Central Florida is not only known for its outdoor activities, attractions, fishing and well, oranges… We have something special for the bargain hunters, too: Shopping!
Lakeside Village in Lakeland
People who share an obsession for shopping understand the excitement of a location that has it ALL, and for those who don’t understand, let us talk you through a perfect day at the Lakeside Village outdoor mall in Lakeland.
Shop - The start to a perfect day includes searching for desired items at your all-time favorite stores. You can begin with the chains we all know and adore like, Kohl’s, Belk, Claire’s, Chico’s, Books-A-Million, Bed Bath & Beyond, GameStop, Bath & Body Works, Loft, Pacsun, and Victoria’s Secret, just to name a few.
Pamper - No one can argue the fact that shopping can be extremely exhausting. Thankfully, Lakeside Village has exactly what is needed for rejuvenation. Treat yourself to DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop, Lee Spa Nails, Ideal Image, and/or Hair Cuttery.
Eat - Surely by now you have worked up an appetite, which is great because Lakeside Village has restaurant options galore. Try something new, such as Fish City Grill, Burger 21, Pizzeria Valdiano, Saigon Bistro, Louis Pappas Greek Café, or Abuelo’s; or stick to true favorites like Chili’s, bd’s Mongolian Grill, GrillSmith, Crispers, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse.
Shop Some More - Luckily, your delicious meal gave you enough energy to endure more shopping! This time, you can test the waters at the smaller, homier stores such as Kirkland’s Home, Yates and Hagan, Versona Accessories, Francesca’s, and Anna’s. Items up for grabs in these precious boutique-style shops include name brand jewelry such as Pandora (you know you need another charm for that bracelet), stylish home décor, trendy clothing and adorable handbags.
Movie - The best way to end your fabulous day is by seeing a newly released movie or IMAX at the grand, immaculate Cobb Theatres Lakeside 18. They even have a D-Box theatre with chairs that physically move your body in sync with the movie scenes… what a time to be alive.
Bedtime - Why leave when you can stay directly on mall property? Choose the Hampton Inn & Suites Lakeland-South Polk Parkway, Marriott’s Courtyard Lakeland, or Marriott’s Residence Inn Lakeland, and when you rise and shine, feel free to start the process all over again!
Along with the fantastic selection of stores and restaurants listed above, this first-class shopping complex also displays gorgeous water fountains surrounded by brick pavements, floral landscaping, and of course smiling, happy visitors.
Insider Tip: Visiting during the holiday season means witnessing a gigantic, decorated Christmas tree accompanied by fake snowfall on select nights! A perfect photo op.
Lakeland Square Mall
For those closer to the North side of Lakeland, the Lakeland Square Mall is another great choice for fulfilling your shopping needs. The new Cinemark Theatres 12 is now open for business, so make a day of your shopping trip with dinner at Red Lobster or Olive Garden, and a movie. Department stores at the Lakeland Square Mall include anchor favorites like Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sports Authority, and Sear’s. Stores located inside the mall such as American Eagle Outfitters, Sports Cave, Sunglass Hut, Things Remembered, and Kay Jewelers, offer familiar shopping.
Also, tons of new stores recently opened right across the street from the Lakeland Square Mall in the upscale Lakeland Park Center. These include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, Old Navy, ULTA Beauty, and more. Positioned adjacent to the Lakeland Park Center is the Shoppes of Lakeland complex, which offers a Target, Michael’s, and TJ Maxx.
Posner Park in Davenport
Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27 in Davenport is Posner Park, offering tried and true desired shopping:
- JC Penny
- Ross Dress for Less
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Best Buy
- D’oro Palazzo Italian Cuisine
- Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales
Located in Lake Wales is the Eagle Ridge Mall offering all of the following and more:
- Brock’s Smokehouse
- Mojo’s Latin Burger
- Hibbett Sports
- Vitamin World
- Bob’s Furniture