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Welcome to Orlando!

Our annual look at Orlando from the viewpoint of a Central Florida neophyte

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Welcome to Orlando!

Hello! Newcomers Guide is Orlando Weekly’s annual look at Orlando from the viewpoint of a Central Florida neophyte. We hope it’s useful and entertaining whether you just moved here yesterday, or you’ve been here for years. Use the links below to find your way around, or just wander aimlessly through the Guide to (re-)discover the city you love.

Orlando Newcomers Guide 2019
Table of Contents
Other Orlando Weekly Special Issues
Welcome to Orlando!

PLACES TO GO
Orlando map
Cool annual events
Neighborhoods



THINGS TO CONSUME
Coffee all day
Drinks every night
Shopping: vintage clothing
Shopping: houseplants!
Vegan restaurants
Sunday Funday: best brunches
Food halls: sort of!
Weed isn’t legal, but if you’ve got your MMJ card …

STUFF TO DO
How and where to hear live music in Orlando
Newer Orlando bands you should hear(t)
Activism: Get involved!
See art: museums, galleries and more
Art date!
Super like: dating
Litlando: Orlando authors and where to read them
Drama club: theater
Theme parks and other attractions
Outside guide
Fabulous hotel pools you should definitely not sneak into
Comics, cosplay and cons
Orlando Obsessions

Read the MORE IN NEWCOMERS GUIDE panels below, or check out the full print issue here.
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This introduction is from the Aug. 8, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly's Newcomers Guide 2019. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.