Known as the “the City Beautiful,” Orlando captures the typical Florida lifestyle in a charming fashion. This melting pot of culture and entertainment offers a little something for everyone!

Area Guides

Curated By Local Artists

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Orlando, FL
SWIMM
SWIMM makes music that can be categorized as psych pop that makes you think. They combined sonic elements of weightlessness and psychedelic fluidity with lyrical content grounded in social commentary and a longing for clarity...
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Orlando, FL
Cat Ridgeway
Cat Ridgeway is a skilled singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL known for her soulful vocals, high energy, and magnetic stage presence. She recently caught the attention of hit songwriter Shawn Mullins (known for his 1998 chart-topper...
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Orlando, FL
Someday River
Someday River is a musical endeavor created by Greyson Paul Charnock. Primarily an art rock band, they are known for a multi-genre approach, with facets of folk and psychedelia.  Charnock employs recurring motifs: duality and...
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Orlando, FL
Molly Ford – Vibe Manager
Meet Molly Ford, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock Orlando. What is a Vibe Manager? A VIBE manager, or rather  the Visionary Individual Behind Energy, has the task of curating the hotel atmosphere with lighting,...

Orlando, FL

Area Guide of Things to do

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Artisan’s Table

“Best hangover meal is at Artisan’s Table downtown, I’ve brought many a hung over friend there for brunch. My favorite meal there is the Japanese Bowl.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager

55 W Church St #128, Orlando, FL 32801
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Maya Books & Music

“My favorite record store is Maya Books & Music in Historic Sanford. I could spend all day there, great vinyls, and really interest books, I always find something cool.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager

204 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
shopping
Retromended Vintage

“Retromended Vintage off of Mills is really rad, it’s an amazing little boutique that you can find some beautiful vintage clothes and accessories.” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager

930 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
outdoors
Mead Botanical Garden

“Mead Garden is lush and beautiful.” – SWIMM

1300 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
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Lil Indies

“Favorite local bar is Lil Indies – I get Mezcal on the rocks. They make great drinks and usually have solid chill live music. Kayleigh Baker plays there often and she is angelic!” – SWIMM

“This spot is a local staple. Great drinks, and music is almost always happening. All the musicians in town always end up here after we get done playing weekend gigs. It’s an odd little space with thrift-store decor, but it’s home. Indies is located in the heart of the Mills 50 district, and there are tons of other cool spots within walking distance from it, too.” – Cat Ridgeway

1036 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
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Will’s Pub

“I like going to Will’s Pub, they’ve been consistently supporting local music for longer than any other venue in town.” – SWIMM

“Will’s Pub is THE venue for local shows.” – Cat Ridgeway

“Best bar for live music is Will’s Pub. Great Sound and atmosphere. An absolute staple in the scene. They have something for everyone!” – Someday River

“Will’s Pub is great, they always have awesome live music and a cool laid back vibe. Interestingly enough, I’ve never had a drop of alcohol in my life, so I can’t give any drink suggestions!” – Molly Ford, Vibe Manager

1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
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Mather’s Social Gathering

“This bar is super cool. It’s themed as a 1920’s speakeasy, and you have to get the password for entry each night through their social media. They also have a dress code, so it makes for a really fun night out with friends. As far as the drinks go, they have some insane cocktails – some are smoked, and some have really exotic ingredients. I’m huge fan of a good Old-Fashioned. This place has a handful of whiskeys to choose from, and they just do it right.” – Cat Ridgeway

“Mather’s Social Gathering downtown is fab, it’s a cool little joint on the 3rd floor of an old vintage furniture store. When my friends and I go out, I don’t mind hanging there while they drink!” – Molly Ford, Orlando

3 Phoenix Building, 30 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Immerse Orlando

“My favorite city-wide event is Immerse Orlando. The most interactive and full scale event each year, dedicated to performance art, music, installations, and just getting people out in the streets for a true spectacle. An incredible event from the Creative City Project.” – Someday River

13 W Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
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Cornell Fine Arts Museum

“My favorite museum is Cornell Fine Arts Museum. The exhibits range greatly from Contemporary and Classical. Often very poignant shows, with incredible curation. Free to the public and in a gorgeous location if you want to stroll after.” – Someday River

1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
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Hourglass District

“My favorite neighborhood is the Hourglass District! That’s where I live, and lots of cool places popping up all in walking distance.” – Someday River

2401 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806, USA
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Mills 50

“My favorite neighborhood is Mills 50 – Dude, everything is in Mills. The bars, the food, the culture (museums, theaters, etc), and yes, even the science center. There’s art everywhere, and it’s really easy to walk around and make a day of it because things are so close to each other.” – Cat Ridgeway

N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
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shopping
Park Ave CDs

“Park Ave has a cool vibe and has been around forever.” – SWIMM

“Park Ave is a local favorite for sure. Not only do they have every album you can imagine, they also sell really cool knick-knacks, foreign candies, figurines, shirts, DVDs, posters, and select books. They also host in-store performances from time to time!” – Cat Ridgeway

“Park Ave CDs has been around forever and is one of the coolest record shops I’ve seen all over the country!” – Someday River

2916 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
food
Tako Cheena

“This is my favorite taco shop in Orlando. It’s Mexican-Asian fusion. We’re talking curry burritos here, y’all. Everything is incredible. If you need a good greasy hangover pick-me-up, my favorite thing on the menu is the Asian pork belly takos. I can personally attest to these possibly being the tastiest cure for a hangover ever. Vegan options also available here!” – Cat Ridgeway

Tako Cheena, 932 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
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