Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Orlando city guide. Here you'll find the best of Orlando. WTR's Orlando map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Orlando - including the Harry S Leu Gardens and The Mennello Museum of American Art.
You'll also find the best dining in Orlando, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Orlando includes Dexter’s and Ravenous Pig. Then you're off to Vero Beach.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Orlando
Getting around in Orlando
Public Transportation in Orlando
WTR's Tony Transit says the best info for public transportation in Orlando is (http://www.cityoforlando.net/transportation-planning/public-transit/)
This local bus service provides transportation throughout the City of Orlando, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties, as well as parts of Polk and Volusia Counties. LYNX accommodates more than 105,000 passengers daily over an area of approximately 2,500 square miles, with a resident population of more than 1.8 million.
LYMMO is a fare-free Downtown Orlando circulator that provides a convenient, air-conditioned connection for residents, employees and visitors to Downtown restaurants, retail, entertainment, offices and services. LYMMO operates along four different routes, with wait times between buses as little as five minutes.
Amtrak - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit Amtrak or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Orlando
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Lake Eola, Winter Park and Downtown Orlando.
Dining in Orlando
WTR's Carlota Cuisine likes Hawkers Asian Street Fare - L & D: Daily, 1103 N Mills Ave, 407-237-0606
Eat the Streets - It's named after Asian street vendors who share their most successful recipes.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Orlando
Our Shauna Showtime says the best entertainment is Downtown Orlando and Downtown Disney West Side.
Shopping areas in Orlando
WTR's Shari Shopper thinks the best shopping in in Winter Park.
Recognition for Orlando
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Orlando
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as the Orlando Museum of Art.
Now to July 8, 2018 see Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art & Culture
The exhibition will present traditional articles of adornment and domestic crafts produced by Seminoles from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The articles included in the exhibition are: embroidered and beaded bandolier bags, moccasins, sashes and leggings; men’s shirts and jackets and women’s skirts and capes, all with traditional applique, embroidery and patchwork motifs; beaded necklaces; baskets; and costumed dolls. Accompanying these objects will be historic paintings, prints and photographs that document individuals, families and the Seminole way of life during the past two centuries.