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Unique Shopping in Central Florida

Central Florida offers more than heart-pounding roller coasters, get your thrills visiting central Florida's best shopping destinations.  Orlando is home to eight major shopping malls, themed boutiques, factory outlet malls and everything in between, making the Orlando area a shopper's mecca. Take home memories from your next Orlando vacation by shopping at the Florida Mall and The Mall at Millenia that collectively takes up over two million square feet filled with the hottest chain and department stores. Get your favorite designer brands at huge savings at the Orlando Premium Outlets, offering two locations for the hottest bargains in town. The Festival Bay Mall has over 30 stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues, with one-of-a-kind retailers like Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Over on the central west coast of Florida, make your way to Tampa's International Plaza. This crown jewel shopping center has high-end retailers with tons of restaurants and nightlife. Nearby, WestShore Plaza offers many trendy dining options amidst upscale shopping and a 14-screen movie theater.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

As you embark on your next journey through Florida and the Orlando area, be sure to make some time to visit the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. A short drive from nearby Kissimmee, the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores are a popular destination for locals and travelers alike – top bargains are sure to be found.

Opened in 1996, the Lake Buena Vista Outlet Stores yield savings up to 75% on factory-direct, quality merchandise and goods. Wether it's clothing, electronics, house wares, or even sports equipment, the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores can quench your thirst for savings.

Check out top retailers like Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, and even Izod. Your next visit to the Kissimmee and the Orlando will no doubt be met with top savings on the best merchandise around.

Ron Jon Surf Shop - Cocoa Beach Surf Museum

At 52,000 square feet, the Cocoa Beach Ron Jon Surf Shop is the world's largest surf shop. Open 24 hours a day, this store offers everything you could possibly need for the beach lifestyle at Cocoa Beach. Pick up some new pieces to your surf wardrobe, grab some board wax, or treat your friends to some fun trinkets.

The store focuses on water sports and offers surfboards, beach bikes, paddle boards, and beach chairs, perfect for visitors and residents exploring the eastern Florida coast. Plan your next trip to the Cocoa Beach area and make the most of your stay with some time spent at the Ron Jon Surf Shop.

International Plaza and Bay Street

On your next exploration of Tampa, be sure to visit the International Plaza and Bay Street. As one of the finest upscale shopping centers in the entire state of Florida, the International Plaza and Bay Street is the ideal destination for those hoping to add their already extensive wardrobes. What better way to experience Tampa and the surrounding areas?

Opened in 2001, the International Plaza section is where you'll do your shopping, and the Bay Street section is where you'll recharge with snacks and food from top eateries like The Capital Grille, Zen Bistro, and even the California Pizza Kitchen. The anchor stores at the International Plaza include Dillard's, Ballard Designs, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.

WestShore Plaza

Whether you're looking for souvenirs to take home, a new piece of your wardrobe, or if you forgot to pack swim trunks, head for the WestShore Plaza. A massive enclosed shopping mall in Tampa, WestShore Plaza was opened in 1967, features 115 stores, and a total retail floor area of more than one million square feet.

Visit the Tampa area soon and get ready to shop and entertain the whole family. Not only does WestShore Plaza features top retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Old Navy, and Banana Republic, the mall is also home to a 14-screen AMC movie theater. The only P.F. Chang's China Bistro is located within the mall, and be sure to check out Mitchell's Fish Market Restaurant and Bar. There are two levels at the WestShore Plaza.

Tampa Riverwalk

Connecting Tampa's waterfront to downtown Tampa's vibrant culture, the Tampa Riverwalk stretches from Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the Gibson Channel and the Hillsborough River.

One of west central Florida's top cultural walks, the Riverwalk connects popular Tampa venues with beautiful views of the city's rivers.

Enjoy an easy-going stroll after paying a visit to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the Tampa Museum of Art, the American Victory Ship, and more.