This beautiful outdoor mall is the shopping hub for East Orlando. With wide palm tree-lined avenues for strolling, an excellent variety of dining choices, and shops for everyone from teens to grandmas, it’s no wonder the town center is always packed with people!
Open-air shopping centers have been rapidly eclipsing traditional malls as the preferred choice for shoppers, and this concept works especially well in Florida. The idea is to park your car once, and walk from store to store getting all your shopping done in one place. Waterford Lakes makes it easy, which is why I stop by there at least a couple of times every week. There’s even a Super Target with a full grocery store inside, making the towncenter a true one-stop shop.
Home decorators will have a field day at Waterford Lakes. Bed, Bath, and Beyond, TJMaxx, Kirkland and Ross are located all in one corner, and each has a large, constantly replenished selection. There’s also a Joanns and a Michaels, if you want to do it yourself.
Back-to-school shoppers will find everything teens love at Waterford Lakes. Tilly’s and Buckle offer surfer-inspired fashions. American Eagle and Aeropostale are your source for trendy, preppy looks.
There’s a huge Skechers Company store, one of the only ones in Florida, with a huge selection of shoes at prices WAY lower than even a Skechers outlet. And for some real bargains, drive across Alafaya Boulevard to Waterford Towers, where you’ll find a Plato’s Closet consignment shop full of the latest trendy designs for a lot less.
Waterford Lakes is a perfect date-night destination. The Regal Cinemas features an IMAX theater, and is a great place to catch the latest Hollywood release. Even if you’re not in the mood to shop, you’ll love the restaurant options at Waterford Lakes. Two of Florida’s favorite chains, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Toojay’s Deli, both offer delicious meals, and the Marble Slab Creamery will make your favorite custom dessert right before your eyes.
In addition to all the great chain stores at Waterford, we do have some unique local hotspots worth checking out. Stahli Celebrity Fashion Boutique holds a carefully curated selection of celebrity-inspired fashions from hot designers, plus some amazing accessories and fun home décor and gifts. And you MUST stop by Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly, the amazing cupcake and frozen yogurt store whose chef has won Cupcake Wars on Food Network twice so far!
Before you go, check out the mall’s website at http://www.simon.com/mall/Deals.aspx?id=394. They offer exclusive coupons for many mall retailers, so you can experience all that this fun mall has to offer. If you’re looking to spend a fun day shopping outdoors, complete with dining and entertainment, Waterford Lakes is the place to go!