Whether it's a friend date or a romantic one, art openings are a much better hang than Netflix.
Keep an eye on Orlando Weekly's calendar (both in print and online) for openings, especially the big Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions (always very swanky) and Snap (always full of interesting people). If you've got a dog, the Mennello Museum is extremely pup-friendly – not only do they hold regular yappy hours and dog brunches in their sculpture garden, they even sell pet memberships. For a day with a bit more chill, check out the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Rotating selections of contemporary art hang throughout the hotel; they offer guided tours, or you can just have a drink in the lobby surrounded by beauty.
Art and History Museums – Maitland 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, artandhistory.org
Alfond Inn 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, thealfondinn.com
CityArts 39 S. Magnolia Ave., facebook.com/cityartsfactory
Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, cfam.rollins.edu
Henao Contemporary Center 5601 Edgewater Drive, facebook.com/henaocenter
Loud Gallery 1907 N. Orange Ave., loudgallery.com
Mennello Museum of American Art 900 E. Princeton St., mennellomuseum.org
Mills Gallery 1650 N. Mills Ave., theartgalleryatmillspark.com
Morse Museum of American Art 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, morsemuseum.org
Orlando Museum of Art 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org
Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park, polasek.org
Snap! Orlando 1013 E. Colonial Drive; also 420 E. Church St., snaporlando.com
This story is from the Aug. 8, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly's Newcomers Guide 2019. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.