Central Florida Region

Central Florida is a vacationers paradise! Disney and Universal and hundreds of other attractions in the area keep the visitors and locals entertained. But there are also numerous recreational activities in the area where nature and wildlife are plentiful. Central Florida has numerous lakes, springs and parks and is not only a great place to visit, but a great place to live and work!

Includes Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Sumter Counties

Central Florida Region Map

The Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park is home to one of the rarest scrub habitats in all of Florida. The park is a whopping 8,000 square acres consisting of 6 miles of hiking trails and 7 miles of equestrian trails. The park has amazing rare plants and animals making it one of the best parks in Florida for wildlife viewing. Come prepared to track across rough and rare scrub habitats while seeing some of Florida's protected wildlife such as the scrub-jay, scrub lizard, and bald eagles!

Buster's Bistro is the premier location for an authentic Belgian food and drink experience. With a massive tap selection offering some incredibly rare Belgian beers and a food menu that is more than just a little intriguing, Buster's is a spot that will provide lasting experiences time and again. You can also join Buster's for live music or trivia on select nights!

Celery City Craft is the most traditional beer garden in Sanford and one of the best in the Central Florida area. With 40+ beers on tap and a full pub menu, there is enough rotating variety to frequent Celery City on the regular. It also sports a convenient location in historic downtown Sanford. 

Colt Creek State Park is full of natural wonders. With more than 5,000 acres of native Central Florida habitat, this is the perfect place to see nature as nature intended. There are many different activities that can be done here. With more than 15 miles of multi use trails, visitors can walk or run, ride a bike, or ride a horse if they want to. Canoeing and kayaking are two of the water related activities that can be done here. Cold Creek State Park is home to many white tailed deer, American alligators, otters, birds, and butterflies, as well as the threatened gopher tortoise and the Sherman's fox squirrel. 

This park is one of the most historic parks in the state of Florida. On these grounds, the Dade's Battle of 1835 took place. It was the longest and most costly Indian war in American history, thus making this a National Historic Landmark. Every January, there are thousands of visitors who come to the grounds to see the battle reenactment as well as peruse the beautiful grounds. The small museum that sits on the grounds houses actual artifacts and exhibits related to the Florida Seminole wars. During the summer, there are day camps that take place for kids with tons of activities to keep them entertained. Open every day of the week, visitors come here to hike and bike, picnic, go birding, and geo-seeking. It's also a great place for hosting gatherings including weddings. Definitely check it out if you're interested in history!

Open to the public every day of the year, there's a lot of nature to enjoy here. De Leon Springs is a naturally round swimming area where guests are more than welcome to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the pretty clear waters. The springs used to power a sugar cane mill and later a grist mill that turned corn into flour during the Civil War. Now you'll find trails for hikers, walkers, and runners. Visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife and subtropical forest that is home to a large, old cypress tree. There is a boat tour that visitors can check out that take you through the De Leon Springs State Park and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge and a playground for the younger kids as well as picnic pavilions and a restaurant. 

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.

Eureka West Recreation Area is a great outdoor, family-friendly place that offers exciting experiences like boating and fishing. The state park is wheelchair accessible. It also has a picnic pavilion and a boat ramp that is open 24 hours a day. The park itself is open from sunrise to sunset. Located in Marion County the park is about 4 miles north of State County Road 316 on the east side of Fort McCoy. 

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail named after General James A. Van Fleet, a prominent Polk county resident, who was a U.S. military commanding officer. He is most recognized for his service during the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Korean War. The General James A. Van Fleet Trail runs 29.2 miles long and passes through Florida's most widely sought out paddling havens like the Peace, Hillsborough, and Withlacoochee rivers. The horse trail parallel to the General James A. Van Fleet Trail and provides a place for equestrians to ride their horses. The General James A. Van Fleet Trail is pet-friendly, it has wheelchair accessibility, restroom facilities, and a picnic pavilion.

Highland Hammock State Park is a Florida State Park located west of Sebring in Highlands County, off of U.S. 27. It is one of the four original Florida State Parks, and is home to the state's only Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. The park is over 9000 acres of ancient oak hammocks and floodplain forests, and possesses some of Florida’s most unique and diverse collection of plant and animal life. Black bears, tortoises, Florida panthers, deer, alligators, and a variety of birds can be found roaming this massive park. Wildlife viewers will appreciate that Highland Hammock is also a part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. There are multiple campsites and nine nature trails, with ranger-guided tours consistently available throughout the year. Stock up on bug repellent, and come experience the real natural Florida at its best.

Whether you're hiking, picnicking, or just looking for a place to take in some fresh air on a mid-morning run, the Historic Santos Recreation Area has an activity waiting for you. Located near a former historic Negro League baseball field, the site offers plenty of recreational opportunities, as well as an annual celebration of Historic Santos on the last Saturday in February. 

The Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is a part of the Everglades headwaters located near Central Florida.  It makes up one of the largest remaining tracts of Florida dry prairie, a unique Florida ecosystem home to many endangered and endemic species. For those hoping to catch a glimpse of the many species that call the prairie home, the wide and open landscape provides bird-watchers, photographers, and other wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to spot them. Another prominent and unique feature of the park is its lack of light pollution, allowing campers and stargazers to see the bands of the Milky Way without any binoculars or special cameras. Other experiences and amenities offered by the park include bicycling, camping, horseback riding  trails, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife tours.

Lake Griffin State Park is home to Florida's second oldest Live Oak Tree, which is approximately 400 years old. It is a great place to sightsee and enjoy nature. The park offers 40 campsites, each with water and electricity, and some even include a sewer. Activities offered at Lake Griffin State Park include kayak and canoe tours, boat tours, and hiking. Various wildlife such as raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and bears are all commonly found in the park's trails. 

Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park is a preserve that offers protection to the sand scrub, which is one of Florida's most endangered areas. It is predominately scrub habitat and contains the highest concentration of rare plant and animal life, so the view and experience are exceptional here. Spot rare animals native to the area, like the Florida scrub-jay, Florida scrub lizard, Florida mouse, Eastern indigo snake, and more! Walk the nature trail, hike the white sugar sand firelanes, fish from the shore, or take a canoe across the lake. Learn why this park has its own unique and fascinating history.

Lake Kissimmee State Park has something for history buffs and nature lovers alike! Home to a variety of beautiful and unique wildlife, visitors at this former Florida cow camp can expect to see white-tailed deer, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, turkeys, and even bobcats. Located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger, and Rosalie, there are countless recreational outdoor activities that groups and individuals can embark on. Enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing in the picturesque lakes, or take in the views while you hike over 13 miles of scenic trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life. There are also six miles of trail opened to horseback riding and amenities such as shaded picnic areas, full-facility camping areas, and outdoor pavilions. The park's seclusion and distance from light pollution allows campers to take in dark skies and stargaze. For those looking to learn about some of Florida's history, your more into experiencing history, the park now offers a 1876 first person interpretive Cow Camp where attendees can see what it was like to live as a Florida Cow Hunter in the late 19th century.  

Only 30 minutes away from Orlando, Lake Louisa State Park is a perfect spot for Orlando locals to come to and relax. This state park is full of wildlife and activities; Lake Louisa State Park provides opportunities for biking, boating, camping, kayaking, and many more activities that nature lovers could enjoy.

The Landbridge Trailhead is the first of its kind, providing access to the I-75 Landbridge over stunning natural trails. The trailhead was designed to minimize ecological damage to the surrounding area and is framed with native plants. The trail boasts a unique parking experience with natural bike trails, hiking trails, horseback rides, and shaded picnic areas to explore.

The Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park is a great place for a family outing or day off. Some of the activities for visitors include hiking, bicycling, paddling, and fishing. The park also includes a nature trail, equestrian trail, shower station, and canoe-kayak launch.

Luisa's Cellar is an explosive fusion of masterfully crafted wines, exotic beers, beautifully designed desserts and coffees, and an atmosphere like no other. Owned by a husband and wife duo, Yellymary and Sascha are each experts in their fields, with Yellymary being a master sommelier and Sascha being a German-born beer enthusiast. Together, the couple have created Luisa's Cellar, a flash of golden-era history in downtown Sanford with an unbelievable design. 

Born from an incomplete barge canal that would have connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico through northern Florida, the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway is now a protected greenway with diverse wildlife and a multi-use trail that spans 300 miles.

NSA Orlando Patrick AFB is a U.S, Navy training center in Orlando, Florida. It is home to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). It’s official website states that “NAWCTSD Orlando is the Navy’s principal center for modeling, simulation and training systems technologies. The Center provides training systems development for a wide spectrum of military programs, including aircraft, surface ships, submarines and other specialized requirements.”

The Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park boasts quite a history. A battle occurred on site of this state park during the second Seminole War. Now, visitors come to look at the historic property, watch wildlife, and eat at the picnic pavilion.

Park and Seventh is a woodworking company located at the corner of the streets that have lent the company its name. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Michael and Amanda, Park and Seventh Woodwork's creations range from custom-built tables, to unique wall-art, to complete restaurant and barroom renovations. 

Paynes Creek Historical State Park was built on the site of a destroyed settler's outpost from 1849. Visitors enjoy scenic nature trails with opportunities such as canoeing, kayaking, and fishing from the creek! Also, visit the museum at the visitor's center to gain insight into the daily lives of the Native Americans and settlers that once occupied the land.

A state park with one of Florida's largest springs, pumping out water at a rate of 400 million gallons per day. With up to 18 feet of depth and crystal clear, blue waters, snorkelers have a great opportunity to experience the bountiful wildlife that inhabit the springs. Additionally, hiking, kayaking, tubing, and camping are popular activities at this park with 10,000 years of history, abundant with lush gardens, waterfalls, and scenic views.

Rock Springs Run State Park is one of the many valuable sand pine scrub and flatwood pine habitat reserves that many endemic and endangered species call home. With over 17 miles of trails available for exploration, visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking, or even horseback riding through this unique ecosystem. The park offers guided trail rides as well as horse rentals for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. Campsites are available throughout the park, some of which are only accessible via canoe or horseback. The park does allow hunting during the months of September through January, during which times some trails will be closed to ensure the safety of visitors. There are also several springs and rivers that cut through the park, offering guests the chance to cool off and go swimming. Canoeing and tubing are also offered at the park, creating countless opportunities to explore and have fun for families, friends, and individual visitors alike.

Home to one of the top 10 Trophy Bass Lakes in Florida, Rodman Campground is an ideal family camping ground that, in addition to fishing, facilitates biking, bird-watching, boating, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Expect to observe bald eagles, waterfowl, and wading birds as well as alligators, turtles, and the occasional manatee.

The Rodman Dam Recreation Area was born from the remnants of the Rodman Dam, and now the upstream portion of this former earthen dam has become the perfect spot for bank fishing bass, bream, catfish, and muller. Other activities permitted at this location include boating and bird watching.

The Ross Prairie Trailhead & Campground allows guests to hike, camp, horseback ride, and picnic. Some of amenities on site include restroom facilities, campgrounds, and a picnic pavilion. 

Santos Trailhead and Campground has the best mountain biking experience in Florida! 80 miles of single-track bike trails for all levels of experience. There are built "wooden" features and a Vortex Freeride area built in a former limerock quarry that provide extreme terrains in Florida's flatlands. There are several bike stops along the trails for bike repairs, or refreshments, as well as picnic pavilions, bike wash stations, and restrooms at the top of the track to rest and recoup for the riders. Santos Trailhead and Campground also offers other trails and camping areas leading into the Ocala National Forest. Whether you are looking for a place to take your mountain bike, or just a scenic family outing, the Trailhead and Campground has something for everyone. 

Bike, hike, or horse-back ride and then pop a tent at the Shangri-La Trailhead and Campground! The campgrounds are available year-round - walk amongst tall pines and oaks, following in the steps of the local inhabitants such as whitetail deer and bobcats.

Come for the famous glass-bottom boat rides and explore the submerged ecosystem of one of the largest springs in Florida at Silver Springs State Park - a popular major destination dating back to when guests would arrive by steamship.

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. 

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Come by and try great Colombian food and drink at a great price.

A variety of empanadas! From savory, spicy, to sweet empanada recipes!

Are you looking for a Spanish Christian contemporary station? If so, La Estacion Del Pueblo 1270 AM has what you're looking for. The hosts will also keep you updated on current news in Spanish. 

La Grande is a Spanish radio station that discusses news, sports, and other topics. Julio Guerra, Lucymar, and Miguel are the major personalities on this station. 

La Granja is a Peruvian restaurant franchise with locations spanning from Orlando to Miami.

La Hacienda is a small restaurant and grocery store in the Winter Park area. This restaurant serves some of the most appetizing homemade traditional Mexican food in Orlando. If this restaurant is a little out of your way, try to stop by anyway, you won't regret it!

This Puerto Rican food truck serves a variety of Frappes from piña colada, Ferrero chocolate flavored frappuccinos, and more! La Isla del Frappe also serves authentic Puerto Rican dishes. 

La Madeleine Country French Café is the cutest place to eat. They have 76 different French food items on the menu, all made with French techniques. They aren't too expensive and the food is really yummy! With only two locations in Florida, both in the Orlando area, the Florida Mall and the Millenia Mall, this is a real treat for those who like French cuisine. 

La Mexicananan Tortilleria is definitely amongst the top authentic homemade Mexican restaurants in the Universal area. This remarkable establishment not only serves some of the most mouthwatering food in the area, but right next door is an amazing bakery that's part of La Mexicananan Tortilleria. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by to grab some dinner or some of their incredibly delicious homemade bread.

La Nueva Orlando is a Spanish Christian radio station that strives to build the Christian community in Central Florida. This station incorporates Christian teachings, music, and if you're looking for a church you can visit their website. 

Tune in to this Spanish station where you can listen to programs about insurance, real estate, God's word, and more. You can listen to Calentando la Mañana Monday through Friday form 7am to 9am, and Los Locos del Lunch Monday through Friday at noon. 

Alcapurrias, pinchos, carne frita, and many more Puerto Rican dishes! 

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon with a friend or maybe a few family members. This place is for the nature lovers as it is wetlands where a multitude of animals live. There are over 300 different species of birds that can be seen while on this 11-mile driving loop. Other animals that can be seen here are alligators, turtles, river otters, bobcats, coyotes, and the occasional bear and deer meandering through the wooded areas. If you decide to drive it can take from 1-2 hours to enjoy the natural scenery, but walkers, joggers, bicyclers, and horseback riders are encouraged to enjoy the natural sights at Lake Apopka. 

Lake Baldwin Park is a beautiful shady park with a sandy beach attached. It is one of the only two parks in this area that is dog friendly and where dogs can be off the leash. It is also known for its great scenery and beautiful landscapes.

The Lake Concert Band is a non-profit organization founded in 1989. The band started with 12 members and has grown to its current size of over 70 volunteer musicians, performing at numerous concerts, events, and parades since its founding. Musicians range in age from high school to senior citizens and the band is open to anyone who is able to read music, owns their own instrument, and passes an informal evaluation by the band's director. 

The Lake Concert Band has a mission of providing a quality musical experience to the community and performs throughout the year, including holidays. The band performs all over Central Florida and plays a variety of music including Latin, classical, big band, Broadway, and more. To see where they're playing next follow their Facebook page. To learn more about the band or how to join, visit their website.

Since 1995, the Lake County Museum of Art has served as an art center, community center, and nonprofit organization. It offers rotating exhibits, art classes for all ages, and membership programs in an effort to enrich the community. Current classes offered are a kid's class, watercolor painting, and a summer camp. The LCMA also has a membership program and relies on donations and sponsorships to continue to raise awareness and provide artistic experiences for the community.

To see what exhibits they're currently showing or to register for a class, be sure to visit their website for information. To stay informed and up-to-date on upcoming events or changes, follow their Facebook page.

Lake County welcomes outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy bird watching, sporting events, aquatic trails, and historical architecture from the seat of their bike. Let’s get a closer look at some of Lake County Parks and recreational service’s most alluring features.

Lake Mary Farmers Market is a local market for all ages and sells organic and fresh produce for locals and visitors to come and enjoy on Saturdays.

A time capsule conserving a small piece of Central Florida history, the Lake Mary Museum exhibits preserved artifacts that offer a portrait of the beginnings of the city. With collections of fashion, inventions, and pastimes of a bygone era, the museum shares a glimpse of the evolution of culture in Lake Mary and its neighboring cities. Take a walk through local history and community for a unique educational experience at the Lake Mary Museum.

Lake Nona Deli and Market is an Italian American eatery. They offer ziti, alfredo, lasagna, bruschetta, and more for catering events. If you're on the lookout for a fast easy meal or quick bite, try their pizza by the slice or whole pie, sandwich, or salad. Don't look for a kid's menu but what kid says no to pizza?

Sandwiches offer several preselected items and the chance to build your own with over ten choices served hot or cold. Lake Nona Deli and Market has seven salads with your choice to add chicken, lamb, or tuna to any. Located in a grocer so you will never have to shop hungry again.

Lake Square Mall is a large shopping center with lots of stores to choose from. It is also home to many dining and entertainment options including an AMC movie theater, indoor go-kart racing, and Via Entertainment, an arcade and bowling alley. 

The Lakeland Square Mall is one of Polk county's best shopping centers. It has many options for shopping and dining as well as a Cinemark movie theater to catch the latest flicks.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is located on a 127 acre estate and is one of Florida's premium wineries. It is the largest vineyard in Florida, and is at the former center of the grape industry. 

You can get all your shopping done here at Lakeshore Mall. It has lots of classic mall stores to shop for clothing and so much more. You can also eat a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants and then catch a movie at the AMC movie theater.

Lanier's Historic Downtown Marketplace is a quaint but spacious family-owned antique store in the historic district of Kissimmee. They have 18,000 sq. ft. of space filled with antiques, collectibles, furniture, and smiling faces. Don't forget to ask them for a cup of coffee as they always have a fresh pot waiting for you!

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. 

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.

The Leesburg Center for the Arts, established in 2000, was founded as an artistic hub for artists and those interested in the arts in Leesburg, Florida. It provides educational and awareness opportunities and hopes to inspire the community through the use of art and culture. Not only does it offer a gallery of exhibitions, but the Center also offers events like the Night Market and Boho Fest and programs for both children and adults. They offer summer camps for kids, and various drawing, painting, and art nights for the adults. 

Leesburg Center for the Arts also offers unpaid internship positions and volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping the Center directly. They also have groups and clubs that meet regularly throughout the year. For information on classes, work opportunities, clubs, or exhibitions, visit their website or Facebook page for the latest up-to-date info. 

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. 

From honeycomb to bottle, Leighton's Honey features Florida's best Orange Blossom honey bringing over 65 years of experience to produce natural honey proudly as a local Central Floridian company. 

 

These are two local gated parks that large and small dogs can come to. They are closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays. 

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.

Located on East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Los Cabos Mexican and Cuban Cuisine is the best place in Kissimmee for genuine, local Mexican and Cuban fare. With a variety of dishes ranging from churrasco, paella velenciana, several chicken or shrimp dishes, and even sandwiches and vegan options, Los Cabos has options for everyone. They also offer drinks including margaritas and mojitos for the perfect complement to your meal. Be sure to stop in on Fridays for a live mariachi band! 

With so many chain restaurants in the area, and so many Mexican chain restaurants, Los Cabos stands out as a locally owned restaurant offering quality authentic Mexican and Cuban meals. With a fun environment and such a wide variety of options, Los Cabos is the perfect spot for family night, date night, or a lunch meeting. Be sure to support a local business while grabbing some delicious food the next time you're in Kissimmee. 

Loving Hut is an Asian inspired vegan cuisine restaurant dedicated to health, compassion, and sustaining the planet. They have several locations in Florida and are always growing!

A great spot for traditional Colombian fare heated with warmth that can only come from a grandmother's kitchen. Here, favorites like empanadas and arepas are treated with care, while interesting fusions like the Hawaiian and even hotdogs are given a new introduction. Come on by for a fantastic bite with a hug.

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.

The Mad Science Laboratory offers many fun and interactive experiences for children through home school, preschool, and after school programs. Kids can take fun lab classes or participate in educational events and science shows. With highly interactive and action packed experiences, children are bound to keep their interest.

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 107.7 focuses on providing listeners with a variety of music. Do you have a favorite 80s jam? There's a chance you'll here it on Magic 107.7 with music they play from the 80s to today's hits. 

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!

Maoz Vegetarian is a fast service restaurant serving authentic falafel and freshly made vegetarian food.

Marion County includes 40 Parks Sites which feature boating, swimming, sports fields, hiking trails, and “one-of-a-kind” play areas for children. Some key locations include the Rainbow River, Brick City Adventure Park, John Van Fleet Sports Complex, and Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat. Take a break from technology with the amenities of nature and reconnect with the world around you.

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.

Pinchos, mofongos, tostones, empanadas, alcapurrias, hamburgers, and more Spanish delicacies!

Medieval Times is the most immersive dinner show in Orlando. Here you can join a team and cheer on your knight as he battles to be the queen's champion. Enjoy a delicious 4-course feast fit for the times as you watch the show. In addition to the show, there's plenty to explore and experience around the castle when you visit.

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. 

An authentic Peruvian restaurant which features traditional Peruvian cuisine. This restaurant focuses on family, tradition, and memories.

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.

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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.

Michael Ali's is a pizzeria located at "790 West" in Clermont. It offers a variety of Italian food options ranging from strombolis to meatballs as well as their signature "Peter's Buffalo Wings" made from a 35-year-old family recipe. It shares its patio with Suncreek Brewery and Savoree. They have a second location in Winter Garden under the same roof as Crooked Can.

This open air farmer's market serves the Kissimmee community year round. Offering a variety of goods and produce from local crafters and farms. Open every Friday year-round.

Mill Slough Park has an enclosed fenced area where dogs of any size can play. There is also an open area and picnic tables so you can enjoy the nature around 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.

Mitchell's Coffee House is a family owned, independent coffee house determined to offer gourmet coffee and delicious breakfast and lunch. Mitchell's offers two downtown locations. 

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.

Curating a stimulating and imaginative collection of provocative modern art, the Modernism Museum of Mount Dora is an innovative art experience for visitors of all ages. The museum displays everything from Exhibitionist installments to Cubism, and Abstraction to furniture art. Inspired by thriving ingenuity and bold design concepts, the museum is a visual voyeur of the simplicity of design meeting the craftsmanship of functional art.

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.

Built on a foundation of family tradition and an inspired love for a good glass of beer, The Rocking Rabbit Brewery is the experimental project of local favorite Mount Dora Brewing. Having earned its place as a community staple after 30 years of furniture restoration, the location has been transformed into a welcoming lounge filled with music by local musicians, crave-worthy food, and high-quality, organic craft home brews showcasing the owner’s German heritage. Stop by for a brew and leave with a little piece of Mount Dora.

A combination community and art center, Mount Dora Center for the Arts works to encourage an understanding and appreciation of art and culture through various art exhibits of original art, educational programs, outreach programs, and an arts festival. The Center offers classes in photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and various kid's summer camps. You can also volunteer for several different positions throughout the year in order to help support the classes, camps, and exhibitions.

One of the big things the Center puts on each year is the Mount Dora Arts Festival. Held on the first weekend of February each year, the festival brings in artists from across America to exhibit and sell their art while offering visitors entertainment, food, and shopping. Going strong for over 45 years, the Arts Festival is a must-do for Mount Dora natives and tourists alike!

For information on classes, upcoming exhibits, volunteering, membership, or general, go to their website or Facebook page. To learn more about Mount Dora Center for the Arts and its history, check out their website.

Since 2010, the Mount Dora Confectionary has been serving up the most delectable candies, fine chocolates, and ice cream in Central Florida. The sweets shop displays an expansive offering of everything from jelly beans to gelato, and even offers sugar-free treats for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a gift or just ready to treat yourself, you’ll be amazed at the delicious variety at Mount Dora Confectionary.

A coffee shop located in Clermont's Citrus Tower that offers coffee roasted fresh, daily. They have several other locations on the west coast of Florida, and they also deliver their beans at an affordable price. 

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.

Listen to 96.5 FM for local news, traffic, and weather conditions of Central Florida.

Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bud Hedinger, and Dave Ramsey are hosts of 102.5 WFLA and talk about top news in Central Florida. Some of these new topics include national news, sports, politics, and more.

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.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery is both a winery and a u-pick strawberry farm. If you love wine tasting and strawberry cheesecake, this is the place to get both.

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. 

Okeechobee County specializes in a huge variety of sporting events to keep your healthy heart pumping from childhood and beyond. If you want a break, step off onto the extensive trails for a relaxing hike. Try what you like and come back for more in Okeechobee County.

An amusement park of sorts, Old Town Slingshot and Vomatron has some thrilling rides to experience. The Slingshot is exactly what it sounds like. You're situated in a harness and strapped in quite thoroughly before you're tilted back. Hearing the thrumming of the Springs Machine around you, it vaults you vertically at over 100 miles an hour to heights of up to 150 meters. The Vomatron on the other hand is a different kind of thrill. What looks like a propeller with little seating cabs on each end, riders are then rotated at a speed of up to 70 miles an hour. It then slows down just to go in reverse. The Vomatron was originally made for astronauts by N.A.S.A. because they had to go through different tests to make sure they could handle going up in space. While those two rides are meant for the older kids, there's some fun for little kids too. Kids are harnessed with bungee cords and can jump as high as 15 feet and are encouraged to try flips if they want to. Old Town is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it sure is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you like exciting rides. 

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 Brewing Company is an Orlando based brand that is synonymous with its flagship beer and former name Orange Blossom Pilsner or OBP. Originally started as a home brew, the company operates out of Brew Hub in Lakeland and has a wide range of distribution. Although it doesn't have a taproom, the company has made a name for itself as it offers some of the most Floridian beers on the market. 

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.

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.

This is the only public course designed by Arnold Palmer. Designed with two distinct playing experiences, this 7,000-yard course offers Scottish-style golf on the front nine and the Carolinas on the back nine.

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.

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.

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 Swing Dance is Orlando's most popular swing dance group. On the first Saturday of each month, come out to Orlando Swing Dance for a fun night of throwback music and dancing! Don't know how to swing or lindy bop? Don't worry about it--they have a dance lesson about an hour before the open dance session begins. Taught by a rotating list of dance instructors, you'll learn the basic steps, spins, and styles of various swing dances. While most of the dances feature a DJ-spun playlist, at different times during the year they will feature a live band that plays a variety of current and throwback music.

There is a minimal cover charge for the dance, but there's no limit on age or amount of people you can bring, so this is perfect for either a romantic date night or a fun night out with friends. If you'd rather learn by yourself, that's perfectly fine too! There's no partner required. There's no dress code, just dress comfortably and bring shoes you can dance and spin in. Depending on the month, they'll host themed dances--Valentine's Day, Christmas, and New Year's are big events. If you've always wanted to learn to swing dance, or even if you're just looking for something different this month, Orlando Swing Dance is a fun way to learn a new skill and connect with a variety of people. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates and event dates.

The Orlando Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra in Central Florida with full time professional musicians. They perform all different kinds of music for the community throughout the year.

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 donuts@orlandough.com.

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. 

Osceola Arts is the center for all things arts in Osceola county both in the performing arts and the visual arts. They offer art classes for people of all ages and showcase local art in their three gallery spaces. They also put on concerts and a fun filled theater season for patrons to experience all kinds of performing arts as well.

The Osceola Community Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra located in Osceola County, Florida. Their musicians range in age from middle school to retiree and they welcome anyone who's passionate about playing and is able to read sheet music. They don't require an audition to play, but check out their website or send them an email if you're interested!

The Osceola Community Orchestra has a full orchestra and performs a variety of shows during the year, including holiday concerts and community events. To see previous performances or to stay informed, follow their Facebook page!

Osceola County is committed to offering quality parks and recreation experiences to offer a “great place to play.” Some of the key places where visitors and residents can play are the Austin-Tindall Regional Park and Soccer Complex, the Ralph V. Chisholm Regional Park, and the Cherokee Point Conservation Area.

Authentic Filipino and Hawaiian food from the OverRice food truck!

Oviedo Antique Mall has 12,500 sq. ft. of space and over 100 vendors selling vintage and antique items from cameras and artwork to furniture and decor. They offer several services onsite such as jewelry and watch repair and notary services. They also buy antiques Monday-Friday and are open for purchasing seven days a week. Check out their website for weekly specials and new items.

The Oviedo Mall is a small mall in the Orlando area that is a center for the local community. It has a Regal Cinemas movie theater, tons of fun activities for both adults and kids, and events of all kinds throughout the year.

The Oviedo Winter Springs chamber is an action-oriented organization dedicated to serving the needs of the businesses within the Oviedo and Winter Springs communities. 

Paddock Mall is Ocala's only indoor mall. It has lots of great shops to choose from so you can shop for every occasion in this comfortable space. Come to the mall for some of their special events or just for a fun day out.

Palmetto Landing is an assisted living facility that offers residents the independence to fully enjoy an active and engaging lifestyle while providing the personal care that assists in the areas they need. Staffed with a Memory Care team that provides consistent and caring support for seniors with Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases, helping them to feel relaxed, safe and secure. 

 

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.

Come and try authentic Colombian specialties and baked goods. Make sure you try the Pan de Bono!

One of the oldest dog park in Central Florida that features art in dog form and water areas for animals to roam around in.

Pawmosa Dog Park features an acre of shaded area for pups to run around in. Two areas for small and bigger dogs so it is a safe place for all to visit and enjoy. 

Penguin Point Productions is a theatre company offering a variety of classes in acting, voice, writing, and more for people of all ages interested in theatrical performance. There are ongoing classes and summer classes open for enrollment, and there are shows and events put on for all to attend. Their goal is to partner with local artists and teach kids and adults of all ages as well as help them hone and utilize their talents.

Performing Arts Matter (previously Performing Arts Maitland), or PAM, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Maitland community establish and maintain its cultural identity through the arts and music. Included in this umbrella organization are the Maitland Symphony Orchestra, the Maitland Poets and Writers, and the Maitland Stage Band. PAM offers groups for people of all ages, such as the Maitland Youth Community Choir for younger performers and the Creative Arts for Life for older adults that still want to contribute to their community.

PAM not only hosts several concerts, shows, and other events throughout the year, but also host a variety of outreach events as well as performing at the Maitland Farmers Market each week. To stay informed on events and other news, follow their Facebook or check out their website. 

“Drink Sensibly, But Get Weird”

Persimmon Hollow is a vibrant craft brewery located in the bustling heart of historic downtown Deland’s Artisan Alley. Opened in 2014 by Deland natives Robbie Carelli and Andy Sistrunk, this dog-friendly brewery boasts an impressive tap list of local favorites brewed on site such as Beach Hippie and Daytona Dirty Blonde. Whether you’re in the mood for a cool pale ale or a rich coffee porter, Persimmon Hollow is sure to have the right brew for you.

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".  

Right off of John Young Parkway and Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway is PG's, one of the best local wing places in Kissimmee. They offer a pretty well-rounded menu, with hamburgers, sandwiches, and a kids' menu, as well as their one-of-a-kind wings. They offer 15 different sauces ranging from mild to super hot to lemon pepper to garlic and much more and are available as traditional or boneless style. They have a wide range of sandwich options if you're looking for something other than wings and they have a few vegetarian options as well! 

PG's offers dine-in or take out, and with such a convenient location, it's always a good time to grab some wings! They have their full menu listed on their website so you can check it out before you go. It's a perfect local option right off of Kissimmee's main highway. Be sure to stop in a grab a bite!

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!

PHO Au Lac is a Vietnamese restaurant with yummy meals as well as specialty drinks and boba. The dishes are Asian-fusion cuisine created with fresh ingredients in a warm and welcoming environment. 

A traditional Vietnamese restaurant that offers pho, spring rolls, rice dishes, seafood and grilled meats, a lengthy vegan menu, tapioca drinks, and much more. This is their second location in Central Florida. 

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. 

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