Whilst Orlando is best known as the home of theme parks and other family-orientated attractions, it also houses a fantastic selection of flea markets, where you can find all kinds of treasures, or simply stroll around and soak up the atmosphere. In this article, the experts working for Travelup discuss some of the best markets in Orlando.
One of the United States’ largest markets can be found in this city, and is aptly named ‘Flea World’. This is situated on Highway 17 and opens every weekend, from Friday morning until Sunday evening. Both tourists and local residents love to shop at this market, which houses approximately 1700 stalls. The market has both indoor and outdoor sections, and the former is air-conditioned during the blisteringly hot summer months. Although you can find almost anything you want to buy here, Flea World is a lot more than merely a market, Travelup explains – it contains an entertainment pavilion, with acrobatic and magic shows, circus acts and performances by dancers and musicians. These shows are also entirely free, and so even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s worth visiting this amazing market. In addition to this, there are funfair rides, go karts, a miniature golf course and a games arcade here.
Another hugely popular spot is the Maingate Flea Market – this is located quite close to Disney World, and contains about four hundred stalls. The food sold here is excellent, with plenty of delicious ethnic cuisine which you can sample as you browse the jewellery, clothing and furniture stalls. This market is open seven days a week, Travelup add, from early in the morning until late in the evening. Orlando’s other daily market is the 192 Flea Market, located in the area of Kissimmee. For those looking for reasonably priced souvenirs, this is the perfect place to visit.
Not too far away from here, you’ll come across the Osceola Flea & Farmers Market. As the name suggests, you can find fresh, locally grown produce here, as well as an abundance of antiques, clothes, crafts and jewellery. Even if you’re not in the mood for shopping, take a stroll around this market, and enjoy the rainbow-coloured displays of fruit and vegetables, and the bustling atmosphere of the stalls. The prices here are extremely affordable – according to Travelup reviews, it’s one of the best markets in Orlando if you’re looking for bargains.