FLORIDA FOR FAMILIES
As the iconic ‘sunshine state’ and home to some of the world’s best theme parks, Florida is undoubtedly the ultimate family holiday destination. With Orlando at the heart of the action and days of adventure and fun waiting to happen, there’s something for every traveller no matter what age. There are three Simon Shopping Destinations in the region, perfectly located near a range accommodation and the state’s world famous attractions, making it more than easy to spend a day browsing your favourite brands with incredible discounts, and relaxing amongst the delicious dining venues. For both parents and little ones, the opportunities to explore are endless.
Orlando International Premium Outlets®
Orlando International Premium Outlets® is located less than 2 miles away from Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where children can see their favourite characters in the magical worlds come to life. Whether it’s The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Toon Lagoon or The Simpsons Ride, there’s hours of fun to be had within less than a ten minute drive from the mall.
For an amazing shopping experience, Orlando International Premium Outlets® has 180 stores to choose from, so it’s the perfect spot for all the family from toddlers to teens to find the brands that suit them at a great price. As the largest outlet shopping destination in Florida, Mum and Dad will also be spoilt for choice with deals and offers available from shops including Sunglass Hut or Quiksilver, which are ideal for those all important holiday buys! Whether it’s picking up a pair of your favourite Nike trainers or some Billabong beach wear for hitting the beach, Orlando International Premium Outlets® is filled with the brands that everyone, including the kids, know and love.
A fun-filled day of activities means a hungry traveller, and Orlando International Premium Outlets® has a number of restaurants perfectly located near the action to recharge the batteries with a philly steak sandwich from Charleys, or a famous burger and fries at Five Guys. If you want to take a little more time and enjoy a hearty Italian traditional meal
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®
Located within 15 minutes of Disney’s World Dolphin Resort, Blizzard Beach Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon Discovery Cove, and Aquatic Orlando, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets® is great for those wanting to incorporate some serious shopping into their holiday plans. Surrounded by these top attractions, the mall is great for spending an afternoon leisurely browsing the stores and taking a breather from the adventurous experiences that Orlando is famous for.
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets® is one of the country’s most upscale outlet centres – with more luxurious designer brands to explore such as Jimmy Choo and Bottega Veneta meaning you can shop designer without the price tag, as well as family friendly brands such as Nautica Kids and Motherhood outlet. The spacious areas are ideal for energetic children, as the Mediterranean-inspired village is full of light open spaces, offering an eclectic mix of global cuisine to suit any fussy eater away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. The large variety of options include Japanese eatery Maki, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Mexican flavours at Currito Burrito.
The Florida Mall®
Located minutes from Orlando International Airport, The Florida Mall® is in the prime position to stop off before heading home to enjoy an afternoon of dining and shopping and fully immerse you in the all American experience. Families can check into the shopping centre’s own adjourning hotel, enjoy some classic cuisine in one of the 23 eateries, or experience amenities including in-room spa treatments, making it easy to immediately get into the holiday spirit.
There’s also a nearby 3,000 square-foot interactive Play Park for roaming round as well as Build-A-Bear, where kids can create their own furry best friend to take home. Children with a sweet tooth can also experience the famous chocolate wall at the M&M’s World Store, pick up a pastry from Carlo’s Bakery or enjoy the delectable confectionary at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
For parents and teens, the shopping opportunities vary from the glamorous Macy’s and Michael Kors, or laidback leisurewear can be found at Hollister Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch. For any occasion there are hundreds are offers and savings that will leave you wanting some extra luggage for the flight home.