SPONSORED CONTENT: The American Dream Daycation: Forgo the Flight and Spend A Fantasy Day at This Local Wonderland!
With over three million feet of entertainment, retail and dining, American Dream has something for everyone in the family—no traveling required
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The Parent Fantasy: American Dream’s Shops
When was the last time you browsed at Saks, tried on an Alexander Wang gown or bought some Tiffany earrings? Luxury shopping, or even luxury browsing, isn’t always easy with kids in tow.
At American Dream’s The Avenue, however, you can shop Dolce & Gabbana, Jonathan Adler and Hermès without leaving the building—and perhaps while your kids are surfing the world’s largest indoor wave pool.
And it’s not just high-end retail here — more practical purchases at Altar’d State, PRIMARK, Uniqlo, Ulta and Sephora might be just what the doctor ordered. Plus, there’s plenty of room to get your shopping on — many of these stores, like Aritzia, H&M and Mango are the largest in New Jersey. Lululemon is the largest in the tri-state area and the Zara store is the largest in North America.
The Family Fantasy: American Dream’s Restaurants
If you can drag everyone away from their beloved activities, there are plenty of places to meet up for a meal. The Yard House serves California-inspired comfort food like poke nachos and truffle fries.
Award-winning Texas pitmaster Michael Rodriguez makes his famous 48-hour-smoked wings, brisket sandwiches and ridiculous chili mac at The House of ‘Que. For burgers and beers, and maybe a ball game on TV, stop by 1ST RND.
If your family wants to grab a quick bite between rounds of fun, check out the latest outpost of Brooklyn-favorite Best Pizza, or indulge in artisanal ice cream at Van Leeuwen. There are many more options, and more to come, at the Coca-Cola Eats food court, including Charley’s Philly Steaks, Kelly’s Cajun Grill, Latin Grill, Wendy’s, Jollibee, PORA and Taco Bell.
Does it seem too good to be true? American Dream also offers affordable parking, charging stations and free WiFi. And it’s only a short drive away. So, wish your island-hopping friends bon voyage and get on with your perfect daycation instead.