Where Orlando - - The Guide -

CEL­E­BRA­TION ‒ See the pic­turesque town that Dis­ney built with wrap­around porches, a charm­ing down­town, parks, walk­ing trails and board­walks. www.cel­e­bra­ 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.down­townor­ 201 S. Orange Ave.. EATONVILLE ‒ One of the coun­try’s first black mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and home to Har­lem Re­nais­sance au­thor Zora Neale Hurston. 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.ex­pe­ri­encekissim­ 101 Church St., Kis­sim­mee. MAIT­LAND ‒ Known for its nat­u­ral beauty and thriv­ing arts scene fea­tur­ing the Mait­land Arts Cen­ter and nu­mer­ous lakes. www.itsmy­mait­ 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. 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.mount­ 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.san­ 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.­der­mere. 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. 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.­ter­ 151 W. Ly­man Ave., Win­ter Park, 407.644.8281.

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