Shopping Malls and Centers: With venues that include the Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, the upscale Oceanaire Seafood Room, Funky Monkey Wine Company and Taverna Opa, most locals think of Pointe Orlando as a dining and entertainment venue but make no mistake -- there's shopping a'plenty. Clothing (Chico's, Hollister, Victoria's Secret, Tommy Bahama), accessories (Sunglass Hut, Tharoo & Co. Jewelry) and interesting venues like Mosaik Market's Moroccan home furnishings and Baterby's Art Gallery are just the tip of the iceberg. But if you want to just chuck it all for popcorn and a movie at its Regal 20 + IMAX theater, you can beat the 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.