Shopping at Governor’s Square Mall in Tallahassee

By Janet K. Keeler The names of Florida’s governors change with regularity as voters send them to the state’s capital for four, maybe eight, years. But since 1979, Tallahassee’s main shopping mall has kept that title without nary a vote cast. Governor’s Square was the first two-level mall in…

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Shopping the Oaks Mall in Gainesville

By Janet K. Keeler Need proof that you’re shopping in Gator Nation as you head into the Oaks Mall in Gainesville? Snap a selfie with the menacing alligator statue standing guard on its hind legs near Belk. The big boy is a reminder of what this town is all about. And there are more reptiles. The…

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A Few Great Tennis Shops Across Florida

By Jeanette Scott Tennis is a popular activity in Florida, but to enjoy it to the utmost you need the right equipment. That's why I've compiled a sampling of tennis shops in Florida so that no matter where you're staying or playing, I've got you covered for all your tennis shopping needs. Click…

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Strip Mall Shopping: Great Deals on Clothing

By Jeanette Scott Florida is an excellent place to get great deals on clothing. The malls and outlet centers are bursting with great options, but for super-low prices, you should look no further than the strip malls. Florida boasts a high number and great variety of these value-driven store…

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Your Guide to Disney Springs in Orlando

By Lauren Tjaden Disney Springs in Orlando promises 103 eclectic shops, pavilions and pop-ups; 63 ways to dine that range from quick service eateries to sit-down delights; and an astounding 22 attractions, shows and events, including live entertainment, family-friendly amusement and late-night fun…

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Discover the Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills

By Ginger Harris New stores are popping up at Sawgrass Mills one of the biggest outlet and value retail shopping destinations, which just happens to be located right here in the Sunshine State. Sawgrass Mills recently announced that its Colonnade Outlets, the open-air portion of the mall, are…

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Top Antique Stores in Central Florida

By Kristine Hughes For antiques aficionados, Central Florida’s antiques loop is the X on the treasure map. Block off several days to explore these antique stores in Florida found in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Alfred, Plant City and Lake Wales. If your shopping style leans more toward the…

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Shopping at Tampa Premium Outlets

By Janet K. Keeler In the life cycle of a shopping mall, Tampa Premium Outlets is a mere toddler. It still has that new mall shine and design, and looks more like a pastel-colored village than the traditional complex of shops. The 110-store mall made up of courtyards, breezeways and fountains…

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5 Great Shopping Spots in Tampa

By Jeanette Scott Known for its miles of beautiful Gulf Coast beaches, as well as a plethora of sports teams and amusement parks, Tampa is also a Florida hot spot when it comes to shopping! Check out my list of five great Tampa shopping spots while you're in the area: International Plaza and Bay…

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