More than shopping
Discover a world of family fun wherever you are in the USA. Simon Mills® centres are located across the States, in and around major tourism destinations.
Shopping is a favourite pastime for Australians visiting the US. For travelling families, striking a balance between retail therapy and action-packed adventures is essential. Fortunately, The Mills® have this equilibrium down to an art. As part of the Simon Shopping Destinations, which unites over 100 shopping centres across the United States under its umbrella, The Mills centres offer not only knockout brands at unbelievable prices, but also great entertainment and attractions for all ages, plus delicious dining options to suit every taste.
The Outlets at Orange™
Combine a trip to nearby Disneyland with an afternoon of laid-back fun in this beautiful open-air centre. Shoppers can take advantage of both outlet and retail stores, and the whole family can immerse themselves in the movies at the AMC 30 Movie Theatre with IMAX or challenge themselves at the Vans SkatePark, one of the largest indoor skate parks in Southern California. There’s also Lucky Strike Bowling, a Burke Williams Day Spa and the amazing Thrill It Fun Center for kids, including laser tag, the Adrenaline Arcade, a high ropes challenge, a three-level interactive Ballocity, rock climbing and a mechanical bull. There are also over 25 restaurants, bars and cafés, including a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, where parents can try one of the award-winning hand-crafted beers. A trip to The Outlets at Orange would not be complete without shopping at the more than 120 name-brand outlets and value retailers, such as Bloomingdale’s – The Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.
“Simon Mills has this equilibrium down to an art, offering great entertainment and attractions for all ages, plus delicious dining options to suit every taste.”
The Golden State’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination is found just 48 kilometres east of LA, filled with over 200 stores. Experience dining with a difference in the Rainforest Café, or laugh until your sides ache at the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre. Kids can pick up a souvenir at the LEGO Store or the Disney Store Outlet, an emporium overflowing with the latest in official Disney merchandise, from toys and clothes to Disney collectibles for even the most discerning fan. They can even make a new friend at the Build-a-Bear Workshop. There are more than 30 furry creatures to make and love, but beware; these stuffed animals are so much fun to create, parents will want to join in, too.
Sawgrass Mills® & The Colonnade Outlets
Discover the destination in South Florida for the largest selection of name-brand outlets and value retailers at knockout prices. Shop more than 350 stores, 90 exclusive to South Florida. A variety of dining options are available at 13 restaurants and two food courts, along with outdoor dining. Kids will love the Game Room’s arcade games, simulators and attractions at The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills. The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills features an impressive collection of 70 luxury outlet brands, including Coach Factory Outlet, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Prada.
With direct flights from Australia into Dallas, it makes sense to kick off your American adventure in the Lone Star State. As well as cowboys, ranches and spaceflight, Texas is home to sensational shopping, including the more than 180 stores you’ll find at Grapevine Mills. North Texas’ largest outlet and value retail shopping destination is about 30 minutes north of Fort Worth and Dallas. Here, families will be entranced by SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, with more than 4000 square metres of display tanks filled with thousands of sea creatures. Spot a giant octopus, reef sharks, green sea turtles and stingrays as you walk around, then explore the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center. This huge facility is more like a miniature theme park, with 15 different rides and attractions, including a 4D cinema, a LEGO factory tour where you can create your own brick, and the Pirate Beach, a water playground with jets, fountains, cannons and water slides.