A 1.26 million-square-foot behemoth, the International Plaza is a classic, enclosed shopping mall, paired with an outdoor entertainment area featuring restaurants, outdoor cafes and specialty shops intertwined with flowers, fountains and shady oak trees. A family-oriented interior includes fluffy chairs, and the restroom suites are complete with private changing rooms and facilities where children can reach the faucets, handles and towels.
Over 200 of the country's finest stores, such as A/X Armani Exchange, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Contemporary department stores new to the area include Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus. Since all that shopping is likely to build an appetite as large as your credit card debt, there are plenty of food vendors, including the famous California Pizza Kitchen and the ever-popular Cheesecake Factory (both new to Tampa).