20 crazy road trip stops between Orlando and Tampa to visit

Florida has weirdness sprinkled throughout the state, but one of the quirkiest stretches just might be between Orlando and Tampa. Whether you're…

By Chloe Greenberg

Orange World
5395 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee
Orange World is just what is sounds like: one big orange-themed extravaganza. At this Kissimmee roadside stop, you can find fresh oranges and other produce, Florida-themed gifts and plenty of wacky souvenirs.
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Photos: First look at Penguin Trek, SeaWorld's new coaster opening this spring

SeaWorld's upcoming roller coaster Penguin Trek has launched into the early construction phases of its journey, and Orlando Weekly got a first…

By Chloe Greenberg

Photos: First look at Penguin Trek, SeaWorld's new coaster opening this spring
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The beachfront home of citrus tycoon Dr. Phillips' son is still on the market in Florida

A beachfront home that once belonged to the son of Florida orange grove owner and renowned philanthropist Dr. Phillips is on the…

By Chloe Greenberg

The beachfront home of citrus tycoon Dr. Phillips' son is on the market in Florida
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Hot dog tycoon Dick Portillo puts his beachfront Florida penthouse on the market

Let's be frank: The founder of Portillo's Hot Dogs is selling his his massive Florida beach condo, and it's certainly not the…

By Colin Wolf

Hot dog tycoon Dick Portillo puts his beachfront Florida penthouse on the market
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Orlando City Soccer Club unveils new Legacy Kit gear at Cheyenne Saloon event

In the heart of downtown Orlando, history was made at the iconic Cheyenne Saloon as Orlando City Soccer Club unveiled its new…

By J.D. Casto

Orlando City Soccer Club unveils new Legacy Kit gear at Cheyenne Saloon event
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Thursday, Rival Schools and Many Eyes got loud and emotional at Orlando's Beacham

Thursday brought their 20th anniversary tour celebrating album War All the Time to the Beacham, with some famous friends in tow. Joining…

By Michael Lothrop

Thursday live at the Beacham
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These are the most beautiful restaurants to visit in Orlando

Orlando's known for going big and bringing over-the-top dining experiences to all — locals and tourists alike. And thanks to some new…

By Chloe Greenberg

Chuan Fu
1035 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Chuan Fu, a Sichuan restaurant by the owners of Chuan Lu Garden and U and Me Revolving Hot Pot, opened this year in Winter Park. Patrons at Chuan Fu can expect "very special" and "very different" Sichuan dishes including some that "have not been seen in town," all prepared by chefs hailing from Sichuan Province.
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Evan Dando of the Lemonheads wooed Orlando fans with a freewheeling Valentine's Day show at the Social

Evan Dando and Willy Mason romanced Orlando with delightfully freewheeling and spontaneous sets on Valentine's Day in front of an intimate crowd…

By Michael Lothrop, Matthew Moyer

Evan Dando live at The Social
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A rare spring house, built from local cypress trees, is now for sale on Florida's Rainbow River

A literal treehouse that's just a few paddles away from a first magnitude freshwater spring is now for sale in Marion County.…

By Colin Wolf

A rare spring house, built from local cypress trees, is now for sale on Florida's Rainbow River
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This rare mid-century Deland home with ties to Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market for $600K

A mid-century modern three-story home with ties to architect Frank Lloyd Wright just hit the market in DeLand. Located at 950 Park…

By Chloe Greenberg

This rare mid-century Deland home with ties to Frank Lloyd Wright hits the market for $600K
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People We Love 2024: Eleven people making Orlando a better place to be

Is it true? Are we really opening our hearts up to love again? Looks like it! Welcome (back) to our list of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

People We Love 2024: Eleven people making Orlando a better place to be
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Photos: SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival returns with new flavors

The culinary events at EPCOT and Universal may eat up the lion's share of attention, but SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival…

By Seth Kubersky

Photos: SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival returns with new flavors
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Kevin Durant's former Florida condo is available to rent for $22,000 a month

A penthouse once belonging to Phoenix Suns forward and two-time NBA champ Kevin Durant is currently available to rent in Florida. Located…

By Colin Wolf

Kevin Durant's former Florida condo is available to rent for $22,000 a month
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This Windermere Mediterranean estate on its own peninsula is on the market for $14 million

A Mediterranean masterpiece of a home is now for sale on its very own Orlando-area peninsula. The nearly 15,000-square-foot home, located at…

By Chloe Greenberg

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Transgender Floridians and their allies stage 'die-in' at Orlando DMV as part of statewide protests

Trans Floridians and allies staged a "die-in" at an Orlando Department of Motor Vehicles office Friday morning in coordination with similar actions…

By J.D. Casto, Matthew Moyer

Transgender Floridians and their allies stage 'die-in' at Orlando DMV as part of statewide protests
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The historic 'Gwathmey House' built by James Gamble Rogers II for a citrus tycoon is for sale in Orlando area

A historic lake house with impressive architectural history ties is now on the market in Orange County. The home, located at 3484…

By Chloe Greenberg

The historic 'Gwathmey House' built by James Gamble Rogers II for a citrus tycoon is for sale in Orlando area
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Remembering Central Florida amusement parks and tourist traps that no longer exist

Central Florida has long been a hub of tourism, largely thanks to one very special mouse-fueled world. But even before Disney World…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Circus World
Haines City
Back in 1973, Circus World opened to the masses about 30 miles from Orlando in the small Polk County town of Haines City. The Feld family, owners of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, wanted the Central Florida theme park to combine live shows and amusement park rides with a new winter quarters for the circus, according to State Library & Archives of Florida. In its heyday, Circus World had a 27,000-square-foot building that looked like a giant circus tent, carousel, Ferris wheel, wooden roller coaster, polar bear show, lion tamer, flaming high diver, elephant performances and rides, and of course, lots of clowns. Visitors could even attempt to walk across a tightrope or trapeze through the air.
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Billy Joel relists Florida mansion with a $10 million price cut

After years of trying to unload his massive Florida estate, "The Piano Man" is hoping a $10 million price cut will land…

By Colin Wolf

Billy Joel relists Florida mansion with a $10 million price cut
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Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is selling his Florida waterfront mansion for $8.5 million

Just a few months after purchasing a new pad in Palm Beach County, the "Mayor of Flavortown" is now looking to offload…

By Colin Wolf

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is selling his Florida waterfront mansion for $8.5 million
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All the cosplay and creativity we saw out in full force at Orlando's MegaCon

The halls of the Orange County Convention Center were bustling with a diverse cast of cosplayers last weekend at MegaCon 2024. These…

By Mauricio Murillo, Rick Martinez

Saturday at MegaCon 2024
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Crypta, Antagonizör and Breed were hell-bent for leather at Conduit

Brazilian death metal overlords Crypta laid waste to Winter Park's Conduit over the weekend, grimly aided and abetted by locals Breed and…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Crypta live at Conduit
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Grace Potter and Brittney Spencer go full rock star at the House of Blues

"I'm a fucking rock star," Grace Potter recently told Orlando Weekly. And she more than proved that boast with a gutsy show…

By J.D. Casto

Grace Potter live at the House of Blues
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The 30 Black-owned restaurants in Orlando everyone should know about

From family-recipe fueled soul foods to vibrant superfoods, Orlando is home to tons of Black-owned restaurants dishing out flavor and flair. With Ethiopian…

By Alexandra Sullivan, Sarah Harwell

Sister Honey’s
247 E. Michigan St., Orlando
Sister Honey's bakery offers up award-winning pies, cupcakes, pound cakes, cookies and more in South Orlando. Menu items and bakery options change daily, so call ahead if you're looking for something special.
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The Winter Garden custom home of Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon is for sale for $3.5M

The Florida home of a New England Patriots player has just hit the market in Winter Garden. Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon is…

By Chloe Greenberg

The Winter Garden custom home of Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon is for sale for $3.5M
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The Orlando home of former MLB All-Star Ender Inciarte hits the market for $6.3M

A former MLB All-Star has listed his Orlando-area home for sale. Located at 5190 Latrobe Drive in Windermere, the residence has belonged to…

By Chloe Greenberg

The Orlando home of former MLB All-Star Ender Inciarte is now on the market for $6.3M
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A first look into Judson's Live, the newest addition to Dr. Phillips Center

Judson's Live, the new intimate performance venue at the Dr. Phillips Center, is set to open later this week and we got…

By Seth Kubersky

Photos: First look into Judson's Live, the newest addition to Dr. Phillips Center
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A swanky château plopped in the middle of a Florida lake has hit the market for $22M

An opulent but hard-to-categorize home sitting smack in the middle of a lake has just hit the market in Florida. Dubbed "bizarrely…

By Chloe Greenberg

A $22M modern castle designed by renowned architect Charles Sieger for himself is for sale in Florida
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Everyone and everything we saw and heard at the first of Mitski's two-night Orlando stand

All the way back in 2019, Bao Le Huu wrote in This Little Underground that Mitski was a "next-gen idol." He was right…

By Matthew Moyer, Jim Leatherman

Mitski live at the Dr. Philips Center
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Photos: Universal Orlando Resort shares first official look into Epic Universe

Universal Orlando Resort announced Tuesday the first official details about its newest endeavor: Epic Universe, a new theme park coming in 2025.…

By Alexandra Sullivan

Epic Universe – Celestial Park
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A Tesla-powered waterfront home is now on the market in Orlando for $7M

A historic home updated with modern amenities has just hit the market in Orlando. The residence located at 50 Forest St., in Windermere…

By Chloe Greenberg

This historic Orlando home with modern amenities is now on the market for $7 million
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