What to do in the Summertime in Orlando
May 30, 2018
3 Huge things I think of when I think of a Florida summer: Unbearable Heat, Non-Stop Rain and Hurricane Season. It’s sad that these are things I think of this time of year, because I am normally THE Orlando Advertiser to anyone from out of town (I still believe Tako Cheena Downtown has the best tacos in the state). So I’d like to use this blog to point out some awesome events that stand out this month in our Local Orlando Market!
When: June 1st – June 30th
Where: EVERYWHERE! (Seriously from Volusia County to Disney)
What is it: Every June for the past few years a TON of local restaurants have gotten together to put on “Bite: 30”. Every participating restaurant offers a prix-fixe multi course dinner for $30! I’ve personally gone to at least 3 restaurants a year the past several years, and have never been disappointed in anything, it’s a great way to try new restaurants, and maybe new foods you wouldn’t normally eat. You can find the whole list of restaurants and menus on the Bite:30 Website (https://bite30.com/)
Econ River Wilderness Area
When: All Summer
Where: 3795 Old Lockwood Road, Oviedo, FL 32765
What is it: A 240 Acre Wilderness preserve for a plethora of outdoor activities. A trail winds through Pine Flats, Sandhills and alongside Little Econlockhatchee River that you can hike. You can also canoe and kayak down the river as well as fishing from the banks. But the most fun is riding a mountain bike, but make sure you have the proper gear! There are some cool videos of people mountain biking the trails in the park if you want an idea of what it’s like!
When: All Summer
Where: 1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32765
What is it: I saved my favorite summertime destination for last. Many people know about Wekiva Springs, and what happens if you don’t get there by 8AM on Summer Weekends; however, Wekiva Island doesn’t get as many mentions despite being a far superior, albeit smaller, destination. Wekiva Island is not a State Park like the springs, but it is privately owned, so still no outside drinks or food allowed, except water. Luckily, Wekiva not only has a spot to get drinks, but an onsite food truck (you HAVE to try the Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos) as well! In addition, they have the same rentals you would be able to get in the park, with Canoe and Kayak rentals starting at $25. If you want to have an event on site you can rent several structures, from a cabana with grill right by the water, to a HUGE event space that can fit 200 that is directly on the water. If you want to spend one relaxing day this summer without driving all the way to the beach and covering everything you love in sand, this is the spot to go.