5085 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Hours of Operation: 10 am to 8:30 pm
The Galleria is one of the most prominent shopping malls that you can find in Texas. The massive shopping mall offers more than 400 restaurants as well as stores. The total floor area here is over 2.4 million square feet. You will not just be able to enjoy shopping here, but you can also try many other activities such as ice skating and swimming.
What can you do at The Galleria?
The Galleria is a paradise for shoppers. That's because you can shop for anything you want here! Since there are hundreds of shops, you will be able to spend the entire day shopping and relaxing. Some of the featured stores that you can find in The Galleria include Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Moreover, you can find casual shops like J. Crew and Gap as well.
But... Galleria is not all about shopping.
You can also explore the U-shaped Water Wall Fountain here. This is among the most photographed sites in Houston. This was created back in the year 1985 by internationally recognized architects, John Burgee, Philip Johnson, and Richard Fitzgerald Partners. The attraction pumps more than 78,000 gallons of water every 200 minutes. This is a great place to go on a picnic with your family members.
You can test your ice skating skills here at The Galleria as well. This is one of the most popular ice rinks in the region. If you are visiting here during the holiday season, you can explore the massive Christmas tree as well. People who are complete beginners to ice skating will be able to take part in private ice skating lessons.
After spending a busy morning shopping, you will be able to relax in the evenings at The Galleria. There are numerous spaces located around the shopping mall for you to relax. On the other hand, you can discover your inner Texan by heading over to the Boyert Shooting Range.
What to eat and drink?
You can find award-winning bars and restaurants in The Galleria. For example, Pondicheri is a great place to have brunch. This is currently one of the top 10 restaurants in Texas. You can also visit Chef Hugo Ortega's restaurant, which is one of the most popular restaurants in the region. Likewise, you may visit the Richmond Arms, which will help you with getting an authentic English pub-like experience.