Shopping Addictions Satisfied Here!!! International Drive Resort Area Offers Orlando Visitors Endless Shopping for Hot Bargains!
As one of the top five most popular shopping destinations in the U.S., Orlando is a shopper's paradise. And the I-Drive area is well-known for its designer outlets and great bargains.
More than 500 shops and outlets make shopping in this popular destination an attraction that is not to be missed. To help plan your shopping extravaganza in the International Drive Resort Area, checkout the Shopping! section for detailed listings. A map and information on the I-Ride Trolley Service is also provided. Visitors may order an International Drive Resort Area Official Visitors Guide with maps and discount coupons valued at over $500.
Take the I-Ride Trolley
There is more good news! The I-Ride Trolley service provides transportation to designer, brand name and outlet stores in the popular shopping corridor. The Official Visitors Guide offers a Trolley map and details of the shopping area and outlet malls. Visitors enjoy the convenience of the comfortable, air-conditioned trolleys that provide transportation to most locations in the International Drive Resort Area. Hop on board an I-Ride Trolley…it’s the fun way to get around International Drive! And with the increasing price of gas and other rising costs of travel, taking the Trolley will save visitors dollars while traveling around the I-Drive area.
Fare: Single cash fare, $2.00 per ride; kids cash fare ages 3-9, $1.00 per ride; senior cash fare age 65 and over, $0.25 per ride. Unlimited ride passes are available: one-day pass, $5.00 per person; three-day pass, $7.00 per person; five-day pass, $9.00 per person; seven-day pass, $12.00 per person; 14-day pass, $18.00 per person.
Orlando Premium Outlets - Two Locations on I-Drive!
Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Ave – On the south end of I-Drive. Just in time for holiday shopping, this center has unveiled its new expansion, The Promenade, a 110,000-square-foot addition. The new center features a 28,462-square-foot, two-story Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet shop and a 24,048-square-foot trendy Forever 21 as its anchors, and brings in several other retailers, some in combined spaces. Including: Gap Factory Store/Kids & Baby combo store, 15,000 square feet; The North Face 5,966 square feet; Tommy Bahama, 5,500 square feet, UGG Australia/Teva combo store, 5,000 square feet; Famous Footwear, 5,000 square feet and more.
The center now has a collection of 160 stores from the finest designers and name brands including one of the world's only Dior outlets, Roberto Cavalli, Lululemon Athletica, Barneys New York Outlet and more. In addition, a Volcom skater-themed retailer will open in November, while a new 8,000-square-foot full-service restaurant, Dick’s Last Resort, is planned.
Dining and group tours are available. For details and a complete listing of shopping and dining: www.premiumoutlets.com/orlando. 407-238-7787. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 10am – 11 pm / Sun: 10am - 9pm.
Orlando Premium Outlets - International Drive - On the north end of I-Drive. An exciting collection of 180 outlet stores includes Betsey Johnson, DKNY, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Judith Ripka, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tourneau, Victoria's Secret, Kate Spade and more. Conveniently located just off I-4 and The Florida Turnpike, at the north end of International Drive. Close to Universal Orlando Resort. Factory Store, Michael Kors, J. Crew Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Betsey Johnson and Dooney & Bourke Outlet. For details and a complete listing of shopping and dining:407-352-9600. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 10am – 11 pm / Sun: 10am - 9pm.
This unique collection of outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment options lies in the heart of the attractions area on International Drive. Aside from the "upside down" hands-on play place of WonderWorks, Central Florida's biggest IMAX screen and the hilarious Orlando Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, Pointe Orlando features stores such as Tommy Bahama's Restaurant, Bar & Store, Victoria's Secret, Baterbys Art Auction Gallery and Armani Exchange, and eclectic, chic shops.
The shops and restaurants are located in a setting reminiscent of a city streetscape. Have lunch, shop, see a movie, shop some more! Perfect location directly across from the Convention Center! In the evening, shoppers enjoy music and live entertainment and lots of dining options. For a list of shopping and dining: www.pointeorlando.com; 407-248-2838. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: noon– 10 pm / Sun: noon- 9pm.
Shopping and entertainment experiences include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Cinemark 20 movie theatres, Sheplers Western Wear and the not-to-be-missed Ron Jon Surf Shop.
The 15,000-square-foot Ron Jon Surf Shop features an island look with authentic bamboo and sisal-rope structures, thatched roofs and sand-textured walkways. A beach scene, complete with a 1934-replica Ford Woody, sand dunes and a lighted Ron Jon billboard, greets customers at the store entrance. Inside, island-themed surf shacks display swimsuits, tank tops, sunglasses, sandals, surfboards, skateboards and thousands of other items. Ron Jon offers a unique venue for spotlighting area performers as well as hosting surf and skate stars. Live music, demonstrations and autograph sessions. www.ronjons.com.
For information: 407-351-7718. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 10am - 9pm / Sun: 11am - 7pm.