21 quintessential summer bucket list activities to do in Orlando this year

Summer in Orlando can mean a lot of things, but this year, it means plenty of new happenings around town that should…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Soak up sunlight on the waterways of Wekiva Island
1014 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood
Wekiva Island offers some ideal outdoor fun without requiring an entire planned day trip. This Central Florida destination is just under a 30-minute drive from downtown Orlando, and offers plenty of water fun for kids. Rent a kayak or paddleboard, play beach volleyball, or just splash around in the cool, clear waters.
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Historic Winter Park Spanish Revival home once owned by a WWI general is now on the market

One of Winter Park's architectural landmarks, this Spanish-revival home has just hit the market and it's full of history and vintage charm.…

By Chloe Greenberg

This Winter Park Spanish-revival home once owned by a WWI general is now on the market
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An off-the-grid island beach cottage is now for sale in the Florida Keys

There are only about a dozen homes on Florida's isolated Cook Island, and now one of them is for sale. Located at…

By Colin Wolf

An off-the-grid island beach cottage is now for sale in the Florida Keys
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All the brew enthusiasts and wild outfits we saw at Beer 'Merica 2024

Orlando's biggest and booziest event of the season returned to Ivanhoe Village this weekend, bringing out all of the city's most patriotic…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

All the brew enthusiasts and wild outfits we saw at Beer 'Merica 2024
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This Tesla-powered waterfront mid-century modern gem is Longwood's most expensive home for sale

A mid-century modern gem with a waterfront view has hit the market, making it Longwood's most expensive listing. Located at 208 Green Lake…

By Chloe Greenberg

This Tesla-powered waterfront mid-century modern gem is Longwood's most expensive home for sale
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17 highly anticipated restaurants coming to Orlando this summer

There's no shortage of new culinary endeavors already setting up shop in Orlando, and there's plenty more on the way. Just this…

By Chloe Greenberg, Faiyaz Kara

Great Southern Food Box Hall
Princeton Street and North Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
The old Great Southern Box Company building on the southeast corner of Princeton Street and North Orange Blossom Trail is being preserved and repurposed into a 22,400-square-foot food hall featuring an elevated plaza with outdoor green space (read: shade). Hospitality HQ, run by award-winning chef Akhtar Nawab, whose restaurant Alta Calidad in Brooklyn earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2018, has been selected to operate the hall with 11 vendors focusing on "immigrant cuisine."
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Photos: UCF students, organizers host 'Day of the Nakba' Palestinian solidarity event

A student-led organization Wednesday held an event in solidarity with Palestine for the 76th anniversary of the Nakba. University of Central Florida…

By Houda Eletr

UCF students, organizers host 'Day of the Nakba' Palestinian solidarity event
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Here's all the patriotic outfits, photo ops and more to expect at Beer 'Merica 2024

Put on your sippin’ shoes: Beer ’Merica returns to picturesque Gaston Edwards Park this weekend. To properly celebrate American Craft Beer Week,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Here's all the patriotic outfits, photo ops and more to expect at Beer 'Merica 2024
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This tiny 10-foot-wide 'spite' house now on the market in Florida for $619K

A menacingly thin home has hit the market in Florida. Located at 1952 Horn St. in Jacksonville Beach, the residence is just 10 feet…

By Chloe Greenberg

Tiny 10-foot-wide 'spite' house now on the market in Florida for $619K
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Every wild moment we saw at metal megalopolis Welcome to Rockville

When some nerd somewhere said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, they surely had to be talking about Jacquelin Goldberg's photos…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Mudvayne at Welcome to Rockville
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Police arrest two, pepper spray crowd at pro-Palestinian rally in downtown Orlando

Orlando Police arrested two people and deployed pepper spray during a 1,200-person otherwise peaceful rally calling for a ceasefire in Gaza at…

By Chloe Greenberg

Police arrest two, pepper spray crowd at pro-Palestinian rally in downtown Orlando
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AJR bring the fun and the genuine emotion to Orlando's Kia Center

The brothers AJR returned to an Orlando arena over the weekend with new coming-of-age album The Maybe Man under their three belts,…

By Jim Leatherman

AJR at the Kia Center
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Hozier was absolutely 'Unreal' as he captivated fans at the Kia Center

The recent stop of Hozier's Unreal Unearthed Tour in Orlando was nothing short of magical. Kicking off the evening was the talented…

By J.D. Casto

Hozier at the Kia Center
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This historic downtown Orlando townhouse inside a former mission-style church is now for sale for $1.9 million

An Orlando townhouse near Lake Eola Park in a 1920s mission-style building that was once a church is now on the market. The…

By Chloe Greenberg

This historic downtown Orlando townhouse, inside a former mission-style church, is now for sale for $1.9 million
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24 kid-friendly activities within easy driving distance of Orlando

With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching and summer vacation looming in the (near) distance, now's the time to start planning kiddo-approved things…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Ichetucknee Springs
12087 SW U.S. Highway 27, Fort White
Just a couple of hours away is one of Florida’s most versatile natural springs. For just $6 per vehicle, Ichetucknee Springs offers a picturesque watering hole, a sprawling natural lazy river (with tubes for rent) and several nature trails. Spend a quintessential summer day on the water with enough action and views to keep the youngsters stimulated.
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Kurt Vile and the Violators brought the frazzled freak vibes to the Beacham

Kurt Vile and the Violators and Florry got loud and weird at the Beacham on an otherwise sleepy Tuesday night downtown. The…

By Jim Leatherman

Kurt Vile and the Violators at the Beacham
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Behind the scenes peek at Cirque du Soleil's 'Drawn to Life' show now at Disney Springs

Cirque du Soleil meets Disney animation in the upcoming Drawn to Life show now at Orlando's Disney Springs. Cirque du Soleil's 50th…

By Chloe Greenberg

Behind the scenes peek at Cirque du Soleil's 'Drawn to Life' show coming to Orlando
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Waxahatchee brought heart, soul and 'Tigers Blood' to Orlando's Beacham

Last weekend, Katie Crutchfield steered her band Waxahatchee into The Beacham. Joined by Clay Franklin (guitar and background vocals), Colin Croom (pedal…

By Nicolette Shurba, Jim Leatherman

Waxahatchee at the Beacham
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A rare Weeki Wachee spring house hits the market for $1.3 million

A waterfront home that sits along the most touristy stretch of river in the Tampa Bay area is now on the market.…

By Colin Wolf

A rare Weeki Wachee spring house hits the market for $1.3 million
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Alvvays roared through an evening of shoegaze for lovers at a packed Plaza Live

I could point to the recent Grammy nomination they received last year to certify the gospel about Canadian band Alvvays, though the…

By Bao Le-Huu, Jim Leatherman

Alvvays at the Plaze Live
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The 25 most popular Orlando restaurants right now, according to Yelp

Between several Michelin stars handed out and even more culinary honors and a slate of new restaurants and big-name chefs coming to town, Orlando's…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

5. Morimoto Asia
1600 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
"The place is pricy! I'll just start with that. The food is so so good though.
For drinks I got the 'Kyuri & Spicy.' This drink was AMAZING! The spice comes from the ginger, so it's a sharp spice, but it doesn't linger. The cucumber comes to the rescue and gives of a well deserved cooling effect. The drink is very balanced.
Husband started with the 'Soto' Sake. VERY good! Light and refreshing! A bit dangerous because he could drink it in two gulps, it was that good. So be aware! The sakes here are incredibly smooth." – Chelsea R.
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Conservative pundit Lou Dobbs is selling his Florida mansion for $3.1 million

Lou Dobbs, a conservative pundit whose shows were dropped from both CNN and Fox News after continuously pushing debunked conspiracies theories, is…

By Colin Wolf

Conservative pundit Lou Dobbs is selling his Florida mansion for $3.1 million
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NBA champion Leandro Barbosa lists Orlando-area home for $2.9 million

NBA champion Leandro Barbosa has just launched his Orlando-area home for sale. Located at 15044 Pendio Drive, Bella Collina, the residence has…

By Chloe Greenberg

NBA champion Leandro Barbosa lists Orlando home for $3.2 million
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Universal Orlando releases new details about Super Nintendo World and Donkey Kong Country at Epic Universe

Now’s the time to blow the dust off your Nintendo consoles and brush up on your Mario Kart skills — Super Nintendo…

By Chelsea Zukowski

Universal Orlando releases new details about Super Nintendo World and Donkey Kong Country at Epic Universe
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Viral Florida home with a hidden 'dungeon' is now on the market

A Florida home for sale is raising questions on social media over an unusual dungeon-like basement hidden behind one of its bedroom…

By Chloe Greenberg

Florida home with a hidden 'dungeon' is now on the market
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Everything we saw at the Brightside Music Festival, including Sublime, 311 and Goldfinger

Greetings from Brightside … do you wish you had been there? If you weren't, you missed the likes of Sublime, 311, Save…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Sublime at the Brightside Festival
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A completely round, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Florida home is now for sale for $8.5M

A completely round Florida farmhouse and compound inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale. The home, located at…

By Chloe Greenberg

A completely round, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Florida home is now for sale for $8.5M
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Photos: UCF students, organizers rally in protest of Israel's occupation of Gaza

University of Central Florida students and other organizations joined forces early Friday afternoon to rally in protest of Israel's occupation of Gaza…

By Chloe Greenberg

Photos: UCF students, organizers rally in protest of Israel's occupation of Gaza
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This 'Olde Winter Park' Spanish farmhouse comes with a traditional design and modern amenities for $4.5M

A rare Spanish farmhouse is now for sale with the traditional design details of "Olde Winter Park" plus modern amenities. The residence,…

By Chloe Greenberg

This 'Olde Winter Park' Spanish farmhouse comes with a traditional design and modern amenities for $4.5M
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25 Orlando restaurants every new resident needs to try before calling themselves a local

You don't truly know Orlando until you've eaten like a bona fide local. From teeny sub shops that have been around for…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria
67 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando
This beloved local sandwich salon features themed gourmet sandwiches and unique salads, with an entire menu under $15. Go crazy with one of their beefier pressed sandwiches like the Big Daddy's Triple Decker, keep it light with The Cobb or indulge your sweet tooth with a Colossal PB&J. Late-night hours on the weekend.
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