Mall at Short Hills
An easy one-day excursion from New York City
Luxury shopping in an upscale suburban setting
Anchoured by Nordstrom, Sak's Fifth Avenue,
Neiman Marcus, and Macy's, the Mall at Short Hills offers one
of most luxurious shopping experiences in the U.S.
This is a great shopping mall.
Your trip from New York City to the Short
Hills Mall takes takes you through an interesting
section of urban and suburban life.
You pass by
several charming "Leave It to Beaver" suburbs. This
part of New Jersey is one of the wealthiest areas in the United
When you reach the Short Hills Mall, you are in a very
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Reaching the Mall at Short Hills
at Short Hills is easily reached by New
Jersey Transit trains from Penn Station in New York City.
On your way, you'll pass by the Short Hills
station, but won't get off there.
After arriving at the Summit station, you transfer
to the nearby mall using either a local bus or taxi.
At Penn Station, buy an inexpensive day return
New Jersey Transit rail ticket to Summit.
Exit the Summit terminal on the side facing
the shops for a taxi or on the side facing the park for
a local coach.
The bus stops along the main highway that runs
along the park. Do not cross the highway.
The bus drops you at the Nordstrom entrance to the Short Hills Mall.
This trip is best done weekdays when trains
and coaches run more frequently. However, avoid the early morning
and late afternoon rush hours.
The stores at the Short Hills Mall
At Short Hills Mall, the Nordstrom department
store is a must stop for any visitor.
The stores in this deluxe chain offer perhaps the best customer
service of any large chain in North America. It is simply outstanding.
Soothing live piano music greets you as you walk in. Exceptionally well-trained staff serve you.
These stores sell record levels of merchandise per square foot.
If your feet are hard to fit, the Nordstrom shoe section is known
for carrying all sizes. It'll even sell you one size shoe for one
foot and another for the other at no extra cost.
Marcus also offers an interesting shopping experience.
This chain is best known for its outrageously creative holiday
More accessible price-wise is the popular Macy's. You'll save
some taxes here instead of purchasing at the main store in Manhattan.
You'll also find a large selection of mostly upscale smaller stores.
See the Mall at Short Hills link below
for the full selection.
Be sure to visit the Mall
at Short Hills website to learn about
incentives for out-of-state and international visitors.
Click on the out-of-town visitors link at the top of the home
page and then go to "out-of state and international visitors" to
print out savings coupon(s).
Hilton Hotel and Spa
If you slip into the shopping "zone" and
cannot stop, you'll find a Hilton Hotel and Spa across the street.
This deluxe hotel is known for its excellent
Of course, you need not go across the street
to dine when at Short Hills.
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