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Where to Stay, Play and Invest in Orlando

The Worth guide to businesses, hotels, restaurants and experiences in Orlando, Fla.

BY WORTH | Destinations | May 14, 2019
Orlando Skyline

Orlando, Fla. was named one of Worth‘s 12 most dynamic cities in America in 2018.

Businesses

Canvs

The village commons for Orlando’s tech community, Canvs is a coworking space that holds multiple events throughout the month. 101 S. Garland Ave., Suite 108, 407.378.4150, canvs.org

Florida Angel Nexus

An Orlando-based group that connects startups around the state with investors. 12201 Research Pkwy., Suite 501, 386.530.3714, floridaangelnexus.co

Orlando Tech Association

The Orlando Tech Association hosts the largest tech meetup in the Southeast each month. Its calendar lists many of the area’s other upcoming tech events. 101 S. Garland Ave., 407.850.8648, orlandotech.org

Hotels

Aloft Orlando Downtown

The city’s former utilities building has been transformed into a hotel and event space. Most of the building’s original features were kept intact, meaning oversized rooms with 10-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. 500 S. Orange Ave., 407.380.3500, aloftorlandodowntown.com

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

We may have seen a new side to Orlando in the past year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the city’s theme park attractions. The Grand Floridian’s suites are some of the best in the area; expect to be pampered. 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, 407.824.3000, disneyworld.disney.go.com

Grand Bohemian Hotel

Conveniently located near Camping World Stadium, the Grand Bohemian is also a short drive from tourist hot spots like Disney World. 325 S. Orange Ave., 407.313.9000, grandbohemianhotel.com

Restaurants

Domu

This new pan-Asian restaurant serves ramen, small plates and inventive cocktails. Its weekend brunch is especially popular. 3201 Corrine Dr., Suite 100, 407.960.1228, domufl.com

The Rusty Spoon

This farm-to-table restaurant features James Beard Award nominee Kathleen Blake heading up the kitchen. 55 W. Church St., 407.401.8811, therustyspoon.com

The Sanctum

Even meat eaters will enjoy the Sanctum’s plant-based menu. Dishes like bibimbap and pad Thai are delightfully reimagined with homemade tempeh and organic greens. 715 N. Fern Creek Ave., Unit D, 407.757.0346, thesanctumcafe.com

Soco

After fronting Orlando restaurants for celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Roy Yamaguchi, executive chef Greg Richie is now reinventing classic Southern cuisine at Soco. 629 E. Central Blvd., 407.849.1800, socothorntonpark.com

Experiences

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

The new Lake Nona residential development and club has quickly become a major Orlando gathering place. And its golf course, built in 1986, has a reputation as one of the best in Florida. You’ll need an invitation from a member to play. 9801 Lake Nona Club Dr., 407.851.9091, lakenona.club

Orlando City Soccer Club

Orlando City honored the victims of Pulse with 49 rainbow-colored seats in its new stadium. These games are often some of the most dramatic and aggressive in Major League Soccer. Be sure to check out the premium seating options. 655 W. Church St.,855.675.2489, orlandocitysc.com

Reunion Golf & Spa Resort

Reunion is the only resort in the world with courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer. Guests can stay in luxe villas right on the courses. 7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, 866.880.8563, reunionresort.com

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