The Galleria, an international shopping destination that hosts more than 24 million visitors annually, offers world-class shopping with more than 375 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels, and a full-sized ice rink. The Galleria is home to a who’s who list of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. Sitting alongside the upscale boutiques are anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and two Macy's department stores, adding up to more than two million square feet of shopping thrills.
A range of restaurants to suit every can be found throughout The Galleria—from steakhouses and dumpling bars to sandwich shops and fast food. On the lowest level, in the heart of the food court, guests can put their skating skills to the test on an ice rink made famous by Olympian Tara Lipinski or, grab the kids and head for the child-focused Little Galleria Play Area, located on the second level in front of Borders.
The play area, which opened in June 2010, represents a partnership between The Galleria and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Children’s Cancer Hospital. Constructed of soft foam material, the play place is modeled around The Galleria concept, complete with pint-sized versions of Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Williams Tower. The more than 2,000-square-foot playscape incorporates slides, tunnels, play walls and climbers into its activity space.