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Top park recommendations from locals

Zoo
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“Gatorland (8.5Mi) is so much more than just alligators at a price that wont put a bite on your vacation experience! At 110- acres, you'll find something for everyone with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, an aviary, an incredible breeding marsh and bird rookery, petting zoo, nature walk, award-winning gift shop, and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin Show, Gator Jumparoo, and the Up-close Encounters Show. Dont miss the White Gator Swamp with giant white alligators. Take a ride on the Gatorland Express train and then head over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good old fashion soaking! Looking for a little excitement, zip off on the Screaming Gator Zip Line, voted the Top Zip Line in the U.S. by AOL Travel. New for 2018 don't miss the Stompin' Gator Off-road Adventure, where monster truck style all-terrain vehicles take you on a wild backwoods adventure through real Florida wetlands and a huge pond of live alligators Open 10:00am till 6:00pm”
  • 58 locals recommend
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“21 Miles away. Is a must-see when visiting Orlando. There's a circular trail about 2 miles long surrounding the perimeter of the lake and its such a beautiful walk/jog/run. There's artwork along the trail that's perfect for pictures and documenting your time there. There are little restaurants on the trail including highly rated World of Beer, known for its specialty drinks during Happy Hour. Lake Eola has a bike path, you can feed ducks and swans, a swan self-paddle boat, and multiple patches or grass where you can lay down a blanket and enjoy a picnic, take in the fresh air and enjoy a nap. There are plenty of events that occur throughout the year at the park that are worth attending as well. Keep an eye out for these events and the Farmers market, it will be great experience!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Garden
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“This is an oasis in the heart of the city beautiful. Spent the day or an afternoon getting lost in nature.”
  • 67 locals recommend
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“🦢 swan boat rides and great downtown Orlando location! Lots of farmers markets and so much more! ”
  • 76 locals recommend
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“Lake Eola is the iconic lake located in Downtown Orlando. It's great for walking, or a morning jog and close to many popular areas like Thornton Park, Downtown and Lake Eola Heights. Every Sunday there is a Farmer's market that takes place from 10am-4pm; great for local crafts and local food. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Garden
“5 minutes away. FREE , which is nice ! Nice local park, worth checking out!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“This park is within walking distance. A run here is 2 miles. Loads of hiking trials, gof frisbee, animal farm, kids playground, grilling areas, canoeing and RV camp. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Central Park is the crown jewel of all the parks in Winter Park. Conveniently located on Park Avenue in the heart of the downtown shopping district, this 11-acre park hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year including the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fine dining and the best pastry chef in town. LOVE their fried green tomato appetizer; Mac n Cheese; Blue Cheese potato chips and pretty much any dessert.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Downtown is great during the day for families and great at night for 21+ crowd,, lots of bars and clubs, uber and bring extra money ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“In my opinion the prettiest park in all Central Florida! On the water and stunning old growth bald cypress.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Garden
“Over 40 acres of beautiful gardens a great place to visit with friends or kids . Every month first Monday are free admission, other day Garden Admission : Adult 10$, Kid 5$ Every month first Friday have movie night Movie night Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (4-17 years of age),”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“ Green expanse between 3 lakes, home to art & science museums, a firefighting museum & 2 theaters. 777 E Princeton St”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great dog park. Beach front to a lake where dogs can swim . Off lease. Big park”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A great park for joggers and those looking to exercise outside as they have stations all around the trail. It also is situated near the executive airport so you can see takeoffs. The sunset over this lake is not to be missed as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend