Best of Orlando 2015: Potpourri

Best Bowling Alley: Kings Orlando

Roberto Gonzalez

Best of Orlando 2015: Eat and Drink​

Best of Orlando 2015: Personalities

Best of Orlando 2015: Goods & Services

Best of Orlando 2015: Potpourri

Bowling Alley

1 Kings Orlando
8255 International Drive, #120

2 Splitsville
1494 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista

3 Colonial Lanes
400 N. Primrose Drive

Movie Theater

1 Cobb Plaza Cinema Café 12
155 S. Orange Ave.

2 AMC Downtown Disney 24 with Dine-In Theatres
1500 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista

3 Enzian
1300 S. Orlando Ave.

Theme Park Ride

1 The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure

2 Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

3 Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith 
Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Bike Trail

1 West Orange Trail

2 Cross Seminole Trail

3 Cady Way Trail

Best Non-Theme Park Attraction: Airboat tours at Wild Florida—tons of huge gators, a great breeze, and beautiful scenery far away from the pavement. Explore the wildlife park and view hundreds of exotic and native species.

Best Local Haunt: A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs offers up a nice Halloween alternative to other somewhat-pricey attractions, with live entertainment, laser tag, backstage tours, and an extra scare Total Eclipse night.

Entertainment Experience

1 Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
Downtown Disney
1478 Buena Vista Drive

2 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Ave.

3 SAK Comedy Lab
29 S. Orange Ave.

Kids’ Entertainment

1 Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort

2 Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton St.

3 Orlando Repertory 
1001 E. Princeton St.

Performing Arts Group

1 Central Florida Community Arts
250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd.

2 Orlando Ballet
2211 N. Orange Ave.

3 Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 E. Rollins St.

Best Venue to Hear Up and Coming Jazz Musicians: Rollins College and UCF’s music departments are alive with the next generation of jazz players, with the student-filled Flying Horse Big Band playing on the UCF campus. Rollins students and faculty offer free performances in the fabulous Tiedke Concert Hall.;

Best Underground Dance Party: Body//Talk. A monthly pop-up disco in Orlando’s Milk District where young people get creative and dance the night away to local electronic artists.

Music Venue

1 House of Blues
1490 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista

2 Hard Rock Live Orlando
6050 Universal Blvd.

3 The Social
54 N. Orange Ave.

Venue for a Night Out

1 Dr. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Ave.

2 SAK Comedy Lab
29 S. Orange Ave.

3 Universal CityWalk
Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Blvd.

Art Gallery

1 CityArts Factory
29 S. Orange Ave.

2 Snap! Space
1013 E. Colonial Drive

3 Gallery on the Edge
2300 Edgewater Drive


1 Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.

2 Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton St.

3 Morse Museum of American Art
445 N. Park Ave.
Winter Park

Best Place for Starving Artists and Art Lovers: The art collections by Rollins College at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and The Alfond Inn are truly remarkable and accessible, with free admission.

Best Old Standby: The Social. This venue has been open in Orlando for more than 21 years and hosts local and international acts.

Best Cheap Summer Outing With the Kids: Tubing at Rock Springs Run at Kelly Park. It’s $3-$5 to stay all day, so take a picnic lunch and enjoy (but on weekends, get there before it fills up, usually 10 a.m.)

Place to Get Married

1 Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.

2 Disney’s Wedding Pavilion
4101 Floridian Way
Bay Lake

3 Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
549 W. Par St.

Best of Orlando 2015: Eat and Drink​

Best of Orlando 2015: Personalities

Best of Orlando 2015: Goods & Services

Best of Orlando 2015: Potpourri

Foot Race

1 Walt Disney World
Marathon Weekend

2 IOA Corporate 5K

3 OUC Half Marathon and 5K


1 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

2 Epcot International Food & 
Wine Festival

3 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

Charity Gala

1 Runway to Hope 
Spring Fashion Soiree

2 Florida Hospital Golden Gala

3 Headdress Ball

Best Answer to Climate Change: The Hive. A monthly think/do tank meet-up for sustainably minded activists to learn, plan and implement local solutions to global issues.

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