No matter where the holidays take you this year, you’ll want to make sure you have a gift for everyone on your list – and maybe a little something for yourself, too.
While visiting with friends and family this holiday season, take time to enjoy some shopping, dining and entertainment together. Malls are offering shoppers a variety of unique experiences along with plenty of must-have stores and unique pop-up shops.
901 Market Street
Located in Center City Philadelphia, this shopping center spans three city blocks. That’s 826,000 square feet of indoor space to explore! What’s more, visitors can enjoy tax-free shopping on clothing and shoes.
Wonderspaces – Discover immersive and interactive artwork at this permanent venue. It currently features 15 art installations, including two virtual reality short films.
City Winery – This award-winning urban winery and restaurant offers wine-inspired, locally sourced fare, making it a great place to take a breather after the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.
Candytopia – Find the perfect sweet treat at this real-life candy land. Purchase tickets.
Round 1 – Find bowling, pool and other amusement at Round 1. According to the House Rules, guests ages 18 and under need a guardian of 25 or older after 5 p.m. For more information, see here. Please note, policies may vary per location.
AMC Theater – Movies are officially back! Head to the theater for the latest in blockbuster entertainment.
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
Tysons Corner, Va.
Visitors can find 300+ retailers, including first-to-market and new concept stores, at Tysons Corner Center in Virginia.
Selfie WRLD – Here’s a chance to immerse yourself in fun, eye-catching and interactive art installations. And who knows, you might just snap the perfect picture to become your holiday greeting card!
Capital Grille – Head to this restaurant for nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and acclaimed world-class wines.
Eddie V’s – Eddie V’s celebrates America’s Gulf Coast. Menu highlights include gulf oysters, all lump crab cake, seared Hawaiian mahi-mahi, broiled Georges Bank scallops and more. Curbside and in-store pickup are available.
Coastal Flats – This 1950s coastal-Florida inspired restaurant will give you tropical vibes, even in the middle of winter. Popular dishes include jambalaya eggrolls, shrimp fritters, lobster bisque and burgers. Curbside and in-store pickup are available.
La Sandia – Head to La Sandia for authentic Mexican cooking, including salsas and sauces made from scratch daily. Also home to 100+ types of tequila, handcrafted margaritas are made ‘al gusto’ with your choice of tequila. Curbside and in-store pickup are available.
1900 Military Road
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls features over 200 outlet brands and a variety of services. Here you’ll find mall staples like Adidas, Bath & Body Works, Pink, Reebok and more, along with unique pop-up stores.
Dave’s Christmas Wonderland – A family-owned and operated business, Dave’s Christmas Wonderland is home to the largest selection of everyday and seasonal home décor in Western New York. Curbside and in-store pickup are available
Applebee’s – For casual, American dining, head to Applebee’s Grill and Bar. You’ll find salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta and steak.
India Grill – Don’t let the name fool you. There’s something for everyone on this menu, where talented chefs with decades of experience feature a variety of flavors and techniques.
Pita Gourmet – Looking for a variety of authentic Greek cuisine? Head to Pita Gourmet and enjoy the ultimate Greek food experience.
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
The Fashion Outlets of Chicago features an indoor, luxury outlet shopping experience with 130+ designer brands. It was also voted MAPIC’s “Best Outlet Centre in the World.”
The Collection Art Installation – “The Collection Where Art Meets Fashion” features permanent and rotational exhibits from emerging and established artists. There are currently 19 permanent commissions, including painted stairs and elevators, a vintage chandelier and other murals.
Chicago Burger Company – Chicago Burger features fresh, prime Angus beef cooked to order, along with hot dogs, salads and chicken, making it a good option for picky eaters.
Crepe Café – There’s nothing like a fresh, warm crepe after a day on your feet. Thankfully, there’s the Crepe Café on level one of this mall.
520 North Michigan Avenue
Located on the famed Magnificent Mile, this four-level shopping center spanning six iconic blocks is anchored by the highest-performing Nordstrom in the nation.
Eataly – Here, visitors can enjoy the offerings of 23 eateries, one fine dining restaurant and 21 retail departments, including a bakery, pastry counter, fresh pasta counter, meat and fish counter, Nutella corner, wine bar and store and two coffee bars.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – With fresh seafood creations, hand-carved steaks and an award-winning wine list, this spot offers a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere. Live jazz and blues music plays nightly in the restaurant’s V Lounge.
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen – Home to delicious, crave-worthy food, this spot has something for everyone, all in a comfortable atmosphere. Partnering with local farmers and small best-in-class purveyors, Doc B’s uses the highest-quality ingredients in all their homemade dishes.
Lao Sze Chuan – Lao Sze Chuan-Downtown is headed by celebrity chef Tony Hu. Offering authentic, traditional Sichuan cuisine and Asian fusion entrees in a casual, trendy environment, this one’s worth a visit.
Which shopping center would you like to visit this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below.