Shopping & Dining
Those with a taste for the finer things will find ample opportunity for both shopping and dining in Orlando.
Within a 20-minute radius, visitors and residents will find 12 versatile shopping malls and outlet centers. No other destination in the U.S. offers fashionistas the world's most sought-after brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany & Co. among 100 other designer brands in such a compact shopping district and outlet options. Shoppers will also find major department stores along with numerous trendy, independently-owned boutiques.
The Mall at Millenia
transforms shopping into a multi-sensory experience through its dramatic architecture and distinctive design. Ambiance aside, the mall delivers the goods – and exquisite goods at that. It offers a dazzling selection of over 150 stores and restaurants anchored by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Macy’s. International stores are combined with the most in-demand U.S. retailers fresh from fashion runways, all poised under one roof.
Discerning shoppers will also enjoy the fresh-air, small-town feel of browsing on Winter Park’s Park Avenue
, dubbed “Rodeo Drive East” for its boutiques and galleries. Small upscale clothiers like Tuni, John Craig and Lilly Pulitzer dot the avenue along with independent stationers, jewelers and florists and a few high-end chain retailers such as Chico’s, Lucky Brand, Talbot’s and Williams-Sonoma.
Those who love antiquing will delight in Ivanhoe Row (just north of downtown Orlando) and in Mount Dora. Museum stores, art galleries and antique shops add to the wealth of shopping options. In all, Orlando's retail offerings are vast enough to fill 900 American football fields (or 676 FIFA football fields).
Orlando has a thriving culinary community, complete with celebrity-owned restaurants, top-rated cuisine and eateries for every taste. Whether it's exotic, gourmet or comfort food, there is something for every dining distinction in Orlando. And, what's more, we have the awards to prove it, including James Beard Award Nominated/Affiliate Chefs/Restaurants
With more than 5,000 restaurants, Orlando's dining options read like a world map as visitors from all over the world can find a taste of home here. Restaurant options run the gamut from African to Vietnamese and include eateries by popular American celebrity chefs, intimate cafes and wine bars, dinner shows and dining experiences in uniquely themed environments.
Once the sun sets, the pulse quickens as Orlando's thriving nightlife comes alive. From ultra-hip bars and high-energy dance clubs to laid-back pubs and multi-venue entertainment complexes, Orlando offers plenty of hot spots to live it up.