Your Guide To Living In Downtown Orlando, FL
Orlando, Florida has become a top travel and living destination and we know why –the area is packed with delicious dining, entertainment and upscale living arrangements. We broke down a few of our favorite reasons why Downtown Orlando is a fabulous place to live. Read on and see for yourself!
Dining In Downtown Orlando
In recent years, Orlando’s food scene has been making headlines. From landing number 13 of the New York Times 52 Places To Go in 2015 due to it’s food scene, to making the Wine Enthusiast 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations list in 2013, Orlando’s food scene has truly been making a name for itself. One of Downtown’s greatest treasures is Artisan’s Table, offering an ever-changing, fresh and seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Orlando locals love to start off their mornings with Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. and their delicious coffee and breakfast, and even better vibes. For those looking for a fine-dining experience in Orlando, Norman’s, located at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Lakes is the place to go. This award winning restaurant run by Chef Van Aken is inspired by a mix of Floridian, Latin, Caribbean, and Asian cuisine. Theviews surrounding the restaurant make this experience even better.
Fun Activities In Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando is theme park central: Walt Disney World, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter World, Sea World, Universal Studios…the list goes on! While the various theme parks are typically Orlando’s main attractions, there are other fun activities to do in Downtown Orlando as well. Check out an Orlando Magic basketball game at the Amway Center or attend a beautiful and impressive show at the Orlando Ballet. For those looking to get outdoors, join Paddleboard Orlando on a standup paddleboard tour. Regardless of age or interest, there is fun to be had for everyone in Orlando.
Educational Experiences In Downtown Orlando
While Orlando is typically known for its theme parks or food scene, the city has a cultural and educational aspect to it as well. The Orlando Museum of Art is a very interesting way to see the more cultural side of the city. With six different collections, several exhibitions that change every few months, and tours of the gallery, the Museum of Art is both enjoyable and educational. The Orlando Science Center is another outlet for education in Orlando. The OSC has a variety of exhibit halls and science centers, an observatory, laser light shows, 3D movie showings, and more. Additionally, they offer early childhood and school programs, after school programs, and summer camps.
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Shopping in Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando will make any shopping lover happy. Wander through Thorton Park and you will find upscale shops and boutiques, and several restaurants for when you need a shopping break! Travel a bit outside of the downtown area, and hit the shops at International Drive and The Mall at Millenia. The shops at International Drive are countless – you could explore them all day and not be able to check out every one! The Mall at Millenia has a wide variety as well, and is an upscale indoor mall with 150 shops and restaurants. The shopping scene in the Orlando area is much like the dining and entertainment scene – a wide variety of options that will leave everyone feeling happy and satisfied.
Living In Downtown Orlando
The entertainment, dining, shopping and learning experiences make Downtown Orlando a fabulous place to call home. There are many great apartment options downtown, and in the downtown area. The Aria at Millenia apartments are a short drive to Downtown Orlando, and they are worth every minute of the drive. There are six different floor plans to choose from with one, two, or three bedroom options. These apartments scream luxury with walk in closets, stainless steel appliances, and spacious and open rooms. The community itself has a resort-style pool with cabanas, community outdoor fire pits and kitchens, a fitness center, and a clubroom and cyber café. The Aria at Millenia allows residents to be in close proximity toDowntown Orlando, while also having a comfortable and beautiful place to come home to.