Shortlist
Recently Viewed
You have not viewed any villas yet. When you do, they will appear here for easy reference.

Search


Categories

About This Guide
Latest Articles
Most Viewed
Random Selection
Articles With Photos
Meet The Authors
Accommodation   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Animal Kingdom   page 1 / 2
Cruising
Days Out   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Dining   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 / 33
Discovery Cove   page 1 / 2
Disney General   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Disney Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Epcot   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Florida History   page 1 / 2
Golf   page 1 / 2 / 3
Hints and Tips   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Hollywood Studios   page 1 / 2
Magic Kingdom   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Miscellaneous   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17
Museums
Night Life
Other Activities   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15
Other Florida   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14
Other Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
Owners Vacation Diary   page 1 / 2
Places to Visit   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Planning your Trip   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Sea World   page 1 / 2
Shopping   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Shows
Sports and Recreation
State Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Travelling   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Universal Parks   page 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Water Parks

Florida Guide > Shopping

Shop, Shop, Shop!

You will want to do some serious shopping sometime during your holiday in Orlando and here I have some tips to help you through the mountain of retail opportunities in the area.

First, choose where you want to shop: this will probably depend to some extent on where your vacation villa is situated.

If you are in the 192 area then you will probably head for Premium Outlets. This is located at 8200 Vineland Avenue (zip is 32821) or there is Mall of Millenia; you will find this at 4200 Conroy Rd ( zip is 32839)

For those staying on the 27 there is the more recently opened Posner Center which has all the usual stores and is easy to get round. You just drive your car from store to store loading the boot as you go.

Also north on the 27 is Clermont Lakes which is very similar to Posner.

Then of course there is the dear old Florida Mall which those of us that have been going to Florida for a long time know and love. A very big mall that requires a lot of walking.

Lastly, The Loop is getting very popular and you will find that at 3208 north John Young Parkway.

Before you even go away check out the websites of the mall(S) you fancy and check to see if they have any special events or sales. Also search the sites of your favourite brands to see if they have any discount coupons.

This goes for retaurants as well; many of thenm will have vouchers to print; especially if you register your email address.

Now, my first top tip; take your credit cards with you and leave the menfolk behind! You do not need a male voice complaining that you do not need any more of this this or that.

Make a list but keep an open mind. Take with you the sizes of all your family members so you are ready if you spot a bargain for them.

Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to get on/off in the fitting rooms and flat shoes or sandals.

Once you are there plan yout route and maybe even think of splitting up if there is a lot to do. Make frequent stops for a coffee and lunch and never stand when you can sit. My husband takes advantage of every seat you come across.

A currency converter is useful for comparing prices and the best bargains are to be found in trainers, t shirts jeans and the like.

All the while remember that you have to get all this shopping home and excess baggage does not come cheap. Sp perhaps the best advice is do not pack too much stuff to bting over; you do not need smart clothes and there is a laundry in your villa.

We aim to provide accurate and useful information, but if you feel anything provided here is not accurate or out of date, please email us with the address of the page concerned and any comments so we can amend as necessary.

Page added on: 5 March 2011
Viewed 2953 times since 5 March 2011.

There are no photos available for this article at the moment.

Villa Owners: Upload A Photo To This Article

To upload a photo for consideration, click here. Please only submit photos relevant to this article.

Other Articles Viewed

The following articles were also viewed by people who looked at this one:

Bookmark This Article


These sites allow you to store and share links over the internet. You can share the links with other users or just use them to access your links from any computer you are using. More information is available here.