Created: Tuesday, 01 December 2015 16:11
Orlando Holiday Shopping Guide—Where to Shop till you Drop
Central Florida offers locals and tourists one of the most amazing shopping experiences in the Southeast US
Theme parks are a big draw during the holidays, mostly because its season-specific décor, entertainment and programming which delights young and old alike. However, more and more people from all over the country and the rest of the world flock to Orlando’s world-class shopping experience. Here are some of the best places to get unique gifts and amazed friends and loved ones with a present they will always remember.
1. Orlando Premium Outlets: There are actually two of these in Orlando—one at the north end of International Drive and another on Vineland Avenue,near Lake Buena Vista. At the Orlando Premium Outlets you will find a mishmash of top brands from names like Coach, Prada or Michael Kors competing to earn your hard-earned dollars with the lowest prices in the premium retail industry. A little-known secret is that the outlets sell previous years’ fashion at pret-a-porter (ready to wear) prices, saving you hundreds and even thousands of dollars on a complete wardrobe.
2. The Mall at Millenia: If you are looking for premium brands but want the very latest fashion trends, you need to head over to the Mall at Millenia where you will find high-end anchor stores like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, but also highly-exclusive premium retailers like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Salvatore Ferragamo, among many other boutique and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences. And if you happen to get hungry from all the shopping, you can enjoy fine-dining experiences with great lunch prices at Brio’s Italian Grille, The Cheescake Factory, P.F. Changs, and The Capital Grille.
3. The Florida Mall: If you are looking for the traditional shopping mall experience, then plan to spend a whole day at The Florida Mall, located on Sand Lake Road and US 441, halfway between International Drive and the Orlando International Airport. You will find favorite anchor stores like Sears, JC Penney’s and Dillard’s, but also more than 200 brand-name retailers like Fossil, Oakley and GameStop. The Florida Mall’s food court was recently expanded in late 2015 and now you have even more dining options than ever before.
4. Pointe Orlando: Last but not least, Point Orlando is actually closest to Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. Located between International Drive and Universal Blvd., Pointe Orlando is an open-layout shopping venue that doubles as a nightlife hotspot after dark. It also offers some of Orlando’s top dining venues all in one place, including the Tommy Bahama themed restaurant, The Capital Grille, Taverna Opa, and the Blue Martini lounge. You can’t go wrong with spending an afternoon or evening at this amazing shopping venue located across from the Orange County Convention Center.
Ready to travel and start shopping? Explore the latest special rates on the Vista Cay Resort by Millenium website. We are always ready to welcome both new and past guests to the wonderful oasis we’ve got set up in the heart of Orlando’s best tourist district of International Drive. See you soon!