With Texas being the second largest state in the USA, stopping at all the best malls might seem like it’d take forever. Well, it doesn’t have to. The key is to visit the state’s biggest cities and there you’ll find the best malls and with the best shopping experiences for you and the entire family.
The Galleria – Houston
5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston
Located in the largest city in Texas, it’s only right that The Galleria would be the largest mall in the lone-star state and the seventh largest mall in the United States. The Galleria offers four levels of upscale and mainstream retail stores, 375 to be exact, including Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Yves Saint Laurent. The mall also features a 20,000-square-foot ice skating rink, two Westin hotels, and a private health club. The only way to shop when in Houston is The Galleria, especially if you want a luxurious and upscale experience.
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine
The Grapevine Mills Mall is located approximately 24 miles from Dallas. Grapevine Mills is an outlet mall that features over 200 specialty retailers, a variety of themed restaurants (most popular, The Rainforest Café), and a movie theater located adjacently outside of the mall. Features like the Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center make the mall extremely family friendly. If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex looking for a shopping center that has all the stores you’ll love plus all the activities and fun the children will love, this is the perfect place for you.
San Marcos Premium Outlets
3939 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX
Located in San Marcos ( 30 miles south of Downtown Austin) these Premium Outlets feature 140 upscale and high-fashion retail stores. Designed after the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy; this luxury outlet mall is the largest in Texas and one of the best in the United States. If you’re more of a shop on a budget kind of person, then you’ll love that just to the right of the Premium Outlets you’ll find the Tanger Outlets, which feature more mainstream retail stores. The great thing about this large outdoor shopping center is that they are constantly having sales and deals at almost every store. If you’re traveling around the holidays and have a chance, try to stop at the San Marcos Premium Outlets for prices and items that can’t be beat.
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
The Domain is located in North Austin and is known for its mix of retail, business and residential operations. This mall features over 100 stores and restaurants, more than 800 residential units and office spaces, and four on site hotels. The area is extremely high-class, featuring posh stores such as Burberry, Tory Burch, and Michael Kors. If planning a trip to Austin, this is an area that will give you the entire five-star experience. From shops, restaurants, and hotels, the atmosphere is an overall good time.
-By Talia Johnson-Watkins