Shopping and Dining

Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida


Orlando has become one of the fastest growing retail markets making this a shopperís paradise. Florida Mall claims to be one of the largest shopping malls in the US with over 250 stores to suit all tastes. There is never a shortage of upscale department stores at the Mall at Millennia or for the bargain hunters there over 300 Premium Shopping outlets that host many designer stores. Winter Parkís Park Avenue is full of boutique places to shop, or enjoy outdoor dining with friends.

For a quieter shopping day, quaint towns like Deland provide a peek at the past with antique shopping in historical buildings. Go to Orlandoís cultural coast of Ormond Beach, Daytona or New Smyrna Beach for museums of arts, sciences, photography, art galleries and more.

Where to dine is a hard decision, there are just too many choices. With more than 5,100 restaurants, there is literally a dining option suitable for every taste and occasionÖfrom romantic dinners to sushi and ethnic foods. There are even dog-friendly restaurants where you can dine with your four-legged best friend.