100 things you must do in Orlando

Updated for 2017

100 things you must do in Orlando

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click to enlarge No. 95: Wander around the Maitland Art Center.
No. 95: Wander around the Maitland Art Center.

70. Stab a zombie with an actual Walking Dead survivor at a Spooky Empire ultimate horror weekend. These events, intense conventions full of all things macabre, take place twice a year, in May and October (spookyempire.com).

71. Pet a tarantula at Jungle Adventures – and a scorpion, and a baby gator, and a big slithery snake (26205 E. Colonial Drive, Christmas, jungleadventures.com).

72. Show your friends how smart you are by conquering one of Orlando's many "escape room" attractions.

73. Drink your way around the world at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and don't miss the live chef demos (disneyworld.disney.go.com).

74. Arrive early enough to grab a front-row couch seat while doing dinner and a movie at the Enzian (1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, enzian.org).

75. Cruise the forever-rotating food trucks at Tasty Takeover on Tuesdays (2424 E. Robinson St., facebook.com/tastytakeover) or the roaming Daily City Food Truck Bazaar (check thedailycity.com for locations).

76. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and down-home sounds at Southern Fried Sunday (hosted by Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., facebook.com/southernfriedsunday).

77. Plan your own Sunrail pub crawl: Start by hitting a bar or two in downtown Orlando, ride the rail up to Winter Park, then head to Sanford where SunRail is a short Uber ride away from the bars and restaurants along First Street. (Don't forget to stop drinking in time to catch the last train home.)

78. Conquer your fear of heights by riding the Orlando Eye (8401 International Drive, officialorlandoeye.com), a 400-foot tall observation wheel overlooking I-Drive, and getting stuck at the top.

79. Drink a beer you've never had before at Redlight Redlight (2810 Corrine Drive, redlightredlightbeerparlour.com) – ask a knowledgeable bartender to recommend one or just close your eyes and point. You won't be disappointed.

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