Come See Why College Park is Orlando's Number One Shopping Destination
Come See Why College Park is Orlando's Number One Shopping Destination and #shopsmall While Supporting Local, This Holiday Season.
The concentration of quaint boutiques and locally owned businesses make College Park a shoe in for Orlando's best shopping destination. With dozens of small businesses and even more locally owned eateries, you can easily fill an entire day with all that this Orlando 'mainstreet' has to offer. You won't want to miss this hidden gem, this holiday season.
When you get here, many begin their day at Downtown Credo on Smith Street. They offer the most delicious selection of espresso drinks & teas in a unique atmosphere, focused on giving. After you've satisfied your caffeine craving, take a left onto the 2300 block of Edgewater Drive, and if it's early, make a stop in the College Park Cafe for some of the yummiest old fashioned 'diner' style breakfast goodies around. We promise, you won't regret fueling your day here. Next, you'll come to Driftwood Market, one of College Park's newest boutiques. From the second you pass their festive window displays to the first step you take into the store, you'll be transported into a beautiful winter wonderland. With their specially curated collection of gifts, decor and fashion and their laid back atmosphere, it's easy to get lost in the spirit of the season here. Enjoy a glass of wine or other beverage while you shop and sign up for one of their Artisan Workshops while you're there.
After visiting Driftwood Market, another College Park staple is New Moon Market & Juice Bar. Grab a 'Cheeky Monkey' smoothie to refresh you as you head towards the other two boutiques on the block. The first of which is the lovely, Annabelle & Co where you'll find the most beautiful collection of holiday decor and hand created wreaths in all of Orlando. Check it out for yourself and see why their customers come back time and time again. Continuing your way down this block of Edgewater, you'll then arrive at the beautiful Magnolias & Vine, an upscale boutique with a wide variety of products, including exquisite home decor and designer services. Continuing just around the corner on Vassar St, you'll find Cookie Cousins, with beautifully decorated cookies-the perfect midday snack. (Another local bakery of note, just a bit further down Edgewater, is Sugarbuzz Dezzert Co. You won't regret the trip, we promise!)
After You finish this side of the 2300 block, we recommend crossing Edgewater where you'll find tons of lunch and dinner dining spots, sure to please any hankering you might have for a specific cuisine. On this side of the street you'll also find Sassy Pants Activewear Boutique, where you'll find the most delightful gifts for the 'active' lady on your shopping list.
Still have a few people on your list? We also highly recommend Bijou's Boutique for an eclectic gift experience, Karma Kulture for boho gifts, Form Function Form for leather goods, ApenBerry's Garden Center, the locally owned Ace Hardware, or a gift card from the Soda Fountain, full of nostalgia and yummy treats. Top Drawer & Dechoes offer unique consignment shopping options and Woof Orlando & Plush Paws are a must for the pet lover on your list. Off the beaten path is Hinge Vintage Hardware and by appointment only, Lopifit Orlando, both of which are fantastic. We couldn't end our mention of the best shopping destination in all of Orlando without mentioning Let Us Frame It, a custom framing boutique on Edgewater Drive. Visit this quaint little shop for the perfect custom gift this holiday season.
We can't wait for you to #ShopLocalOrlando in #Destination32804, this holiday season!