Having just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that gave the mall interior an incredible facelift, the Galleria Mall in Dallas has returned to its high-class status as what is probably the city's favorite shopping local. The space is well-lit, with skylight windows lining the entire ceiling through the main fairway. The mall is built on four levels – three above ground for shopping and one below with several eateries and a skating area. Located at the intersection of I-635 (LBJ Freeway) and the North Dallas Tollway, the Galleria Mall is easily accessible from all angles for all patrons.
You'll find specialty stores galore (including souvenir shops specifically promoting your vacation location, such as Destination Dallas and Texas Treasures), the Westin Hotel (conveniently attached to the mall for easy access), and classy, upscale restaurants (The Oceanaire in the Westin Hotel often draws a special crowd – look for Lamborghinis and Ferraris at the valet parking area out front).
Several convenient services can be found at the Galleria Mall, including the Bank of America for financial needs, dry cleaning services (for travelers staying in the Westin Hotel), and shoe shine services (inside Macy's). Also Banana Republic Gap Old Navy Macy's Nordstrom Saks Fifth Avenue The Westin Hotel Galleria.
In the lower level, you'll find several restaurants (including Bennigan's and Le Madeleine's) surrounding the Ice Rink (hours vary, but Monday through Thursday typically offer availability from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and again from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, with skating straight through from 11:00am to 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday). Admission to the rink is $7.00, with a $3.00 skate rental fee.
On the three upstairs levels, you'll find jewels such as the Levi's Store and Slappy's Puppet Playhouse (check showtimes with the store). Mall hours are typically Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with department store hours varying.
Anchor Shops: Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Westin Hotel Galleria