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Things to do in Orlando

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Enjoying the fresh air with a nice walk around the lake. Also, on weekends there is always different events going on like farmers market etc.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Spend hours of fun in this massive science museum. You don’t want to miss the dinosaur exhibit or the downhill race car track. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Park
“Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include: Renting swan-shaped paddle boats. Photographing the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park. Seeing a concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater. Grabbing a bite to eat at local restaurants. Relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“The Orlando Museum of Art is a 501 3 not-for-profit organization directly serving greater Orlando, Orange County and Central Florida. The museum was founded in 1924 by a group of art enthusiasts.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Garden
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“Perfect place for a quiet afternoon walk. A vast collection of native Florida plant life to explore and lose yourself in. 5 min drive.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Theatre
“Built in 2014 this beautiful venue hostsBroadway shows and jazz, standups and dance troups. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Market
“Eat and shop in Orlando's first market concept. Make sure to try Gideon's bakehouse for their famous cookies and buy some succulents at Porch Therapy to take home. Grab a local brew and some ceviche at Bird of Paradise or visit Domu, hidden behind the market. Don't forget to buy some locally-made merch at Freehand Goods.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
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“38.5 miles away! A complex of 7 uniquely themed bars, restaurants and night clubs all located within one city block. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Great late night happy hour that starts after 10pm till close and have an amazing brunch, def recommend making a reservation unless you want to sit at the bar. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Theatre
“This is truly a world class theater so if you want to see a Broadway show or concert plan ahead. The acoustics are currently the best in the world.”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Food, extensive wine selection, great neighborhood atmosphere. Landmark restaurant and bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“You can walk around the whole lake and find different things to do from restaurants to shops. There’s always some kind of festival or event going on. Every Sunday they have a farmers market. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Already recommended for the eats - but lots of good mural gems spread throughout the location”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Imagine tacos and burritos filled with flavors from India, Asia, and Africa. That's Tako Cheena. Be careful, the burritos are huge. Ask for their specials and go for the Arepa, they are incredible. Open late.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
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“A local favorite and the originator of the thriving Orlando vegetarian community. Make sure to get the $5 Giddy-up on Mondays!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“This is considered one of the top craft beer bars/breweries in the southeast. ”
  • 26 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Market
“Eat and shop in Orlando's first market concept. Make sure to try Gideon's bakehouse for their famous cookies and buy some succulents at Porch Therapy to take home. Grab a local brew and some ceviche at Bird of Paradise or visit Domu, hidden behind the market. Don't forget to buy some locally-made merch at Freehand Goods.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
“38.5 miles away! A complex of 7 uniquely themed bars, restaurants and night clubs all located within one city block. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Great late night happy hour that starts after 10pm till close and have an amazing brunch, def recommend making a reservation unless you want to sit at the bar. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great Food, extensive wine selection, great neighborhood atmosphere. Landmark restaurant and bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
“Already recommended for the eats - but lots of good mural gems spread throughout the location”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Imagine tacos and burritos filled with flavors from India, Asia, and Africa. That's Tako Cheena. Be careful, the burritos are huge. Ask for their specials and go for the Arepa, they are incredible. Open late.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite and the originator of the thriving Orlando vegetarian community. Make sure to get the $5 Giddy-up on Mondays!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“If you come here you have to get the Roti Canai, a delicious flatbread with curry sauce. I also recommend trying some of the sake cocktails, Chee Chang's char kway teow and the korean twice fried wings!”
  • 30 locals recommend

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