Shopping near University of South Florida

Located in the sunny Tampa Bay Area, the University of South Florida and it's surrounding area offers a mind-boggling amount of shopping destinations. Whether walking the streets of one of the beautiful and rustic villages or wandering through one of Tampa's many malls or outdoor markets, the area surrounding the University of South Florida offers a shopping experience for any budget.

Want to enjoy the beautiful weather? The area surrounding the University offers an abundance of outdoor shopping centers. Perhaps the most impressive is the oak tree-lined Hyde Park Village in the historic Hyde Park area. Once your finished wandering the streets lined with specialty boutiques, make your way to South Howard Avenue, known as SoHo to the locals, and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many fine-dining establishments. Also of interest to the high-end shopper are the many art galleries and specialty boutiques in the Latin-influenced Ybor City.

Looking to beat the heat at an indoor mall? The area surrounding the University of South Florida has you covered. Located right across the street from the University, the University Mall houses many big name department stores and smaller specialty stores perfect for the local college student. If a high-end retail experience is what you seek, the International Plaza houses 200 upscale stores including Tiffany and Co., Neiman Marcus, Louis Vitton, Bose, Coach and Diesel. Right around the corner from the mall is Bay Street, featuring fine dining at one of the many restaurants and cafes.

The Tampa area also has something to offer the budget-minded shopper. Scour one of the many area flea markets or outdoor boutiques for a great deal. The Big Top Flea Market features hundreds of vendors selling discount merchandise. Just up the freeway in Auburndale is the International Market World flea market, featuring over 1200 vendors.

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