This article is part of "The Patrick AFB Online Relocation Package".
By no means am I a shopper and I would rather stick needles in my eyes then to spend an afternoon at a "mall", but close to Patrick AFB is a new outdoor shopping complex called The Avenue- Viera. It is located on the west side of Viera and about twenty minutes from the base and if I have to spend an afternoon at a mall, this is the one.
There are over 80 stores and restaurants that cover the expansive outdoor complex that opened just a few short years ago. It has a park like setting with fountains, extensive landscaping, and benches. For those that enjoy the shopping thing it is a very nice experience that has become a favorite of the locals.
Located in The Avenues is the Rave Movie Theater. It shows first run movies in stadium style theaters with 48 inches of legroom between each row!
I can guarantee that when you arrive you will be making a few trips to The Avenue. There is nothing like doing your holiday shopping in shorts and a t-shirt.