CELEBRATION ‒ See the picturesque town that Disney built with wraparound porches, a charming downtown, parks, walking trails and boardwalks. www.celebration.fl.us. 690 Celebration Ave., 407.566.1200. DOWNTOWN ORLANDO/ THORNTON PARK‒ The past few years have seen a resurgence in the city’s core, including nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries. Highlights include the Arts District, Thornton Park, Lake Eola, Amway Center, Church
Street and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. www.downtownorlando.com. 201 S. Orange Ave.. EATONVILLE ‒ One of the country’s first black municipalities and home to Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston. www.townofeatonville.org. 207 E. Kennedy Blvd. KISSIMMEE ‒ Once known for agriculture, Kissimmee is now a major tourism hub. Highlights include Old Town, the annual rodeo, Lake Tohopekaliga and entertainment along Highway 192. www.experiencekissimmee.com. 101 Church St., Kissimmee. MAITLAND ‒ Known for its natural beauty and thriving arts scene featuring the Maitland Arts Center and numerous lakes. www.itsmymaitland.com. 1776 Independence Lane. MILLS 50 ‒ A centrally-located, urban district with a vibrant, culturally diverse, progressively minded and eclectic mix of artists, restaurants, businesses, specialty shops, markets, neighborhoods and residents. www.mills50.org. 1200 Weber St., 407.421.9005. MOUNT DORA‒ This pretty New England-style city is set among lakes and its historic downtown is home to antique shops, galleries and restaurants. www.mountdora.com. 341 Alexander St. SANFORD ‒ A quaint downtown district with oldfashioned lampposts and red-brick buildings housing shops and cafés. Don’t miss the zoo and the Lake Monroe waterfront. www.sanfordfl.gov. 300 N. Park Ave., Sanford, 407.688.5000. WINDERMERE ‒ Home to a charming downtown, a chain of lakes and prestigious gated communities like Isleworth and Bay Hill. www.town.windermere. fl.us. 407.876.2563. WINTER GARDEN ‒ West of Orlando, this is a community of older, wood-frame homes and a downtown district highlighted by red-brick streets, massive oaks and an old railroad depot along with Plant Street Market with great local food and a brewery. www.cwgdn.com. 300 W. Plant St., Winter Garden 407.656.4111. WINTER PARK‒ This upscale enclave is known for its main street, Park Avenue, which is lined with fashionable boutiques and restaurants. Other highlights include Rollins College, Hannibal Square and the Morse museum. www.winterpark.org. 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park, 407.644.8281.