Econo Lodge International Drive at Universal
7102 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 313-1090
Fax: (407) 313-1091
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This store has more than 120 popular brands with suits for the entire family. There are bikinis for teens, trunks for guys, tankini's for young adults and one-pieces for women. Frequent sales offer suits at up to 70 percent off regular price, so you may indeed be able to afford new suits for the entire family.
Located in the popular Belz Factory Outlet World at the end of International Drive, this factory store offers a one-stop shopping destination for any Pfaltzgraff item you've broken since the last time you were in Orlando. From china to coffee mugs, place mats to picture frames, this factory store has it all. If you don't own any Pfaltzgraff, this may be the time to stock up on the durable china that comes in lots of contemporary styles and colors. As an outlet store, this emporium offers bargains on a number of other home décor items, from candles to coasters.
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
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.