At 290,000 square foot the The Orlando Public Library is one of the largest public library buildings in Florida. The Friends of the Library Third Floor Bookstore is open daily and recycles withdrawn and donated books to the community.
The library contains the The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity which features audio and video studios complete with editing capabilities, a photo studio, a 3D printer lab, virtual reality stations, and an interactive media display wall.
A trip to Orlando isn’t complete without a visit to Walt Disney World! Release your inner-child and spend the day exploring Disney’s four theme parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, and two water parks: Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.
The Orlando Eye is a 400 ft tall giant ferris wheel and is the largest observation wheel on the East Coast.
Epcot’s iconic geosphere. Enter inside the ball to travel back in time with life-like Audio-Animatronics displays and the soothing tones of narrator Dame Judi Dench. Or just admire this Orlando landmark from the outside.
Behind Disney World, Universal is the second-largest resort in Orlando. Make memories with all your favorite characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Spider-Man™, Shrek, Transformers and so much more.
The Simpsons-themed area featured at the Universal Studios Florida theme park.
5.2-acre secluded lakefront public grounds featuring the Exedra Monument & massive cypress trees.
A 2,600 acres park and manatee refuge. During manatee season (mid-November through March), several hundred manatee can be viewed atop the spring’s overlooks on cold days.
The spring’s crystal clear, 73-degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers and certified scuba divers, with a partner during designated swimming season.
A self-guided tour inside the historic Thursby house, built at the height of the steamboat era in 1872, can also be experienced.
This 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida’s most popular rail-trails. The route serves as a window on the region’s past and present, passing through 1950s communities that grew up around the once-thriving Orange Belt Railway, as well as more developed areas in this rapidly expanding metropolitan area. Bike rentals are available at Killarney Station, a modern take on an old-time train depot.
Historic cemetery dating back to 1880, offering Moonlight Walking Tours. Stroll through graves and crypts to learn the history of Orlando, its founding families and famous residents.
Tattoo Shop hosting multiple tattoo artists available by reservation.
A 14-day arts festival celebrating 27 years as “Orlando’s most unique cultural experience.” Originating in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and taking place in cities all over the world, Fringe aims to provide an accessible, affordable outlet that draws the community together and inspires creativity through the arts.
The Mennello Museum of American Art is an art museum known for its outstanding permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham along with other outstanding traditional and contemporary American artists.