-- Best Shopping Malls
Westfield Garden State Plaza (Westfield)
Largest mall in area in NJ> NJ's first shopping mall, opened in three stages between 1957 and 1960 and fully enclosed in 1983> Anchor stores Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom> Specialty stores include Tiffany, Versace, Gucci, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, also outlet for Tesla Motors> Food options include one of NJ's few Shake Shacks> Parent company Westfield Corp., founded 1959 and based in Australia, 2014 restructuring separated Australian and New Zealand centers into new company, now owns and operates 35 shopping centers in US and United Kingdom, announced September 2017 national partnership with Uber ride service to host designated drop-off and pick-up stations for Uber vehicles at all of its shopping centers.
The Mall at Short Hills (Millburn)
High-end mall consistently ranks in top 10 for best malls in US TravelChannel.com> Located 23 miles west of Manhattan, across road from Hilton Short Hills Hotel in center of affluent region including Millburn, Summit, Madison, Livingston> Over 40 boutiques and specialty stores include Hermès boutique; Louis Vuitton travel and leather goods; Prada men’s and women’s leather goods; Ghurka handmade leather collection; Boll & Branch bedding and linens; Bonpoint children's couture; Swarovski crystals and gemstones; Henri Bendel womens' accessories; Intimissimi fine Italian lingerie Department stores Bloomingdale's; Nordstrom, Nieman Marcus, Macy's> Dining includes Legal Sea Foods, California Pizza Kitchen> Grand Court seating area for relaxation.
Bridgewater Commons (Bridgewater)
Opened 1988> Specialty stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Kors, Disney, Swarovski> Anchors Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Macys, technology includes Apple, Microsoft> Food options include Shake Shack, McCormick & Schick's> AMC Movie theater> Adjacent "The Village at Bridgewater Commons" located directly across from Bridgewater Marriott hotel, anchored by Crate & Barrel and Maggiano's Little Italy, contains 15 other stores and restaurants> Located at intersection of Route 22 and Route 202/Route 206 near entrance to I-287 North> Owned by GGP Properties based In Chicago, also owns Willowbrook Mall, Paramus Park and Woodbridge Center in NJ.
Cherry Hill Mall (Cherry Hill)
One of oldest malls in US, when opened 1961 largest mall in nation, first enclosed and climate-controlled mall on East Coast> Selection of high-end retailers, Henri Bendel, Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, lululemon athletica, Swarovski, along with anchor stores Nordtrom, Macys and JC Penney and an Apple store> Located eight miles from Philadelphia at intersection of Haddonfield Road and Route 38> Owned by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in ownership and management of shopping malls, also owns Moorestown Mall and Cumberland Mall (Vineland) in NJ.
Hamilton Mall (Mays Landing)
Opened 1987, two-level mall on Black Horse Pike, largest mall in Cape May and Atlantic counties with over 1 million square feet of retail space> Located off Atlantic City Expressway> Anchor stores JC Penney, Macys and Sears> Specialty outlets Buckle, Express, Pac Sunand Zumiez.
Willowbrook Mall (Wayne)
Two-level shopping center has a large food court, a simple layout Stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Bloomimgdale's Home Furnishings, Coach, Disney, Michael Kors, Swarovski> Anchors Bloomingdales, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Sears, also technology retailers Apple, Microsoft and Best Buy> Located just off I-80> Owned by GGP Properties based In Chicago, also owns Bridgewater Commons, Paramus Park and Woodbridge Center in NJ.
Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold)
Opened 1990 just west of Freehold Raceway on land originally used as horse stables> Located at intersection of Routes 9 and 33> Specialty stores include Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, lululemon athletica, L.L. Bean, Swarovski, Apple and Microsoft> Nearly 1.7 million square feet in leasable area, second largest shopping mall in NJ> Anchors Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macys> AMC theater with plush seats
Monmouth Mall (Eatontown)
Owned by Kushner Companies, real estate firm of Kushner family, Jared Kushner former principal until divesting interest and resigning to become senior adviser to father-in-law President Donald Trump> Kushner Companies proposed controversial 2017 joint venture with Rouse Companies for $500 million renovation to add 700 units of apartment housing and new retail space, but opponents of scale of project elected November 2017 now council majority> Anchor stores Macys, Lord & Taylor, JC Penney, Boscov’s> Specialty stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, Aldo, American Eagle Outfitters, Children’s Place, Forever 21, H&M, Hollister Co., Modell’s Sporting Goods, New York & Company> 15-screen AMC Multiplex Theater with IMAX> Restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Johnny Rockets, Ruby Tuesday, TGI Fridays, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Chipotle Mexican Grille and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Menlo Park Mall (Edison)
Located on Route One just off Garden State Parkway> Originally opened 1959 as open-air complex, named after Thomas Edison's first laboratory in Menlo Park area of Edison about two miles from Mall> Structure renovated to become fully enclosed and re-opened 1968> Includes AMC Dine-in 3D movie theater with restaurant and bar service at seats> Anchor stores Nordstrom, Macys> Specialty stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Disney, Michael Kors, Sephora, Apple> Owned by largest global real estate company Simon Property Group, publicly traded real estate investment trust with ten locations in NJ.
The Quarter at Tropicana (Atlantic City)
Three-story shopping and entertainment complex within Tropicana hotel and casino designed as streetscape themed on historic Havana> Retail includes Erwin Pearl, Swarovski. Marshall Rousso, Francesca's Collections> Dining options include The Palm steakhouse, Carmine's Italian, Cuba Libre, PF Chang.
Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls)
Located off Garden State Parkway at Exit 100B, outdoor center with 120 stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Burberry, Gap Factory Store, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger> serves the nearby communities of Belmar, Manasquan, Red Bank, and Wall Township. Also while visiting, we have even more choices in stores in our sister center Jackson Premium Outlets® which is located only 25 minutes away.
Jackson Premium Outlets (Jackson)
Located off exit 16 of Interstate 195, just 2 miles from Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park> 70 stores ranging from jewelry to women's apparel to sportswear, including Banana Republic, Coach, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Under Armour.
Gloucester Premium Outlets (Gloucester Township)
Access from Philadelphia and Atlantic City via route 42 exit 7B> Features 90 stores including Nike, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, Armani, Banana Republic, Guess Factory Store, J.Crew Factory> Food options include South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, Kung Pao Wok> Owned by Simon Property Group, largest global real estate company with 10 locations on NJ