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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 Mall
“This has it all including a movie theater. There are a ton of other stores and restaurants surrounding the mall. Anchor store JC Penney, Dillards and Macys. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
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
Harbor / Marina
“Who says you need theme parks to have a wild time? Orlando offers many outdoor adventures and things to do – at a fraction of the cost – you’re sure to find new levels of excitement on your next Orlando vacation! Experience the pristine Wekiva River and its year-round wildlife by canoe, kayak or paddleboard.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a 116-acre zoo and botanical garden located north of Orlando, Florida. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a conservation resource providing experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Mall, and so much more!! Food, shopping, fine dinning... all of the above”
  • 10 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“The best restaurant in town! Enjoy live music on weekends and fantastic German food. Very authentic.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Fountain
“Shopping, dining, concerts, leaisurely walk around the lake, jogging, Check it out - only 10 min away”
  • 10 locals recommend
Locality
“Enjoy Florida's natural springs, kayak, rent a bike and float away in the beautiful nature Florida has to offer. ”
  • 75 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
American Restaurant
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“Airboat rides on Lake Jesup which claims the most alligators per square mile than any lake in the world.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“A great place to visit. This restaurant offers delicious Caribbean food. Live Caribbean music. A wide variety of cool drinks. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and feel the positive energy. Whether, you sit inside or outside there is so much to see and enjoy. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Sight seeing of gators and birds on the property. Meanwhile eat a southern meal and have a drink inside or out on Lake Jessup. Or both!! In the country with dirt roads. Drive by the palm farms and old homes. Acres of land surrounding. They have live music most of the time. Call and see when they do! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This spot is close to Lake Monroe and the mouth of the St Johns River, which flows north to Jacksonville. It is a nice quiet spot with plenty of walking trails through the woods and around a spring fed pond, and nature exhibits. Free.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A 1920s movie theater that has been completely refurbished. Now hosting plays, movies, musical groups, etc. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great restaurant for fine dining and seasonal, healthy meals. The menu is always changing and the food is amazing. Great for dates and special occasions. Very elegant atmosphere. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great food and live bands on the weekends and walking distance the movie theater and other bars like Liam’s Fitz Patrick’s and Duffys among many more”
  • 8 locals recommend