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As the name suggests, this shopping Mecca sprawls over some major acreage in the WestShore section of Tampa, not far from downtown and close to the airport. Alluring Mediterranean architecture beckons here, but dedicated shoppers are far more tempted by the presence of Saks Fifth Avenue, the only full-line Saks in the region. Plus four other department stores, and 100 specialty shops, including Banana Republic and Gap. A food court feeds you, and there's covered parking in case it rains.
Boasting 1.26 million square feet on two levels, over 200 specialty shops, 15 full service restaurants, and a luxurious four diamond hotel, this mall has something for even the most refined tastes. Its anchor's include such landmarks as Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Robb & Stucky Interiors. If all this shopping starts to overload your feet, and your purse, they offer a sunny, 125,000 square foot outdoor plaza to relax in before venturing back into the fray. In addition they offer excellent packages, that include hotel accommodations, relaxing amenities, and special savings.
The charming Hyde Park Village is the place to go for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. The village features a variety of shopping venues for designer apparel, handmade jewelry, and home décor as well as restaurants, bakeries, and a movie and dinner theater. Located near SoHo and downtown Tampa, Hyde Park Village offers the ultimate in quality services in a relaxing park-like atmosphere. Hours may vary for specific venues.
Westfield Citrus Park is a two-floor, 1 million square foot shopping mall with anchor stores such as Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. It also includes a Regal Cinemas multiplex theater and Dick's Sporting Goods, open as of 2007. After shopping if you feel hungry, you can fulfill your gastronomical delights at the plentiful food court.
A mainstay of the Busch Gardens-University of South Florida area, University Mall is anchored by Dillard's, Wards, Sears, Burdines, and JC Penney. Those are intermingled with more than 150 specialty shops. If not everyone in the group is an Olympic shopper, there's a 16-screen Regal Theater for the non-shopper to spend a couple of hours in the land of celluloid. A food court is abetted by a cluster of specialty foods purveyors and restaurants. Carts and kiosks add intriguing items to the shopping cart, from beads to herbs.