Enclosed malls normally open a half-hour before the stores inside them begin their hours—usually 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. However, that’s just a rule of thumb. Before you head over to a mall to begin your walking workout, do a bit of research and make sure you’re not stuck out in the cold.

Cobb County

Cumberland Mall, 1000 Cumberland Mall Dr., Atlanta 30339

770-435-2206, cumberlandmall.com


Galleria Specialty Mall, 1 Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta 30339

770-955-8000, galleriaspecialtyshops.com


Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw 30144

770-424-0742, simon.com/mall/town-center-at-cobb


DeKalb County

Gallery at South DeKalb, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur 30034

404-241-2431, xt. 3022, galleryatsouthdekalb.com


North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur 30033

404-320-7960, northdekalbmall.com


Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta 30345

770-938-3565, northlakemall.com


Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta 30346

770-394-4270, perimetermall.com


Fulton County

North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta 30022

770-740-9273, northpointmall.com


Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326

404-233-7575, simon.com/mall/lenox-square


Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta 30326

404-261-7910, simon.com/mall/phipps-plaza


Gwinnett County

Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth 30096

770-813-6840, shopgwinnettmall.com


Mall of Georgia, 1825 Mall of Georgia Blvd St. D, Buford 30519

770-271-9458, simon.com/mall/mall-of-georgia

Kathy Dean is a freelance writer and editor based in metro Atlanta.