America’s poshest shopping centers are no longer just about retail therapy: north of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops hosts art exhibitions, outdoor film screenings, and salsa performances. Look for lavish dinners at New York City’s Time Warner Center, where restaurants Landmarc, A Voce, and Bouchon Bakery are hosting themed menus (a recent hit: French Countryside, with tarte flambé and goose-fat fries). San Diego County’s Otay Ranch Town Center has a year-round farmers’ market and a dog park, complete with a drinking fountain for your pooch.
Time Warner Center
Within its 2.8 million square feet, the Time Warner Center offers luxury living, entertainment, fine dining, shopping, a hotel, and business space. TWC houses the opulent Mandarin Oriental hotel, as well as hosts live jazz music at Lincoln Center. The Shops at Columbus Circle are also located in this landmark building, and it includes more than 40 retailers, a Whole Foods Market, and a 40,000-square-foot fitness club. The center's many restaurants are run by famous chefs like Thomas Keller (Bouchon Bakery and Per Se) and Masayoshi Takayama (Bar Masa and Masa, one of the world's most expensive restaurants).
Otay Ranch Town Center
The shopping area has a year-round farmers’ market and a dog park, complete with a drinking fountain for your pooch.