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.
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.
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.
Lazy Moon creates hand-tossed slices and pies that are up to 30 inches. Their slices are bigger than the average slice you would get anywhere else. Their "Lazy Fav" slices consist of The Jason's Mom, The Cuban, Down Home, and The Buff slice. Besides the huge slices, Lazy Moon is known for selling Local Beers on Draft, as well as local beer in cans. They're also a half bar selling wine and handcraft cocktails, for example, The Lazy Mule and The Bee's Knees. While you're waiting for your food to come out, play a game of Bocce Ball with your friends and family with Lazy Moon's inside two-lane Bocce Ball Court.
Le Cafe De Paris was established by Claude and Chantel, two cafe-loving individuals who later fell in love. Le Cafe De Paris is a French cafe and family business that incorporates French foods and culture into an American community. If you're interested in something new and diverse, check out their website for more information.
At Leaders Preparatory School, we firmly believe in our total school program and its ability to continue to create future leaders in the 21st century. Our ultimate goal is to educate each student with faith, knowledge, wisdom, character, and life skills, using the best and most effective methods and tools through the Islamic vision.
If you’re craving oysters, an oyster bar would be the best place to dine! Open for 65 years, Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar is a family owned restaurant and was the first of it’s kind when it opened in 1950. Since 1950 Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar has only improved from 9 to 50 bar stools.
Legacy Book Publishing is a publishing company that believes in putting an author's needs ahead of their own. Set in Winter Park, Legacy Book Publishing is dedicated to working alongside each author to ensure the flawless outcome of every book they take on. Their primary goal is to help their authors achieve success and their dreams.
Legumati Vegan Eatery in Orlando is known for having innovative vegan dishes. One of the most notable items on their menu is the "OG Crunch". The restaurant shares a space with Foxtail Coffee Co. and is part of the Hourglass District.
If you find yourself in need of a hat, this is the place to go! They have regular baseball caps, complete with your favorite team logo, whether it's MLB, NFL, or NHL. There are also visors and knitted caps here, along with other sports related items like jerseys. There are eight different locations in the Orlando area alone and the store is spread sporadically through the rest of Florida, always in shopping centers.
Lineage Coffee Roasting is a craft coffee roaster from Orlando, Florida. This hipster delight was started in 2012 by Jarrett and Justine in their backyard. Now, they have 3 locations in Orlando and source coffee from all over the world.
Mills 50 does not disappoint when it comes to Asian cuisine options. Neither does Little Saigon. They offer an extensive menu of Vietnamese dishes. They’ve been in Orlando for over 25 years (thank goodness) and always provide prompt service. Try Little Saigon for your next business / work lunch. There's parking behind the restaurant or on the street. Quick tip: don’t forget a jacket, it’s frigid in there.
One of five stores world wide, M&M's World just so happens to be located in the Florida Mall with an entrance all to itself. Other locations include New York City, London, Las Vegas, and Shanghai. Other than the usual souvenir products like t-shirts, mugs, and keychains, customers can make their own bag of the colorful chocolates with their favorite colors. This shop is great for anyone who loves the colorful coated chocolate candy bites.
With seven locations around America, there's only one Madam Tussaud's. Madam Tussaud's is a rather unique place to visit, as it's a wax museum that is housed around the same area as the Icon Orlando Ferris Wheel. In this wax museum, guests can expect to find their favorite celebrities young, old, and passed away. They update their "exhibits" to keep up with the times, but some of the most memorable faces that have been seen here are Michael Jackson, Einstein, the most recent President of the United States, Oprah, Taylor Swift, and even Shrek. Photos can be taken with the historical figures or celebrities, but the flash must remain turned off the cameras as it can dilute the color of the waxing that the creators work so hard on. You'll really feel like you're standing next to your favorite celebrity when you're here!
Magic Curtain Productions is an Orlando-based community theater offering musicals, dramas, plays, and classes. They offer a variety of singing, acting, and dance classes throughout the year, including tap, ballet, and jazz. While classes are open to the public for a fee and held year-round, auditions to be cast in the theater troupes are held once a year. Actors will then be placed in the mini, junior, or senior troupe based on age and talent level.
Magic Curtain Productions has performed plays like Matilda, Madagascar, and The Lion King and travels around Florida performing. They cast a variety of ages, from 6 years old and up, and even have seniors program for actors over 50. They offer an after school care program and a volunteer program as well. Although focusing on theater, Magic Curtain Productions has quite a bit to offer central Florida and is a great opportunity for people of all ages to participate in local theater.
There's a lot that goes on at the Magical Midway Thrill Park. Located in Orlando, Florida on the famous International Drive, it features two wooden elevated go-kart tracks, a fast track, bumper cars, bumper boats, a carousel, a Space Blast tower, and some cool indoor arcades to get your game on. The biggest attractions here are the world's largest Sling and Star Flyer. For food options, they've got some great hand tossed New York style pizza and ice cream, just to name a couple favorites.
Established in 1937 as an art colony, the Maitland Art Center currently offers contemporary art exhibitions, residency programs for professional artists, and various art curriculum. It provides an immersive experience unlike a typical museum and encourages visitors to take a closer and in-depth look at artists and the artistic process.
The art style of the structures is based on the Mayan Revival style, and includes concepts and styles influenced by Mesoamerican, Asian, and African cultures. This makes it a unique experience on its own, but combined with the gardens, rotating exhibits, and various educational programs it's an experience unlike anything else that Florida has to offer.
Mango's Tropical Cafe is the best spot on I-Drive for Latin nightlife. A full menu, full bar, and kid's menu make Mango's perfect for everyone. Catch one of their live shows, including a Brazilian Carnival, Salsa and hip-hop dancers, and Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga impersonators. They also have a nightclub and a lounge for the adults to enjoy and relax. They have different discounts and specials throughout the week for drinks and cover charges.
They offer a variety of food, from typical Latin cuisine like churrasco and rope vieja, they also offer various shrimp, chicken, and meat dishes so there really is something for everyone. They also offer several mojitos and margaritas as well as other mixed drinks, wine, and beer. If you're looking for something fun and exciting to do for dinner, make sure you stop by Mango's for dinner and a show!
If you're looking for freshly made quick latin bites try their tasty, mouth-watering Colombian Empanadas as well as other options that are very delicious. These include Maritacos, burgers, desserts, and drinks. For more information or catering contact information visit their website.
Market On South is a vegan eatery located in the Milk District in Orlando and it is home to both Valhalla Bakery and Dixie Dharma. All of the food, drinks, and sweets at Market On South are vegan. Valhalla Bakery caters cakes and pastries for Market on South, while Dixie Dharma caters the food menu.
Marshall Ellis Performing Arts is an organization that offers many dance programs and supports the arts community in Orlando.They have a school that teaches students starting at age three and includes a pre-professional program. They also have a professional company, the Dance Theatre of Orlando.
Talk about a restaurant with character! Kirt and Maxine Earhart opened this gem in Colonialtown to offer a wide variety of entertainment, but maintain a level of comfort, as if dining in your friend's home. The couple has accumulated many awards, including “Best Neighborhood Restaurant”, as they’re praised for their vast beer and wine selection and savory entrees. This spot is a perfect mix of lively and intimate for your next date night or boujee brunch. Meals average ~$15 a plate.
Mead Garden is a beautiful place to visit if you have to kill a few hours. There are lovely plants to enjoy as well as a pond with all kinds of wildlife to watch. Be sure to check out the butterfly garden here for an extra treat!
This is a fenced in dog park that is both a place for people to socialize and a healthy place for their furry friends. It is also a place for pet owners to get information about taking care of their pets.
Melao Bakery is a small, local hispanic/latino restaurant bakery that offers a taste of the various foods from the island of Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries. Once only serving brunch type meals, Melao now covers a wide range of food from breakfast to dinner and even desserts. The local success of its inaugural shop, which was opened in the city of Kissimmee, has created business opportunities to other local food and retail shops in a commercial plaza. Due to its success and overwhelming demand, Melao opened a second location in Orlando. Now serving residents of Osceola and Orange County, Melao continues to increase its presence in a heavily populated latino region in Central Florida.
Meson Sandwiches is a taste of Puerto Rico, right here in Orlando. They pride themselves on serving home-style food that actually tastes homemade. It's that extra pop of flavor that you can't get at any run of the mill chain restaurant. My favorite is the Cubano sandwich. Pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. With classic Puerto Rican dishes such as Mallorcas and Sorullos, your tastebuds will be on the island in no time.
The Messiah Choral Society is a non-profit organization founded over 40 years ago as a choral group for all singers to be able to participate in. Through outreach and "creative collaboration", the Messiah Choral Society works to increase awareness of the various cultural and artistic offerings available throughout Central Florida. They work with local cultural organizations and historical societies to bring continued awareness to these options and events.
The Messiah Choral Society is open to new singers and members and encourages anyone interested in participating to fill out a registration form. Rehearsals start in September and run until the concert held in mid-November. If you're unable to sing but still wish to be involved, you can apply to be an associate member and help with behind-the-scenes setup and support! Check out their website or Facebook page for updates on rehearsals and events.
Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe has combined two of America's favorites (Coffee and Pizza) into one restaurant. Besides pizza (including gluten-free) and coffee, this cafe serves pasta, salad, onion rings, wings, and so many more delectable foods. Metro Espresso Pizza Cafe also delivers to selected locations.
The Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony offers six orchestral groups for all levels of students throughout the Central Florida area. They have one location in Orlando and one in Lake County so their orchestras are accessible to students all over the area.
Known for their Hong Kong style dim sum and Chinese classics, Ming’s menu is the real deal. The portion to price ratio is satisfying: it's difficult to finish an entree in one sitting. Also, they’re online ordering is extremely user-friendly, so if you’re looking for your new Chinese take-out joint, this. is. it. Logistics: there’s plenty of parking, and this dining room is family-friendly.
Tune in to Mix 105.1 for the latest celebrity gossip, news, and new music. Start off your day with The Morning Mix with celebrity interviews, relationship topics, and more. You can also catch hits from the 90s every Friday night.
Moonfish features anywhere from your usual eats to exotic eats with their Asian cuisine. If you’re looking for steak, sushi, or anything in between, look no further. Along with lavish pricing and an upscale atmosphere, Moonfish Restaurant is a great place for a somewhat "posh" night out.
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Get your ramen and other noodle dishes with an extra serving of nerdy goodness from Naroodle Noodle Shop. It is themed after the anime, Naruto, so in addition to delicious quick service food, you will also find Naruto playing on the tvs and artwork from the show on the walls.
Nona Blue is the child of a tavern soul and foodie heart. A neighborhood hangout where you want to bring your date and hangout after work with some friends. Their large sharable menu lends to the concept of Nona Blue being a social place. So, whether coming by yourself to get away or bringing the office to unwind after a hard day Nona Blue is the place you want to go, where everybody will soon know your name.
Ocean Sun Brewing is a company that offers a lot to do in the way of activities all centered around having great beer with great people. With an above average size taproom, they host everything from trivia to yoga and scattered around the facility are games such as darts, cornhole, and board games, the taproom is a great place to hang out and have a good time.
Specializing in 8 and 12 inch hot dogs, Oh My Dog! has some yummy inventions that include the beloved American treat. There's only one located in Florida so check it out when you visit the Florida Mall. Located in the food court of the Florida Mall, this is one treat you don't want to miss.
Olivier Fleury, Inc. imports 18th and 19th century French and Continental antiques such as armoires, commodes, clocks, tables, and more to the Central Florida area. Along with furniture, they sell fine art and decorative pieces and receive new shipments regularly. Check out their website for upcoming events.
Opera del Sol is an organization that aims to make opera a unique experience in Orlando. Their goal is to make opera sexy again by creating curated, conceptual productions in unexpected places. Since 2018 they have been a part of Central Florida Vocal Arts.
The Opera Orlando does seven shows a season. They do musicals and regular plays. They have different education programs also available. If you want more information on auditions, productions, and educational programs in the arts check out their website.
Orange Blossom Market was inspired both by a love for all things vintage, and by a desire to revitalize the West Orlando area. Their shop features beautifully crafted, hand-picked furniture, collectibles, and decor shipped from all over the world, with many pieces originating in Florida. Sunday through Wednesday they are open by appointment only.
The Orange County Library System has 16 branches. 11 are in Orlando and Eatonville, Edgewater, Apopka, Ocoee, Windermere, and Winter Garden. Several Orange County libraries have special features such as pick up and drop off windows. The West Oaks Branch in Ocoee has a genealogy center and the Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando is home to the Melrose Center, where residents can access technology and equipment for photography, video, and audio projects.
Orange County offers more than 100 parks, trails, and facilities so that everyone can find a hobby, program, or just a day at the park. With bike riding, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, RV and tent camping, and canoeing there are innumerable ways for most parks park goers to spend their time. In addition to the traditional means of enjoying Florida’s parks, Orange County plays host to other programs which offer other types of enriching entertainment which might be lesser known.
The Orange County Regional History Center is the best place to learn about the history of this region. It has exhibits that follow the history of Florida through its natural places, indigenous people, first contact by Spanish explorers, it's position as an early tourism destination, and more. Temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and events make this a great place to come back to again and again.
Orange Tree Antiques Mall is one of the most popular antique malls in Florida and received the title "2018 Best of the Best Antique Store" in Orlando. Due to their increase in popularity and their wide variety of decor, knick knacks, and furniture. They now have two adjacent buildings, each with 7,500 sq. ft. of space. Not only do they sell antiques, they also buy and appraise them onsite.
Orlando Antique Exchange is a beautiful antique shop with one-of-a-kind furniture and decor. They also offer several art pieces, some of which are showcased in a designated "painting room" with tons of vintage paintings and frames. They are closed on Sunday and open on Monday by appointment only. Check their website and Facebook for promotional offers.
The Orlando Ballet is Central Florida's premier professional dance company. They have a season every year consisting of 5 ballets that are performed at the Doctor Phillip's Center. In addition to their professional company, they also have a ballet school for young dancers and several programs to help underprivileged kids have access to dance training as well.
Their beers became the first to be declared ‘Fresh from Florida’ and in 2006 they were certified as an organic brewery, making them the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery east of Colorado. Florida’s craft beer industry has since boomed and the organic movement has truly taken root. Their beers can be found in over 500 locations in Florida!
The Orlando Choral Society is a nonprofit organization with a mission of “building bridges with growth and connection, advancing educational opportunities, and inspiring cultural unity and musical excellence." The Orlando Choral Society is comprised of hundreds of Central Florida residents of all ages, including students and older adults. Through various outreach programs and support, the Society has made a positive impact on their community and continues to bring awareness to the impact that music education can have.
The Society has two groups for singers: a non-auditioned Garden Choir for participants of any skill level, and Voci del Cuore, which requires an audition. The groups do travel for performances, including out of the country, making the Orlando Choral Society an amazing opportunity to connect with others and have travel experiences. Check out their website to see how to become involved, and follow their Facebook to stay up-to-date on performances and upcoming events.
Orlando Coin Exchange is a great place in Orlando to buy and sell coins, currency, bullion, and other precious metals. They are a family owned company that strives to get you the best prices whether you are buying or selling. Call for appointments to sell or stop by to shop.
The Orlando Concert Band is a professional-level auditioned band of musicians with the mission to "celebrate and preserve America’s musical heritage". It has been entertaining the people of Central Florida since 1989.
The Orlando Culinary Academy is an affiliate of Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America. It has programs in culinary arts, patisserie and baking, culinary operations, and hospitality and restaurant management.
Orlando's Farmers' Market in Lake Eola Park isn't your regular farmers' market. There is different types of things to shop for. For example, food, handmade items, local produce, and other various items that are from other locals.
The Orlando Fashion Square Mall is one of the area's smaller malls. It does have many stores worth checking out, including some discount shops that are sure to help you find the best deals. It also has a Premier Cinema 18, where you can watch all the latest films.
The Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) is one of the country's largest mixed LGBT+ choir groups, consisting of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight ally singers. Their mission and vision is to inspire others and use music to change attitudes and build a stronger community to make the world a better place. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1990, the OGC has a full chorus as well as four smaller ensembles and performs at concerts, cabarets, community events, and private events.
The OGC has performed at Orlando PRIDE, held a memorial for the victims of Pulse, sung the National Anthem at various sporting events, performed at the GALA Choruses Festival, and participated in many other events and festivals honoring the LGBT+ community. They now have over 100 members in the chorus and continue to grow in size each year while hosting various community outreach events. Be sure to follow their Facebook for event and show updates.
The Orlando Jazz Orchestra is a group of musicians that play jazz standards from the Swing Era all the way through to today. The band is made up of the best musicians in the local area who perform sold out shows all around the state.
The Orlando Repertory Theatre has presented Sensory-Friendly performances since 2013. These performances have been modified for people with sensory processing disorders and people who have special needs. They also provide three public sensory-friendly performances each season. The Orlando Repertory Theatre did an excellent thing by having sensory-friendly performances because they help people with disabilities be able to enjoy the theatre. Orlando Repertory Theatre has shows that toddlers will love and they also do holiday theme shows as well. For more information check their website.
The Orlando Science Center is the perfect place to learn all about science, especially for kids of all ages! It has interactive exhibits that allow children to experience their lessons in a hands-on way. This includes exhibits about dinosaurs, nature, and the planet as well as a flight lab and an observatory. The Orlando Science Center is also a great place to host a child's birthday party or a wedding.
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is a theater that provides quality professional productions in partnership with UCF. It is recognized nationwide as an acclaimed theater. It puts on many Shakespeare plays as well as other shows throughout the year.
Orlando Steppers Connection offers Chicago Steppin' and R&B Soul Line Dance lessons and workshops. Workshops are offered twice a week, with private lessons available. There's a minimal cover charge, and separate groups depending on skill level. Chicago Steppin is described as a soulful ballroom dance, performed to soul, R&B, and jazz music. Soul line dance is line dancing and doesn't need a partner to be performed or enjoyed. The "Electric Slide" and "Wobble" are two popular soul line dances and are just a couple of examples of what is taught by the Steppers.
Bring a date or a group of friends and come out for a fun night of funky soul dancing and learn a new dance that you can start at your next party! With weekly lessons and fun events throughout the year, the Orlando Steppers Connection is a fun and exciting way to connect with people while getting in rhythm with yourself. Be sure to check them out if you're looking for something different and exciting to do on your next night out!
Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costume offers a wide variety of true vintage and retro clothing, dating from the 1890s to the 1980s. They list their items online as well for those unable to visit the store in person. Orlando Vintage offers purchase and rental options, and has rented clothing out for feature films, TV shows, and theater plays. Mad Men, Men in Black III, and American Gangster are just a few of the productions that have used outfits provided by Orlando Vintage!
In addition to the pieces they offer for everyday wear, they also provide costumes such as mascots, pirates, flappers, and superhero costumes for rental purposes. Scarves, shoes, wigs, jewelry, purses, and other accessories are available for purchase as well in order to complete your entire look! Throughout the year, they may offer various sales and discounted prices--be sure to follow on their Instagram to stay informed and up-to-date on sales and events.
Orlandough is a small-batch craft doughnut bakery that originated in 2016. Orlandough's founder, Liz is located here in Orlando where she works tirelessly to create original recipes and handcraft each doughnut. Orlandough does not have a permanent location, but their doughnuts can be found every weekend at Easy Luck Coffee in Orlando and The Heavy in Winter Park. Orders can also be placed on the Orlandough website or by emailing the donut master herself at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlandough was named the best doughnut shop in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel in 2019. This is likely due to the wide variety of flavors and intricate designs on every doughnut. Flourless, brioche, and vegan options are available nearly every week making Orlandough inclusive enough to satisfy nearly every palette. Character-themed and holiday doughnuts can be found during special events and purchased at Orlandough's pop-up locations. Orlandough donuts are best discovered on Instagram (@orlan_dough) where they share every new doughnut creation and regularly update with information on where to buy doughnuts.
Orlandough Craft Donuts in Winter Park creates donuts and other specalitity treats, such as cakes. Orlandough is unique because it offers customizable and themed vegan, vegan flourless, flourless, and other donut options. Birthday parties, weddings, and other events can be catered by Orlandough.
Pammie's Sammies is a sandwich shop with a homemade taste. All menu items are recipes that founder Pam grew up with. But that does not mean the dishes here are simple. At Pammie's, they pride themselves on serving up unexpected flavors. Try their turkey and brie or their grilled chicken mango sandwiches. In addition to sandwiches, Pammie's also offers flatbreads, wraps, soups, and salads. If you're not in the mood for lunch, breakfast is served all day.
The Paragon School is a model of excellence in exceptional student education, combining research-based methods with innovative strategies to help high functioning students with autism or Asperger's Syndrome maximize their potential.
Park Maitland School provides a complete educational experience with emphasis on academic, social, emotional and physical development for preschool through sixth grade students. This whole child education is designed to be challenging, enlightening, enriching, and suiting the needs of children whose abilities range from high average to gifted.
The Parke House Academy values the structured learning approach. We boost high levels of student achievement by providing a curriculum that exhibits elevated academic standards grounded in a strong foundation of reading, writing and mathematics.
Are you looking to try something different? This Peruvian style food truck might be what you're looking for! They have won several awards including 2017 Best Food Truck "Orlando Sentinel Foodie Award" and 2017 Best Latin "Orlando Sentinel Foodie Award".
Phelps Park is a great place to take the kids when looking for something cheap and fun to do in the Winter Park area! Parents can sit on the benches while kids play in the grassy areas of the park or the playground equipment!
Pig Floyd is a piglet friendly eatery with meat on the mind. But they serve it up in ways that everyone can appreciate. They have the basic sandwich but they also serve tacos, bento box, and platters sure enough to leave you satisfied after each visit. Piglets have their choice of pork or chicken, sandwich or tenders. the only thing on the menu guaranteed to not add more to your waistline is the price.
Puerto Rican chef, Thomas Ward, was well known for his successful food truck before opening this barbecue joint in Mills. As a town favorite, Pig Floyd’s is often crowded, but worth the wait. Choose from sandwiches, tacos, or platters.
A lot of the Mills murals are around here so don’t forget to walk around and take a look while you let your tacos settle
Park in the back or street park on Mills
If you're not in the Mills area, check out their Lake Nona location.
On the lookout for a bar to hang out with your friends at? Well then, check out Pilar's Martini. This bar has all the drinks and entertainment you could ask for. You can get a custom hand-mixed drink of your own choosing. For those who are fans of nostalgic decor, you will be pleased to hear that Pilar's has an aesthetic of 30’s deco décor.
Coincidentally, its located next to the Garden Theatre. Here you can be catered to the pre-show or even the late-night theatre. This includes events, movies, and concerts. On Sunday, you can join the Jazz Jam from five to eight pm to listen to professionals play. Thursdays are Open Mic Night at seven pm, watch other performers or even perform yourself. So come to Pilar's Martini, "martinis, music, mixology, and more".
The escapades and tales of several of the most notorious pirates are brought to life at this amazingly well done mini golf course. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is about more than just cascading waterfalls and extraordinary landscaping, it's one of the best-enchanted themed mini golf courses in town!
Located in the Orlando-Hunter's Creek area of Florida, Pizza Mia is a hole in the wall restaurant that seems unassuming from the outside. But once you try their pizza, you'll swear you'll never eat at a chain pizza place again. Pizza Mia is a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant that offers a variety of dishes and pizzas that boast "fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets". They offer catering and rental for private events like weddings, business meetings, cocktail receptions, and parties.
They offer a wide variety of Italian influenced cuisine, so you still have plenty of options even if you're not looking for a pizza. Hot hoagie sandwiches like meatball, eggplant, sausage, or chicken parmigiana and philly cheese steaks; cheese, sausage, pepperoni, and meatball calzones; and cannolis or zeppolis for dessert are just a select few of their non-pizza menu items. And they have a wide variety of pizzas to choose from as well. If you're not looking for a whole pizza, they do sell cheese and Sicilian pizza by the slice for around $3. Huge slices and portions make Pizza Mia well worth your dollar and I promise you'll be back.
Player 1 is a gamer bar that serves craft beers and cocktails you can drink while enjoying games of all kinds. They have rentals on games from many different consoles as well as retro arcade games set to free play.
The Playwrights' Round Table is a very busy theatre company. They are always having auditions, callbacks, practicing for a coming up production, doing a play, or doing workshops. If you want to see one of their many productions or be involved in one all that information is on their website.
If you’re looking for a sensational East-meets-West gastro experience, look no further than Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria in Orlando. This hidden gem offers everything from fragrant teas to tantalizing desserts, along with original gourmet Thai-fusion sandwiches created by celebrity chef and owner Pom Moongauklang. The teahouse also presents a gallery of local artists to appeal to your optical palate as well, making this spot a must-see for art and food lovers alike.
Owner Pom Moongauklang describes her food as East meets West with themed gourmet sandwiches, a unique blend of authentic side salads, a wide variety of loose leaf teas, and a delicious array of homemade sweets! She does not disappoint. This eatery has been making local's stomachs full and delighted for decades. They also showcase local artwork throughout the building. Pom Pom's has become a place of meetings, greetings, and reunions. Very rarely will one leave not feeling the strong sense of community that continuously brings customers in. Don't forget to try the Mama Ling Ling's Thanksgiving sandwich with a side of Spicy Turkey Mac & Cheese and finish it off with one of Pom Pom's homemade deserts!
PR's palace is a very nicely decorated Tex-Mex restaurant. The interior design of the place brings the Mexican atmosphere for sure. They offer a range of different Mexican inspired dishes, the best part about it? It's very budget friendly. If you are in the area of College Park and craving some tacos or enchiladas, this is the place you need to check out.
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Looking for a cool trendy place for mini golf? Putting Edge should definitely be on your list. If you decide to visit, get ready to step out of reality into an illuminated world with no limits. They're definitely what some call "an escape from the ordinary."
Quantum Leap Winery is a local place that aims to find environmentally friendly ways to sell wine to consumers and markets. They want to reinvent the way wine is shipped and share the best ways to do that.
This is the hidden gem for all pizza lovers out there (even you guys who add pineapple to pizza). Ragazzi's pizza is founded and operated by 2 brothers who share the passion for food and specifically Italian pizza. The 2 brothers learned from their grandmother who lived in a small village that the secret for a good meal is fresh ingredients. The owners are very careful with their ingredient choices, assuring that the ingredients must be fresh and supporting the local businesses as much as possible. Ragazzi's pizza takes pride in the many things they prepare from scratch as bread, soups, and desserts. Ragazzi's pizza is a perfect example that maintaining the ingredients to the highest quality is the way to go and there's no surprise how good the prepared food is.
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.
Phoenix Tears productions is one of the shining pillars in interactive theatre. Every month they perform a series of short plays written by local writers and cast from local actors and directors. These shows usually only last a couple minutes, but every show has multiple performances, sometimes with a special local musician to spice things up.
Alongside this, they perform interactive, audience participation plays, where the audience quite literally becomes a part of the production. An audience member may walk directly up to an actor and ask them questions, and they will find out new information that nobody else knows. Every one of their interactive shows features a main character who is murdered, then the audience has to decide who did it.
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).