Orlando in Florida is not only a fun and exciting place to visit, but it has also got lots of cheap shopping malls that are must have places to go if you are looking for bargains to take home. Having been to Orlando several times myself, I would suggest that you do all your shopping towards the end of your holiday. This is because there is so much to see and do and you don't want to be wasting your time in the shopping malls when you can be enjoying all the brilliant water parks and theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Seaworld and Aquatica.
Personally I have only ever stayed on International Drive, so speaking from experience I have found all the shopping malls very accessible. Plus I have never hired a car whilst I have been there, because there are buses all the time that will take you to all the different shopping malls for just a few dollars and I hate driving whilst on vacation because I do enough of it when I'm at home.
If you are going to Orlando Florida,staying on International Drive and you are not going to hire a car, then one of your first purchases must be a 7 or 14 day iride bus pass, depending on the length of time you are staying. This will not only work out much cheaper over the long term, but will save you the hassle of paying every time that you step onto the bus. I think it costs a little over one dollar now, so every time you pay you will need change, or be left with lots of small change which is a huge inconvenience.
OK, you have got your iride bus pass, now its time to hit the cheap shopping malls in Orlando. The iride pass will get you to the two cheapest malls in Orlando these are the Prime outlets located on vineland avenue and Premium outlets located on the north end of International drive.
Let's start off by telling you a little more about the fantastic Prime Outlet shopping mall. This mall is open all year round and the opening hours are 10am till 11pm Monday thru Saturday and 10am till 9pm on Sunday. This cheap Orlando shopping mall is full of designer shops selling designers goods at discount prices. Just some of the shops located at the mall are Aeropostale, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Ed Hardy, Guess, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, UGG and seven for all mankind to name just a few of them.
To pick yourself up even cheaper bargains its advisable to get yourself a discount voucher book from customer services before you start shopping. Theses books are a must have purchase and costing around $5 will saves you lots and lots of cash if you are going on a shopping spree. Not every store will offer discounts with these books but around 50% of the shop will. If you are clever though, you should be able to get yourself one of these discount books for free. By just handing over one of the many vouchers that you can find scattered around International drive.
Shopping for bargains in Orlando can be tiring and very thirsty work especially with the Florida heat. Don't worry this shopping mall has got a food court in it, were you can rest your tired legs, get a bite to eat and drink and recharge the batteries until you are ready to carry on your shopping for Florida bargains.
The next cheap shopping mall in Orlando Florida that we are going to take a closer look at is the wonderful Premium outlet mall. This mall is conveniently located at the north end of International drive, meaning it is easy and quick to get to with your iride bus passes. This shopping mall mainly has the same shops as the Prime Outlet, but it is still definitely worth visiting both malls during your stay in Orlando. If you only want to visit one cheap Orlando shopping mall, then its best that you visit the one which is located nearest to you, to save yourself time which is a valuable commodity when you are holidaying in Florida.
Some of the designers shops located at the Orlando Premium Outlet mall is Armani Exchange, Burberry, Diesel, Fendi, Kenneth Cole, Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Timberland and True Religion to name just a few of them. Again there is a food court located at the mall, and like I just mentioned it is also a very good idea to get yourself a discount voucher book so that you pick up even better bargains.
If it is your first time in Orlando, it will be a good idea to do a little bit of online research on all the different shopping malls located in Orlando. The two malls I have just mentioned are the discount outlet malls, if you are looking for all the latest up to date fashions and are willing to pay that little bit extra then The Mall At the Millenia and the Florida Mall should definitely be visited. If you are staying on International Drive you can still get to these malls via the bus. But the iride bus will not get you to these malls, there are buses taking you to both malls running up and down International Drive all day long. All you need to do is jump on the bus which says Florida Mall for Florida Mall and the bus marked Downtown Orlando for The Mall at the Millenia. Both buses are extremely cheap to ride, costing just a few dollars to get to both malls and back to International drive.