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BRUNCH BUNCH FRINGE FRENZY

CELEBRATE SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY

Slow Down and Savor

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Wows With Beautiful Displays and Delicious Dishes

Orlando Fringe Festival Celebrates 28 Years


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6 Our monthly curated list of where to go and what to see

MAY JUN

2019

THE GUIDE Attractions 14 Entertainment 17 Dining 24 Shopping 25 Explore 26

Brunch Bunch

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Weekends are made for leisurely hours spent with friends and family around the brunch table. We share some of our favorite spots to indulge in this time-honored tradition.

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This charming and laid back town, located just a stone’s throw from the attractions, offers great shopping, dining and recreation.

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place through June 3 at Walt Disney World. ©WALT DISNEY WORLD

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ESSENTIALS Ask the Expert 4 Chairman’s Letter 5 Calendar 6 Maps 28 Where Next 31 Parting Shot 32

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As a professional concierge, ‘No’ is not in my vocabulary.

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EDITORIAL & DESIGN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Margaret Martin MANAGING EDITOR Jennifer McKee GROUP EDITOR Brooke Fehr CONTRIBUTOR David Sibila CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer Keller Vaz ART DIRECTOR Olivia Rushbrook PHOTO EDITOR Vincent Hobbs

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Q: A GUEST HAS ONE NIGHT IN ORLANDO. WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT HE OR SHE GO FOR A MEMORABLE EVENING? A: First a sunset dinner

at our Hemisphere Restaurant, offering seasonal menus featuring hand-crafted dishes and incredible views. Next, take a short ride to The Wheel at ICON Park, the East Coast’s largest observation wheel, a perfect location to see the lights of Downtown Orlando and the fireworks from local attractions.

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Many websites offer great advice, but for the most up-to-date information, your hotel concierge is your go-to person.

and Wildlife Park is home to hundreds of animals and the guides are so personable and informative. I learn something new with each visit. For lunch, their Chomp House Grill is not to be missed.

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brilliant escape rooms with wonderful themes for all ages, and the Sugar Factory offers something for everyone with crepes, milkshakes, gourmet burgers, ice cream sandwiches and smoking goblet drinks.

Email for all MVP employees except contributors: firstname.lastname@morris.com For copies of magazines, Guestbooks and maps, please email Debra Flippo, debra.flippo@morris.com

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Q: WHAT’S THE MOST UNUSUAL REQUEST YOU’VE RECEIVED FROM A GUEST? A: A well-known reporter

arrived late and his luggage was lost. With the help of a local store, we had five suits delivered for him to choose a replacement, and the broadcast went off without a hitch.

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tional Flower and Garden Festival. Each year there’s something new with topiaries, tours, outdoor kitchens and the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ORLANDO HIDDEN GEM? A: Wild Florida Gator

PRESIDENT Donna W. Kessler CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Dennis Kelly VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS Angela E. Allen HEAD OF DIGITAL Richard H. Brashear II DIRECTOR OF CIRCULATION Scott Ferguson CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER - CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS Haines Wilkerson

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN ORLANDO DURING MAY AND JUNE? A: The Epcot Interna-

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elcome to the fi rst issue of WhereTraveler magazine, which has been in the making for 83 years. Where magazine, our flagship publication, has been the traveler’s friend since it was first published in 1936. It’s been a great ride but, as with any voyage, one can’t stay in the same place. With the May 2019 issue, we embark on an exciting new adventure as Where takes on a new look and a new name. Like its predecessor, WhereTraveler magazine continues our tradition of offering the best insider information about the local market but with a dynamic new design that speaks to today’s traveler. Even the most experienced traveler knows that having a local friend with inside knowledge of a destination makes a trip all the more special, someone who not only knows the essential, not-tobe-missed sights but also the city’s hidden treasures. For millions of travelers each year, that friend is WhereTraveler magazine, providing valuable advice through print and digital products that cover more than 100 cities, making WhereTraveler the world’s premier travel brand. The new look is sleek and modern, as represented by the new logo, and the compact size makes the magazine conveniently portable. Inside is the same great content we have always provided but in a more concise model, packed with useful information in a fun and visually dramatic format. We show you the best places to shop and dine, the landmarks and attractions not to be missed. We guide you to experiences that will help you make the most of your visit. Our redesigned

Guide section now includes up to 50 percent more listings. Once you have explored the city you are in, WhereTraveler will help you prepare for your next trip. See our new Where Next page, featuring photos from markets around the nation where you will also find WhereTraveler magazine. Then visit our website, wheretraveler. com, which offers travel information on 100 destinations around the world. I hope you enjoy this debut issue of WhereTraveler magazine and that you will look for it at your next destination.

WILLIAM S. MORRIS III Chairman

ACROSS THE WORLD WhereTraveler® is an international network of magazines first published in 1936 and distributed in over 4,000 leading hotels in more than 50 places around the world. Look for us when you visit any of the following cities, or plan ahead for your next trip by visiting us online at www.wheretraveler.com. UNITED STATES Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville/St. Augustine/Amelia Island, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York, Oahu, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Scottsdale, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tucson, Washington, D.C. ASIA Singapore AUSTRALIA Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney CANADA Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Muskoka/ Parry Sound, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Winnipeg EUROPE Berlin, Budapest, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, Turin, Venice

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The adrenaline-packed Monster Jam World Finals come to Camping World Stadium with an all-new lineup of competitions. www. monsterjam.com

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MONSTER JAM WORLD FINALS

ORLANDO’S MOST UNIQUE CULTURAL FEST RETURNS FOR 28TH YEAR

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The pop songstress brings her “Sweetener” World Tour to the Amway Center. 407.440.7900, www. amwaycenter.com

The Orlando Fringe Festival—the longest running Fringe Theatre Festival in the United States—takes place May 14-27 in and around Loch Haven Park. The 14-day festival was founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored and accessible, with all of the ticket proceeds going to the artists. Performances include theatre, music and dance. The Fringe Lawn serves as festival central, with food and beverage vendors and places to gather. www.orlandofringe.org

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Inspired by the sweeping tale of a girl searching for her place in the world, Anastasia makes its debut in Orlando. The musical will transport you to the 1920s, amid the back drop of an ebbing Russian Empire and a jubilant, post-World War I Paris, as a young woman searches for answers about her past. With an infectious new score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show is an instant classic. www.drphillipscenter.org

10 GREAT THINGS THIS MONTH Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Through June 3 Celebrate spring with topiaries, outdoor kitchens and Garden Rocks Concerts. www.epcotinspring.com

Rocktopia May 12 An electrifying fusion of rock music and classical compositions that will leave you breathless. www.drphillipscenter.org MegaCon Orlando May 16-19 The star-studded lineup includes Lynda Carter, David Tennant, Kiefer Sutherland and more. www. megaconorlando.com SeaWorld Electric Ocean Beginning May 24 As the sun goes down the park comes alive with exciting nighttime shows and electrifying music. www. seaworld.com

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H2O Glow Nights Beginning May 30 The night comes alive with a Toy Story-inspired rave perfect for kids of all ages. www.disneyworld.com

Summer Grape Stomp June 8-9 Lakeridge Winery kicks off summer with this family friendly event, featuring live music. www.lakeridgewinery.com

Pentatonix June 1 The Grammy Award-winning a cappella group makes its first appearance at the Amway Center. www.amwaycenter.com Florence + the Machine June 8 The indie rock band, known for powerhouse vocals and an ethereal sound, tours with new music. www. amwaycenter.com

Weird Al Yankovic June 10 Join the master of satire for an entertaining rock and comedy symphonic experience. www.hardrock. com Come From Away June 11-16 The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town that welcomed them. www.drphillipscenter.org

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THEME PARK THRILLS Believe it or not, there are ways to score deals at the theme parks. Your best bet is a multi-day or annual pass. Here are some things to consider.

WONDERWORKS

More Fun for Less

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Having fun in Orlando doesn’t have to break the bank. With over 100 unique attractions, there’s something to fit any budget. Have a good time while showing your wallet some love with our list of affordable things to do in Orlando. Saving money has never been so much fun. By David Sibila

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rlando is known for its marquee theme parks. And it’s certainly true that the bastions of entertainment and amusement draw millions of visitors to our area annually. But alongside Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter, Central Florida is home to a fantastic array of cultural and outdoor attractions that beckon visitors to see the broader picture. Just north of downtown, charming Winter Park is home to the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, one of the areas oldest attractions. Relax on this one-hour narrated tour through the lakes and canals of beautiful Winter Park. Spot native wildlife, including birds and alligators, and see majestic waterfront homes along quaint canals as you learn the history of this sophisticated community, all for $14 for adults and $7 for children. In nearby Apopka, enjoy another type of water adventure in Kelly Park, as you rent a tube and float down a river naturally fed by Rock Springs. After you complete the three-quarter mile float on the swift, crystal clear creek, which takes around 25 minutes, dry out in the sun on the beach or enjoy hiking the park’s trails. One word of advice: the

park fills up quickly on the weekends, so arrive early. Admission is $3 per vehicle for one or two people and $5 per vehicle for three to eight. Further afoot, explore the natural beauty and architectural wonder of Bok Tower Gardens. This gorgeous 250-acre National Historic Landmark sits on Florida’s highest point, and features Olmsted-designed landscaped gardens crowned with a majestic bell tower that plays music by the hour. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Back in town, make time to explore all that International Drive has to offer, including Wonderworks.The interactive “laboratory” features 100 scientific experiences, such as hurricane and earthquake simulators, along with virtual-reality sports, an indoor ropes course and a laser-tag arena. General admission tickets are $33.99 for adults and $24.99 for children 4-12. If you’re still looking for fun, find it at the attractions of ICON Park, where you can visit SeaLife Aquarium, hobnob with the famous at Madame Tussaud’s, and ride the The Wheel, a 400-foot tall observation wheel that offers sweeping views.

LEGOLAND Florida The Awesomer Pass offers 12 months of access to both the theme park and water park, in addition to Madame Tussaud’s and SeaLife Orlando. SeaWorld Orlando Four different pass levels offer guests flexibility of pricing and benefits and include a la carte options such as animal encounters and additional guest ticket discounts. Universal Studios Orlando Guests who purchase Universal’s highest level of pass, the Premier Pass, also receive a free Halloween Horror Nights ticket for select nights. Walt Disney World Florida residents can take advantage of a special Epcot After 4 Pass, Disney’s least expensive pass option.

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The Brunch Bunch

Nothing says vacation quite like a leisurely breakfast that rolls right into lunch. A little day drinking doesn’t hurt, either. Here are some great brunch spots to hit up during your visit to The City Beautiful. By Brooke Fehr

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OUTHERNERS LIVE FOR BRUNCH. IT’S A MEAL THAT CAN’T BE RUSHED.” CHEF ART SMITH, HOMECOMIN’ FLORIDA KITCHEN

DOVECOTE Relish in this unexpectedly beautiful spot that pays tribute to the modern French brasserie, both in terms of decor and food. Don’t let its location in the Bank of America building fool you; this meal will transport you. Ham and Cheese Beignets and the Herb Omelet are standouts. www.dovecoteorlando.com

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GARDEN GROVE Character breakfasts are a common Orlando bucket list item, but can be pricey and hard to book. This alternative, available at the Swan and Dolphin Resort on weekends, is your solution for last-minute booking, complete with those delicious Mickey Waffles. www.swandolphinrestaurants. com

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Art Smith is pleased as punch to share it with visitors to his Disney Springs eatery. Indulge in House-made Doughnuts, topped with Bacon and Pecans, before diving into a Hush Puppy Benedict or Hallelujah Biscuit. www.homecominkitchen.com

Plancha, at the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club. Begin by visiting the Bloody Mary or Mimosa Bar to craft your cocktail before tucking into a decadent plate of Raspberry and White Chocolate Pancakes. www.fourseasons.com/orlando

Serving classics with unique twists, this spot located on International Drive is a great place to get your brunch fix seven days a week. Sage Fried Chicken with Bacon Waffles will keep you going for hours. Pair them with the HH Front Porch, a sweet tea cocktail, for fun. www.hashhouseagogo.com

ISLANDS DINING ROOM

1921 MOUNT DORA

Fuel up before heading into the parks of Universal Orlando with exotic dishes inspired by the islands at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. We love the Paleo Smoked Brisket Hash with a side of Avocado for a healthy start to the day. www.loewshotels.com

HOMECOMIN’ FLORIDA KITCHEN

PLANCHA

In a roadtripping state of mind? This hip restaurant that’s a darling of the Orlando food scene recently welcomed Chef Josh Oakley and his commitment to seasonally-evolving and handcrafted dishes. Put yourself in the chef’s capable hands; we’ve never had a bad meal here. www.1921mountdora.com

HASH HOUSE A GO GO

Florida has a rich agricultural heritage, and native son Chef

For brunch with a country club feel, treat yourself to Sunday at

For more, read our expanded list of suggestions on WhereTraveler.com/Orlando.

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Plant Street Market, a food hall and gathering place, is home to 20 vendors, offering natural, organic and handmade products. With everything from Gourmet Mac and Cheese and Pizza to Barbecue and imported Raclette Cheese, there’s something to please every palate. For an upscale farm to table experience, visit Market To Table.

Visit the Saturday Farmer’s Market, with dozens of vendors offering local produce, handmade goods and more. Stop in Ms. Bee’s Gourmet Popcorn and Candy Shoppe to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings, and find treasures at Adjectives Market.

Anchoring one end of Plant Street Market is Crooked Can, a homegrown craft brewery that’s among Orlando’s most popular. Grab a beer, plus a bite from the Market, and enjoy the afternoon on one of the outside patios. The Attic Door, a wine bar throughout the week serving wine and small plates, offers afternoon tea on weekends.

The West Orange Trail, a 20.8-mile paved trail, runs right through the middle of town. Stop into nearby Wheelworks to rent bicycles. The historic Garden Theatre offers a rich schedule of plays, concerts and movies. Learn more about the area and its history at the Central Florida Railroad Museum.

 Plant Street Market

 Farmer’s Market 104 S. Lakeview Ave., wintergardenfarmersmarket. com

 Garden Theatre  Crooked Can

160 W. Plant St., 407.877.4736 gardentheatre.org

426 W. Plant St., 407.395.9520, crookedcan.com/plant-st-market

 Ms. Bee’s 2 E. Plant St., 407.614.8966

426 W. Plant St., 407.395.9520, crookedcan.com

 Market To Table

 Adjectives

 Attic Door

 Central Florida Railroad Museum

146 W. Plant St., 407.395.9871, market2table.com

137 W. Plant St., 321.422.2710 adjstyle.com

28 W. Plant St., 407.750.7063 jrsatticdoor.com

101 S. Boyd St., 407.656.0559 cfrhs.org

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features the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany. 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407.645.5311 www.morsemuseum.org

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has become a favorite with its Odditorium. 8201 International Drive, 407.345.0501. www.ripleys.com/orlando

CITYARTS FACTORY The area’s largest collective of art galleries, showcasing local and international works of art, rotated monthly. Free admission Tu-Sa. Be sure to check out Third Thursdays. 29 S. Orange Ave., 407.648.7060.

SEA LIFE AQUARIUM Experience many underwater worlds filled with a huge array of sea creatures or stroll through the 360-degree ocean tunnel. ICON Park, 8449 International Drive,. www.visitsealife.com/orlando

Attractions GATORLAND View a breeding marsh, climb the observation tower, watch the alligator wrestling show and ride the zipline. Open daily. 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, 800.393.5297. www.gatorland. com

THE WHEEL Hop aboard a 400-foot-tall Ferris wheel where you’ll ride inside a fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsule for stunning views. 8401 International Drive, 866.228.6438. www. www.iconparkorlando.com MADAME TUSSAUDS ORLANDO Experience famous Americans with this immersive and interactive wax attraction under the ICON Orlando. Free parking. Open daily. Adult tickets starting at $25 with packages available. ICON Park, 8401 International Drive (866) 6308315 866.228.6444. www.madametussauds.com/orlando REVOLUTION OFF ROAD Learn to ride an ATV, gear up for bass fishing, or tool around on dune buggies and 4x4s. 4000 SR 33, Clermont, 352.400.1322. www.revolutionoffroad.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Thanks to the TV show with the same name, this attraction

TITANIC-THE EXPERIENCE Visitors can immerse themselves in history from over 100 years ago through the interactive museum. Open daily. 7324 International Drive, 407.248.1166. www.titanictheexperience.com

Beyond Orlando BOK TOWER GARDENS Features Olmsted-designed landscaped gardens crowned with a majestic bell tower that plays music by the hour. Open daily and holidays. Admission $14 adults; $5 children. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 863.676.1408. www.boktowergardens.org DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY If you can’t come for one of their world-famous races, daily tours give you a look inside the World Center of Racing. 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 800.PIT.SHOP. www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX One of Florida’s most-popular destinations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tells the epic story of the U.S. space program. Open daily. Kennedy Space Center, State Road 405, 855.433.4210. www.kennedyspacecenter.com

DISNEY SPRINGS Shopping, entertainment and dining in one. Visitors will find the world’s largest Disney store, restaurants and more. Free admission and free parking. 1486 Buena Vista Drive, 407.828.3800. www. disneysprings.com

Miniature Golf CONGO RIVER GOLF Have fun putting your way through elaborate 18-hole and 36-hole courses in a jungle setting. 4777 W. Highway 192, Kissimmee, 407.396.6900. www.congoriver.com Map 4, E6; 5901 International Drive, 407.248.9181. www.congoriver.com ; 12193 East Colonial Drive, 407.823.9700. www. congoriver.com DISNEY’S WINTER SUMMERLAND MINIATURE GOLF Winter and summer-themed courses complete with snowmen and surfboards. Outside Disney’s Blizzard Beach, 407.939.5277. www.disneyworld.disney.go.com HAWAIIAN RUMBLE ADVENTURE GOLF Play in an elaborate Hawaiian setting complete with waterfalls, a volcano and two courses. 13529 S. Apopka Vineland Road, 407.239.8300. www.hawaiianrumbleorlando.com

Museums CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM AT ROLLINS COLLEGE Featuring a prestigious collection of European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Free admission. 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, 407.646.2526. www.rollins. edu/cfam ORLANDO AUTO MUSEUM Coming Soon. World’s largest collection of Hollywood cars, Vespa scooters and more. Dezerland Action Park, 5232 International Drive, 321.745.1700. www. orlandoautomuseum.com

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART With permanent collections of American art, African art and works of the ancient Americas, the museum also hosts prominent traveling exhibitions. Loch Haven Cultural Park, 2416 N. Mills Ave., 407.896.4231. www. omart.org ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER Themed exhibits teach while they entertain. The center also features an observatory. Closed W. Loch Haven Cultural Park, 777 E. Princeton St., 407.514.2000. www.osc.org

Parks & Gardens HARRY P. LEU GARDENS This 50-acre botanical garden is a maze bursting with color and unusual greenery including the world’s largest collection of camellias. 1920 N. Forest Ave., 407.246.2620. www.leugardens. org KELLY PARK Rent a tube and float down a river fed by Rock Springs. The 3/4-mile ride through refreshing 68-degree crystalline water takes 25 minutes. $3 per vehicle for 1-2 people; $5 per vehicle for 3-8 people. 400 E. Kelly Park Road, 407.254.1902. www.orangecountyfl.net WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK Swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear freshwater spring. Also enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing or horseback riding. $6 per vehicle. 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, 407.884.2008. www.floridastateparks.org

Theme Parks DISCOVERY COVE Swim with dolphins at this all-inclusive day resort. 6000 Discovery Cove Way, 407.513.4600. www.discoverycove.com LEGOLAND FLORIDA Built especially for kids, this 150-acre theme park offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. One Legoland Way, Winter Haven, 877.350.5346. www.legoland.com

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ICON PARK Visitors can hop aboard the The Wheel, a 400-foot-tall Ferris wheel, explore Madame Tussauds wax attraction and dive into Sea Life aquarium. 8375 International Drive, 321.888.2690. www.iconparkorlando.com

SKELETONS See 500 skeletons of a variety of animals in clever and unusual poses and dioramas. ICON Park, 8441 International Drive, 407.203.6999. www.skeletonmuseum.com

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SEAWORLD Immerse yourself in the sea, from up-close animal encounters to awe-inspiring performances to thrilling rides. 7007 SeaWorld Dr., 407.545.5550. www.seaworldorlando.com UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT, ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE Six uniquely themed islands: highlighting adventure and storytelling. 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, 407.363.8000. www.universalorlando.com WALT DISNEY WORLD, ANIMAL KINGDOM From live animals to dinosaurs and animal characters, your imagination runs wild in this beautifully designed park. Walt Disney World, 2901 Osceola Parkway 407.824.4321. www. disneyworld.com

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BOGGY CREEK AIRBOAT RIDES Spot exotic birds, turtles and alligators in their natural environment while zooming on an airboat. 2001 E. Southport Road, Kissimmee, 407.344.9550. www.bcairboats.com SEGWAY TOURS OF CELEBRATION Take a glide on a Segway through the picturesque town that Disney built. 5491 Irlo

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WARBIRD ADVENTURES Perfect for beginning fliers and even pilots, you take the controls in the front seat while an experienced instructor rides along. 233 N. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, 407.870.7366. www. warbirdadventures.com WILD FLORIDA Airboat tours, tropical bird aviary, petting zoo, alligator farm, cafe, gift shop, scenic dock and fishing pier along with guided hunting and fishing trips. Closed Su. 3301 Lake Cypress Road, 407.957.3135. www.wildfloridairboats.com

Window, c. 1898. Guelder rose (snowball bush) and wisteria. Leaded glass, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, New York City, 1892–1900.

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Of the many unexpected pleasures awaiting visitors to Central Florida, none may be as dazzling as a stroll through the galleries of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Tiffany collection at the Morse includes the designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings and art glass, as well as his famed leaded-glass lamps and windows. Highlights include the restored ByzantineRomanesque chapel interior that Tiffany designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural objects from his celebrated Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall. The Morse was founded by Jeannette Genius McKean (1909–89) in 1942 and named for her industrialist grandfather. She and her husband, Hugh F. McKean (1908–95), the Museum’s director until his death, built the collection over a 50-year period. In 1957, when a fire ravaged Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, the McKeans salvaged all that they could from the ruins for the Morse. In the Museum’s galleries, visitors will also find exhibits of American art pottery, Art Nouveau furnishings and objects, and late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. For more information, call (407) 645-5311 or visit www.morsemuseum.org.

Water Parks SEAWORLD’S AQUATICA Enjoy the serene to the wild, with white, sandy beaches, upclose animal experiences, lush landscaping and thrilling rides. Try the new Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, an 80-foot slide with four, 360-degree turns. 5800 Water Play Way, 407.545.5550. www. aquaticabyseaworld.com WALT DISNEY WORLD, BLIZZARD BEACH Chill at the Melt-Away-Bay wave pool, take a ride on the chair lift to the top of the mountain, zip down the 12-story Mount Gushmore or catch a thrill on Summit Plummet. Fun for all ages. Walt Disney World Resort, 1534 W. Buena Vista Drive, 407.939.7812. www.disneyworld.com WALT DISNEY WORLD, TYPHOON LAGOON Float along a lazy river, ride a water coaster, plunge down nine water slides and take on one of the world’s largest artificially created waves. 1145 E. Buena Vista Drive, 407.824.4321.

Golf Courses SHINGLE CREEK GOLF CLUB Challenges even the most-seasoned golfer with increased and well-placed bunkers and greens that vary in size and degree of slope. 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.9933. www.shinglecreekgolf.com

ENTERTAINMENT Bars, Lounges & Clubs BLUE MARTINI This classy and chic martini lounge is the perfect place to grab dinner or drinks, whether it’s happy hour or late-night. 9101 International Drive, 407.447.2583. www.bluemartinilounge.com BÖSENDORFER LOUNGE The Grand Bohemian’s hotel lounge is home to an Imperial Grand Bösendorfer piano, one of only two in the world. Live jazz and a DJ on weekends. 325 S. Orange Ave., 407.313.9000. www.grandbohemianhotel.com PAT O’BRIEN’S Sip a famous Hurricane, the 24-ounce, signature rum drink, while chatting around the flaming fountain on the courtyard straight out of New Orleans. Or head inside to sing along to the dueling pianos. Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.224.2102. www.patobriens. com THE PHARMACY Enter through an unmarked elevator door to a 1920s-style speakeasy known for its craft cocktails and farm-to-table cuisine. Order the Pharmacy Manhattan and get a round of small plates for the table. D (Tu-Sa). 8060 Via Dellagio Way, 407.985.2972. www.thepharmacyorlando.com THE COURTESY BAR Classic and market fresh cocktails, impeccable craft beers and distinctive wines are all served in this small but artful bar. 114 N. Orange Ave.,

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WINTER PARK SCENIC BOAT TOUR Relax on this one-hour narrated tour through the lakes and canals of beautiful Winter Park. Rides daily from 10 am to 4 pm, cash or checks only. 312 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, 407.644.4056. www.scenicboattours.com

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Bars: LGBTQ PARLIAMENT HOUSE A LGBTQ nightclub resort with seven venues including a disco, live theater and a swimming pool. 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407.425.7571. www.parlimenthouse.com a

actually 4,600-square-foot-plus humidors. Open daily. 7792 W. Sand Lake Road, 407.248.1212. www.coronacigar.com127 S. Orange Ave., 407.404.5344. www.coronacigar.com ; 1130 TownPark Ave., Lake Mary, 407.333.3453. www.coronacigar.com

Breweries & Pubs

SAVOY A low-key LGBTQ bar in the popular Ivanhoe Row district near downtown with a back patio and pool tables. 1913 N. Orange Ave. www.savoyorlando.com

CROOKED CAN BREWERY This popular brewery is worth the trip to charming Winter Garden, where Crooked Can shares space with other artisans in Plant Street Market. 426 W. Plant St., 407.395.9520. www.crookedcan.com

SOUTHERN NIGHTS A popular night spot for the local LGBTQ community in Orlando’s Milk District. 375 S. Bumby Ave., 407.412.5039. www.southernnightsorl.com

ORLANDO BREWING Florida’s only certified organic brewery. Live music on weekends. 1301 Atlanta Ave., 407.872.1117. www.orlandobrewing.com

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Cinema AMC DISNEY SPRINGS Features 24 screens with loveseat-style, stadium seating and Dine-In, allowing guests to order dinner and cocktails to their seats at the touch of a button. 1500 E. Buena Vista Drive, 888.262.4386. www.dinein. amctheatres.com AMC UNIVERSAL CINEPLEX 20 This 20-theater Cineplex features wall-to-wall screens, state-of-the-art projection and stadium-style seating. CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.354.3374. www.amctheatres.com COBB PLAZA CINEMA CAFE 12 Downtown’s cinema featuring 12 auditoriums with luxury leather, stadium seating, digital surround sound and a full menu with beer and wine. 155

S. Orange Ave., 321.558.2878 www.cobbtheatres.com ENZIAN THEATER The area’s only nonprofit, alternative cinema. Featuring comfortable couches, colorful tables and a dinner menu. Annual events include film festivals, Popcorn Flicks in the Park, a Cult Classics series and meet-the-filmmaker events. 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407.629.0054. www.enzian.org

Dinner Shows CAPONE’S DINNER & SHOW This entertaining show features stand-up comedy routines, audience interaction and musical performances. 4740 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, 407.397.2378. www. alcapones.com HOOP-DEE-DOO MUSICAL REVUE Great family fun at this hoedown-style show, with old-timey favorite tunes and plenty of corny jokes. Three seatings nightly. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, 407.939.3463. www.disneyworld.com MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER AND TOURNAMENT Daring knights compete and joust atop Andalusian stallions. 4510 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, 888.935.6878. www.medievaltimes.com SLEUTHS MYSTERY DINNER SHOWS The task at hand is to search for clues as a hilarious mystery unfolds over dinner. 7:30 pm. 8267 International Dr., 407.363.1985. www.sleuths.com THE OUTTA CONTROL DINNER SHOW Spectacular magic, high-energy comedy improv and audience participation will have you on the edge of your seat. WonderWorks, 9067 International Drive, 407.351.8800. www.wonderworksonline.com

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REDLIGHT REDLIGHT This independent microbrew haven is worth the trek outside the visitor corridor. A selection of worldly beers has earned a

loyal following. 2810 Corrine Drive, 407.893.9832. www.redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

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WANTILAN LUAU Tahitian beauties and fire-eaters tell the story and history of the South Seas while guests enjoy a South Pacific-inspired buffet. 6:30 pm Sa and Tu. Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal Orlando, 407.503.3463. www. universalorlando.com

Entertainment Districts DISNEY’S BOARDWALK This boardwalk created in the theme of Atlantic City’s famous stretch offers a sports bar, piano sing-along bar and dance club, in addition to numerous restaurants and shops. 2101 N. Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407.939.5277. www.disneyworld.com

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INTERNATIONAL DRIVE This stretch between Universal and SeaWorld is a hub for nightlife and entertainment for adults or the whole family. 407.248.9590. www.internationaldriveorlando.com THORNTON PARK DISTRICT Just east of Lake Eola, Thornton Park District is home to a colorful commercial district with a European feel to the restaurants and boutiques. 407.701.9382. thorntonparkdistrict.com UNIVERSAL CITYWALK At this free entertainment complex just outside Universal’s theme parks, you’ll find an electric mix of clubs and restaurants. 11 am-2 am. No admission fee, but cover charges apply. 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.363.8000. www.universalorlando.com

Feast Like Royals at Medieval Times •Two-Hour Live Action Tournament • Four-Course Feast • Magnificent Horses • Sword Fights and Jousting •Fully Enclosed, Climate Controlled Arena

$20 Off Adults | $10 Off Kids Use Code: WHERE2010 *Price do not include tax and gratuity. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Upgrades are additional. Some restrictions apply. Valid only at the Orlando castle.

Live Music THE BEACHAM/THE SOCIAL This is the place to go downtown to see the most current and up-and-coming indie bands. 46 N. Orange Ave. and 54 N. Orange Ave., 407.246.1419. www.thebeacham.com HARD ROCK LIVE The 3,000-capacity concert hall is equipped with the latest in sound and light technology, bringing in some of the biggest names in music. CityWalk, 6050

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PLAZA LIVE Constructed in 1963 as the city’s first two-screen movie theater, the historic concert venue offers a wide range of performances, comedians and cultural events. 425 N. Bumby Ave., 407.228.1220. www.plazaliveorlando.com

Performing Arts

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The two-block downtown destination sets the stage for Broadway shows, the Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. 455 S. Magnolia Ave., 844.513.2014. www.drphillipscenter.org

Sports Bars DAVE & BUSTER’S Eat, drink and play. With an arcade, basketball, golf and dozens of games, this entertainment venue, restaurant and sports bar is fun for all ages. 8986 International Drive, 407.541.3300. www.daveandbusters.com NBC SPORTS GRILL & BREW The world’s first-ever NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk. L, D (daily). Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., 407.224.4233. www.universalorlando.com WRECKERS SPORTS BAR Catch a game on a two-story, 37-foot sports screen and over

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AMWAY CENTER Home to the Orlando Magic basketball team, this venue also plays host to major shows and concerts. 400 W Church St., 407.440.7000. www.amwaycenter.com


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and over 50 high-definition TVs. Gaylord Palms, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, 407.586.1330. www.wreckerssportsbar.com

DINING Disney Area TODD ENGLISH’S BLUE Seafood Celebrity chef Todd English draws on coastal cultures to createa seafood menu. Free babysitting at the Dolphin Club with entree purchase. D (nightly). 2901 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407.934.1609. www.swandolphinrestaurants. com

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IL MULINO NEW YORK TRATTORIA Italian This authentic Italian eatery offers dishes from the Abruzzi region. Free daycare provided. D (nightly). Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407.934.1609. www.swandolphinrestaurants. com JIKO—THE COOKING PLACE African See giraffes and zebras before you dine. Enjoy authentic African cuisine and rare wines. D (nightly). 2901 Osceola Parkway, 407.939.3463. www. disneyworld.com PLANCHA Cuban Plancha at the Four Seasons Golf Club offers a lakeside setting with Cuban flair. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., 407.313.7777. www. fourseasons.com SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE Steak Custom Angus steaks combined with their aging process make up an award-winning “Shula Cut.” Free daycare provided. D (nightly). Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., 407.934.1362. www.swandolphinrestaurants. com

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Four-Diamond rating. B, L, D (daily), Br (Su). The Grand Bohemian, 325 S. Orange Ave., 407.313.9000. www.grandbohemianhotel.com RUSTY SPOON Farm-to-Table James Beard nominee Chef Kathleen Blake brings farm-to-table goodness to Orlando. L (M-F), D (nightly). 55 W. Church St., 407.401.8811. www.therustyspoon.com DOVECOTE Brasserie This innovative take on the classic brasserie offers diners elegant options. L (MF), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 390 N. Orange Ave., 407.930.1700. www.dovecoteorlando.com

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International Drive A LAND REMEMBERED Steak Old Florida charm abounds with artifacts and photos from the state’s past. L, D (daily). Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.3663. www.landrememberedrestaurant.com CALA BELLA Italian This Italian bistro makes everyone feel at home. Cozy up to the bar for a full dinner and watch chefs skillfully prepare Italian delights such as mozzarella stuffed meatballs and veal marsala. D (nightly). Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.3663. www.calabellarestaurant.com EVERGLADES RESTAURANT Steak/Seafood The unusual menu of gator chowder and buffalo tenderloin works well with the Everglades-themed dining room complete with murals depicting nature scenes. D (nightly). The Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, 407.996.2385. www.evergladesrestaurant.com HASH HOUSE A GO GO American Hearty portions of comfort food favorites such as stacks of flapjacks, BLTs , burgers, fried chicken and meatloaf. The dining room is modern and slick. B, L (M-F), D, Br (daily). 5350 International Drive, 407.370.4646. www.hashhouseagogo.com

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Sand Lake Road DRAGONFLY ROBATA GRILL Asian Choose from creative sushi or perfectly cooked seafood on the robata, which gets up to 1,000 degrees for a crispy outer later and tender middle. D (nightly). 7972 Via Dellagio Way, 407.370.3359. www. dragonflyrestaurants.com/ orlando-florida

OCEAN PRIME Steak/Seafood The chef-driven menu brings modern twists to retro “supper club” favorites. D (nightly). 7339 W. Sand Lake Road, 407.781.4880. www. ocean-prime.com

South HEMISPHERE RESTAURANT Creative/Contemporary Enjoy fine dining from ninth-floor location with runway views. Locally sourced and organic options are on the menu. Newly renovated. D (daily). 9300 Airport Blvd., 407.825.1234. www.hemisphereorlando.com NORMAN’S Creative/Contemporary New World Cuisine pioneer and James Beard Award-winner Norman Van Aken is the mastermind behind this spec-

tacular menu that melds the flavors of Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S. and the Far East. D (nightly). Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, 407.206.2400. www.ritzcarlton.com

Winter Park BULLA GASTROBAR Spanish & Tapas Inspired by popular tapas restaurants in Spain and the brainchild of the former owner of Por Fin, Carlos Centurion, the Spanish and Catalan eatery features authentic cuisine including patatas bravas and huevos bulla. 110 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 321.214.6120. www.bullagastrobar.com HILLSTONE American A picturesque setting on the lake with inviting Adirondack chairs and a dock. The dining room serves well-executed steaks, seafood and salads. L, D (daily). 215 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407.740.4005. www.hillstonerestaurant.com

LUMA ON PARK New American Creativity is on the menu with dishes such as sesame-crusted salmon and Crystal Valley chicken. The food is excellently served in an ultra-modern space with cutting-edge décor. D (nightly). 290 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407.599.4111. www.lumaonpark.com

SHOPPING Specialty MACROBABY For the swankiest baby strollers to high-end baby clothing and shoes, this superstore for infants is hard to resist. 1361 Florida Mall Ave., 877.240.5379. www.macrobaby.com t

Beauty & Spas RITZ-CARLTON SPA Features a selection of international treatments taken from the best Ritz-Carlton spas around the world. Spa, salon

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EDDIE V’S American This prime steak and seafood restaurant offers elegant dining inside or chic/

casual seating outside with views of the lake. D (nightly). 7488 W. Sand Lake Road, 407.355.3011. www.eddiev.com

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JOE’S CRAB SHACK Seafood Offers an array of seafood along with appetizers, pasta, steaks and chicken. L, D (daily). 10 Blake Blvd., Celebration, 321.939.6880. www.joescrabshack.com Map 4, D6; 8400 International Drive, 407.352.2928. www.joescrabshack.com Map 2, B4; 7903 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, 407.787.0041. www. joescrabshack.com


and fitness center open daily. 4012 Central Florida Parkway, 407.393.4200. www.ritzcarlton. com THE SPA AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT Exclusive amenities include an experience shower with nine body spray massagers, Fire & Ice Facial and Magical Moment makeovers for kids. 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., 407.313.7777. www.fourseasonsorlando.com THE SPA AT SHINGLE CREEK For the most in pampering, try the personalized body treatment of an ultimate day spa experience. Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, 9939 Universal Blvd., 407.996.9772. www.spaatshinglecreek.com

Outlet Malls LAKE BUENA VISTA FACTORY STORES Shop a line-up of 50 popular designer and name-brand outlets with free parking. Open daily. 15657 State Road 535, 407.238.9301. www.lbvfs.com ORLANDO PREMIUM OUTLETSINTERNATIONAL DRIVE Shop 180 designer and namebrand outlets, and enjoy savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. Open daily. 4951 International Drive, 407.352.9600. www.premiumoutlets.com/orlando

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ORLANDO PREMIUM OUTLETS-VINELAND AVENUE Save 25 to 65 percent every day at 150 designer and name-brand outlets. Parking garage or valet recommended. Open daily. 8200 Vineland Ave., 407.238.7787. www.premiumoutlets.com/ orlando

Childcare KID’S NITE OUT This well-respected company provides professional childcare (and pet sitting), at all hotels, resorts and vacation homes. 407.828.0920. kidsniteout.com/

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THE MALL AT MILLENIA With 150 upscale stores and dining options, this luxury mall features anchor stores Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. Open daily. 4200 Conroy Road, 407.363.3555. www.mallatmillenia.com

SUNRAIL All aboard the white and yellow train! Central Florida’s commuter rail has 12 stops from Sand Lake Road north to DeBary, including stops at popular tourist destinations downtown, in Winter Park and Sanford. Fares $1-$7.50. wwwsunrail.com

WINTER PARK VILLAGE An upscale, outdoor shopping center in Winter Park. 510 N. Orlando Ave., 407.571.2700. www.shopwinterparkvillage.net

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THE WALDORF ASTORIA SPA Luxurious therapies featuring local Florida products located inside a soothing environment. Waldorf Astoria,14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, 407.597.5360. www.waldorfastoriaorlando.co

TIFFANY & CO. There’s nothing like opening the signature blue box. Find an exquisite selection of fine jewelry, timepieces, crystal, china and sterling silver. The Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Road, 407.351.3133. www.tiffany.com


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Health Services ADVENT HEALTH CENTRA CARE No appointment, walk-in clinic affiliated with Advent Health with four area locations near the major attractions. Provides hotel and resort transportation for visitor convenience. 407.200.CARE. DR. P. PHILLIPS HOSPITAL, ORLANDO HEALTH State-of-the-art medical facility with 24-hour emergency department. Conveniently located between Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World and near SeaWorld. 9400 Turkey Lake Road, 407.351.8500. www. orlandohealth.com/drpphillipshospital

Visitor Services

EXPERIENCE KISSIMMEE Pick up free resources and get travel advice and discount tickets for theme parks and Kissimmee attractions. 215 Celebration Place, Kissimmee, 407.569.4800. www.experiencekissimmee.com ORLANDO’S OFFICIAL VISITOR CENTER The courteous, multilingual staff will help you get directions, exchange currency, purchase discount attraction tickets and check last-minute hotel room availability. 8102 International Drive, 407.363.5872. www.visitorlando.com SPECTRUM+ AT REUNION Coming soon, SPECTRUM+ will combine luxury living paired with high-end amenities to buyers looking for extended vacations or quick weekend getaways. 407.809.3218.

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DOWNTOWN ORLANDO INFORMATION CENTER Provides information on events, venues, parking, transportation and more with interactive kiosks, digital message boards and informative personnel. 400 S. Orange Ave., 407.246.2555. www.downtownorlando.com


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Montgomery Rd

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Vin ela nd Rd

N Semoran Blvd

S Ora nge B lossom Trl

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Howell Br anch Rd

A

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Bee Line Expy

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Pershing Ave

Ventura C.C.

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Reunion Resort

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192

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Celebration

TOLL 417

Marriott Golf Academy

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536

Hawk's Landing

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S Ora nge B lossom Trl

W Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy

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ESPN’s Wide World Of Sports

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Hunters Creek

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Lake Tohopekaliga

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Reaves Rd

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Remington

Fortune Rd

TOLL 417

Lake Nona USTA Drive Shack

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East Lake Tohopekaliga

Kissimmee Bay

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TOLL 429

N Old Lake Wilson Rd

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Ritz Carlton Faldo Golf Grande Lakes Institute

Shingle Creek

535

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Pleasant Hill Rd

N Bermuda Ave

Pky

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Cypress Blvd

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THE GUIDE Maps

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America Franklin Ln

Hughey Av

Atla nta Av

Dunbar Ct

Avondale Av

Carter

Lake Lucerne Luc erne Circ le

Eola Dr

Lake Av

D

Mills Ave

7

Hyer Ave

Osceola Av

Lake Av

Daniels Ave

408

Palmer

Pl

Orlando Regional Medical Center

8

KEY 66

Interstate

7

State Highway Exits

C

Hery Ave

Summerlin Ave

Eola Dr Osceola Av

Lake Av

Ponce de Leon

Gore St

W HERETRAVELER ® ORLAN DO

Cathcart Ave

Hillman Ave

Broadway Ave

Highland Av

527

Luc ern eC ir

1/8 mi 250 m

30

11A

Cherokee Dr

B

6 South St

Anderson

Marget Ct

Av

10B

4

A

Cathcart Av

Broadway Av

Highland Av

Irma Av

Geneva Pl

Magnolia Av Magnolia Av

408

Av Orange

9

Anderson Ct

Delaney Av

10A

408

8

Anderson

Mariposa

527

Grace

82C

Dr. Phillips Center City for Performing Arts Hall

Ro sa lin d

Long Carter

Visitor Center

4

5

Summerlin Ave

82C

Anderson

3

Washington

Eola Dr

Boone Av

Hughey Pl

THORNTON PARK

Lake Eola

Walt Disney Amphitheatre

South

Lucerne Terrace

Pharr Av

McDevitt

Bryan Av

South

Livingston St

Wall

DOWNTOWNJackson ORLANDO

Orlando Magic

Division Av

Hicks Av

6 Camping World Stadium

Chapman Ct

Jackson

Eola Pkwy

Liberity Av

Church Amway Center

Harwood St

526

Rosalind Av

Pine

Church

Parramore Ave

Washington

Central Blvd

83

Orlando Pine City Stadium

7

Jefferson

Orange Av

Central Blvd

527

E Amelia St

Ridgewood St

Delaney Av

Garland Av

Hughey Av

Ossie

Robinson

Palmetto Av

Gurtrude Av

526

Washington

526

Parramore Av

Beggs Av

Jefferson

Parramore Ave

O R L AN D O M A P

5

Jefferson

Chatham Av

4

526

Broadway Ct

Court Av

Robinson

Magnolia Av

83B

2

LAKE EOLA HEIGHTS

Hibiscus Ct

Av

State Ln

Livingston

University of Pittman Central Florida Downtown Campus

Hillcrest

ind sal Ro

Livingston

1

Colonial Dr

Orange County Courthouse

Court Av

Alexander Pl

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

3

G

Woodward

50

Amelia

Lynx Central Station

Court Av

4

Park Lake

Zelma

Orange Av

Concord Garland Av

Amelia

F

527

Hughey Av

Revere Av

Concord

2

E

Colonial Dr Lexington Av

ot Circ Edgewater Dr le

Colonial Dr

D

Cheney Pl

50

Lake Dot

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Putnam Av Putnam Av

Peachtree

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Parramore Av

Lake Concord

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A Boardman

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Information University/ College

Bus Station

Theater

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