Visitors to the Orlando area come for many reasons: theme parks, nearby beaches, family, conventions and (my personal favorite) world class shopping. Nothing beats finding the must have items, whether it’s a gift for friends or family or a gift for yourself. Orlando can’t be beat with our amazing shopping spots! But you may be wondering “where should I start?” Have no fear! We’ve got your ultimate guide to shopping in Orlando right here!!
Love mall shopping? We have two amazing malls to fit your needs!! Looking for upscale or luxury items? Check out the Mall at Millenia, where you’ll find Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co, Brietling, Chanel, Apple and more. This luxurious mall features 2 stories of shopping plus a spacious food court with Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen and many fast food options. Looking for something a little less luxurious? No worries! Check out the Florida Mall, Orlando’s largest major shopping mall! Enjoy shopping at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, JC Penney, plus smaller specialty shops such as H&M, The Disney Store, Gap, and more! You’ll even find ThinkGeek’s first brick & mortar store and the brand new Crayola Experience. While the food court is smaller, you’ll still find plenty of options!
It’s not just the name brands that bring people down here for shopping trips…It’s the outlet shopping trips. If you’re a bargain hunter, get your wallet ready because Orlando is home to Orlando Premium Outlets (with 2 locations! One on International Drive and one closer to the Disney area on Vineland Ave) and the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. You’ll find outlet shops for everything, ranging from Betsey Johnson to Nike to Neiman Marcus Last Call to Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to Coach and more. Housewares, kitchen gadgets, clothes, shoes, accessories…everything! You’ll find it at great discounted rates at our great outlets.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, try the new Artegon Marketplace, located across from the Orlando Premium Outlets on International Dr. Artegon is a collective of local run shops, housed in the repurposed Festival Bay Mall building. Here, you’ll find art, skate shops, Gods & Monsters (a comic & pop culture shop), home décor, jewelry and so much more. Marketed as an “anti-mall”, Artegon is unique for sure. Still want a unique shopping experience but with an outdoor option? Don’t worry! Stroll the streets of downtown Kissimmee and Celebration and you’ll find trendy boutiques with clothes, accessories and home furnishings. Or take a trip north of Downtown Orlando and visit Winter Park’s downtown Park Ave for luxurious shopping & dining.
Mixing shopping with fun and games is made easy with a trip to Kissimmee’s own Old Town. Here, you’ll find a roller coaster & ferris wheel, right alongside quaint & eclectic shops and dining. Plus, on Saturday nights, you can enjoy the weekly Nite Cruise for you can watch class cars cruise by. Other weekly events include street parties and muscle car showcases. It’s a fun filled spot where you can get your shopping fix while the kiddos head to the family fun center to play arcade games.
Ok, but what about antiques and collectibles? Well, if you don’t find anything that meets your needs at Artegon Marketplace, you won’t have to go far! The historic downtown areas of Kissimmee and St. Cloud feature many options for collectors, plus art galleries, doll shops, local dining and more. If you don’t mind a longer, but more scenic drive, take a day trip to Mount Dora to find some really great antiques! We promise you won’t regret this “off the beaten path” antiquing trip.
The avid shopper in your family will love knowing that they have plenty of options while visiting Kissimmee. The best part of all of this? When you stay in a Magical Stays Vacation Home, you don’t have to worry about tripping over shopping bags in your already cramped hotel room! You’ll have plenty of space to fill with your great bargain finds and more.