Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 351-5100
Fax: (407) 352-7188
Conveniently situated less than a mile from the Orange County Convention Center, this shopping and entertainment complex offers shopping, dining and entertainment outlets. Browse through clothing stores and specialty stores. Eat at restaurants, such as Adobe Gila's, an eatery known for its 75 varieties of tequila. Live bands play regularly, and all this fun is housed in a facility offering open-air promenades and themed courtyards.
Surf's up at Boardwalk Surf and Sport, one of the few surf stores in Orlando featuring such brand name, industry leaders as Billabong, Mossimo, Reef, Quicksilver, Stussy, O'Neil and No Fear. Located not far from the unmistakable FAO Schwarz in the thriving Pointe Orlando shopping center, lies this cool shop. Who cares if Orlando is 45 minutes from the beach? Boardwalk's impressive array of walk shorts, tank tops, flip flops and beach towels brings the beach to you.
Found in the Pointe Orlando mall, Armani Exchange or AX for short, is the place to go for designer clothing at more affordable prices. Select from the latest fashions for both young men and women. The famed Italian designer, Giorgio Armani, especially designed the fashions found here in which he blends his sensual and distinctive style to produce a relaxed, yet stylish collection for the "young, urban and sexy." Other items offered include watches, eyewear, music, jewelry and an array of accessories. Armani Exchange offers accessible Armani for the youthful shoppers looking to make a statement with fashion. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Florida has some of the country's best golf courses and thousand of tennis courts, so for fans of these sports a trip to Orlando probably ought to include a visit to this store. Boasting more than 38,000 square feet lined with clubs, balls, and bags, Special Tee is a must-see for the golf and tennis lover alike. All the brand names the avid golfer knows and loves are here: Taylor Made, Ping, Top Flite, Callaway, Nicklaus, Liz Golf, Cobra and Greg Norman.
Tourists and locals alike know that there are as many discount souvenir shops on busy International Drive as there are sunburns and fanny packs, but only a few are standouts. Gala Gifts, located just next to Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen on busy International Drive, is one that tends to rise above the norm. From its modern façade of tans and rusts to its helpful cashiers and relatively congestion-free location, Gala Gifts provides one-stop shopping for all of your Orlando needs.
The Pink Chalet is a one-stop-shop for everything a girl is looking for. From an extensive variety of clothes and jewelry to bath and beauty products, this shop is a great destination for tweens and moms alike. For those who are fashion conscious, this store stocks apparel and shoes by several designers. Housing various brands, they also have a range of perfumes and colognes. Party decor, phone and tablet accessories, home decor and caps and stuffed animals for babies are some more things you can look out for in this boutique.
Located on International Drive just across from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Edwin Watts is Orlando's premiere golf shop. Featuring all of the brand names you love to win with, from Titleist golf balls to Ping putters, Edwin Watts is revered locally for its expert service and huge inventory. With training aids and a super apparel selection for both men and women, it is your one-stop golf shop. Whether you're a pro or an amateur, the friendly folks here will help your game by providing you with excellent service as well as top products.
Barnes & Noble is a well known chain of book stores spread across North America. The store sells first hand and second hand books, children's classics and other specialty books belonging to all kinds of genres. Besides selling books, they also sell movie DVDs, music CDs and DVDs. Barnes & Noble also conduct one day workshops, talks, lectures, live musicals, book releases, CD releases and other events on a regular basis. Check website for latest event updates.
With a gigantic football player standing guard atop its roof, International Drive's Sports Dominator superstore is pretty hard to miss. A beacon for ball fans, it reaches out like a "liquidator lighthouse." What sports fan can resist when such name brands as Nike, No Fear, Rawlings, Starter and Converse await? Here you'll find discounted balls and caps, clubs and shoes, racquets and T-shirts, shorts and socks. A favorite of the numerous I-Drive coupon book stands, many deals are offered including a generous daily one: "All shoes come with free socks!"
Tennis Plaza/Racquet World is owned and operated by Leon Echavarria, one of the largest, most reputable tennis stores in Florida. Their flagship store out of Miami, Florida, has been in business since 1990, and known for its wide selection (racquets, balls, shoes, bags, strings, apparel and accessories), competitive prices, knowledgeable personnel and dedicated service. Their location in "the gateway to the Americas" has made them a resource for tennis enthusiasts both locally and abroad.
Located minutes from Walt Disney World, Orlando Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 150 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Barneys New York, Burberry, Coach, Fendi, Diesel, Gap Outlet, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo and many more.
You'll feel like a new person strutting around in shoes offered by this Italian heavyweight of the fashion industry. Throw away those old duds and don a pair of Ferragamos to make heads turn. Chic clothes and accessories are also on offer here; if your budget is not sky high, just choose from amongst scarves, eye gear, watches, bags, perfumes and more. The ever-friendly staff puts you at ease and helps you without being overly obtrusive. Even a round of window-shopping at this place can prove to be therapeutic!