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100 things you must do in Orlando

Updated for 2017



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No. 4: Tour the West Art District. - PHOTO BY JOEY ROULETTE
  • Photo by Joey Roulette
  • No. 4: Tour the West Art District.

31. Order your Pub sub online (at; give the lunchtime crowd side-eye as you stroll in and pick it up with no waiting in line.

32. Watch a rocket blast off into space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Kennedy Space Center, State Road 405, Titusville, Make sure you reserve a spot early because tickets go out quickly for this jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring event.

33. Feed a fuzzy giraffe at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (3755 NW Highway 17-92, Sanford, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Watch the tallest animal in the world munch down on some lettuce for $5 a person.

34. Experiment with the high-tech tools at the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center (101 E. Central Blvd., 407-835-7323, Record a podcast, set up a photo shoot, make your own movie – whatever you do, don't neglect this resource.

35. Remember why Shakespeare is known as the greatest English-language writer in history by experiencing one of his plays, transformed and performed by the 28-year-old Orlando Shakespeare Theater company (812 E. Rollins St.,

36. Plan an East End Market food crawl: with hyperlocal Florida & Co., cheesemonger La Femme du Fromage, ramen house and bar Domu, healthy breakfasteers Farm-Haus, Skyebird's raw foods, Houndstooth's sandwiches and the half-pound, chip-studded insanity that is a cookie from Gideon's Bakehouse, there's almost too much to choose from (3201 Corrine Drive,

37. Squint and pretend you're in a climate with more than two seasons when the bubble-snowflakes descend on Main Street at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom (1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista).

38. Take a twirl through the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art at Orlando Museum of Art, an annual celebration of the best new artists working in Florida (2416 N. Mills Ave.,

39. Complete a feat that has only been accomplished by the few, the proud, the elite drinkers among us: Start at either Savoy or Wally's, and have a drink in every bar in Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village in a day. This one gets harder and harder every year.

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