Those who are lucky enough to live in the Sunshine State of Florida have plenty to do, aside from soaking up the rays. Even visitors make this a repeat vacation destination spot and for good reason. Aside from being beautiful and having more spots worth setting up camp for to visit than you could imagine, there is plenty to do here too.
There are the obvious attractions such as Walt Disney World, NASA launches, South Beach and Miami or anything in the Keys. However, even with everything the state has to offer, there is also some shopping perfection when it comes to hitting the outlets. There are at least15 outlet shopping centers to choose from with more than hundreds of stores where you can find amazing deals.
While it would be impossible to list all of them here, this is a sample of some of the popular locations from different areas of the state.
You could spend a lifetime in the Miami area and never get bored of the view or all the things there are to do. Dolphin Mall at 11401 N.W. 12 Street in Miami has close to 200 stores and nearly 30 restaurants, making this worth a vacation alone. Among some of the many major name brand store options, you’ll find choice selections including Aeropostale, BCBG/Max Azria, Converse, Hot Topic, Lord & Taylor Outlet Store and Tilly’s, just to name a few. Grab a bite to eat from any of the choices including but not limited to Sbarrro, Suki Hana, Texas de Brazil Churrascaria plus plenty more.
Also in the Miami area are outlet mall choices such as Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise with an impressive 265 stores and Florida Keys Outlet Center with a less stressful 40 stores.
Silver Sands Factory Stores
Nestled among the Panhandle of Florida in Destin is Silver Sands Factory Stores with nearly 100 brand name stores to explore. Find great deals from your favorite brands including Baby Gap, BCBG, Crabtree & Evelyn, Journey’s and Tommy Hilfiger plus so much more. You’ll also find more than just clothing such as shoes, home electronics, luggage and perfume to name a few. Fuel your depleted energy level from selections such as Ciao Bella Pizza, Panera Bread or even a snack from Harry & David. Also while in the Panhandle, give Factory Stores of America Graceville a try.
Orlando Premium Outlets
Of course you couldn’t expect to head to Orlando without finding plenty of outlet shopping to do. Orlando Premium Outlets at International Drive offers more than 160 stores where you can find some great shopping deals, including some of those brands that are more elusive when it comes to outlet shopping. Try not finding awesome deals at names like 7 for All Mankind, Calvin Klein, Ed Hardy, Gap Outlet, Hurley, PacSun and plenty more. Get some yogurt from the world famous Pinkberry or sit down for a meal at Vinito Ristorante.
The other outlet location worth a stop when in Orlando is Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineyard Avenue with more than 140 stores to enjoy. That’s more than 300 brand names to shop from in Orlando alone. Plus there’s still the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores with around 50 more stores
Still planning a trip to somewhere outside those areas mentioned? That’s fine you can choose from some of the other outlet mall locations such as:
-- Ellenton Premium Outlets in the Tampa/St. Pete area with almost 120 stores.
-- Ft. Myers Tanger Outlet, Miromar Outlets Florida and Naples Outlet Center all in Southwest Florida
-- And don’t forget Northeast, North and Central Florida with St. Augustine Premium Outlets, St. Augustine Outlets and Vero Fashion Outlets
Whether Florida sands are your own backyard or your dream vacation spot, make sure you stop by any of the outlets around you for some great shopping deals.