Galleria / Uptown
Shiny chrome rings suspended above intersections welcome visitors to Houston’s shopping trifecta. Anchored by Westheimer Road – Houston’s main thoroughfare – and Post Oak Boulevard, the Uptown area is a fashionista’s paradise. More than 700 retailers, fine dining, sports, and hotels sit within two square miles. Inside Texas’ largest shopping mall, the Galleria, more than 375 stores, two hotels, an ice rink and endless food options make it a popular destination. For an alfresco experience, follow Post Oak Boulevard north to Uptown Park, where well-heeled boutiques fill the Italian-inspired shopping villa, or drive (just inside the Loop) to Highland Village, where national-brand restaurants and retailers mix with locally owned shops.