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4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839, USA
Home to big brands and even bigger discounts, Orlando draws shoppers from all over the world. Many head to the Mall at Millenia, which features Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, and Versace alongside mainstays like Anthropologie and Urban...
9101 International Dr #2230, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Go to B.B. King's Blues Club at Pointe Orlando for blues and dancing, but stay for the comfort food, such as barbecue. The atmosphere is inviting, with brightly painted wooden picnic tables, an intimate upstairs bar overlooking the stage, and a...
6068 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Orlando is a sports buffs’ heaven. Basketball fans can watch an NBA game at the Amway Center as Orlando Magic takes on their current Eastern Conference foes. For some post-game celebration, head to one of the watering holes on Church or Wall...
706 W Smith St, Orlando, FL 32804, USA
Local purveyors are percolating quality coffee drinks and tea throughout Central Florida. Nonprofit Downtown Credo in College Park perks coffee, with proceeds benefitting Fair Trade coffee farmers. Sip, donate, and leave knowing you’ve made a...
8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Incredibly, there are two Hawaiian Rumble mini-golf courses in Orlando; who know that pitch and putt with a tropical theme was so popular!? The International Drive location is just a short stroll from the hotel. The all-ages course has fun...
5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Cool off at Aquatica, a huge, family-friendly water park in Orlando. It offers a host of fun, splash-worthy attractions, many of which pass through or go around marine animal habitats. The parks’s signature ride is the enclosed Dolphin Plunge...
8625 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
With its tapas-based menu, Café Tu Tu Tango is a popular spot for groups of friends ordering selections of plates to share—empanadas, Cuban sliders, and more. Weekday "Tu Tu Hours" offer drink specials, and Sunday brunch's bottomless Bloody Mary...
Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Following a Cuban meal—such as malango fritters and churrasco a la Cubano—and a few glasses of the house specialty—flavored mojitos—things heat up and Latin rhythms take hold as couples step onto the dance floor. As inviting for couples out on a...
2589 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32835, USA
It's not just the homesick New Yorkers who fill seats at NYPD Pizza. The pizza joint has also garnered local respect, and numerous awards, for its menu of New York–style pizzas made with NYPD Pizzeria's own pizza dough and specially spiced tomato...
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, boast more than 25 rides and attractions based on films, television shows, and book characters. Whether guests are fans of Harry...
1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
A trip to the original Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando is a theme park rite of passage. This is the mouse's original outpost. And if you hit only one theme park among Orlando's vast amusement offerings, you won't go wrong here. Home to such iconic...
Hunters Creek, FL 32837, USA
Searching for the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck during your Orlando visit is well-worth the effort! I caught up with these cupcake geniuses at the Maitland Food Truck Cafe and picked up a "sexy six" selection of cupcakes. My favorites were the Lemonata...
200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Leave it to Disney to give visitors the chance to travel the world without leaving a theme park. At Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find several countries re-created to surprisingly realistic effect, all surrounding a centerpiece...
Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
If you’re in the market for Disney, this is the mothership. With 50,000 square feet, it’s the largest Disney character store in the world. A giant screen shows classic Disney movies while you browse more than 15,000 souvenirs. Kids can get...
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...
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....
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...
7081 Grand National Dr #105, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Traffic on International Drive can get hectic. For a stress-free ride, take the I-Ride Trolley that runs two lines along the 20-mile I-Drive circuit. The Red Line runs north and south, beginning at the Orlando Premium Outlets. The Green Line...
9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
WonderWorks is chockfull of activities on three floors. The first has earthquake and hurricane simulators, and a huge Google Earth screen. The second has interactive exhibits and arcade games. The third has glow-in-the-dark laser tag and a...
1500 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
Fork & Screen takes movies to the next level, with plush seating, service, food, and drinks. Combining dinner and a movie is entertainment multi-tasking at its best. Get the evening started here, then hit Downtown Disney for nightlife.
8501 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Get your crew together to enjoy a bit of piratical mini golf outdoors—day or night—and swashbuckle and putt-putt through caves and waterfalls, surrounded by palms, while being in middle of the I-Drive scene.
8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The ultra retro-inspired décor and the energizing music pumped out of the state-of-the-art audio system will transport guests to a swanky fifties bowling experience. Whether it's playing a game of pool, grabbing a stool at the bar, sinking into a...
5472 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Amid souvenir shops at International Drive near Municipal Boulevard, there's a Brazilian center with a supermarket, the YesBrazil store, and the Pao Gostoso Bakery. At Pao Gostoso Bakery, you'll find cakes, flan, and pastries as well as snacks...
618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
This awesome community cafe curates tea. All the old favorites like peppermint, green, and Earl Grey, plus some lesser-known varieties like rooibos, oolong, and a chakra-balancing blend made with lotus leaves, roses, blue vervain, burdock root,...
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