It might seem as though every time you turn on the news, another department store is closing its doors. It’s no surprise. Online shopping has largely taken the place of browsing shops in person, and malls are no longer the favorite spot for teens to hang out on weekends.
However, shopping malls have not completely died out. In fact, there are still some sizable shopping centers across the country. Check out the most massive malls still thriving across the United States.
10. Palisades Center
Located in the Lower Hudson Valley of West Nyack, New York, Palisades Center boasts more than 220 businesses on four levels, 40 escalators, a bowling alley and even a 60+-foot-tall indoor Ferris wheel.
9. Sawgrass Mills
Outlet store fans will love this supersized mall. With more than 350 outlet and value stores, Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Florida, is the largest mall of its kind in the United States. With 2,383,906 square feet of retail space, the mall’s footprint was designed to look like an alligator from above.
8. Ala Moana Center
Hawaii’s largest mall is the open-air Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. With 2.4 million square feet of shopping space, the center boasts more than 350 shops and restaurants, including a two-story Target store.
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7. The Galleria
Houston’s Galleria Mall spans more than 2.4 million square feet, which includes 400 stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels and three office towers. Its amenities include a post office, two swimming pools, on-site tailors and a full-size ice skating rink.
6. Destiny USA
New York State’s biggest mall is in Syracuse. Originally named the Carousel Center because of the 1909 merry-go-round still featured there, the mall has six above-ground floors and one underground floor. Along with retail shops, Destiny USA has loads of restaurants, a 19-screen theater, entertainment venues and even a chapel.
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5. Del Amo Fashion Center
Located in Torrance, California, Del Amo Fashion Center features 2.6 million square feet of chic shopping venues, eateries and entertainment options. The mall also includes an outdoor “village,” where shoppers can enjoy Southern California’s sunny climate.
So ready for the 3 day weekend
4. South Coast Plaza
Another California contender, South Coast Plaza is a 2.8-million-square-foot mall in Costa Mesa. Guests at the luxury shopping destination can receive assistance in more than 40 languages.
3. Aventura Mall
Florida’s largest shopping mall is the 2.7-million-square-foot Aventura Mall in the Miami suburb of Aventura. Along with more than 300 stores, dozens of places to eat and an array of art installations, this mall also sports a nearly 93-foot-tall spiral structure known as the Slide Tower, which is free and open for public enjoyment.
2. King Of Prussia Mall
Boasting a massive 2.9 million square feet, King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has more than 400 retail stores and a wide array of dining options. Each year, around 25 million shoppers visit this mall, which originally opened in 1963.
1. Mall Of America
Although only 2.77 million of it is reserved for retail, Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the largest mall in the United States at 4.87 million square feet. Shoppers here will find more than 500 stores, dozens of places to eat and loads of attractions, from a comedy club to a 1.3-million-gallon aquarium to Nickelodeon Universe and much, much more.
Have you been to any of these shopping behemoths?