People go to the malls for many different reasons. Some go to unwind, some go to meet with friends, while others go shopping and dine out, and some just want a change of view or environment. Whatever the reason is, you’d want something that will make your visit worthwhile. So, if you are visiting Houston, Texas, or are living in the area, here are the top malls that will not disappoint you:
- The Galleria
The Galleria is the largest mall in the whole of Texas and has over 30 million visitors every year. This is a great place to bring your family as there’s something to do for everyone. It has 400 fine stores, two high-rise Westin hotels, and restaurants for different cuisines. It is a popular destination for both tourists and locals.
The Galleria has a play area for kids, an ice rink, swimming pools, banks, high-end shops, beauty salons, and even a postal office. It also has a huge parking space and even valet parking stations. You, your family and your friends will never get bored at The Galleria. Almost everything you need can be found in this enormous shopping center.
- Memorial City Mall
Built during the 1960s, the Memorial City Mall has undergone a complete renovation in 2000. Located at Memorial City Way, it carries not only top fashion brands but also mid-priced brands. Aside from the retail stores, you can also find several food choices in their food court.
Aside from retail shops and food and drinks, you can also find pet services, fitness, gifts, and entertainment. Some of the interesting events they have are video game nights, movies, fitness sessions, and ice skating. This shopping center may be smaller than The Galleria but you’ll surely enjoy hanging out at this place.
- River Oaks District
If you want a nice ambiance, high-end shops, and upscale meals, the River Oaks District is the place to be. Even if it’s your first time to visit the place, you won’t get lost because it has directory stations everywhere. Some restaurants offer outdoor dining that offers a great view.
What keeps River Oaks District apart from other shopping centers is its theater. The River Oaks Theater was built in 1939 and up until this day, it continues to serve and entertain its guests. Apart from food and fashion, you can also purchase home furniture and gift items. They also have spa services where you can relax. Same with The Galleria, this mall offers valet parking, private lot parking, garage parking, and even parking for bikes.
- Vintage Park Houston
This shopping center was established in 2008 that was inspired by an Italian shopping center. You can relax outside by just admiring the beautiful landscape and comforting fountain. The inside is Mediterranean-inspired. The place is clean and carries some unique stores.
Aside from shopping and dining, you can find services for health and wellness, business, and entertainment. If you have nothing to do on a Friday night, enjoy live music between Cantina Mexican Restaurant and Coco Crepes. They don’t offer valet parking but the parking space is huge and there’s also a space for bikes.
- Highland Village
If you’ve experienced the beautiful and brightly lit Highland Village which has been a custom now, then say thanks to the owner of the Highland Village shopping center. It was built in 1957 but the landscape has been well-maintained.
Although they are known for high-end stores, they also carry numerous retail stores for every budget. It’s a one-stop shop for all your needs, such as home, clothing, gifts, and food. The place offers valet and private lot parking. The place is always clean and it has a very comfortable lobby.
Be sure to visit these malls one of these days with your family and friends. Everyone will definitely have a great time.