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The Top Things To Do And See In College Park, Orlando

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Updated: 24 April 2017
College Park counts with bungalow-lined streets named after famous universities. Voted as Orlando’s best neighborhood, visitors come here to find a taste of the real city far and away from the touristy theme park extravaganza. This quaint district offers quality shopping, fine dining, and an exciting nightlife. Explore this area of Orlando with an authentic Bohemian air by checking out the top things to see and do in College Park below.
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Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is an engaging and interactive museum that encourages the discovery of new and exciting scientific and technological concepts for the whole family. There is a planetarium with a telescope, an IMAX theater that plays educational films, and a laser light show. The center of the museum displays an impressive giant tree that goes up four floors and is reminiscent of those that can be found in Florida’s wetlands. They also welcome those that are over 21 with exclusive evening experiences, such as the “Science of Wine” community event hosted in the museum’s outer balcony.

Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 (407) 514-2000

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater

The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is one of its kind in the area because of its specialization in Shakespearian tales. However, the theater also presents quality new plays, musicals and even children’s shows. The theater has a partnership with local college University of Central Florida and when a customer purchases a ticket all the funds go to supporting the arts and enriching the creative community in Orlando. Don’t forget to check out the terrace in the back, which leads to the Firehouse Musuem. This hidden gem is home to a collection of old firetrucks. Amazing!

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 (407) 447-1700

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Albert Park

This small area of green space nestled in the heart of College Park is located on the main strip of the neighborhood’s best shops and eateries. Residents and visitors come here for the live music and the lovely intimate setting; perfect for those with a significant other in tow. Albert Park is a hub for many community events and is beautifully decorated when the holidays come around. Take a break from exploring all the stores and boutiques and enjoy this beautiful nature preserve.

Albert Park, 2400 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL, United States, +1 (407) 246-2283

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The Great Escape Room

The escape room concept is taking America by storm! Based on the video game format, The Great Escape Room in Orlando sees customers have to attempt to get out of a room in under sixty minutes. Customers can either work alongside friends or strangers in order to find clues that will lead to the solution of the intriguing puzzle and realise their release. Unfortunately, only 20% of teams manage to escape the room in the allotted amount of time. This is the perfect team-building activity with its unique mix of strategy and scavenger hunting.

The Great Escape Room, 23 1/2 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 (386) 385-8860

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K Restaurant

K Restaurant is one of the first chef-owned and operated restaurants in Orlando. It has won multiple awards including “America’s Top Restaurants” recognition by Zagat. The restaurant counts a wine bar and offers a unique farm-to-table concept, using only the freshest of ingredients. Customers have the option of dining in a variety of rooms, including outdoor seating in a charming front porch. K Restaurant also boasts an attached garden, where all the herbs and veggies used in the kitchen are grown!

K Restaurant, 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL, United States, +1 (407) 872-2332

By Edgar Catasus