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5 Mistakes to Avoid on a Florida Vacation, According to Locals

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Don’t Skip Out On Orlando’s Food Scene

Don’t just assume that the best food in Orlando can be found at its theme parks! There’s theme park Orlando, and then there’s the actual city itself, about 15 miles north of Disney and Universal Studios.

Here, thriving neighborhoods like Thornton Park, College Park, Winter Park, and the Mills 50 district, known for its great Asian eats, are just a few of the destinations for eating exceptionally well in this city of eclectic culinary influences ranging from Laotian and Indian to Ethiopian and Moroccan.

MICHELIN Guide Florida recently awarded several restaurants in Orlando with their first Michelin stars, including the Japanese omakase spot Soseki and seafood and a hot spot for stake: Knife & Spoon. But you can also eat very well at some other Orlando faves, like gastropub The Ravenous Pig and Prato, which is well known for Italian wood-fired grub.

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4 thoughts on “5 Mistakes to Avoid on a Florida Vacation, According to Locals”

  1. Opa resturant in Orlando near the convention center , usually requires reservations, but the food is so great, be a mistake to miss.

  2. Thomas Pendleton

    We came here the first time in August 1970. WE came back in December then relocated the following year.The two best choices in my life were marrying my wife and having a family and moving to Florida! I am retired now and have been in heaven on earth most of my life!

  3. Siesta public beach on Siesta Key Sarasota is a great place to go,
    but stay away during Spring Breaks and major holidays. The traffic
    comes to a complete halt on Midnight Pass Rd and in Siesta Village.
    The Gulf water is a little too warm from June thru Sept. but very nice
    the rest of the year. The white sand on Crescent Beach is like nothing I’ve seen before. There are so many great places to see
    and restaurants to eat at in the Sarasota area you will surely enjoy
    your stay.

  4. Lois Tibbetts-Durkee

    My husband and I wintered in the Florida Keys for several years until we got too old to drive down and back from Minnesota. Make sure you go south and spend some time going through the Keys. What a beautiful trip that is!

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