Last Updated:

12/2/22

Orlando, FL

The Walk Down Main Street During the Fall at Disney Magic Kingdom Near Orlando
Credit: My Own

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

The Blueberry Lemon Glaze Waffle at Hash House A Go Go in Orlando, Florida, Best Place for your Breakfast Needs

Hash House A Go Go

5350 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Andy's World Famous Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles: Two sage fried chicken breasts piled high on top of hickory-smoked bacon waffle tower, hot syrup reduction, and fried leeks $28.99


Blueberry Lemon Glaze Waffle:  $13.49


Tractor Driver Combo: Two eggs with a choice of meat and buttermilk flapjack $17.49

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday 8 am - 2 pm

Friday & Saturday 8 am - 7 pm

Order Online: Yes

They Have Several Locations Across the United States

Raspberry Lemon Cream Pancakes at Briarpatch Restaurant in Winter Park, Florida

Briarpatch Restaurant

252 N Park Ave #3814, Winter Park, FL 32789

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Blue Heaven Wheat & Fiber Pancakes: Fresh blueberries and buttered pecans $15.95


Raspberry Lemon Cream Pancakes:  $16.95


Meat Lover's Burrito: Spicy chorizo sausage, potato hash, aged white cheddar, New Mexico green chilis, and scrambled eggs $16.50

Hours:

Monday to Friday 7 am - 4 pm

Saturday 7 am - 5 pm

Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

Order Online: Yes

All Items Off the Griddle Looks Amazing and Try Sneak a Slice of Cake for Breakfast as Win Win

Activities

Disney World Resort

Top Twelve Rides From The Four Parks (No Order)


  • Splash Mountain


  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


  • Pirates of the Caribbean


  • Star Wars: Rise of Resistance


  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror


  • Rock 'n' Roller Coaster


  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind


  • Soarin Around the World


  • Test Track


  • Avatar Flight of Passage


  • Expedition Everest


  • Na'vi River Journey


Daily Admission Ticket Cost (Online):


These Are Best Estimates, Price Structure Can Change/Confusing


One Day One Park Ticket - $109.00

Park Hopper (Visit Multiple Parks) +$65.00


My "Go-To" Ticket Option for Single Person

Two Day Park with Park Hopper


One of the Bust Outside Haunted Mansion at Disney Magic Kingdom Orlando Florida
Credit: My Own

Magic Kingdom: 3450 World Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Summer Hours (Solid Estimate)


Magic Kingdom  9 am - 11 pm

Epcot 8:30 am - 9 pm

Hollywood Studio 8:30 am - 9 pm

Animal Kingdom 8 am - 8 pm




Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Select Dates August 12 to Oct 31st - SOLD OUT - Plan Ahead Next Year

Universal Orlando Resort

Top Ten Rides I Would Ride (No Order)


  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey


  • Revenge of the Mummy


  • Incredible Hulk Coaster


  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure


  • Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man


  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts


  • E.T. Adventure


  • Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges


  • Jurassic Park River Adventure


  • The Simpsons Ride


Daily Admission Ticket Cost:


These Are Best Estimates, Price Structure Can Change/Confusing


One Day One Park Ticket - $109.00

Two Park One Day - $164.00

Universal Express Pass (Skip Line One Time Per Participating Ride) +$79.99

Universal Express Pass (Skip Line Unlimited Times Per Participating Ride) +$109.99


My "Go-To" Ticket Option for Single Person

Two Day Two Park (Off-Season) $272.99

The Simpson's Ride at Universal Studios Orlando in Florida
Credit: My Own

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Early Fall Hours (Solid Estimate)


Universal Studios  8 am - 5/7 pm

Islands of Adventure 9 am - 8/9 pm

Volcano Bay 10 am - 5/6 pm

CityWalk 8 am - Midnight/2 am


Halloween Horror Nights (Best Halloween Event in the United States) - Select Nights Sept 2nd through Oct 31st 2022 - 10 Haunted Houses - Average Online Tix $73.99

SeaWorld Orlando

Top Five Rides I Would Ride (No Order)


  • Ice Breaker


  • Mako


  • Manta


  • Antarctica: Empire Of The Penguin


  • Infinity Falls


Daily Admission Ticket Cost (Online):


Single-Day Ticket $124.99

Reserved Seating + Quick Queue Unlimited + 1-Time Ice Breaker $29.99

General Parking $30.00

Ice Breaker Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida

7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Howl-O-Scream Orlando - Select Nights Sept 9th to Oct 31st - Five Haunted Houses & More Terror - Average Online Tix $44.99

Summer Hours (Solid Estimate)


SeaWorld 9 am - 10 pm

Aquatica 9 am - 6 pm/ 8 pm


Dezerland Park Orlando

Karting - One Pro Race $24.95; Head Sock $3.95


ThunderFoam Arena, Think Lazer Tag with Nerf Guns Instead $14.95 (10 min game)


Bowling (I went with 60 min option) $48.95 for One Lane; Shoes $3.95


Jump Start - Trampoline Park (Again I went with 60 min option) $18.95; Grip Socks $3.95


The Auto Museum - Adult $24.95; Child (4-12) $16.95


Pinball Palace - All Day Pass $25.00


Food Options: Pizza, Burgers, Burritos, Ice Cream, & More

The External View of the Main Entrance of Dezerland Park in Orlando Florida

5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Florida's Largest Indoor Attraction

Summer Hours (Solid Estimate)


Monday to Thursday 11 am - 11 pm

Friday 11 am - Midnight

Saturday 10 am - 1 am

Sunday 11 am - Midnight

Food

Classic Pressed Sandwich from Yellow Dog Eats in Windermere Florida

Yellow Dog Eats

1236 Hempel Ave, Windermere, FL 34786

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Florida Cracker: Tender Pulled Pork Topped with Tangy Coleslaw, Gouda Cheese, Pecan-Smoked Bacon, Spicy Pickles, Fried Onions, and Topped with Fish's Gold BBQ Sauce on some Thick Bread $12.80


El Cubano: Pulled Pork, Slice Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheese, Tomato Chutney, Onions and Jalapenos, Creole Mustard and Spicy Pickles on Pressed Cuban Bread  $12.80


Classic Yellow Dog Club: Honey Mesquite Roasted Turkey Piled High with Smoked Gouda Cheese, Pecan-Smoked Bacon, Crunchy Cucumber, Lettuce, and Orange Cointreau Mayo Served on Multigrain Bread $12.00

Hours:

Daily 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: No

Best Sandwiches in the Orlando Area

The Matahambre from Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa is Located in Orlando, Florida, Where You Get Pork, Fried Cheese, and Sunny Side Egg on One Sandwich

Pig Floyds Urban Barbakoa

1326 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

The Big Floyd Sandwich: Oakwood Smoked Brisket, Pulled Pork, Fred Stokes Sausage, Citrus Peanut Slaw, Topped with French Fries and Served on a Sweet Roll $13.49


Matahambre aka "Hunger Killer": Oakwood Smoked Brisket, Fried Cheese, Fancy Sauce, Potato Sticks, Sunny Side Egg Served on a Hoagie Roll $13.49


Pork Belly Taco: Deep Fried Pork Belly, Dragon Sauce, Citrus Peanut Slaw Topped with Toasted Peanuts, Scallions, and Black Sesame Seeds $4.49 each

Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday to Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

Don't Forget to Get the Mexican Street Corn

Simple Scoop of Ice Cream in a Cup at Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream Located in Orlando, Florida, They Have Several Scoop Shops in the Area.

Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream

3114 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

Flavor Samples From Menu (Seasonal)

  • Coquito:  Creamy Coconut & Spice Rum Eggnog Ice Cream


  • Velvet Cookie Swirl:  Red Velvet Ice Cream Swirled with Sugar Cookie Ice Cream and Layered with Homemade Sugar Cookies


  • Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows:  Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Ice Cream Layered with Mini Marshmallows


  • Candy Cane:  Peppermint Ice Cream Layered with Crushed Candy Cane Pieces


  • Ginger Snap:  Brown Sugar Ginger Snap Ice Cream Layered with Crushed Ginger Snap Cookies

Hours:

Monday to Thursday Noon - 9 pm

Friday Noon - 10 pm

Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

They Have Over 100 Recipes They Rotate Throughout the Year

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hyatt Regency Orlando

  • Grotto Pool - A Gradual Beach Entry Pool with Waterfalls and Waterslide, Also Poolside Bar & Grill


  • B-Line Diner Serves Up Comfort Food All Day - Breakfast, Sandwiches, Cakes, & More

  

  • Rooftop Tennis Court


  • Complimentary Bike Rental Available on First-come, First-served basis (8 am), Peddle Around International Drive

The Pool Area at Hyatt Regency Orlando in Florida, Short Drive to Universal Studios Theme Park

9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One King Bed in August 2022 - $180

One King Bed in Dec. 2022 - $245

7 Miles to Universal Studios Theme Parks and 2 Miles to SeaWorld Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

  • Early Park Admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter via Complimentary Water Taxi


  • Dining: Plenty of Options (5) Ranging from The Palm, Fine Dining Steakhouse to Emack & Bolio's Marketplace, Award-Winning Ice Cream Can Be Found Onsite

  

  • Plenty of Music Memorabilia to Check Out, Like Elvis Pajamas, Paul McCartney's Guitar, and More


  • 12,000-Square-Foot Pool with an Underwater Sound System, 260-foot slide, Two Hot Tubs, Real Sand Beach, and a Volleyball Court.

The View From the Velvet Bar at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Florida, the Best Theme Park Experience

5800 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Receive Universal Express Unlimited Pass, Skip the Lines at the Theme Parks

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Two Queen Room in August 2022 - $457.33

Two Queen Room in Dec. 2022 - $598.67

21 and up fun

The Cinnamon Tail Crunch Brew from RockPit Brewing is Located in Orlando, Florida, This Brew is Part of Their Saturday Morning Series

RockPit Brewing

10 W Illiana St, Orlando, FL 32806

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Cackler IPA: IPA - American | 7.2% ABV | IBU 60


Blackstrap Con Leche: Stout - Milk | 6.2% ABV | IBU 30


Silence of the Yams: Blonde Ale - Sweet Potato Casserole | 6.0% ABV


Seeds and Desist: Watermelon Gose | 5.0% ABV


Funny Bunny: Trix Cereal Sour | 5.5% ABV | IBU 1


Cinnamon Tail Crunch: Imperial Cream Ale | 8.2% ABV | IBU 10


Geschmack Yourself: Sour - Berliner Weisse | 5.0% ABV 

Hours:

Monday to Thursday Noon - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday Noon - 12 am

Sunday Noon - 8 pm

Dog-Friendly Patio and Firepit Area

Beer Flight From Orlando Brewing Located in Orlando Florida

Orlando Brewing

1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Right On Red!: Red Ale - American Amber | 5.3% ABV | IBU 21


Chocolate Mint Girl Stout: Stout - Other | 6.5% ABV | IBU 24


Sunshade Pale Ale: Pale Ale - American | 6.3% ABV | IBU 13


Organic Blonde Ale: Blonde Ale | 4.7% ABV | IBU 6



Hours:

Moving to New Location

Food Truck on Site

Moving to New Location, Will Update When It Happen

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn