There are a ridiculous number of places for tourists to shop in Orlando. Unfortunately I can’t cover them all, so I’ll tell you my two favorites in two categories.
Shop in Orlando Malls
This one is easy. My top choice is Florida Mall. It’s the largest in the region and has many stores that aren’t available in other area malls such as Nordstrom’s. There is a great variety of choices from low-end Sears and J.C. Penney to mid- and high-end retailers. A little north of Florida Mall on Sand Lake Road is one of my favorite bargain stores Old Time Pottery. They offer a huge variety of household items at really low prices. You do have to hunt, however.
My second choice is the Mall at Millenia which is a beautiful mall with great dining options available as well. This mall is a high-end mall and much smaller than Florida Mall. The area around it offers numerous additional shopping and dining options. Rack Room Shoes located to the east of the Super Target is a real find if you’re looking for shoes. Their prices are reasonable and the selection is incredible (they carry a lot of shoes in ‘wide’ for men which is great for me).
Orlando Outlet Shopping
Another category is outlet shopping. I’ll be honest, this one is very tough to pick a favorite. The Premium Outlets in Lake Buena Vista and off of International Drive are the best in the area. They do have a lot of the same stores but they each have stores unique to Orlando.
Other Orlando Shopping Options
I’m not going to rate any flea markets, be it tourist or local, because I refuse to shop at them. Since others do like them, you can find one of the best lists of flea markets here.
If you prefer to experience a small-town market, check out the Winter Park farmer’s market. Browse the nearby shops on Park Avenue. The area is truly delightful.
Want to know some of my other favorite places to shop? Read about them here…
I hope this information was helpful in planning where to shop in Orlando. For additional information, including locations and hours of our area malls and outlet stores, please visit our Mall Shopping Directory and our Outlet Shopping Directory. If you need further information or have tips to share of your own, contact us!