About Loch Haven Park

Sarah Sekula

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Every city should have an alcove like Loch Haven where community involvement and savoir-faire reign supreme. There’s so much to do in this area, especially if you like art. You could say that Loch Haven Park is the cultural corridor of Orlando. Nestled within this tranquil green space are some of the organizations that make up the heart of Orlando’s cultural scene. Plus, the area plays host to a selection of events including the Festival of Trees, Antiques Show and Sale, Orlando International Fringe Festival, PlayFest, Pet Fair and VegFest

  • Attractions: Art, Science & Theater

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    The Orlando Museum of Art (2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, 407-896-4231) began with a group of artists in the 1920s displaying their work. Today, it’s known as one of the best museums in the South.

    Kids and adults alike love the Orlando Science Center (777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, 407-514-2000). It’s four floors of pure fun. Check out simulators at Science Park and DinoDigs, where a fossil display is the main attraction. To top it off, the giant refractor telescope at the top of the observatory offers stellar star-gazing.

    Next, queue up for whatever’s playing at Orlando Repertory Theatre (1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, 407-896-7365), which specializes in dazzling young audiences. Classics like “The Neverending Story” and “Junie B. Jones” show throughout the year. By day’s end you will have had hands-on thrills and a few good laughs. Fun stuff, but that’s nothing compared to a sherbet-colored sunset over nearby Lake Formosa.

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  • Restaurants:

    White Wolf Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Orlando, FL

    Opt for White Wolf Cafe. This Orange Avenue favorite offers up an exciting blend of flavorful food and antiques. The vintage merchandise ranges from glassware to artwork and clocks, all of which contribute to an eclectic atmosphere. Don't forget to have a cappuccino, latte, or espresso while you shop, or even to take time for a complete, delicious lunch or dinner.

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  • Shopping:

    Rock & Roll Heaven is one of the best shopping in Orlando, FL

    Spend a lovely Saturday strolling through one of Orlando's funkiest districts, known as The Antique District. Here, you can browse antique shops for goods both endearing and quirky before starting a search for rare Zeppelin vinyl at Rock & Roll Heaven.

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