Guide to Discovering Orlando

Guide to Discovering Orlando

New to Orlando? We’ve compiled some posts to help you navigate the City Beautiful and discover all of the amazing things it has to offer! From neighborhoods, to favorite restaurants, coffee shops, parks and more!

budget friendly Orlando experiences

Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is the country’s No. 1 favorite family vacation destination and Theme Park Capital of the World®. But Orlando isn’t just the most visited tourism destination in the United States because of its world-class theme parks, famed chef eateries or sprawling resorts. Thanks to a wealth of affordable and unique experiences, it’s also a top value destination for families looking to save money on their vacation. Orlando offers multiple free and cost-effective activities for $20 or less including museums, parks, boat rides, festivals, markets, go-karts and more.

Best of Orlando date night + moms night out

Orlando is home to a thriving nightlife scene, with many exciting options in the tourism district, downtown Orlando and in the surrounding areas for those looking to experience a new spot for date night or a new location to have a moms night out. In fact, according to, Orlando is among the top three cities in the nation for nightlife. Specially themed bars and theme park quality entertainment create even more unforgettable memories after dark, from Indiana-Jones themed cocktails to amphibious car rides, perfect for a much needed date night or moms night out! 

Magical Dining
I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns August 27!! You can experience some of the BEST food that The City Beautiful has to offer from August 27 to October 3! You know I love a good social enterprise so I am always happy to support and be a part of local events that have a “give back” spin on them. Visit Orlando is celebrating 16 “sweet” years of showcasing some of Orlando’s best cuisine while supporting local restaurants AND charities through Magical Dining! Win, Win for us foodies that love giving back!!
guide to mommy n me classes

Get to know other moms in Orlando! Mommy and Me classes are a great way to enjoy time with your baby in a supportive environment, all while meeting other new moms.

Orlando is chock full of great parks! We polled some of our readers & friends and asked them for their favorite parks in Central Florida. Here’s our list of park favorites around Central Florida.

Orlando, or ‘The City Beautiful’ as it is also called, has something for everyone. Most people think that Orlando is a great place for kids with all its theme parks and other stuff, but Orlando has a plethora of experiences to offer to everyone. Whether you are traveling with a group, traveling with family, or you are looking for a romantic experience with your spouse or your girlfriend, Orlando is the place to go. That is not all; Orlando has some of the best eating experiences that you can ever have as well as something for nature and adventure lovers. It is also home to some of the best spas for relaxation and tranquility.

Guide to the Best Ice Cream

We polled our readers and these are the TOP ice cream spots around Central Florida that they recommend! With so many incredible ice cream shops to check out, we thought it would be great to share the guide to the best of the best with you!

I seem to always be “on the look out” for fun and unique things within the Orlando area. Here are some fun activities to do with children that doesn’t involve a trip to a theme park.

Guide to Kids Eat Free

Every parent loves the word “free”, even more so when used together with the word “kids.” Here’s a list of restaurants in the greater Orlando area that offer ‘kids eat free’, or almost free!

I spent the better part of a day driving from St. Cloud to Winter Park, tasting doughnuts (donuts?) from some amazing bakeries. I have a headache, my stomach hurts, and I need a nap.

guide to indoor play spaces
Living in Central Florida, it’s inevitable. The weather will likely impact our outdoor plans. It’s either too hot, too cold, or the thunderstorms chase us indoors. Here are some INDOOR PLAY PLACES to keep the kiddos active and the parents sane!
Favorite Coffee Shops

Hell hath no furry like a mama in need of a good cup of morning Joe. We’ve compiled a list of favorite coffee shops in and around Central Florida!

Weather in Florida

The weather in Florida can be confusing. Rain every day? Seriously?

Here’s a quick explanation if you are visiting Florida to understand our weather!

Guide to Central Florida Murals

We LOVE to take fun photos and with SO many murals in Orlando and the Central Florida area, there are PLENTY of great spots to choose from!

Here is our guide to some super fun murals in Central Florida! {if we missed some, PLEASE tell us in the comments!}

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