Shopping Trips for Couples

By: Dalia Colon

A his-and-hers guide for enjoying Florida's shopping destinations and nearby attractions.

He doesn’t want to hold her purse. She doesn’t want to be rushed. Turn shopping trips into a win-win for couples with this his-and-hers plan: She shops while he has fun nearby.

Duval Street, Key West

Hers: Take your time shopping along this iconic thoroughfare. Be sure to hit up Fast Buck Freddie’s for gifts and Cuba Cuba for delicious ground coffee to take home.

His: Almost There Sportfishing Charters will shuttle you from anywhere on Key West to the shore for a fishing adventure ($450 and up).

Riverside/5 Points District, Jacksonville

Hers: Wander through the Saturday Riverside Arts Market and walk to 5 Points to check out the indie shops.

His: During the NFL season, give your honey another day to shop while you take in a Jaguars game on Sunday at nearby EverBank Field.

Beach Street, Daytona Beach

Hers: Meander through the boutiques for jewelry, home decor items and more. Be sure to stop in Daytona Magic to impress your guy with a card trick later. Then treat yourself to a free tour of Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory.

His: Take a behind-the-scenes track tour ($15-$22) of Daytona International Speedway, about a
10-minute drive from Beach Street.

Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Hers: MAC Pro. Bebe. 7 for All Mankind. You get the idea.

His: Play 18 holes at Miami Beach Golf Club, which you may be surprised to learn is a public course ($100-$200).

Pensacola Historic District, Pensacola

Hers: Browse scores of clothing and jewelry boutiques, art galleries and souvenir shops.

His: Head to Big Lagoon State Park for hiking and kayaking ($20-$25). Park entrance costs $6.

International Drive, Orlando

Hers: Scout out deals at Orlando Premium Outlets, Festival Bay Mall and Pointe Orlando. A one-day I-Ride Trolley pass ($4) will make life easier.

His: Go indoor “skydiving” at iFLY ($49.95 and up) or race go-karts at Fun Spot Action Park ($34.95 for an unlimited armband).

Ybor City, Tampa

Hers: Scour the shops along Seventh and Eighth avenues for souvenirs and vintage finds. On Saturdays, visit the farmers market or gallery-hop at the monthly art walk.

His: Relax with a handmade stogie at King Corona Cigars, let the kid in you come out at GameTime or head over to Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 10 minutes away, to try to win back what your lady has spent.

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