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Going Beyond Disney World: Visit Winter Park In Orlando

Updated Nov 11, 2015

When we talk about Orlando, it’s easy to picture Disney World, Universal Studios, The Busch Garden and many other amusement parks. Located in Central Florida, “The Theme Park Capital of The World” has more than 16 amusement parks to visit but that’s not all that Orlando has to offer. If you are in town, check out the Winter Park - a home to various festivals, events and celebrations throughout the year.

Begin your adventure with some recommended lunch

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While the party scene at Downtown Orlando and watching the Broadway shows at Dr. Phillips Center for The Performing Arts are must-try night activities, the Winter Park is your must-visit place during the day. As you take a stroll along the array of restaurants, boutique shops, museums, coffee shop and bars, we bet you just can’t help but love your getaway in a suburban city in Orange County, Florida.

Start your little adventure exploring Winter Park by having lunch at Siam Garden Thai Restaurant, which serves tasty and affordable Thai food. Alternatively, Prato located exactly in the center of Winter Park, is famous for their pizza plus the restaurant has very stylish decoration. This makes it a perfect lunch spot to share good wine and Italian food with friends or your beloved ones.

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Explore art and shop for souvenirs

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Continue your adventure by exploring the art galleries, boutiques and museums. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art displays a major collection of American art pottery, paintings and the decorative arts; perfect for art lovers! If you have a sweet tooth, drop by the candy wonderland, Rocket Fizz, to grab some unusual candies and sodas for souvenirs! Park Avenue Popcorn Shoppe is well known for the best gourmet popcorn at Orlando. Let us warn you, it’s tough to leave the shop without bringing back home a bag or more of popcorn.

And of course coffee break is a must when you’re in Winter Park. Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen is all about a café with good selection of coffee, very homey atmosphere with a little garden and old bookshop at the back of the café. You’re more than welcome to people-watch for hours here with a cup or two cappuccino.

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And the best part of Winter Park...

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It’s the laid back atmosphere, stylish design combine with variety of food, entertainment, open park space, residential neighborhoods and a street-side shopping district along Park Avenue what we love most about Winter Park and we’re sure you’ll feel the same too. As much as it’s fun to hang out at Disney World the whole day, Orlando has many hidden gems to explore and Winter Park definitely gives you more space to breathe, inspirations and a chance to experience Orlando like locals.

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Winter Park is a must-visit place in Orlando!

Here’s the fact: Orlando first-time visitors may not be fully aware that the city offers a lot of activities to do and places to visit, apart from their 16 amusement parks and 30 plus roller coasters. While one week unfortunately is not long enough to explore Orlando, the Winter Park is a must-visit place in Orlando.

This article was originally published on Nov 11, 2015

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