If your Orlando expertise starts with Downtown Disney and stops at Universal Studios, prepare yourself for a little lesson on one of the Sunshine State’s most exciting cities! Though theme parks are certainly the staples, O-Town has so much more to offer, and your favorite bands and artists are ready to show you around. Up for an Orlando adventure? Check out our guide to some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and more, curated by the bands and artists who know them best!
Who knew your caffeine fix could be charitable? Downtown Credo is a nonprofit, donations-only coffee shop located right along the city’s famous Sun Rail route. A favorite of Boyce Avenue, this scenic shop is right at the heart of the up-and-coming Health Village and an inspiring place to work or meet.
If you’re looking to elevate your look while still keeping your wallet intact, check out Dechoes Resale! With high-end labels, designer brands, and a vintage collection you won’t find anywhere else, this is the place where groups like Great Deceivers collect some of their rock star swagger.
Don’t worry, vinyl enthusiasts – Orlando has plenty of great record stores for you to visit. Among them is the legendary Park Ave CDs, frequented by almost every artist in the city. Bands like SWIMM can’t recommend their selections of CDs and vinyl enough! Be sure to pick up an old favorite or a new discovery and grab a t-shirt while you’re at it!
It’s lunch time, and with this array of eats, you’d better be hungry. East End Market hosts a collection of vendors that offer all kinds of food options, including pastas, bakery items, coffees, and other artisanal selections. You Blew It! love the variety provided by some of Central Florida’s top food entrepreneurs.
Room for dessert? If you’re anything like the guys from A Day To Remember, the answer is an absolute yes. Head to B Cupcakes, an award-winning bakery with over 20 cupcake flavors, to satisfy that sweet tooth with an Orlando specialty.
There’s no shortage of natural spaces to enjoy in the Sunshine State, and the Leu Gardens offer some of Orlando’s most scenic spots! The 50-acre botanical paradise hosts many community events and educational exhibits, all while surrounded by a beautiful landscape of lakes, trails, tropical plants, and other greenery. Flashlights say it’s the perfect place to explore the great outdoors!
Enter the evening on top of the world! This 400 ft. Ferris wheel is the largest observation wheel on the East coast and offers a breathtaking view of the city. The Orlando Eye is Chris Kirkpatrick-approved and complete with colorful lights for vibrant nighttime experience.
Ready to wind down with a drink? Check out Bullitt Bar for some great cocktails, live music, and other events. A favorite of Sleeping With Sirens, this bar is “a collision of music, art, alcohol, and some very bad decisions.”