When you’re not hanging out with Mickey, checking out Hogwarts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, sunbathing at your Orlando Villa or even lazing around at one of Orlando’s many beautiful beaches, Florida is an amazing place to shop and grab some fantastic bargains. Below is a list of the best places to shop so get your comfy shoes on and make some room in your suitcase…
The Mall at Millenia
If you are looking for an upscale shopping experience then The Mall at Millenia, Orlando’s award-winning shopping destination is definitely the place for you. Find yourself surrounded by luxury interiors with a display of magnificent glass ceilings and stunning fountains which is sure to whet any shopaholics appetite. With an impressive selection of exclusive stores including Chanel, Gucci, Luis Vuitton, and Prada plus many US retailers such as Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Apple, The Mall at Millenias’ 150 plus shops and restaurants are sure to cater to everyone’s tastes and prove an unforgettable destination for luxury shopping and fine dining.
The Mall at Millenia is located only a few minutes away from all the major attractions in Florida including Universal Orlando®, and SeaWorld® which is approximately 10-15 minutes drive and Walt Disney World® just half an hour away by car.
The Florida Mall
Florida Mall is the largest Mall in central Florida and boasts more than 270 shops and dining options within it’s 1.9 million feet of shopping space meaning you can enjoy many wonderful hours of retail therapy. With an abundance of fashion, accessories, electrical and health, and beauty shops there’s something for everyone at The Florida Mall, not to mention some exclusive first-to-market gems such as Central Florida’s only Disney store and one of only five M&M’S® locations found in the world.
Florida Mall is expecting to see some exciting new developments in the Summer of 2015 including a redeveloped dining pavilion offering eating options to cater to the health- conscious as well as the addition of the Crayola Experience, great for entertaining the kids!
The Florida Mall is roughly a 15 minutes drive south of the city with a 30 minute drive from Walt Disney World and 10 from Sea World.
Orlando Premium Outlets
Orlando’s Premium Outlet is America’s largest outlet chain and has two huge malls in the Orlando area, one on International Drive and the other based on Vineland Avenue.
From up to 180 shops to choose from including Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, forever 21 and a great selection of sports shops such as Nike, Adidas and converse offering discounts from 25% up to 65% – this is definitely the place to go and grab some bargains!
The International Drive mall is south of the city and is roughly a 25 minutes drive from Disney World or 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando. Vineland Avenue is a little further south and just short of a ten-minute drive from Sea World.