The Real Orlando
Collected by Sarah Clements Olivieri
The world knows Orlando as a tourist destination. The locals know it as "home." Explore this beautiful hip, young, coming to age city with me as I search, support, and explore all things local. It's time to break the chain.
2424 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
Tasty Tuesday in Orlando's Milk District is the yummiest place to be. Every week they host an array of different food trucks from the Orlando area. You can find everything from classic American cuisine to Vietnamese to Portuguese. Here you can...
2912 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
On a mission to support local businesses and skip the malls, I stumbled upon Dear Prudence Shop in Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando. I fell in love. Love, Love. In the front you will find jewelry, oh the jewelry! You can even make your own...
1261 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA
It is no secret that I like Italian food. More than the food, I love the culture and their way of life. There is something magical about walking the streets in any Italian neighborhood, stoping in the markets to graze, and sitting down to relax...
200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Known for bringing taste, drink, and expereinces from around the world, Disney's Epcot World Showcase is a popular destination. Tucked inside the Mexico Pavilion, La Cava del Tequila should not be missed. Tequila tasting has a new meaning here. My...
819 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Chef Chico Mendonça brings a taste of Portugal to Orlando with his food truck, Bem Bom. For the signature Prego de Frango Piri-Piri, he marinates chicken in his own piri-piri and serves it on fresh, warm prego (a crunchy yet chewy...
Orlando, FL, USA
Treehouse Truck in Orlando, FL is a local food truck roaming the streets throughout Central Florida. If you're lucky, you might even find them in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami! Known for some jaw dropping menu items, they have some other must try items....
Butler Chain of Lakes, Florida, USA
Exploring the Butler Chain of Lakes is something few locals take advantage of and even less tourist know about. The Butler Chain of Lakes is no secret. Along the lakes you will find luxury estate after estate. You'll even be able to coast on by...
211 N Lucerne Cir W, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Downtown Orlando is full of charm and quaintness offering a neighborhood feel, unlike most cities. My favorite place to soak in the charm and history of Orlando is The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. The Courtyard is located in the heart of Downtown...
325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
One of Orlando's swankiest hotels, the Grand Bohemian boasts more than just a place to lay your head at night. It's one of my favorite places to soak up the Florida sunshine all while enjoying views of the downtown skyline. Enjoy the lap pool...
60 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
The potted palms could make a person think they were in Miami, but the rooftop view keeps Orlando firmly in sight. Mojitos still seem in order, especially on warmer nights when the active dance floor makes us thirsty. Know that if you want to...
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