The irresistible world of shopping in Florida
Shopping centers, outlets, boutiques and charming shopping streets are part of the itinerary of tourists who visit the Sunshine State
Tourists love to visit Florida for its renowned shopping options, from elegant malls to huge discount stores. But Florida also has a plethora of unique shopping options, from charming local shops to upscale boutiques. Below, we have selected some suggestions that are worth a visit, either for the walk or to fill the shopping bags.
In Northeast Florida, Amelia Island is full of shops and galleries offering plenty of options for you to take home with you. At Palmetto Walk Shopping, you will be transported back in time. This shopping town includes the Amelia Island Wine Company, a store that offers wines from around the world, along with unique accessories and gifts. In historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Wadworth's has fine clothing for men and women, while Lori + Lulu brings that laid-back style with versatile pieces for day and night.
Jacksonville, just south of Amelia Island, offers everything from fun boutiques to glitzy malls for every taste and budget. St. Johns Town Center is an open-air shopping area that recently opened an imposing three-story building with an upscale rooftop restaurant and wine bar. If you like unique and artisan products, here you can find them in small boutiques, in neighborhoods like San Marco, Avondale, Riverside & 5 Points and Beaches Town Center.
Located southwest of Jacksonville, Clay County is referenced by the Orange Park Mall, offering 120 stylish fashion stores, home goods and much more for those who enjoy shopping indoors. But if you want to add some spice to your purchases, head to YUM in Middleburg. With a rustic decoration, the charming shop sells products for the home, as well as bread, cakes and various types of sweets, especially the flagship, the pepper jelly.
At Daytona Beach, in the northeast region, visitors can enjoy the Florida sun and its famous beaches and shop at the same time. Tanger Outlets is an unmissable destination. The place has more than 75 designer stores and well-known brands, at attractive prices. Between shopping and shopping, visitors can try the various gastronomic options. Before visiting, it is worth paying attention to the hours, since Tanger Outlets often promote actions such as deep discounts to support charitable organizations and causes.
With many options within minutes of the theme parks, Orlando visitors can explore a wide variety of stores, from luxury malls to outlet malls. Places like The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall and Orlando International Premium Outlets are among the favorite outlets of Colombians. For an eclectic side to Orlando, visit shops in Central Florida's five major shopping districts: Audubon Park, College Park, Ivanhoe Village, Thornton Park and Winter Park. If your goal is to combine fun and shopping, both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort have their own resorts, respectively Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk.
On the waterfront of Tampa Bay on Florida's central west coast, the new downtown St. Pete Pier is an entertainment option with restaurants, interactive areas for families, an artisan market and a fishing and events deck. Just beyond the Pier's Gateway is the Marketplace, where on weekends independent vendors sell one-of-a-kind items from kiosks, with a local twist. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of products, including handcrafted jewelry, body and face items, homemade candy and cookies, hats, accessories and much more.
BRADENTON and ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Between Naples and St. Pete and just minutes from downtown Bradenton and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Ellenton Premium Outlets features many high-end stores with more than 180 well-known brands. Visitors can also browse local commerce, including several boutiques on Pine Avenue and Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island. For those who like art, the advice is to go to the Village of the Arts to see the works of the region's talented artists and take home a souvenir.
Third Street South, located in downtown Naples on Florida's west coast, less than a two-hour drive from Miami, features art galleries, boutiques, antique stores, jewelry, home decor, outdoor cafes free and restaurants, all within walking distance of the beach. In addition, it is the only street in the United States that has its own concierge. This means the concierge booth is open daily to answer questions and provide advice on restaurants, events, shopping, and more.
Visitors are advised to always check attraction websites for the latest updates, as some details are subject to change.