Best Of 2019

Best Catharsis
Photo courtesy Epic Axe Throwing

Epic Axe Throwing

47 E. Robinson St., epicaxethrowing.com

Politics got you down? Boss on your case again? Caught your partner sexting an ex? Forget your anger management group therapy session and instead throw axes at a target for fun at Epic Axe Throwing on East Robinson Street. Guaranteed you'll feel better after hitting that bull's-eye a few times. If you've got skills, you can join a league and meet others, potentially with similar angst, and even become eligible to earn a spot to compete in the world championship of axe-throwing, the WATL. What's a better team-building exercise than hurling sharp weapons into a wall together? Practice your battle cries, people.

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2019: Orlando's best teams, players, springs, theme parks and more

Sports & Recreation: Best of Orlando 2019

Photo illustration by Adam McCabe

Sports & Recreation

Best Adult Sports League

1. Orlando Roller Derby, orlandorollerderby.com

2. Orlando Sport and Social Club, orlandosportandsocialclub.com

3. Mayhem on Mills

Best Attraction That's
Not a Theme Park

1. Orlando Science Center, osc.org

2. Gatorland, gatorland.com

3. Leu Gardens, leugardens.org

Best Beach

1. New Smyrna Beach, visitnsbfl.com

2. Clearwater Beach, visitclearwaterflorida.com

3. Siesta Key, visitsarasota.com

Best Bowling Alley

1. Splitsville, splitsvillelanes.com

2. Aloma Bowl Winter Park, alomabowlingcenters.com

3. Boardwalk Bowl Union Park, alomabowlingcenters.com

Best Canoeing/Kayaking

1. Wekiwa Springs, floridastateparks.org

2. Wekiva Island, wekivaisland.com

3. Kings Landing, kingslandingfl.com

Best City Park

1. Lake Eola Park, orlando.gov

2. Mead Botanical Garden, meadgarden.org

3. Kraft Azalea Garden, cityofwinterpark.org

Best Dog Park

1. Lake Baldwin Park, cityofwinterpark.org

2. Paw Park Sanford, pawparksanford.org

3. Barber Park, orangecountyfl.net

Best Escape Room

1. Escapology, escapology.com

2. The Escape Game Orlando, orlandoescapegame.com

3. The Escape Effect, theescapeeffect.com

Best Go-Kart Center

1. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, andrettikarting.com

2. Fun Spot, fun-spot.com

3. Lil 500 Go-Kart Track, lil500.com