Best Of 2023

Everyone needs a bathroom. We don't care what idiotic and bigoted laws Florida's majority-conservative legislature decides to copy and paste from the right-wing national playbook of laws that make everyone's lives more miserable while they get even richer. The best bathroom is the one that aligns with your gender identity, and for anyone forced to do their business anywhere else because of the slate of hate in our state — Orlando Weekly wants you to know you are seen, you are perfect and you matter.

Best of Orlando 2023: City Life

Best of Orlando 2023: City Life
Best Apartment Building or Community
Photo courtesy The Yard at Ivanhoe

1st: The Yard,

2nd: Village at Baldwin Park,

3rd: 55 West,

Best Boutique Hotel

1st: The Alfond Inn,

2nd: Grand Bohemian Hotel,

3rd: The Wellborn,

1st: Cornerstone Charter Academy,

2nd: Lake Eola Charter School,

3rd: UCP of Central Florida,

1st: JCC of Maitland,

2nd: Primrose School of Lake Nona,

3rd: Conway Learning Center,

Best Event Venue
photo courtesy Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

1st: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts,

2nd: Will's Pub,

3rd: The Plaza Live,

1st: Mills 50,

2nd: Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour,

3rd: Historic Downtown Sanford,

Best Local College or Trade School
Photo courtesy of University of Central Florida/Facebook

1st: University of Central Florida,

2nd: Rollins College,

3rd: Valencia College,

Best Local Festival Overall
Photo by Brian Harris/courtesy of Orlando Fringe

1st: Orlando Fringe Festival,

2nd: Come Out With Pride,

3rd: Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Paws in the Park,

Best Local Mural
Photo by Matt Keller Lehamn

1st: LGBT Center Pulse Mural,

2nd: Milk District, electrical boxes

3rd: Sam Flax,