15 Best Things To Do In Oviedo, Florida - Updated 2021

things to do in oviedo florida

From hiking trails to the Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, we’ve prepared a list of the best things to do in Oviedo, Florida for you below. Oviedo is a great place for nature and hiking lovers; there’s a state park and plenty of other trails, plus other unique outdoor activities like strawberry picking or an airboat tour. If you’d rather stay inside, there’s a handful of interesting indoor activities as well. Keep reading to find out more about the best things to do in Oviedo, Florida. Let’s explore.

1. Enjoy a romantic picnic at Center Lake Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by City of Oviedo - Recreation & Parks on Monday, January 11, 2021

This is one of the most popular places for families to hang out during the weekends. Center Lake Park offers all the park amenities that are sure to make your day, including barbecue facilities, splash pads for toddlers and younger children, a beautiful lake where you can go on a boat ride or feed the fish, jogging tracks for fitness enthusiasts, and even a dog park for dogs to meet and play with other pups. The park department regularly hosts amazing events for guests, and there is a lovely picnic spot where you can relax with your friends and watch over your kids playing in the big playground area.

Center Lake Park

Address: 299 Center Lake Ln, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Center Lake Park

Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (daily)

2. Check out the amazing butterfly collection at Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter on Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter is considered one of the topmost attractions in all of Florida for its amazing variety of plant species and a butterfly conservatory. You can feed butterflies from your own hand here, and watch them fly all around you. Because they are used to being fed by humans, they will come and sit on your shoulders and hands, and they are very friendly. Teach your kids about the different butterfly species here and how caterpillars turn into butterflies. In addition, there is a conservatory for finches as well, and a beautiful nursery that hosts a ton of plant species that you can buy.

Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter

Address: 1909 Slavia Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm; Sun: 9am - 5pm

3. Shop till you drop at Oviedo Mall

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Oviedo Mall on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Oviedo Mall is one of the biggest malls in the area. This is a great place to spend a day together with your family or friends, and you can shop, dine, watch a movie or play at the arcade. Featuring a wide variety of shops and establishments, this mall has it all. Check out books and stationery, apparel, accessories, beauty and wellness products, and home goods that you might not find elsewhere. Once you are done shopping, head over to the many restaurants and eateries here to have a quick meal. Then, you can end your day by catching the latest flick playing in the multiplex movie theatre.

Oviedo Mall

Address: 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Oviedo Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

4. Crack open a cold one at Rock & Brews

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Rock & Brews Oviedo on Saturday, April 18, 2020

Featuring amazing music and delicious alcoholic drinks, Rock & Brews ensures a fantastic time for its guests. This restaurant has a casual ambiance and friendly waitstaff, and it is a great place to hang out with your friends or family. Try their special pulled pork sandwiches or the salad lunch if you are vegetarian. On Saturdays, they offer a brunch menu, which is very popular with the locals. Guests mentioned that this place has great cocktails that your bartender will prepare exactly the way you like them. Try their special Ace pineapple cider and their mimosas.

Rock & Brews

Address: 7131 Red Bug Lake Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Rock & Brews

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 9:30pm

5. Bike around Oviedo with Pedego Electric Bikes Oviedo

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Pedego Electric Bikes Oviedo on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

If you are looking for electric bike rentals to move around the city independently and you do not want to hunt for cabs after every outing, head on over to this locally owned business that offers electric bike rentals. The bike rentals are available at a nominal rate, and it will definitely turn out to be way cheaper than cab fares for an entire day of sightseeing and exploring the city. Oviedo has plenty of bike trails and you will definitely count the electric bike experience as one of your favorite memories here.

Pedego Electric Bikes Oviedo

Address: 1954 W State Rd 426, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Pedego Electric Bikes Oviedo

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 10am - 5pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

6. Treat yourself to some self-care at Day Spa of Oviedo

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Posted by Day Spa of Oviedo on Friday, January 8, 2021

A long day of exploring the city of Oviedo can tire anyone out. Why spend the rest of the evening with aching feet and exhausted muscles, when you can head to this spa place and treat yourself to a proper spa experience? This spa offers 60-minute services for almost anything you may want, including full-body massages, aromatherapy, body exfoliation packages, facials, and other beauty and wellness packages. After the service, you will be treated to a glass of wine and you can sip your wine and just relish the zen experience you treated yourself to!

Day Spa of Oviedo

Address: 1984 Alafaya Trail STE 1012, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Day Spa of Oviedo

Opening hours: Mon: 9am - 6pm; Tue: 9am - 3pm; Wed - Fri: 9am - 8pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

7. Unleash your inner artist at Pinspiration North Orlando

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If you are interested in arts and crafts, this is sure to be a thrilling experience for you. This craft studio is inspired by Pinterest and allows people to unleash their creativity and try their hand at the most popular DIY projects on Pinterest. The studio also offers Paint and Sip evenings where you can paint something while enjoying delicious wine. You will be given high-quality art and craft supplies and all the equipment you need to put your personal project together, and you can choose from a range of projects to work on.

Pinspiration North Orlando

Address: 1121 Alafaya Trail #1017, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States

Website: Pinspiration North Orlando

Opening hours: Wed: 12pm - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

8. Go to Little Big Econ State Forest

Florida Trail Bridge
Source: Photo by user Katja Schulz used under CC BY 2.0

Oviedo is just outside of Little Big Econ. This forest is named for the two rivers, the Little Econlockhatchee River and the Econlockhatchee River (which is bigger), that are a part of the forest. It offers activities like separate trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, canoeing on the river, and camping; there’s also plenty of wildlife to take in. The Barr Street Trailhead and the Florida National Scenic Trail are some of the more popular hiking trails.

Little Big Econ State Forest

Address: 1350 Snowhill Road, Geneva, FL 32732

Website: Little Big Econ State Forest

9. Explore the Black Hammock Wilderness Area

Unless you live in a CAVE, it's not hard to notice how low the Lakes, Rivers & Ponds are in Florida. This pond is in the...

Posted by Michael Logan on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

This area around Lake Jesop features upland hammock and palm trees, as well as a variety of other trees, plant life, and habitats, not to mention the wildlife, like deer and bobcat. You can walk the gorgeous wooden boardwalks, sit on benches along the way to enjoy the scenery, and keep going around the scenic loop if you desire. This area is very photogenic, so bring your camera!

Black Hammock Wilderness Area

Address: 3276 Howard Ave, Geneva, FL 32732

Website: Black Hammock Wilderness Area

10. Hike Cross Seminole Trail

Approaching the Gee Creek Bridge on the Cross Seminole #Trail. #bikepath #FloridaTrail #crossseminoletrail #wintersprings

Posted by Trails & Travel on Sunday, 7 February 2016

Cross Seminole Trail is yet another trail in Oviedo, and connects to many other trails. There are a couple of parks you could visit while you’re wandering this trail (they also act as trailheads); Big Tree Park once featured a National Champion Bald Cypress Tree that was 3,500 years old, but it sadly burned in a fire in 2012 (though you can see what’s left of it), and a 2,000 year old Bald Cypress Tree, and Greenwood Lakes Park has some tennis courts and a hockey rink. For another detour, you can walk the boardwalk to Lake Jesop at Spring Hammock Preserve.

Cross Seminole Trail

Address: 1571 E State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708

Website: Cross Seminole Trail

11. Take an airboat tour

Posted by Black Hammock Adventures & Airboat Rides on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

One cool way to tour the area is to take an airboat tour with The Black Hammock. They have all different kinds of tours, from an eco-tour, tours at night or sunset, a “ride and sip” or “ride and dine” tour, and even private tours. They also have a gift shop and restaurant on site, as well as a bar called the Lazy Gator Bar; they even have a live alligator exhibit. Their tours now include a ride out to Bird Island, where 512 different wading birds have been catalogued!

The Black Hammock airboat tours

Address: 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL 32765

Website: The Black Hammock

12. Stop by The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio

Posted by The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

This truly unique gallery and its shop are open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. The gallery features handmade pottery of all kinds, paintings, photographs, jewelry, and so much more. They even feature works done by the students that take classes and workshops there - there’s even a glassblowing class! You’ll have a really interesting time browsing here, I’m sure - it’s so colorful, bright, and fun!

The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio

Address: 353 N Central Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765‎

Website: The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio

13. Pick some strawberries

Posted by Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries (Offical Page) on Saturday, 21 January 2017

At Pappy’s Patch, you can pick strawberries to your heart’s content. But that’s not all; you can pick blackberries, blueberries and vegetables, and see the tall sunflowers in the sunflower field - you can even buy a blueberry bush. The general season for strawberries is December through April, and for blueberries, April through June. Don’t worry, there’s no gap; in the fall, Pappy’s does a corn maze at their Canal Street Farm.

Pappy's Patch U-Pick Strawberries

Address: 501 Florida Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765

Website: Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries

14. Have a day of fun at the Boing Fun Center

Get your team ready for our dodgeball tournament on Sunday, May 25th from 6:00-8:00p.m. Sign up on your next visit to BOING!

Posted by Boing Fun Center Orlando on Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Boing is the word here. Why? Because the floors and walls are made of trampolines! And the ceilings are high, so you can jump and flip as high as you like. Sometimes they host dodgeball games on the trampoline court, and it looks like they’re also getting ready to add some basketball hoops. In addition, there’s a rock wall you can climb, with varying levels of difficulty. Be sure to check their website for weekly specials and discounts.

Boing Fun Center

Address: 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120, Oviedo, FL 32765

Website: Boing Fun Center

15. Hang out at The Pinball Lounge

Posted by The Pinball Lounge on Friday, 17 February 2017

A pinball lounge is exactly what this place is. There’s plenty of tables for you to lounge at, eating or drinking something from their menu, and watching the pinball games; and of course, you could play pinball for hours. The Pinball Lounge has a total of 18 pinball machines, old and new, including Batman, Indiana Jones, Metallica, the Adams Family, and Ghostbusters themed machines (see their website for their list). The Pinball Lounge is located in the Oviedo Bowling Center, so if you get tired of pinball, you could also go bowling!

The Pinball Lounge

Address: 376 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL 32765

Website: The Pinball Lounge

Bask in some Florida fun

Trails to hike and flora and fauna to admire, airboats to ride, an independent gallery to browse, strawberries to pick, a trampoline room to bounce on, and pinball games to play. Full of nature, art, and unique activities, Oviedo is no stranger to Florida’s affinity for fun and interesting things to do!

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