Getting to Know Orlando
June 7, 2010 1:52 PM Subscribe
I need help avoiding the Mouse. I've just moved to Orlando and need fun, non-touristy things to do.
posted by cndelia to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've lived in Florida my entire life, mostly in the Tampa area, so I understand that tourism is important to our economy. That being said, it seems like it takes extra effort in Orlando to find the secret, local-approved things to do. I'm hoping you have some suggestions for me, so I can start making Orlando feel more like home.
Things I'm looking for: local restaurants (cheap, fancy, whatever, any kind of food, mostly just off the beaten bath), vintage stores and thrift stores, craft-related events or stores, ethnic markets, and any other secrets you wish to share!
I'd also appreciate any web resources that will keep me up on events, or general Orlando tips. I also have a small shih tzu, so pup-friendly ideas are very welcome.
My new digs will be in the College Park area, but I'm up for driving around if necessary.
I'm looking forward to your suggestions!