Top 3 Places To Experience Denver Shopping
Denver, Colorado is one of the largest cities between the Mississippi River and Las Vegas. It has grown from a small cowtown community based on petroleum and ranching into a thriving leading edge multi-industry based economy with a growing influence in the arts and culture. These changes have influenced the shopping experience in Denver and has given rise to a number of unique areas to have an enjoyable shopping experience. In this article 3 well known shopping areas are discussed.
1. Cherry Creek Shopping Area
Cherry Creek, located east of Downtown Denver, is comprised of over 4 square blocks of unique clothing boutiques for men and women alike, salons and spas, higher end restaurants, bars, a Whole Foods grocery and other specialty shops. Many of the art galleries here carry art from local artists. The Cherry Creek neighborhood also boast a large indoor Mall with more of your typical higher end department stores like Nordstroms. For the unique experience, shop in the outdoor shopping area. Paid street parking is available and is paid for by coin or credit card ticket machines. Free parking is available in the mall parking garage for those that want to shop in the mall.
2. 16th Street Mall
The 16th Street Mall is located in the heart of Downtown Denver. It as a mile long outdoor foot traffic only mall that is lined with mostly restaurants and bars with a few drug stores, entertainment venues and other tourist oriented shops. For clothes shopping, a visitor can check out the Pavilions Mall that boasts some unique boutiques along with more restaurants and a movie theater. Most of the nightlife along the 16th street mall occurs in the lower part of the mall. This section of the city has been built up since the mid 90’s and has become a hotbed of bars, restaurants and coffee houses. The original mall has even been extended to include more of the LoDo area. Visitors can either walk the length of the mall or hop on any of the free shuttles that run up and down the mall at regular intervals.
Stapleton is so named because this area is where the old Stapleton Airport used to be. Stapleton is a planned community of a mix of businesses and residences. The businesses include restaurants, some unique shops, bars and coffee houses, and even a roller derby arena. This shopping area is geared towards supporting the Stapleton residents however, there is good shopping to be had for anyone who ventures into the area. Stapleton is a long term development and is still being built out, so it is a place to return to on occasion to see what new shopping experiences are available.
While the Stapleton shopping area, Cherry Creek and the 16th Street Mall aren’t the only places to shop in the Denver Metro area, these places give a visitor to Denver an all around experience of what Denver shopping can offer. Many of the shopping areas have some offerings that are uniquely Denver. Denver shopping malls are numerous, however as usual, much of the mall experience is fairly typical and not unique to this Rocky Mountain city. Entertainment can also be a uniquely regional experience. Attending a movie in one of the historical Denver movie theaters can be a rewarding outing as well.…
The Top Shopping Malls in Orlando
If shopping is your passion, then Orlando could be the ideal vacation for you. You’ll find big names and big discounts at Orlando’s shopping malls.
Here’s our guide to the Top Shopping Malls in Orlando
The Mall at Millenia
The Mall at Millenia is an amazing shopping experience, and popular with locals and visitors from all over the world. The Mall at Millenia is distinctive shopping mall with dramatic architecture, and the facilities on offer make this shopping mall an experience like no other. As well as the big name shops you’ll find a Post Office, valet parking, currency exchange and a concierge service. There are wheelchairs and strollers available for shoppers to enjoy all 150 stores. Shops include Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Chanel and Gucci.
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Another well loved shopping mall with stores including 7 For All Mankind, Banana Republic, DKNY, Ted Baker and Victoria’s Secret. Grab a bite to eat at Subway, Starbucks or Japan Café Grill. This shopping mall also offers its visitors foreign exchange facilities, wheelchairs and stroller rental.
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Shopping malls are located at Vineland Avenue as well as International Drive.
There’s something for everyone at central Florida’s largest mall with 1.9 million square feet of shopping. But this is far more than shopping. Florida Mall is an experience you’ll never forget and an amazing day out with the family. This is a must do for anyone visiting Orlando. Shops include JCPenney, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hollister and Pottery Barn. As well as this, Florida Mall offers a choice of 30 restaurants and cafes. There is also a soft play area, a gift wrapping section and valet parking
Much more than shopping. Located at International Drive, Festival Bay Mall offers Vans Skatepark, Monkey Joe’s fun-filled inflatable play centre, Loose Ends Hair Salon and glow in the dark mini golf at Putting Edge Fun Center. Hardcore shoppers need not worry! As well as all of this you can enjoy Nine West, Universal Orlando Store, Perfume Studio and Ron Jon Surf Shop. There are some fantastic restaurant options to, such as options at Cricketers Arms English Pub, Bergamo’s Italian Restaurant and Fuddruckers. To complete the experience, there is also a movie theatre with all the latest films to enjoy.
So, you’ll see, if shopping is your thing then Orlando is the place to go. And even if it’s not, there’s a lot more than just shops to keep you entertained.…
The Biggest Shopping Malls in China
Shopping in China is an experience itself; here you can buy goods from the numerous roadside stalls or you can shop at the discount wholesale markets; however these places are pretty crowded and at times the quality of the goods sold is not up to the standard. There are upscale shopping malls as well for those used to shopping in peaceful air conditioned places where quality of goods is not questionable. Some mega malls in China are:
The Beijing Great Gold Mall also known as the Golden Resources Mall; at the time of its opening in 2004-2005, it was the biggest shopping mall in China. Now it is the second largest shopping mall in China and also in the world. It is spread over an area of 6 million square feet and comprises of six storeys. It features more than one thousand stores; all big names both local and foreign. It also has a large restaurant and a skating rink for the customers’ comfort and entertainment. It is located on the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing.
The New South China Mall took over the position of being the largest mall in China and in the world when it was opened in 2005. Situated in Dongguan city in the Guangdong province, the mall occupies 892,000 meter square area and has a capacity of 2,350 stores. However due to its location, nearly 99 percent of the mall is lying vacant since its inauguration. The lack of response from investors and public led to the abandonment of projects in the mall such as the Shangri-La Hotel. The seven zones of the mall were fashioned on the theme of the famous cities of the world.
The Great Grand Way Mall in Shanghai is situated at the base of the 262 meters high twin tower buildings. The mall itself comprises of 6 floors where clothes, shoes, accessories, leather goods, electrical appliances, cosmetics are sold. A huge supermarket, cinema and restaurant are other features of this mall.
The Causeway Plaza is the leading shopping mall of Shenzhen city. Occupying an area of 65,000 square meters, it features the prominent Chinese and foreign brand stores and fashion houses. For the entertainment of the customers, there is an amusement park for the kids, a tea house, book store and features sports and recreation programs.
The Beijing apm, the Plaza 66 Shanghai, the CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou are some other big shopping malls in China.…