The Galleria
The Galleria
4.5
Ballets • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Shopping Malls
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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More than 26 million visitors each year seek the dynamic & fine shopping environment uniquely offered by The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally. International guests and Houstonians blend seamlessly in the center while on shopping excursions or entertaining guests at one of the signature eateries. Spanning 2.4 million square feet of space, housing 400 fine stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers, The Galleria is Houston’s most popular retail and tourist destination, meeting every style and taste.
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Marissa L
3 contributions
Dec 2022
Excellent Shopping experience with a ton of options. It can get overwhelming if you don't know which shops you want to head to as the mall is huge. They have plenty of online directories in the mall to help. Loved the ice skating rink and the 3 story Christmas tree.
Written 6 January 2023
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MS
Kabul, Afghanistan232 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We visited the Galleria in Dec ‘22 with our young children. The building is pretty massive and looks like it is multiple interconnected structures based on the inside appearance. The kids enjoyed the ice ring although it’s pretty expensive and they don’t have and support structures for little kids who are learning how to go out on the ice. We were there for a couple hours and there are too many shops so we stuck the the Italian designer section. The place has a mix bag of patrons and shopping for any budget. It was a little annoying that you had to through a few steps in and out of the connected garage. It felt like a split level home with that varying floor levels. Good place to do some serious shopping but be prepared to deal with crowds.
Written 30 December 2022
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stetuck87
Houston, TX1 contribution
Dec 2022
The mall is very nice. It's a big mall and you can spend a fun afternoon.
This shopping center is full of shops, of almost all kinds and big French brands, especially at not cheap prices and with queues to get in
Written 21 December 2022
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Barb P
Madison, WI151 contributions
Nov 2022
Really just a huge confusing mall. Half the escalators did not work in Holiday Shopping Season. Not very clean either.
Written 30 November 2022
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BadgerRetirees
Racine, WI160 contributions
Nov 2022
So nice to go to a mall that wasn't full of empty store fronts. We enjoyed both the shopping and dining experiences - the variety of both was excellent. We got lost a couple of times and would have appreciated more guides/maps/info services but spent almost a full afternoon there.
Written 17 November 2022
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Angel-Trails
Canada160 contributions
Oct 2022
Galleria is fun to walk around and browse, they have variety of shops and also restaurants and cafes,
Written 8 November 2022
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Danny Jackson Thompson
Houston, TX1 contribution
Nov 2022
A very complete shopping center that offers a wide variety of entertainment for adults and children. It has stores of all prices, although it is mostly focused on the public with luxurious tastes. It has an ice skating rink, restaurants of many kinds and an always curious to see Tesla store.
It is not essential but it is very curious and deserves a visit.
Next door it also has the Water Wall monument fountain so characteristic of Houston and the Williams building.
Written 7 November 2022
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GeeGeeWhy
Sydney, Australia87 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Sales tax fees shopping is a huge scam. The tax counter is a privately owned enterprise and takes half of your sales tax refund even though the counter advertises it as a sales processing fee. The fact that no sales staff are across this and mention it is also crazy.

They also close way earlier than the shopping centre closes. Makes for a stressful shopping experience as a traveller. Then the counter won’t process a refund for clothing items. You’re better off just shopping within the airport honestly.

As a galleria it’s definitely huge and has loads to do, but it’s not worth the time as a traveller.
Written 6 November 2022
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NuadaJim
Santurce, Puerto Rico15 contributions
Jun 2022
Great experience, with all of the stores and good restaurants in the mall.

We loved the steak house and the restaurant inside Saks.
Written 25 October 2022
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travel6345
San Jose191 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We were a little worried about safety based on some of the reviews, but didn't really see anything or anyone suspicious on a weekday morning. The parking areas have endless signs to watch out for trouble and do not leave anything in your cars. We left our luggage at hotel before visiting.

Other than that it's a plain mall with the same stores at most other malls. It seems big like a lot of walking but somehow
It didn't have anything unique. The waterwall is nearby which is great, but I wouldn't waste time visiting this mall when on vacation.

Also we found it difficult with a stroller as we only found one elevator near us.

Maybe for international travelers who have never been to an American mall or for people who want to walk indoors.
Written 24 October 2022
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The Galleria is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM