Formosa Garden Estates are located just past marker 5 off the 192. It is approximately 23.7 miles to the Orlando International Airport on major dual carriageway roads, 12.9 miles to Sea World and 16.4 miles to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach are approximately 72 miles away and Bush Gardens Tampa 62.7 miles.
You can shop 'til you drop if you wish. And our daughters do!!
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
15591 Apopka Vineland Road. www.lbvfs.com
Go on the website to get their discount coupon booklet - (Gap & Liz Claiborne, 9 West etc).
Orlando Premium Outlet
8200 Vineland Avenue.
British guests who are members of the AA can obtain a free AAA card from them - gives you additional discounts at the shops. Booklet is obtained from the information desk in the food hall. (Ralph Lauren, Armani, Todd's, etc.) You can also obtain discounts at Citywalk at Universal with this card. Alternatively get one of the discount vouchers from outside some of the restaurants/shops on the 192 and you can get the voucher book that way.
The Florida Mall
8001 S Orange Blossom Trail
Over 200 stores including Saks, Sears & J C Penney's. There is now a discount voucher book which can be obtained from customer services.
The Mall at Millenia
Luxury shops including Gucci, Tiffany and Jimmy Choo as well as department stores such as Bloomingdale’s and Burdines-Macy.
Winn Dixie Supermarket at Formosa Gardens is open 6am - 12pm. Good for essentials but can be expensive. The nearest Publix is open until 11.00pm daily. This is up the 192 (turn left at Formosa Gardens traffic lights, past 1 set of traffic lights, and turn right at second set. There is a Publix, post office, hairdressers, and liquor store. At the Formosa Gardens shopping plaza there is a chemist/drugstore, walk-in medical centre, nail store etc.
At the Formosa Gardens Shopping Plaza are Outback; Giordano's; Carrabbas; TGIF; Red Lobster as well as some snack bars.
For excellent pizza or pasta we recommend Café d'Antonio's at Celebration. It gets very busy so you need to book, particularly in the winter months when there is no outside eating. It’s not busy during the summer months so you can just turn up.