Find That Special Gift
While Visiting the Lone Star State
From Danno Wise
With the holiday season well underway, shopping is foremost
on the mind of both Texas residents and visitors. Lucky for
them, Texas has a wide variety of unique shopping venues to
experience while trying to find the perfect gift.
For shoppers looking for a “mall experience,”
each of the major cities in Texas offer at least two mall
options. Some malls, like the Galleria in Dallas are home
to upscale shops and restaurants. And, when you’re ready
for a break from the shopping, both the Dallas Galleria and
the Houston Galleria have ice rinks located inside, allowing
shoppers to drop their bags and skate – or just relax
while watching others make figure-eights on the ice.
The Mills malls are also popular among shoppers in
the Lone Star State
located a short drive from Dallas, and Katy Mills, just outside
of Houston, offer dozens of specialty shops – most of
which aren’t included in other malls or strip centers.
And, don’t forget one of the most unique malls in Texas,
San Antonio’s Rivercenter Mall, which offers a wide
array of shops and restaurants, as well as an IMAX theater
– all situated on San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk.
If malls aren’t big enough to satisfy your shopping
needs, try visiting either the Houston or Dallas Trader’s
Village locations. Promising “good deals in a state
fair atmosphere,” Trader’s Village is a combination
of entertainment, dining and shopping – all in one location.
Other large-scale shopping options include outlet centers,
such as those in San Marcos and Conroe.
Of course, not all of the shopping options in Texas are located
in major cities or large malls. Small towns such as Wimberley,
Fredericksburg, and Lewisville have unique shops, restaurants,
art galleries and more to satisfy your shopping needs.
In short, whether your shopping aspirations are big or small,
you can find what you’re looking for somewhere in Texas.