Outlet shopping in Florida – on our list 17 places throughout the state.
Low-price shopping is reason enough for a Florida vacation.
Travel to Florida with empty suitcases, and make sure to have enough space in the trunk of the rental car for your luggage.
Look for bargain prices, you will find them everywhere.
What characterises an outlet mall is that it consists of brand stores selling excess and odd items. There may be minor defects, but usually the goods are flawless.
Outlet malls are located outside the cities in order not to compete directly with ordinary stores.
You can do a lot of good shopping here. Branded goods at very low prices, ranging from jeans to china. Often you pay 50 percent, or less, of regular prices.
Lots of shops and restaurants. Located next door to newly opened Ikea Miami and the airport, and not to be confused with Miami International Mall. Good range of shops, but the prices and merchandise are better at Sawgrass Mills.
Florida Key Outlet Center
Not as big as many other outlets in Florida. But as a part of Premium Outlets, a good range is guaranteed. We think Florida Key Outlet Center in Florida City is excellent for those on the way to Florida Keys/Key West.
Almost synonymous with a Fort Lauderdale vacation. Few visitors miss a visit here.
Sawgrass Mills is located in Sunrise (a suburb west of Fort Lauderdale) with neighbors like Ikea and the BB & T arena (home to the Florida Panthers).
It is the US’s seventh largest shopping center, and the biggest one in a single building – do not get lost! (In Florida, only the Florida Mall in Orlando is bigger. Florida Mall, however, is not an outlet center.)
If you do not stay in Fort Lauderdale and are looking for an overnight stay next to Sawgrass Mills, we recommend the La Quinta Hotel.
Outlet shopping with bus from the beaches
If you do not want to drive to Sunrise yourself or have choosen a Lauderdale vacation without a car, there is a shuttle bus to Sawgrass Mills. This also applies if you chose to live in Miami.
- The bus stops at the following locations: Aventura, Miami, Bal Harbor, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, Surfside.
- Price for round trip from Miami: $ 30, from Fort Lauderdale $ 25.
- You can pay on the bus, in cash, with Visa, MasterCard or American Express travel checks. You can also pay online: PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
- Reservation: +1 (954) 858-1039 or toll free +1 (844) I-SHOP-SM (+1 (844) 474-6776) or via the bus company’s website.
THE WEST COAST
The larger of Fort Myers two outlets.
Easy to find adjacent to Interstate 75, next to the Germain Arena.
Ellenton Premium Outlets
Without this big outlet, Ellenton would be nothing but a very small dot on the map. You go here to shop cheap, if you are staying in Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa or Clearwater Beach. The same range as other Premium outlets, such as the one in nearby Orlando. Of all the outlets in Florida, this chain is one of the absolute best.
Tampa Premium Outlets
Since 2015 there is a Premium Outlets in Tampa, whose residents previously traveled to Ellenton or Orlando for low-priced outlet shopping. Located in Land O ‘Lakes, the distance is the same as for Ellenton for those staying in Clearwater Beach. Take I 275 to avoid SR 568 which is a fully automated toll road.
Lake Buena Vista
A good range at a relatively small outlet. Located fairly close to the Disney parks but the address is rather Kissimmee than Lake Buena Vista.
NORTH EAST FLORIDA
St Augustine Premium Outlets
The reason this is another personal favorite for outlet shopping is due to the fact that visits have been plenty and I know exactly which two (possibly three) stores I am heading for.
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All content on this page and other parts of FloridaUSAguide is based on information from the Scandinavian online publication Florida.nu, established in Clearwater Beach, Florida, 2006.