Shopping in gemütlichem Ambiente
Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park
Orlando’s got just the answer.
For starters, on charming Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, visitors can stroll
down brick streets shaded by a canopy of old oaks to find specialty boutiques,
galleries, antique shops, museums and outdoor cafes. In downtown Orlando’s Thornton Park, books,
clothing and culinary delights await shoppers of all ages. For a change of pace, check out the latest in fine arts from local
artists at Orlando’s Downtown Arts Market, held every second Saturday of the month from October through April.
And, at Market Street in Celebration, shoppers can peruse the collection of fine shops including Sherlock’s of Celebration,
a fine wine and English tearoom shop, and Lollipop Cottage, a children’s clothing and gift boutique.
Orlando’s Antique Row
Antiquing is also a popular pastime for shoppers
looking for great deals on cherished treasures. Orlando’s Antique
Row on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando offers a variety of exquisite
collectibles and the nearby Ivanhoe shops boast antiques and fine gifts.
Thirty minutes north of downtown, antique lovers find a treasure trove of
hard-to-find items along First Street in downtown Sanford.
A 30-minute drive west of Sanford takes shoppers to Mount Dora,
a charming community filled with quaint antique and gift stores.
While in Mount Dora, antique shoppers should make sure to visit Renninger’s
Twin Markets, located on more than 110 acres (44 hectares) of rolling hills and majestic oaks.
Speaking of farmers (and flea) markets
Orlando offers several popular shopping spots for thrift-conscious buyers.
Flea World in Sanford and Osceola Flea & Farmers Market in Kissimmee offer
more than 2,600 wholesale dealers combined, each providing cut-rate merchandise
and great deals on locally grown fruits and vegetables. Shoppers with a green
thumb and a taste for fresh produce and baked goods also enjoy the selections at
the Farmers Market Downtown Orlando held the second, third and fourth Saturday of
every month in Heritage Square and the Winter Park Farmers Market held every Saturday
in this charming community’s downtown.
For visitors in search of the perfect Orlando souvenir,
Orlando’s Official Visitor Center features T-shirts and golf shirts with
the destination’s colorful official logo. And, for the last-minute shopper,
the Orlando International Airport hosts an impressive collection of retail shops including L’Occitane,
Brookstone, Swatch and Bijoux Terner, plus several theme-park related stores. International passengers
can pick up last minute purchases at the well-stocked Duty-Free shop.
Orlando’s Antique Row at Orange Avenue