Orlando North for Couples
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Chic and happening, Lake Mary is one of the prettiest suburbs in Orlando. There’s a swath of bike trails, surrounded by boutiques, open-air restaurants, and fun-on-tap bars. To discover real Florida, visit the springs and state parks in Lake Mary's backyard.
124 N 4th St #1700, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
This chef-owned bistro offers fresh catch-of-the-day specials and a selection of international cuisine. The menu here includes Asian fish tacos, tempura rolls, and Thai mussels, alongside a good choice of draft craft beers. Amiable chef/owner,...
1140 Townpark Ave #1270, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
This family-owned wine bar, bottle shop, and restaurant offers a romantic ambiance for date night or a quiet corner for solo diners. There is also outdoor patio seating for warm afternoons and cozy couches by the fireplace for chillier evenings....
3899 W Lake Mary Blvd #117, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
This is a neighborhood sushi restaurant that locals frequent for happy hour specials, and sake samplers. Ask your sushi chef for sake recommendations. Flavors range from sweet, such as lychee, to dry. The best ones to try are Japanese imported...
Cross Seminole Trail, Florida, USA
Lake Mary is as bike-friendly as a city can be. Throughout the day—especially on the weekends—locals and bikers from neighboring cities can be found out and about getting exercise or enjoying a leisurely and scenic ride. Alongside the bikers on...
1353, 531 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA
If Old Florida is up your alley, visit Sanford for a walk along First Street, lined with historical buildings, charming shops, and open-air restaurants. Then stroll to Lake Monroe Harbour, which is part of the St. Johns River.
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
While Orlando typically inspires images of amusement parks, the city is also home to sites that are completely separate from the manufactured worlds of Disney and Universal—such as the Harry P. Leu Gardens. The urban oasis teems with...
1210 S. International Parkway, Heathrow, FL 32746, USA
This is the brunch spot in Lake Mary. Sit on the patio to enjoy the pastoral lakeside view. There's a good chance you'll see some grazing horses. The vegetable Benedict is a "balanced" breakfast—poached egg and grilled asparagus, smothered in...
100 N Country Club Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
Alfajores are the specialty of Camilia Sweets at the Lake Mary Farmer's Market. Two friendly sisters from Peru are happy to share a delicious bite of culture with samples of all-natural, freshly-baked artisan cookies. The delicate cookies, dusted...
1061 S Sun Dr #1009, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
Cork & Olive is a neighborhood wine shop where guests are invited to linger. Explore the shelves of wine arranged by country, peruse the family-vineyard labels, sample wine, and ask the wine guide questions. With clusters of chairs and tables,...
132 N 4th St #1210, Lake Mary, FL 32746, USA
Tasteful shifts, polished pants and opulent statement necklaces are some of the fashion-forward offerings at this Park Avenue-esque boutique. The decor is understated yet elegant—charcoal walls accented by chandeliers. You'll smile at the prices,...
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