Maybe it's the weather that makes little in Orlando feel formal. Despite the fact that the city is home to professional ballet companies, film festivals, and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, locals tend to be casual. A big part of the city's culture involves outdoor recreation and simple pleasures, such as al fresco dining, picnics in the park, and biking on urban trails. There's a neighborhood feel, with oak-lined streets and lots of lakes and springs, and while the state's Southern roots show here, they're happily tangled with diverse cultural influences.