Mall of America Is Going to Get Even Bigger, So These 6 Other Huge Malls Better Step Up

As if it wasn't already big enough, the Mall of America — the county's biggest shopping center — is getting even bigger. Over the next decade, Minnesota's pride and joy will almost double in size. Although many brick-and-mortar retailers are dropping like flies, the executive vice president of business development for Mall of America is confident about the future of the mall. "[It's] about experience, creating a destination. It's about giving the customer an experience they'll leave their laptop for," said Maureen Bausch.

We have to agree with Bausch. While we are obsessive online shoppers, there's nothing quite like going into your favorite shop or department store and picking something out... in person. And while you may have a favorite mall in mind that has never let you down, may we suggest planning a trip to one of these seven instead — they are the most enormous malls in the country. Consider this a challenge.


Location: Sunrise, Florida

Size: 2,383,906 square feet

Number of Stores: 350

Number of Subways, Taco Bells, and Tony Romas: 2 each (Total of 6)

Number of Movie Theaters: 23

Stores You'd Travel Here For: Saks Off 5th Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center

Random Notable Attraction: Rock climbing wall


Location: Syracuse, New York

Size: 2,450,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 230

Number of Floors: 4

Number of Dedicated Ice cream and/or Yogurt Shops: 5

Available Parking Spaces: 9,500

Stores You'd Travel Here For: L'Occitane Outlet Store, Michael Kors Outlet

Random Notable Attraction: Indoor Go Kart Racetrack (Pole Position Raceway)


Location: Torrance, California

Size: 2,500,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 314

Places You Can Get BBQ and/or Buffalo Wings: At least 6

Stores You'd Travel Here For: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Aveda

Random Notable Attraction: LA Fitness (In case you feel like squeezing in a work out... )


Location: Costa Mesa, California

Size: 2,800,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 250

Sales Per Square Foot: $800 (the national average is $411 per square foot)

Yearly Revenue: $1.5 billion dollars per year (the highest in the country)

Stores You'd Travel Here For: Chloe, Intermix, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier (and pretty much any other high-end designer you desire)

Random Notable Attraction: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, if you can afford to watch the ballet after you spend your life savings. If not, there's also a carousel.


Location: Aventura, Florida

Size: 2,700,000 square feet

Number of Stores: 300

Number of Eateries: 18+

Number of Macy's Locations: 2

Stores You'd Travel Here For: Dior, Stuart Weitzman, Macy's, Bloomingdales

Random Notable Attraction: Coco's Day Spa and Salon (who are you kidding — you'll need a massage after half a day of shopping here)


Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Size: 2,793,200 square feet currently, but will be 2,900,000 after its upcoming expansion

Number of Stores: 400

Number of Eateries: 40+

Number of Auntie Anne's Pretzels: 5

Number of Parking Spaces: 13,376

Stores You'd Travel Here For: Neiman Marcus, Hermes, Tory Burch

Random Notable Attraction: Valley Forge National Historic Park (it's a mile away, but you might need some greenery to remind you that there is life outside the mall)


Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Size: 4,200,000 square feet

Size in Yankee Stadiums: 7+

Number of Stores: 500

How Long It Would Take For You To Visit Each Store for 10 Minutes: 86 hours

Visitors Per Year: 40 million

Stores You'd Travel Here For: QVC (a brick-and-mortar, y'all!), Club Monaco, Nordstrom Rack

Random Notable Attraction: Chapel of Love (because yes, some people want to get married at the mall)

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