Orange County

Orange County is located in Central Florida bordering Seminole, Brevard, Osceola and Lake Counties. It is most known for it's largest city and metro area of Orlando. 

Orange County was established in 1824 from a portion of St. Johns County. Originally named Mosquito County from the name the Spanish had given the whole area "Los Mosquitos", it was renamed to Orange County in 1845 for the many orange groves in the area. 

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Population - 2000
896,344
Population - 2010
1,145,956
Population - 2015 Est
1,252,396
Land Area (sq mi)
903
Water Area (sq mi)
100
Total Area (sq mi)
1,003
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
61

 

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Based in Orlando, FL, SellMyTimeshareNow.com offers many timeshares for sale in Florida as well as many one-time, weekly rentals. With a timeshare by-owner, you can skip the expensive resort fees and just pay the price the private owner set, usually at 60-70% off.

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Amway Center, located in Downtown Orlando, is a sports and entertainment venue. Home to the Orlando Magic NBA team and the Orlando Solar Bears ECHL team. Built with a capacity of more than 20,000 seats, the arena's urban setting, gives guests easy access to the Orlando entertainment core. Hosting concerts, events, shows and more, the area is designed to stage any event. 

Bright House Networks Stadium, also know as "The Bounce House" though recent renovations have made the bouncing effect less obvious. It is located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida and home to the UCF Knights football team. The stadium has a capacity of 44,206. 

Camping World Stadium is located in Downtown Orlando Florida. It was formerly known as the Tangerine Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl and Orlando Citrus Bowl. The stadium is currently home to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the Orlando City Soccer League, and the Russell Athletic Bowl and hosts other events, concerts and college football games. The Stadium Complex includes Tinker Field, McCracken Field, Thunder Field, and Festival Field when hosts events, concerts, sports, and community festivals throughout the year. 

CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, formerly the UCF Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Home of the UCF Knights mens and womens basketball teams, the arena also hosts concerts, graduations, theater, events and other sporting events. 

Disney's Blizzard Beach is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The wintery scene is an exciting contrast to the heated water areas and water slides amidst the ski resort look.

Orange County School District is based out of the Educational Leadership Center in Downtown Orlando. As of recent, Orange County Public Schools has an enrollment of over 185,000 students. The school district won the Broad Prize, also known as the “Nobel Prize” for Urban Education in October 2014 for strong academic performance and for closing achievement gaps.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. It is one of two operating water parks at the resort and features a Surf Pool and the largest wave pool in North America. 

The exciting new Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water park opened in the Summer of 2017 featuring an all new concept in water parks with a gigantic volcano as it's central theme. The Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano towers 200 feet above the tropical landscape, streaming waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night.

Whether you're a tourist looking for something out of Orlando's norm, or a resident trying to opt outside and escape city-life, Wekiwa Springs is the place to visit. Explore over 25 miles of hiking trails, camp, or cool-off with a swim. This park is really well-run. They've thought of all your needs and provide resources to satisfy you: snack bar, bathrooms, easy parking, pet-friendly areas, pavilions, boat rentals, equestrians trails, campgrounds, and much more.

 

Wet 'n Wild opened in 1977, and is considered to be the first major standalone water park. After 40 years of being one of the top water parks, the park closed on December 31, 2016. Universal Studios purchased the park with plans to renovate. Universal opened Volcano Bay Water park nearby and has not revealed the future for the Wet 'n Wild land. 

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The Word is provided by the Salem Media Group with a Christian audience. An inspiring, family-friendly station!

The Dramatic Education Inc has different programs available for their students. This theatre is for children in K-3. They do one performance per season with songs and choreography to Disney songs.

The Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s goal is to provoke thought and communication through having traditional and avant-garde productions. They want their audiences to be enlightened and entertained when watching each production. They also want to challenge attitudes, stereotypes, and preconceived notions that people have about theatre. They are doing this by introducing their audience to contemporary concerns in each production they do. This small theatre usually produces between two to three shows a year. They also produce some musical theatre productions.

Orlando's leading Rock station that play a combination of today's rock hits and the classics including Metallica, Green Day, Ozzy, and many more. There are several host throughout the day which listeners can also stream live from your iHeart Radio app. 

This smooth Jazz station has several personality hosts including Kenny G and Sandy Kovach in the morning, Miranda Wilson, Allen Kepler, and Maria Lopez. They talk about news, celebrity buzz, traffic, weather, and other topics. 

103.1 The Wolf call themselves Orlando's NEW Country, and known for their commercial free Mondays. When you tune in you'll hear the biggest stars in country music. 

On The Beat you'll hear the latest hits of R&B and Hip-Hop from artists like Drake, Cardi B, J. Cole, and many more. The host will also talk about the current news about these celebrities. 

This station plays the best music of the 80s. The Rick Stacy Morning Show, Grace Vasquez, and Domino are the stars of 105.9 who will keep you entertained throughout your day. 

407 Cafe offers a variety of selections both sweet and savory. Fresh baked croissants, bagels, and breads daily. Paninis, soups, and salads. Sweet and Savory Crepes and Belgian Waffles. Flatbread Pizza and a kid's menu. But if your in the mood for a treat try their Gelato bar. You will have to stop by to see the flavors but you can get a sweet crepe with Nutella, dulce leche, apple, bananas, or strawberry. While you're there try a savory crepe for lunch or dinner with chicken, salmon, or steak. Or simply visit for a fresh Belgian waffle breakfast.

You can catch this Puerto Rican cuisine food truck on Narcoosee Road in Orlando, FL. Bring your family and friends to try some tasty mofongo. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. 

Listen to 90.7 WMFE for your daily national news! WMFE serves as Orlando's primary NPR provider with a vision to enlighten all Central Floridians. 

Listen to some soothing tunes at 92.7 FM radio. This family-friendly station provides listeners with unique, and relaxing music, news, weather and other content. Everything a family needs to stay informed. 

Classic hits from rock music on the weekends to acoustic on Sunday mornings. There are several radio personalities on 98.9 WMMO including Denise, Joe Rock, Hildi, and AJ. You can call on weekdays from 12-1pm to request a song. 

With only one store in the entire state of Florida, A Christmas to Remember is wonderfully unique store that is located in the Florida Mall. With decorations for the Christmas season to novelty gifts, there is a little something here for even the Grinch. The best way to get to this cute little store when navigating the Florida Mall is through the entrance near Footlocker. 

Looking for a great way to socialize with a crisp cold craft beer in your hands while sampling Central Florida's best food trucks? A La Cart in Winter Park provides a great place for everyone to play games in the outside courtyard under twinkling lights at night. With food trucks that stay year round and one that switches up following your taste buds. Put a new spin on your dining experience!

A'GACI is a store dedicated to all women's fashion. Clothing, shoes, and accessories fill the walls of this store to the max, complete with dressing rooms to try those outfits on. Casual and business attire alike, there is something here for even the pickiest female shopper!

The Achilles Art Cafe is filled with artwork and colors, representing its owner's vibe. It serves coffee, tea, frappes, sandwiches, and more. The cafe is furnished with couches, making the atmosphere more comfortable and cozy for its customers.

Adventist University of Health Sciences is an Orlando college that works with the Florida Hospital to train students in healthcare. It has Associates, Bachelors, and Post-Graduate programs in several healthcare industries.

 

Here at AHOSI Beauty, we develop and create hair and beauty products with non-toxic, safe, natural ingredients. 
 

Airboat Rides at Midway was the first airboat business in Orlando. Guests can choose from different types of airboat tours. There is a one-hour tour, a one-hour evening tour, a one-hour private ecotour, and the option of group or custom rides.

Aji Food Trucks serves tasty Peruvian cuisines on-the-go as a mobile food truck in Orlando, Florida. To find out their current location give them a call! 

The American College for Medical Careers is an Orlando college that trains students for medical careers. It has programs in dental assisting, cardiovascular sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, health information technology, medical assisting, medical coding & billing, and respiratory therapy.

There are two American doll stores in Florida where young girls can come and create their own doll, complete with matching, or not matching, outfits and accessories for them to play with. One store is located in Orlando at the Florida Mall and the other is located in Miami, at The Falls. Be sure to check out the store if you've got a little girl to make happy on your vacation! 

The American University of Leadership is an Orlando based school that brings quality education to people from around the world through on campus and online classes. It specializes in business and leadership programs.

Pretzels are a well-known Amish delicacy! Experience a bit of the Amish culture. #EatAmish

Antique Center is a quaint, 4,000 sq. ft. antique shop located in Winter Park. They feature a plethora of art, vintage figures, furniture, and more from several decades and parts of the world. Their Asian antiques are especially unique and beautifully made. They are open Monday through Saturday.

Antiques on the Avenue is owned and operated by Hardy Hudson. He owned the first antique store in Central Florida for 24 years, which he opened in Winter Park, and opened Antiques on the Avenue 7 years ago. Their shop offers a wide variety of art, home furnishings, pottery, and jewelry, along with other unique finds. They buy and appraise antiques, estates, and collectibles, so their inventory is always expanding.

Apple Core Antiques & Gifts is a beautiful shop that features a 5,000 sq. ft showroom full of unique furniture, gifts, and collectibles. Many of these gems date back from the Victorian era to the early 1940's, including beautifully crafted wooden furniture. Apple Core also offers a variety of special services to their loyal customers such as upholstery, refinishing, caning, and repair.   

Arcade City is where all the gamers go to have a great time. A large family friendly arcade, all the modern games are stationed here. Players can shoot some hoops, beat up some bad guys, master the claws machine, and attempt to cross the finish line before anyone else. There really is a game for everyone here, so even if there is a non-gamer in the family, there is something to keep them entertained while the family's here. There’s only three locations in all of America, and Orlando is lucky enough to be one of them. So make a pit stop at Arcade City and see what kinds of prizes there are to win!

Armando's is a restaurant that features authentic Italian cuisine along with the Italian spirit of celebrating the gatherings of family and friends. The restaurant offers a wide variety of wines from different countries. whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors, you will appreciate the atmosphere, the service, and the high quality of the food.

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Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has provided their services to the people of Central Florida for over 25 years and have been able to help families find an environment where hope and healing are inspired by the children that are treated. The staff of this institution makes your child's health their top priority.

Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral healthcare institution that provides affordable services for the people of Central Florida. Aspire is able to provide these amazing services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They provide these services throughout five Central Florida counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole.

This is A great gathering place for the community to come and share local foods and vendors. Family friendly and all around a good place to visit on a Monday night.

Austin's Coffee specializes in serving coffee and tea with only the most organic ingredients imported from around the world. They pride themselves on working with local farmers to ensure every ingredient they use is natural and environmentally friendly. They also serve treats such as sandwiches, salads, and numerous kinds of pastries. Austin's Coffee features live entertainment ranging from music and films to comedy and art shows.

Ayothaya is an award-winning restaurant serving traditional Thai food. They strive to transport you to Thailand with their decor and dishes. Choose from their list of curry dishes and Thai salads. Or take a look at their specialties, such as deep fried fish or hurricane soft shell crab. Ayothaya also offers several soups, noodle dishes, and fried rice dishes. Explore what Thai cuisine has to offer at Ayothaya.

BAMF Comics and Collectables is a comic shop with a little bit of something for everyone. Find comics both popular and unknown as well as collectables, books, apparel, and more!

Barley and Vine is a beer garden located on Bumby Ave in Orlando's Milk District. The bar offers a rotating selection of unique craft beers from around the world, with emphasis on unfiltered beers for a more full and authentic beer drinking experience. They also have a variety of cans and bottles and a very knowledgeable staff. Their outdoor space is one of the largest in the Orlando area, making this a rather authentic biergarten experience. 

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen has been serving freshly made, award-winning coffee for almost four decades. Aside from serving coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, they provide breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus. There's even a kids menu for the little ones. A café full of delectable treats, Barnie's CoffeeKitchen aims to offer its customers only the best. 

Bass Fishing Guide Orlando specializes in big game bass fishing in Central Florida 

Portuguese food made with a lot of love! Serving gourmet tacos and desserts!

Benjamin French Bakery & Café is what any French-culinary enthusiast would hope for. Oui, this cafe brings almost all of the best parts of France to Orlando, Florida, including dessert, or in French, Pâtisserie; coffee; breakfast; and lunch. It's cozy, France-inspired, and its food is light yet filling.

Beth Marshall Presents is a theatre company made by Beth Marshall. She offers new plays every season. You won't see Beth Marshall Presents do a play twice. Beth usually does between four to eight plays per season, and she does a lot of different plays. Beth never sticks to a specific genre, and she picks a lot a plays with a powerful meanings.

If you're looking for a great burger in the city of Orlando, look no further. With fun burgers like "The Peanut Butter Burger" or "The Pizza Burger," you're definitely in for a treat. Beth's burger bar has 10 different signature burgers, and if you're extremely hungry they have an option called "The Double D Challenge." "The Double D Challenge" consists of a burger with four patties, eight slices of bacon, and five different kinds of cheese! If you're able to finish it all, you win a free shirt. However, delicious food doesn't stop there, they also have a wide variety of sides as well as some sweet desserts. With a great atmosphere, service, and food, it doesn't get any better than Beth's!

Orlando's Polynesian Food Truck, home of the delicious Original Pinëapple Drëam. This island inspired food has many customer coming back for more!

Bikes Beans & Bordeaux was created by two cycling enthusiasts, Jen and Darrell Cunningham. B3 sells kid-inspired meals, breakfast, sandwiches, and drinks such as coffee and tea. It focuses on serving more healthy and protein-based foods than the average cafe does. With fresh hot chocolate made with Ghirardelli chocolate that will make your mouth water, Bikes Beans & Bordeaux is a great place in Central Florida to relax and enjoy yourself.

If you somehow live in Florida and have never eaten Cuban food Black Bean Deli is a nice introduction to the cuisine.  

A local favorite, this deli has quickly grown and opened a few locations in recent years. They offer a killer lunch special: ½ cuban sandwich with rice and beans, but make sure you ask for mustard on the sandwich (it’s essential). Check out their website for their weekly specials.

On West Church Street in Orlando, only a few blocks away from the Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl), Charles Frizzel of Broken Strings Brewery and Jeanna Malines of Black Cauldron Brewing, opened a pretty unique brewery. Actually, there are two breweries under the same roof.

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The Blanchard YMCA Family Center resides next to Jay Blanchard Park in Orlando. It is used for recreational purposes such as Zumba classes and swimming, and it houses a fitness center. There are always events going on at this YMCA so check out the website for an updated schedule of events. 

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts is a venue that supports the arts of all kinds as part venue, part recording studio, and part art gallery. It is open to all ages and aims to promote all different genres of music.

Blue Bird Bake Shop has established its nest in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando has their own brand of coffee and bakes sweet creations from scratch.

The Bob Carr Theater was Orlando's premier performing arts center before the Dr. Phillips Center opened in 2014. It's a historic landmark, built in 1927 and hosting tons of iconic acts including Elvis Presley. The space is currently managed by the Dr. Phillips Center. It hosts many touring and local music, theatre, and dance acts in its 2,400+ seat venue.

The best traditional Guyanese dishes available in Central Florida! Chef Bobbie mixes Indian and Caribbean flavors unlike any other food truck.

Bolay is a fast-dining restaurant but not fast food. The ingredients are brought in fresh daily to help bring you the fuel you need to power through your day. Each bol (bowl) is 100% gluten free but extremely tasty. Offering four pre-made bols and a wide range of ingredients to craft your own experience over 100 different ways. Bolay is a growing Florida only chain with nearly ten locations statewide. Check their website for the closest location to you.

Bonsai Sushi is a sushi bar that serves traditional Japanese dishes as well as specialty sushi rolls. In addition to sushi, Bonsai offers sashimi, beer, wine, and sake. They also offer pork and chicken dishes, as well as salads for non-sushi lovers. If you're looking for a deal, Bonsai offers dinner specials for groups of two or four. 

Bosphorous Restaurant is a Turkish cuisine establishment. The restaurant is a fusion of modern American amenities with Turkish color, style, and finishings. Bosphorous will transport you with a dance of flavors sure to mesmerize your tongue. They strive for authenticity, having a Turkish staff who labor over each dish, making the Halal meats fresh for each order, and only using the freshest vegetables and most authentic ingredients, all imported direct form Turkey.

Boston’s Fish House seafood restaurant is considered one of Central Florida’s most relished landmarks and features New England style seafood. Since 1988, Boston’s Fish House restaurant has served fresh seafood from the Northeastern Seaboard region and presented a laid-back atmosphere of iconic Northeastern flare.

Only open a few nights a week and on weekends, Boxi Park is the hot spot for live music and a fresh farmers market on Saturdays. With seven eateries and three bars, Boxi Park is "the weekend hangout."

Boxi Park is a credit and debit cards only establishment. Cash can be exchanged for a Boxi payment card at the entrance tower cashier. Be aware that each bag and person is searched before entry and nothing bigger than a backpack is allowed in.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

The Brass Band of Central Florida is a band of brass musicians that play shows throughout the Central Florida area. They also have a youth band made up of 30 talented young musicians.

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park is an intimate blackbox theatre in downtown Winter Park. It hosts tons of performing arts events throughout the year.

Two breweries under one roof. Each brewery rotates brewing on the three-barrel brewhouse system. Broken String Brewery will brew more hop-forward varieties paying homage to musical legends.The large, open tap room serves beer from each brewery. At any given time, the tap room serves drafts from 12 taps.

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Busby Antiques and Collectibles offers wonderfully crafted china as well as toys, jewelry, books, and more. Busby himself has been collecting and dealing for over thirty years in Central Florida. They sell primarily online but their antiques can be seen in person at their corporate office in Oviedo. 

The C.A.R.E. Foundation is a refuge for over 200 assorted exotic animals and wildlife. Within their care are bears, large cats, reptiles, monkeys, birds, and more. They provide wildlife education and animal rescue.

Cady Way Park is a small park in the city of Winter Park that caters to children. There is a great playground equipment set for them to run around and play on as well as a swimming pool close by. Parents can watch their kids from the benches or the pavilion that sits close by. 

Camille La Vie is the best option for those who are looking for formal attire and there's five different locations in the state of Florida. They have ballgowns and prom dresses, as well as cocktail dresses, shoes, and accessories to match every outfit. It's the perfect place to find the perfect dress. 

Canvas Restaurant and Market won two foodie awards in 2019. Their onsite market offers fresh options daily both for purchase at the market or cooked in the restaurant. The Market also boosts local goods for breakfast, like coffee, smoothies, and fresh homemade baked goods.

The restaurant when open had five menus for whatever time of day you stop by including a happy hour option and kid's menu for the whole family to come by and enjoy the day out.

Come in for a great atmosphere and even better kebabs. Just off of Semoran Blvd, Cappadocia is what you've been waiting for in Turkish cuisine.

Cedar's Restaurant is a Lebanese restaurant that reflects Lebanon through authentic food, music, and entertainment. Owner Charbel Saab adds his own personal touch to ensure your dining experience is the best it can be. Charbel personally oversees the preparation and presentation of the food at Cedar's, as well as the service. Try authentic dishes like Baba Ghanouj and Baked Kibbeh. Cedar's also offers various Lebanese inspired chicken, meat, seafood, and fish dishes. 

The Celebration Theatre Company does three musicals a season. So all the musical theatre lovers in Orlando, especially in Orange County, should check it out. They have volunteer and production opportunities available. For all information about shows, volunteering, ticket prices, and auditions look at the website below. 

The mission of Central Florida Behavioral Hospital is to provide the kind of health care that patients recommend to their families and friends, physicians prefer for their patients, and in which their employees take great pride. Mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders are illnesses that may require intensive treatment. They believe in people’s innate capacity for healing and growth. With proper help and treatment, people suffering from mental health disorders and co-occurring substance abuse disorders have an excellent opportunity for recovery.

Central Florida Folk celebrates folk music in Orlando and surrounding areas. They host folk music concerts on the last Sunday of the month as well as tons of other events throughout the year. Check out their facebook for the most updated information about events.

The owners of Chi Phi (one from Chicago and the other is from Philadelphia) came together to share the best dishes from these two famous cities!

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If traditional American diners are what you are looking for, then you are in the right place. Christos Cafe offers a broad range of American meals including delicious American breakfasts. The special thing about Christos Cafe is that the owners are very keen on maintaining the quality of food to match the food you would cook at your home. There are good reasons Christos Cafe has maintained a good reputation for nearly 40 years, high quality food along with reasonable prices are amongst these reasons. 

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Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen was voted best new restaurant in 2017 and best date night in 2019. Offering a moderately priced menu for both dine-in and Uber Eats. Chroma also serves patrons a shuttle service along different routes and various roadways to the restaurant. You can call ahead for the shuttle to pick you up at a certain location. Chroma is a great place to host events like birthdays and engagement celebrations.

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen takes reservations and personally this is recommended to reduce wait time at the door. This new and innovative restaurant did not take long to become the “it” spot used by many couples and a friends on their night out.

Enjoy a crunchy sweet snack also known as a churro! There are many different flavors with many cream filling options.

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"Where everyone knows your game!" Cloak and Blaster is the ultimate nerdy hang out spot. Come to play tons of tabletop games including some that you aren't likely to find anywhere else. They have a menu featuring beer and food items themed after Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. Some of the dishes include "Lord of the Wings" and "Dragon's Eggs".

Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!

Cool Stuff Games is a shop that sells everything related to tabletop gaming including CCGs, Board Games, Miniatures, RPGs, and so much more. There are several Cool Stuff Game locations around Florida. They have daily events and tournaments every week, so check the website to find the fun event for you.

CoolStuffInc is the largest online retail store for boardgames, and their headquarters is located in Maitland Florida. Card games like Magic the Gathering and Pokemon are also at home here. Come looking for your next favorite boardgame and play it with friends new and ongoing at one of their many tables.

Cork and Fork is a farm fresh restaurant that offers a variety of meat and vegetable dishes. Catering to a refined palate within budget is a goal for the Cork and Fork. Offering a menu suitable for a night out but one that won't break the bank. Reservations are excepted and in some cases necessary to avoid the long wait times. With gluten free, vegetarian, and spicy options for all palates.

This one of a kind food truck serving seafood from Maine throughout the US and one of the happens to be in Orlando!

This family business specializes in seafood and is most famous for their crab legs.

Craig Miller's Field House is a step above your average sports bar. Enjoy classics like hamburgers, wings, and nachos while also indulging in more out of the box menu items like the mango mahi mahi. Craig Miller's also offers soups, pizza, salads, and various shellfish options. Accompany your journey through the menu with a drink from their wide selection of craft beers. With over 70 HD TVs, you can truly feel like you're a part of the action. Craig Miller's Field House strives to elevate your dining experience in more ways than one.

The Crayola Experience is a great one to share with your little ones! Geared towards children, they can create their own souvenirs with melted wax, play in the 2-story playground, star in their own coloring page, and even learn how crayons are made in a live show. With only four Crayola Experience stores in the nation, it's definitely worth the look if you're in the Orlando area. It's super easy access in the Florida Mall as it has its own entrance. 

Producing unique craft beer with excellent taste and consistent quality batch after batch. The brewery has an onsite tap and tasting room featuring flagship brands in addition to many other limited edition, seasonal, and specialty batches.

This restaurant offers an ethical menu to represent their passion for our planet’s and our individuals’ health. Sometimes it's easy to feel intimidated by a new restaurant, but fear not - the staff can answer any of your questions and will be happy to welcome newcomers. Enjoy some veggie chili on the porch of this 1920s home-turned-cafe for the perfect afternoon delight. Or, choose from one of their daily tea brews!

If you’re in a hurry, be cautious and call ahead; their tea isn’t a secret, so it gets fairly busy during lunch hour.

They only have a few parking spots in their driveway, but street parking is fairly open.

Dead Lizard Brewing Company is a local micro-brewery located between the Millenia Mall and Universal Studios. For three generations the family has been enjoying and sharing home-brewed craft beer with family and friends, and now are sharing it with you! Their beers are big and bold, yet embodied with subtle and distinct flavors.

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They supply to the fanatical craft brew lovers in Central Florida with some of the best beer you’ve had. Anywhere!

Disney Springs is Walt Disney World's premier shopping and entertainment district. It's a great way to spend a Disney day outside of the parks. It is one of Central Florida's best places to shop, with high end shopping including stores you won't find anywhere else in the state. You can watch the latest movies at the amazing AMC dine in theater. Eat a delicious meal there or at any of Disney Springs' other world class restaurants - there are over 50 to choose from. Go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes or check out the NBA Experience (new in 2019) for a fun way to spend the day. Catch one of your favorite bands performing at The House of Blues, or just enjoy some of the other live music throughout the Springs. With all this and so much more, you can't be bored here no matter how you choose to spend your time.

Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course has two lovely 18-hole mini golf courses. "A Family-Friendly Adventure" is full of whimsical scenes and it's fun for all ages. If you're looking for something a little more challenging yet fun, give "A Thrilling Challenge" a try!

Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course has hosted the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, and USGA events.

Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated an impressive 4 stars by Golf Digest, the 18-hole course was conceived by Joe Lee and most notably features elevated bunkered greens that put a premium on accurate approach shots. Test your skills and fortitude at the demanding 7th hole with its challenging island green.

Named for its majestic magnolia trees, this course features elevated tees, spacious greens, and challenging water hazards. Wide fairways invite you to hit the ball and hit it long, but beware—11 of the 18 holes boast water hazards and 97 bunkers dot the landscape.

Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course represents a paradise for serious golfers, as well as a thrilling challenge for players at all levels.

Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course is a beautiful 9-hole course with rolling greens and exciting challenges. Certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary. Operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management and featuring junior tees for younger golfers, this walking course is fun for the whole family.

This 18-hole championship course features shimmering lakes, tropical sands, palm trees, and sloping greens. Disney’s Palm Golf Course is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and includes 9 holes with water hazards and 59 bunkers—providing plenty of challenges for novices and seasoned pros alike.

DiSTI Corp. focuses on creating high-quality human-machine interfaces and virtual maintenance solutions. Additionally, they produce simulation software from flight simulators to training solutions for multi-industry workers.

While this is a smaller dog park, it still features a pet shower, bench, and even a pet memorial bridge. All for man's best friend!

For families homeschooling students age 11 to 18 and living in Central Florida, this teen only group includes activities, field trips, etc. will be geared toward the middle to high school level/age group.

MFH is a support group for parents of homeschooled children in Central Florida. We accept all residents who currently homeschool, or are considering homeschooling, regardless of religious persuasion or beliefs. 

Are you unschooling in the Orlando area?? A relaxed homeschooler? If so, then this is the group for you!! :) While we do offer an online support group, we will be offering REAL LIFE events so our children will have the opportunity to make friends within the group.

This is a secular homeschool support group for families with liberal political values; we believe in equality for all, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. If you have had difficulty finding a homeschool support group that would accept you the way you are because you can't honestly comply with their "statement of faith" requirements, we can offer your children the opportunities to fulfill their social needs in a diverse group that accepts them as they are. 

The South Orlando Homeschool Christian group is a group that offers functions in the South Orlando and Kissimmee area. We have kids ranging from ages 1-15. We offer classes, field trips, clubs,testing resources and homeschool guidance. In addition, we send out a monthly informative newsletter with free homeschooling websites and more. 

Cooperative homeschooling group providing local support to families in East Orlando and surrounding areas. *We offer 12 week Fall and Spring Co-op Classes, (ages Nursery-High School offering a variety of classes including PE for K-12).

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