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Best things to do in Maitland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Indie Movie Theater
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“Not only are they a fantastic indie theater, but the Eden bar is a fantastic pick for an outdoor drink.”
38 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
Art Gallery
“ This is a National Historic Landmark - five museums with fine art exhibit and history displays.”
4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“White table cloths upstairs and casual dining downstairs. Good wine and imported foods shop. Everything is authentic and good. Take a walk around Lake Lily after lunch or dinner. We enjoy the roasted 1/2 chicken and fresh vegetables in the deli. Everything is fabulous upstairs. Good for both business, romance and special occasions.”
7 locals recommend
Zoo
“For travelers and tourists wanting to experience real Florida, the Center provides an opportunity to view up close and personal Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Kites, Owls and Falcons”
4 locals recommend
Food
“An American Craft Brewery specializing in creative and innovative beers. 16 MINS AWAY.”
1 local recommends
Bar
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“Oysters, a ridiculous burger, craft cocktails, and the most extensive happy hour in Orlando. OH, and BRUNCH!”
3 locals recommend
Amusement Park
1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Open kitchen Italian dining. Excellent chef and service. Fabulous bread. We enjoy sitting outside at night. Gourmet pizza. Nice salmon and pasta dishes. Fresh . Good wine selection. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous pizza, gluten free available. Wings, sandwiches, salads, and breads are wonderful.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
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1 local recommends
Park
“Every Sunday from 10-2 you can enjoy good food, a nice walk around the lake and do some shopping :D”
2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Try a slice of the VIP - extra crispy. They have won best pizza in Orlando! Don't miss a slice here! ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best Jazz venues in Orlando... also, it is one of the only nightly jazz clubs in the city. It is a local jewel that most tourists don't know about. The small venue fills up extremely quickly, so make a reservation on their website early, or you won't get a seat.”
2 locals recommend
Premise
“This hidden gem! The Maitland Art Center (formerly known as The Research Studio) is a historic site in Maitland, Florida. It was founded and designed by architect and artist J. Andre Smith (1880-1959) in 1937 as an artist colony, dedicated to experimental art. Funded by philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok, the colony hosted artists such as Ralston Crawford, Milton Avery, and Consuelo Kanaga. It is located at 231 West Packwood Avenue. On November 17, 1982, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Maitland Art Center is one of the five museums encompassed by the Art & History Museums - Maitland (A&H). The A&H's Maitland Art Center offers artist residency programs, a variety of art classes for adults and children, professional development for artists, and dynamic programming for art appreciation. The A&H is a non-profit organization funded by earned income and contributions by the City of Maitland, the State of Florida, United Arts of Central Florida, grants, and individual donations. The A&H's Maitland Art Center is one of the few examples of Mayan Revival architecture, also known as Fantasy Architecture in the southeast. The grounds are a common location for outdoor weddings. The art center offers three areas for weddings: the Main Garden, the Chapel, and the Mayan Courtyard. The Center (as The Research Studio (Maitland Art Center)) was designated a National Historic Landmark in August 2014. It was given this designation primarily for its distinctive architecture, a Mayan-influenced interpretation of Art Deco.”
2 locals recommend