Malls, Markets, Factory Outlets.

Some of the places you may like to vist.


There are so many shopping malls in Central Florida that it's difficult to know where to start........… and where to finish. Here are a few ideas:

Orlando Malls

The Florida Mall

Located at 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando (at the junction of Sand Lake Road)
The Florida Mall contains around 200 shops with several large department stores and a large food court.
Anchor stores are Belk Lindsey, Dillard’s, Gayfer’s, JC Penney and Sears.
Opening hours are Monday- Saturday 10am - 9-30pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.

Altamonte Mall

Located at 451 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
Here you will find a huge two storey mall with some 175 shops, 4 major department stores and a good choice of places to eat. Visit the Customer Services Center on arrival and pick up a Savings Passport which will give you discount in some of the stores. Anchor stores are Burdines, Gayfer’s, JC Penney and Sears.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.
Visit Altamonte Mall for further information

Seminole Towne Center

Located to the north of Orlando on the outskirts of Sanford at exit 51 of I-4
This is another huge mall consisting of some 1.5 million sq ft on two levels. There are 5 large department stores plus around 130 other speciality stores, craft stalls and a large food court.

Oviedo Marketplace

Located at 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd, Orlando
(Just off the Central Florida Greeneway at Red Bug Lake Road)
This development has over 100 shops including 3 large department stores a good food court with children's play area, 4 restaurants and a 22 screen cinema complex.
Opening hours are Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday noon - 6pm.
Visit Oviedo Marketplace for further information

Osceola Square Mall

Located at 3831 West Vine Street, Kissimmee
This is another large Mall containing 54 shops plus a 12 screen cinema complex in what is Kissimmee's only enclosed Mall.
Opening times are Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday noon - 6pm.

Orlando - Shopping complexes

The Pointe*Orlando

Located at 9101 International Drive, Orlando (Opposite the Convention Center)
This is Orlando's newest shopping centre and is well worth a visit either during the day or in the evening for great entertainment and eating out. You'll find some 60+ shops here, which are fairly up market, including some great gift shops and the marvellous toy shop FAO Schwarz. There are a number of excellent restaurants and bars which also provide some great night-time entertainment. The centre also has a cinema complex and the Wonderworks Science Centre.

Mercado Center

Located at 885 South International Drive, Orlando
This is a really nice Spanish style centre with over 60 speciality shops, 6 restaurants, a well priced food court and an English pub. There is also free open air entertainment nightly in the Courtyard for you to enjoy. Also here are the ‘Guinness World Records Experience’ and ‘The Titanic-Ship of Dreams’ exhibits.
This is a very popular centre as it is located on the main tourist drag of International Drive and is close to many of the hotels there.

Church Street Exchange & Market

Located at 129 W Church Street, Orlando
These are two separate but similar areas adjacent to each other in the downtown Orlando area. This is another great place to find one-off gift and speciality shops along with some great entertainment, craft stalls and street performers.
There are also some great restaurants and bars here along with a good uncrowded food court. The Exchange is part of the Church Street Station entertainment complex which is a grand three storey conversion of the old railway station with an old locomotive sitting outside.
The Market, although separately owned and run, merges with the Exchange area. This area contains another 20+ stores on two levels built around a large brick courtyard and also contains several more restaurants. Parking is well signposted and nearby

Old Town - Kissimmee

Located at 5770 W. Highway 192, Kissimmee (1 mile east off I-4 (exit 25A) on Highway 192)
As the name suggests this purpose built tourist shopping centre has an old style feel to it and is a combination of shopping and entertainment. You'll find over 75 different shops here ranging from the cheaper souvenirs and T-shirt outlets to Disney merchandise and sportswear. There's also a good range of restaurants and a Fairground with some 19 different rides. On Saturday nights there is also a drive past of 300 plus vintage and classic cars.
Parking is free and the shops are open 10am - 11pm every day of the year. The amusements operate 4pm - 11pm Monday to Friday and 12 noon - 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visit Old Town for further information

Crossroads - Lake Buena Vista

Located at the junction of the I-4 and State Road 535 (Exit 27 off the I-4)
You'll find here the latest in resortwear fashions and accessories, personal electronics, unique gifts and collectibles, plus a 24 hour supermarket and liquor store. Also here are 10 restaurants and an adventure golf course.
Open 7 days a week. Visit Lake Buena Vista for further information

Festival Bay - Orlando

Located at 5156 International Drive. Orlando (Near Belz Outlets)
This complex is currently under construction but when complete will include 1,100,000 sq.ft. of one-of-a-kind shops, speciality stores, unique interactive restaurants and entertainment venues.
One shop, which has been completed and is well worth a visit, is Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Here you will find 150,000 sq.ft. of outdoor activities including the largest fishing department in Florida, a huge hunting section, golf pro shop, camping, backpacking and they even sell boats and RV's. It's worth a look round even if you don't want to buy anything.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm and Sunday 10am - 7pm.

Downtown Disney Marketplace

Located at State Road 535 (Exit 26 off I-4 and follow the signs)
Disney has created it's own shopping and entertainment area located within the Disney World Resort. Visit Downtown Disney for further information

Universal's City Walk

Located at the entrance to Universal Studios
Not to be out-done by Disney, Universal have created their own shopping and entertainment complex next to their two Theme Parks.
Visit City Walk for further information

Orlando - Discount Outlets

Belz Factory Outlet World
Located at 5401 W. Oakridge Road, Orlando. (Top end of International Drive)
This is a huge complex consisting of several buildings and some 160 shops. Here you will find many named brands at factory prices with everything from clothes and shoes to sports goods, electronics, books and jewelry. This is where many locals come to shop and it can get quite crowded at the weekends so these are best avoided during high season.
The stores are open 10am - 9pm on Monday to Friday and 10am - 6pm on Sunday. Visit Belz for further information

Belz Designer Outlet Center
Located at 5211 International Drive. Orlando (One block south of Belz Factory Outlet)
This 200 000 sq ft of factory outlet space offers more up-market goods from the likes of Donna Karan and Rocky Mountain and many others.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm and on Sunday 11am - 6pm. Visit Belz for further information

Kissimmee Manufacturers Outlet Mall
Located at 4673 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy. Kissimmee
(Just 5 minutes east of WDW Resort on Hwy 192 and half a mile West of Medieval Times)
Some 25 speciality shops can be found here, once again featuring many well known brands such as Nike, London Fog and Levis. Opening Hours are Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Located on State Road 535 (take I-4 exit 27, head south 2 miles on State Road 535
(from Kissimmee take Hwy 192 to State Road 535 then north 1 mile)
This is the closest outlet shopping centre to Disney. Again featuring many of the big name brands at discount prices. You will also find a good food court and a children's playground. Visit Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores for further information

(If you are travelling with Travel City Direct you will also be interested to know that their welcome centre is located here and they can give you some discount in the stores)