10 Most Friendly Mall-Walking Spots in the US

Mall walking is a fantastic exercise for anyone: it’s shielded from the weather, it’s in a facility with plenty of restrooms and seating areas when you need to take a break, and it features plenty of shops to gaze at while you walk. Try these top mall-walking spots across the country.

Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY

Currently the third largest mall in the state of New York, the Crossgates Mall is packed with stores spanning a variety of specialties and price ranges for prime window browsing. With over 200 stores, it’s perfect for any mall walker who likes watching the shops go by.

The Mall of America, Bloomington, MN

Is there a better ultimate destination for mall walkers in the US than the largest mall in the country? Four floors, over 500 stores, a theme park - the Mall of America has everything you could want and more.

The Forum Shops at Caesar’s, Las Vegas, NV

Want to take in Vegas but you’re not a big fan of gambling or partying? Or maybe you just want some exercise during your Vegas trip without the harsh desert sun. Either way, The Forum Shops at Caesar’s, the mall attached to Caesar’s Palace, is a prime destination.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH

Beavercreek is a modest yet active suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and if you’re looking for a way to get active during those freezing midwest winters, The Mall at Fairfield Commons is your spot. It’s one of the smaller malls on our list with just under 150 stores, but it’s intimate enough to be mall-walker-friendly.

Asheville Mall, Asheville, NC

Some people like to take their mall walks solo. If you prefer a walking group, though, the Mall Walking Club through the City of Asheville’s Harvest House Community Center meets every Friday to stroll the Asheville Mall.

Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA

If you’re in the LA area and looking for a prime mall walking spot, you don’t want to miss the Glendale Galleria. With over 200 stores, plenty of dining options, and a schedule of fun events, the Glendale Galleria always has something to see.

Grapevine Mills Mall, Grapevine, TX

Everyone has their preferences for mall walking, and if you prefer to keep it to one floor, the Grapevine Mills Mall is a perfect fit. It has plenty of square footage without the need to head up an escalator or staircase, so you’ll have no problem getting your mileage in.

Town Center Plaza, Kansas City, KS

The Town Center Plaza is an open-air shopping center for those who prefer a bit of airflow during their walks. It’s an especially popular mall walking destination during its annual Summer Sweat Walking Program, featuring a one-mile loop throughout the mall.

Bellevue Square Mall, Bellevue, WA

Washington might be best known for its picturesque hiking trails, but if you prefer to take your hikes indoors, the Bellevue Square Mall has everything you need. It’s been a community mainstay for 75 years and it’s long been a popular mall walking destination.

Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge, IL

The Chicago Ridge Mall has long been a favorite for mall walkers in the Chicago area, and there’s no wondering why. With a rich array of stores as well as entertainment options, this mall is perfect for getting a daily workout.

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