Shopping, an essential part of your vacation

Is shopping high on the ‘to do list’ when you’re on vacation? If you’re visiting Orlando for the theme parks or the golf then you’ll also find plenty of shopping opportunities too.

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There are two of these retail parks in Orlando, one on International Drive and one at Vineland Avenue. You’ll find several ‘Designer’ stores at these locations and although they have been famed for their discounts, reviews suggest this is getting harder. So be aware you’ll need to do your research and be prepared to search for bargains.

Buena Vista Factory Outlet

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Buena Vista Factory outlet
(Courtesy of their website)

You’ll still have to hunt for the bargains here too but the selection of shops is good. Visit the Reebok store for a book of discount vouchers for the outlet or take a look at their website before you visit.

Parking is good too with some right outside stores. Get ready to visit Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Reebok, Samsonite, Calvin Klein, Converse, Timberland and a Disney Store. You get the picture.

Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola Park

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Swan paddle boats at Lake Eola

Head to Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando for the Sunday Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fabulous fresh produce on sale to take back to your luxury villa later and enjoy an alfresco meal. Or to prepare something delicious in your state of the art kitchen. There’ll also be a number of crafts on sale.

Don’t forget to take a stroll around the lake and see the swans and many other birds. If you get the chance take a ride in a swan paddle boat too.

Farmer’s Market at Celebration

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Celebration Farmer’s Market
(Courtesy of Unlock Orlando)

Take a trip to Celebration in Kissimmee. This is the town built by Disney with direct connecting roads to the theme parks. On Sundays between 9 and 2 p.m. you can enjoy sampling and being tempted by the glorious fresh produce on offer here.

Kissimmee Main Gate Flea Market
If you’re looking for bargains, don’t miss a chance to wander round this outlet. There are more than 400 air-conditioned booths selling everything from clothes to electronics to Disney merchandise. Check in at the Flea market office for a book of discount vouchers before you start.

In case you hadn’t already realised Orlando is a Mecca for shopping – and you thought it was just theme parks! Orlando has pretty much anything you desire so if shopping is a must on your vacation, you’ll love it.

Almost as much as you’ll love your incredible Orlando vacation rental in one of Orlando’s many gated and secure resorts close to the action. The villas in these resorts are the perfect places to stay for relaxation and privacy in sheer luxury.

They’re easy to book online and you can arrange car hire or theme park tickets at the same time.

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