26 Essential Orlando activities to do on 407 Day

It's officially our (weird, made up) holiday, a celebration of all things Orlando (Chamber of Commerce): 407 Day.

Just because the holiday is about as traditional as Pig Floyd's planned pizzeria, doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. We've pulled together a few essentially Orlando ideas on how to celebrate.
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Visit the West Art District
Murals are on offer all throughout this industrial area.
photo courtesy West Art District, via Facebook

Visit the West Art District

Murals are on offer all throughout this industrial area.
Go to the Florida Film Festival
In this house, we love and respect the Enzian.
Photo courtesy Florida Film Fstival/Facebook

Go to the Florida Film Festival

In this house, we love and respect the Enzian.
Track down some night-blooming cactuses
The locally beloved night-blooming cereus are hard to find but impossible to miss.
Photo by Cicely Scheiner

Track down some night-blooming cactuses

The locally beloved night-blooming cereus are hard to find but impossible to miss.
Kayak a bioluminescent lagoon
Several lagoons near Titusville glow in the dark.

Kayak a bioluminescent lagoon

Several lagoons near Titusville glow in the dark.
Eat some late-night Kimchi Fries at Tako Cheena
948 N. Mills Ave
Photo by Aldrin Capulong

Eat some late-night Kimchi Fries at Tako Cheena

948 N. Mills Ave
Come out and support the Orlando Pride
Photo by Jeremy Reper

Come out and support the Orlando Pride

Go digging at Park Ave CDs
2916 Corrine Drive
Photo via Park Ave CDs/Facebook

Go digging at Park Ave CDs

2916 Corrine Drive
Find a new favorite band on Rollins College's WPRK
Photo via WPRK

Find a new favorite band on Rollins College's WPRK

See a reading at Kerouac House

See a reading at Kerouac House

Take in a ton of art and a few drinks at the Alfond Inn
300 E New England Ave, Winter Park

Take in a ton of art and a few drinks at the Alfond Inn

300 E New England Ave, Winter Park
Stroll Leu Gardens

Stroll Leu Gardens

Swan Boats at Lake Eola 
Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St.
Take a nice -- uh, paddle around the beautiful fountain at Lake Eola Park. Try to get there a little early, because they don’t take reservations. 
Photo via Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr

Swan Boats at Lake Eola

Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St.
Take a nice -- uh, paddle around the beautiful fountain at Lake Eola Park. Try to get there a little early, because they don’t take reservations.

Photo via Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr
Visit the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp 
Get your tarot and/or aura read, shop for crystal balls, take a ghost tour, and perch on the Devil's Chair. A more unique day trip is impossible to find.

Visit the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

Get your tarot and/or aura read, shop for crystal balls, take a ghost tour, and perch on the Devil's Chair. A more unique day trip is impossible to find.
Creep yourself out at the Orange County Regional History Center 
Gaze upon Ted Bundy's name carved into a desk, supposedly by Bundy himself as he was tried in the Orange County Courthouse for the murder of Kimberly Leach. (The History Center says he didn't do the carving, but you gotta admit, it's still spooky to think of him sitting there.)

Creep yourself out at the Orange County Regional History Center

Gaze upon Ted Bundy's name carved into a desk, supposedly by Bundy himself as he was tried in the Orange County Courthouse for the murder of Kimberly Leach. (The History Center says he didn't do the carving, but you gotta admit, it's still spooky to think of him sitting there.)
Hit up the Mt. Dora Flea Market
20651 US-441, Mt Dora
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Hit up the Mt. Dora Flea Market

20651 US-441, Mt Dora
Take in the Orlando Wetlands Park
Orlando's breathtaking wildlife preserve is one of Central Florida's most picturesque parks.
Photo via City of Orlando

Take in the Orlando Wetlands Park

Orlando's breathtaking wildlife preserve is one of Central Florida's most picturesque parks.
Ride an airboat at Black Hammock
Riding airboats is a quintessentially Central Floridian activity, as is slugging a few beers after your experience.
Photo via Black Hammock/Facebook

Ride an airboat at Black Hammock

Riding airboats is a quintessentially Central Floridian activity, as is slugging a few beers after your experience.
Eat a Pub Sub
Image courtesy Publix

Eat a Pub Sub

Feed a giraffe at the Central Florida Zoo
3755 Seminole Blvd., Sanford
Photo via Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Feed a giraffe at the Central Florida Zoo

3755 Seminole Blvd., Sanford
Take in a show at Orlando Shakes
812 E. Rollins St
Photo by Tony Firriolo, 'The Fantasticks' at Orlando Shakes

Take in a show at Orlando Shakes

812 E. Rollins St
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