Shopping Malls and Centers: With venues that include the Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Marlow's Tavern, Ra Sushi, the upscale Oceanaire Seafood Room and Taverna Opa, most locals think of Pointe Orlando as a dining and entertainment venue but make no mistake -- there's quality shopping a'plenty. Clothing (Armani Exchange, Chico's, Hollister, Victoria's Secret, Tommy Bahama), accessories (Tharoo & Co., Charming Charlie's) and other interesting venues. But if you want to just chuck it all for popcorn, soda and a movie at its Regal 20 + IMAX theater, you can beat the oft-oppressive Florida heat and likely save money at the same time.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Shopping Malls and Centers: "If you decide to make Pointe Orlando your retail therapy destination and have options, make it an afternoon jaunt so you can hit one of it's many drinking, dining and/or dancing establishments to soothe your weary swiping hand."
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: A location convenient to the Orange County Convention Center make Pointe Orlando a no-brainer for business travelers looking for downtime without a long haul.