Top 10 Largest and Best Shopping Malls in America Today
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For better or worse, shopping is a popular American pastime. The activity could even be considered a sport for those hunting a good bargain, a hobby, or even "retail therapy"—a fun way to reduce stress. If you're on a tight travel budget, "window shopping" can be an experience all its own.
Whether shopping is your thrill or you just want to experience some U.S. culture, visiting one of America's biggest malls is a must.
1. King of Prussia Mall – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Area – 259,500 sqm
This boasts of being the largest mall in the USA.
It is a luxury mall with numerous upscale retailers. With a wide variety of stores that cater to all income brackets. With numerous restaurants and cafes it almost seems like they will have whatever you feel like eating.
Due to the sheer size of the mall many of the retailers have more than one shop in the mall. While Coach, Victoria Secrets, and H&M have two stores each, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels has five. Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Sears, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, JC Penney, Lord & Taylor all have their stores at the mall. With an answer to everyone’s needs, The King of Prussia mall rules the roost and holds the crown of being the biggest mall in the USA.
Total size: 2,793,200 square feet
Total stores: 450
Address: 160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
2. Mall of America – Minneapolis – Saint Paul
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Area – 258,200 sqm
This mall attracts over 42 million visitors annually and employs over 12,000 workers. It is big enough to fit seven Yankee Stadiums inside.
The mall is symmetric and has a rectangular floor plan with the stores arranged along 3 levels of pedestrian walkways. The mall is organized into four zones each with its own distinctive style. The Nickelodeon Universe is an indoor theme park in the center of the mall with roller coasters, rides and other attractions. It has a miniature golf section with 18 holes.
They also have the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium within the mall. The mall is presently hosting an exhibition called “Barbie : The Dreamhouse Experience”, which will be open to the public for two to three years. Visitors can tour the Barbie house, try on clothes in her virtual closet and make virtual cupcakes in her kitchen. With all this and more going on at the mall it is an exciting time for everyone to spend time at this mall.
3. Aventura Mall – Florida – Miami
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Area – 250,000sqm
The biggest shopping mall in Florida, Aventura Mall is home to more than 300 stores and five department stores.
The mall attracts approximately 28 million people each year, making it a melting pot of Florida's many cultures. Aventura Mall promises fine shopping with stores such as Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, and Tiffany & Co.
American Dream - East Rutherford, New Jersey
American Dream is the one of biggest mall in the USA with 3 million square feet. It is the home to Dreamworks Water Park, the largest indoor water park in the country, as well as the Nickelodeon Theme Park, a giant Ferris wheel with a view of the NYC skyline, North America's only indoor all-year-round ski resort, an indoor freshwater wave pool, ice skating rink, and of course, a variety of 450 stores to shop at.
Total stores: 450+
Address: 1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
4. South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, California – Los Angeles
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Area – 250,000sqm
This upscale luxury shopping center, is the largest mall on the East Coast. The architecture of this mall has chandeliers that are in the shape of inverted pyramids and the escalator atrium leading to the third floor is designed on the lines of The Pyramid of Khufu. With Italian marble flooring and fountains and water features this mall is a visual delight. In 2004 this mall received the Federal Trademark as “The Ultimate shopping Resort”.
Many ultra luxury brands, having very few boutiques worldwide have chosen the South Coast Plaza to house their stores in. With the top brands like Chanel, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior and many more and the high street fashion houses like Zara this mall caters to all income brackets. The additional features that give the South Coast Plaza an edge is their valet service, concierge services, courtesy umbrellas and the hot beverage service. All these little touches add to its popularity. It also holds “Fashion Plates” which is a 10 day annual Restaurant Week which is a promotion of its high end restaurants at discounted rates.
5. Del Amo Fashion Center – Torrance – California – Los Angeles
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Area – 230,000sqm
This huge mall boasts of a huge store of the Burlington Coat factory, along with other stores like Coach, Crate & Barrel, Old Navy, Macy’s, Nordstrom and many other stores.
An open-air lifestyle center has new specialty stores, dining options and entertainment along with a 18 screen multiplex cinema. With food and entertainment and shops galore what more can one ask for?
6. Destiny USA – Syracuse – New York
Area – 228,000sqm
Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York, feels like a different world when you first walk through its doors. Many attractions hide in its corners, bringing together adults and kids at places such as Dave & Buster's, comedy clubs, and the antique carousel.
In this Central New York shopping paradise, shoppers can check out luxury shops but also find bargains at outlets and 99-cent stores.
7. Sawgrass Mills – Sunrise, Florida – Miami
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Area – 221,472 sqm
Score mega-deals at the extra-large Sawgrass Mills, made up of 3 unique shopping destinations with a combination of indoor and outdoor shopping venues.
Retail shops are featured alongside lower-priced and high-end fashion outposts like Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks off Fifth and the Burberry Factory Outlet.
8. The Galleria – Houston – Texas
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Area – 213,530 sqm
The Galleria is visited by 26 million shoppers each year making it one of the most visited destinations in Houston area. The mall consists over 400 shops and restaurants, two high rise hotels, and three office buildings.
The shopping opportunities are unlimited at world class stores - Neiman Marcus, two Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.
9. Roosevelt Field – Garden City – New York City
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Area – 208,528sqm
Roosevelt Field is the premier shopping mall in the state of New York. With more than 270 specialty stores, you will never go home empty handed with the Roosevelt Field Mall.
Some of the famous anchors in the mall are Bloomingdale's, JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Neiman Marcus.
10. Woodfield Mall – Schaumburg, Illinois – Chicago
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Area – 206,600 sqm
This mall is the largest shopping mall in Illinois. This enclosed mall has anchor stores like J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s , Nordstrom and Sears.
It is a haven for shoppers with its numerous stores with upscale and high street brands. This upscale, super regional shopping mall has an answer to everyone’s needs.
Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota
With an unbelievable 5,600,000 square feet of retail space, there are almost 13 acres of the mall to explore. It is so big that it even has its own zip code.
The Mall of America have 550 stores, an indoor theme park, an aquarium, an escape room, a 5D theatre, a mirror maze, a movie theater, a golf course, a comedy center, and so so much more!
Address: 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
You have just discovered the 10 largest shopping malls in the US (updated in 2022).
You'll probably discover even larger shopping malls around the US, but not yet in the Knowinsiders.com Rankings because it doesn't fit the criteria of being Both Largest and Best.
More than just offering retail therapy and shopping sprees, shopping cities across the United States are getting bigger and better, now featuring malls with a variety of entertainment options on top of its already growing list of retail stores.
Of the 10 biggest and best shoppingg malls in the U.S today, there are certainly a lot of different options to choose from!
The biggest shopping malls can be found all over the U.S, and each has distinct features and attractions that you may want to add to your “must-visit” list.
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