100 things you must do in Orlando before you die
A list of things everyone who lives in Orlando should do at least once
Published: December 4, 2013
41. Devour oysters at Lee and Rick’s Oyster Bar (5621 Old Winter Garden Road) until someone discovers a pearl. The world may not be your oyster, but the pearl you have a claim to.
42. Descend the stairs downtown to the underground blues lair of Tanqueray’s (100 S. Orange Ave., facebook.com/tanqueraysbar).
43. Get the password to Hanson’s Shoe Repair (27 E. Pine St., facebook.com/hansonsshoerepair) – you’ll know what to do once you get inside.
44. Get hip to the Park Ave CDs (2916 Corrine Drive, parkavecds.com) in-store performances, where you can watch touring national bands play abbreviated sets without paying a dime at the door.
45. Order Mama Ling Ling’s Thanksgiving sandwich at Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria (67 N. Bumby Ave., pompomsteahouse.com) to experience an indulgent holiday meal any time, without a day’s worth of prep.
46. Go to a comedy show at SAK Comedy Lab, but don’t sit in the front unless you like public humiliation. (SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., sak.com)
47. Visit Leu Gardens (1920 Forest Ave., leugardens.org) during their annual plant sale.
48. See a marquee show at Amway Center (400 W. Church St., amwaycenter.com) and find out what arena rock really is.
49. Brave the live gators to putt a hole in one at Congo River Golf (various locations, congoriver.com).
50. Create a custom T-shirt at Mother Falcon (819 E. Washington St., motherfalconclothing.com); bonus points if it’s an Orlando joke that catches on with locals.
51. Pub crawl as a zombie during Audubon Park’s Zombietoberfest (apgardens.com), but drink beers, not brains.
52. Attend an Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando party and schmooze with the coolest people in town (orlandoweekly.com).
53. Order a flight of artisan beer at Hourglass Brewery (255 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, thehourglassbrewery.com).
54. Jump feet first into the refreshingly cool springs at Wekiwa Springs (1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings).
55. Eat a bánh mì. This Vietnamese sandwich is king in the area where Colonial Drive meets Mills Avenue. We suggest you start with Boston Bakery & Café (1525 E. Colonial Drive, #5), Yum-mì Sandwiches (1227 N. Mills Ave., yummisandwiches.com) or Anh Hong (1124 E. Colonial Drive, anhhongorlando.com)
56. Watch the sunset over Lake Killarney from the back of Hillstone Restaurant (215 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, hillstone.com).
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