DADE CITY — Family-friendly competitions and a lot of other fun. That’s what’s in store at Color Me Abstract’s Family Field Day, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village. Read More…
The Gateway Gallery and Emporium will present the artwork of students from the Red Apple Adult Training Center during July. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. June 30 at the gallery, 6216 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. More than 30 pieces will be on exhibit and for sale. Proceeds will help pay for activities, supplies and services for adults … Read More…
Deccan Spice has opened at 2325 Ulmerton Road, in what used to be the elegant and vast Grand Siam space in Feather Sound. It’s getting high marks so far for its traditional Indian lunch buffet, and offers a range of southern Indian dishes (vadas and dosas and idlis, oh my) seldom seen in this area. (727) … Read More…
The most colorful parade in Florida is this weekend, and it’s a fun time, to be sure. Read More…
BEATRIZ AT DINNER
Miguel Arteta’s culture war comedy Beatriz at Dinner (R) gets a lot off its chest in just 80 minutes. “Comedy” is a term loosely used since the laughs stick in your throat, using indelicate topics for sly purpose. Read More…
THE ART OF THE BRICK: More than child’s play
Thirst quench: Barley’s Angels
Saturday night marks this year’s beer-oriented major fundraiser for the historic Tampa Theatre. It’s usually a good excuse to dress funny and drink overmuch, and this year is no exception. The theme is Barley’s Angels, so get your Drew Barrymore or Lucy Liu on. Or, if you’re old school like … Read More…
There’s no greater feeling than basking in the warm sunshine. And with long summer days ahead, we’ve highlighted a few ways you can enjoy the extra hours of sunlight in Orlando this summer.
Explore the Outdoors
Long summer days, equals more fun in the sun. You’ll be lucky you came in summer to enjoy some of Central Florida’s most popular outdoor activities!
the morning off with breathtaking views of the sunrise at Orlando Balloon Rides.
the day at West Orange Trail and take a scenic bicycle ride to Winter Garden’s historic downtown.
in for delicious culinary eats at Plant Street Market, a Winter Garden food hub
popular among the locals.
a short 30-minute drive from Winter Garden to the rolling hills of Clermont and
visit Showcase of Citrus. Hand pick oranges and other fresh citrus right from
the grove and enjoy freshly-squeezed Florida orange juice or a refreshing
frozen citrus treat to cool off from the warm summer weather.
See other exciting outdoor adventures you can experience.
With so many attractions and restaurants on International Drive, rest
assured that you’ll find countless ways enjoy the extra daylight this summer
while visiting the iconic I-Drive tourist strip.
up for a friendly game of miniature golf at Congo River Golf, where you’ll play among tranquil waterfalls, mysterious caves and more.
the adrenaline rush and dive into the thrill of skydiving – well, indoor
skydiving – at iFLY Orlando, now at its new location in the heart of International Drive.
breathtaking views of Central Florida from Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, a 400-foot-tall giant Ferris wheel located at I-Drive 360.
“huge” fun at Fun Spot America where you can enjoy carnival style games and rides, including the 250-foot tall Skycoaster.
into the sunset aboard a helicopter flight around Orlando with Orlando
See other fun attractions you can enjoy in the I-Drive area
Experience Orlando Like a Local
If you’re looking to explore Orlando like one of the locals, the city’s got iconic neighborhoods that are perfect for discovering delicious cuisine and unique shopping.
Downtown Orlando’s collection of different areas and neighborhoods – each with
a unique look and feel. Orange Avenue, central to downtown, offers unique restaurants that are perfect for dining outdoors and enjoying the extra daylight throughout the summer.
the flavors of Mills 50, an expanding enclave of authentic Asian restaurants,
shops and markets. The area is home to one of the largest Vietnamese-American
communities in Florida. Here, you can also taste a variety of other cuisines,
including modern Mexican, BBQ and vegetarian.
The Milk District – an up-and-coming neighborhood known for its funky shops,
vintage boutiques and weekly food truck gatherings – for an authentic local experience.
Park is a hip, diverse area just north of downtown Orlando. From food and
dining to an electric mix of shopping venues, this area offers everything from
designer fashion to cool handouts and more. While you’re there, take a
stroll through the beautiful and serene Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre botanical oasis with various gardens featuring local flora as well as a beautiful rose garden.
to Ivanhoe Village’s vintage-inspired shops, including Rock & Roll Heaven
and Elephant Walk Antiques – perfect if you’re looking for unique souvenirs to
take home from your trip.
Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias: The two Miami megastars will be Messin’ Around on a co-headlining tour along with opener, CNCO. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $29.95-$139.95. (813) 301-2500. Read More…
The Last Knight isn’t as bad as other Transformers, which isn’t saying much. Read More…