall is in Short Hills, New Jersey. It’s a great place to shop whether you’re a burgeoning fashionista or an old grandmother. There are a wide range of stores, and you’re sure to find whatever you want. It’s just a little bit away from Manhattan, and there are a number of anchor shops that are fully stocked there, and there are some luxury shops there as well. There are even some boutique shops thrown in to the mix of 160 shops. New Jersey is a state that doesn’t charge sales tax for clothing so you’ll be able to splurge there if you want to.