Shopaholics rejoice! The nation’s next greatest shopping haven has arrived. Orlando, Florida offers unique shopping experiences for every taste and budget. Don’t miss a minute of what this destination-shopper’s paradise has to offer.
5 and 1/2. Artegon Orlando
Keep your eyes open for Orlando’s newest shopping attraction, reopening soon! Technically this is not one of the best places to shop in Orlando yet, because they are still doing a complete makeover of this former “Festival Bay Mall“. But we know already that it will be great! Artegon Orlando will be Florida’s largest open-air marketplace presenting an exclusive blend of stores to explore. With both major brands to shop as well as local artisanal shops, offering unique souvenirs.5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
5. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Known as the best kept secret when it comes to finding a great shopping deal, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores has many popular stores to delight the bargain shopper. Popular brands include Aeropostale, Eddie Bauer, Nike, and the only Old Navy outlet store in central Florida.15657 S Apopka Vineland Road (State Road 535), Orlando, Fl 32821
Tip: Don’t want to navigate? Leave it to the pros. Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlets offer a free shopping shuttle from many area hotels, so all you have to worry about is how many shopping bags you can carry back with you.
4. The Florida Mall
Beautifully constructed with both indoor and outdoor shopping spaces, The Florida Mall offers a unique shopping experience for everyone. Walk amongst the swaying palm trees in the Florida sun and enjoy stores like Forever 21, Zara or H&M. If the sun becomes too much, pop inside one of the cool high-end department stores like Nordstrom or Saks Fifth Avenue.8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
3. Orlando Premium Outlets
If bargain hunting is more your style, don’t miss Orlando Premium Outlets. With two locations and more than 200 different stores, a luxury-lover’s wonderland awaits at this beautifully-crafted outdoor mall. J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger and The North Face are just a few of the shops you’ll find. Happy deal hunting!4951 & 5269 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
8200 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32821
Tip: The International Drive location has plenty of great deals to choose from, but the Vineland location has more high-end designers (think Burberry and Prada).
2. Park Avenue at Winter Park
Just a few minutes away in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park, the European-inspired shopping venue of Park Avenue boasts popular stores like Chico’s and Restoration Hardware, as well as unique boutiques to find a special souvenir.
Park Avenue doesn’t just include shopping, however. This district is jam-packed with activities to suit anyone’s taste. You can take a scenic boat tour on the idyllic chain of lakes located in Winter Park, or catch a round of golf at the country club. The dining options at Park Avenue are second to none. Whether you’re in the mood for Thai, burgers, a smoothie or French bistro fare, you won’t leave hungry. Perhaps a snack or a little dessert better suits your style; a number of coffee and sweets shops will kill your craving. And for those needing a cocktail hour pick-me-up, Park Avenue boasts two wine bars to offer a respite from a fantastic day of exploring.Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Tip: If you need a break from all of the great shopping, the Park Avenue area also boasts a number of museums and art galleries to explore.
1. Mall at Millenia
Located between the major theme parks and downtown Orlando, the Mall at Millenia offers a beautifully crafted air-conditioned shopper’s paradise. With more than 150 stores, the mall offers something for everyone. From department store familiarity like Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus, to mall staples like Gap, Forever 21 and American Eagle. Luxury seekers will be pleased with the selection of high-end stores as well, with memorable brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Chanel.4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
Tip: If all the indoor miles you’re clocking makes you stomach growl, Mall at Millenia offers a wide range of great eating options, including P.F. Changs, Brio Tuscan Grille and California Pizza Kitchen.
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