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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.
Shopping Centre
“The Florida Mall is a great place to go shopping. Very large Mall is full of typical Mall shops/food Court etc.”
  • 100 locals recommend
“Built in 2014 this beautiful venue hostsBroadway shows and jazz, standups and dance troups. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
“A lot less $$ than the big parks. A great day out. A look at the real old Florida”
  • 57 locals recommend
“If you are looking for place to see shows, basketball and others. That is the place.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great Mall for everyone Milinia Mall is the other recommendations for moe upscaled aka expensive ”
  • 13 locals recommend
City Hall
“Downtown Orlando has many different Bars and Nightclubs with great drinks and Happy Hours for those who are looking for more than just amusement parks in Orlando.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Home of the Orlando City (men's) and Orlando Pride (women's) professional soccer teams. Orlando doesn't have a lot of professional sports to rally around and this is it! Be sure to wear purple because us Central Floridians take our soccer very seriously ;)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This would require some planning ahead of time but you might get lucky and find a performance you’d like to see!”
  • 22 locals recommend
“Check out their events section to see what is in town from Pro Bowl, Preseason NFL games, College Bowl Games, large concerts and etc. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
“The major airport for Orlando, this is a busy spot. It can feel quite large, especially if you arrive tired off of a long flight. Transiting through the airport, though, is usually quick and efficient. Security clearance can get busy, like many airports now, otherwise it's a straightforward gateway for Orlando. If you are collecting someone at the airport there is a new off-terminal car park with a quick tram connection to the airport, which is very efficient and easy to use and definitely less stressful than trying to collect kerbside.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is an awesome, grocery store that is run like a farmers market. Everything is cheap, in season and as direct from the farmers as you can get. They have one side with meat and cheese and the other for produce only. They also have a soft serve ice cream stand out front that I *think* serves things like hot dogs etc. Get the soft serve with fresh strawberrries when they are in season/being offered and you will not regret it. Definitely a "locals" place. Parking can be a bit congested and it's not the easiest to get in and out of the lot - parking available in the front as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“250-seat Improvisational Comedy theater where local comedians face off in improvised scenes, sometimes based on suggestions from the audience.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“If you have children, And you come to visit the city of Orlando, I recommend that you do not leave the city without going through this great place”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Downtown Orlando Speakeasy. Such a fun spot. Great drinks and a cool prohibition vibe. There is a loose dress code and a strict no hat policy. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

  • 2 locals recommend
“Great Tapas and on Tuesday they have a half off Menu! This is right on Church street in Downtown Orlando, its a great place to start the night.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Deli-cafe with planted-based meals & sweets, various local items for sale & a bohemian vibe.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Historic building houses a modern, bustling steakhouse with happy hours & late-night dining”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“In the heart of Downtown Orlando. A fun bar with indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“owned and run by locals. farm to table. creative seasonal menu. Excellent food and presentation.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Sandwich shop with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, patio seating, dog friendly, near the lake”
  • 18 locals recommend
“Gringo's Locos is soooo tight the locals would be pissed I'm telling you about it. Two words: Double D's. Bonus: they're open after the bars close.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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