If you look up the hashtag #Latinaexplorerorlando on Instagram, you will find endless Instagram posts from all my favorite places in Orlando, Florida. Find a photography location inspiration easy! I decided to narrow down my ultimate favorite picturesque locations. Many of these places are close to each other! It’s easy to make a day of it. I’ve added the address for each site.
1. Cactus Inc.
Address: 2542 Peterson Rd, Apopka, FL 32703
At the Cactus inc, it gets HOT. Be prepared to break a sweat. I definitely suggest getting to Cactus Inc early. The humidity will still be very high since the plants are all in greenhouses, but at least it’s not scorching hot. Bring a handheld fan! And maybe a portable stool if you’re adventurous, trust me. When you stop by Cactus Inc for a photoshoot or to take some photos with your iPhone, be mindful of the business! I always buy a plant or two. The plants start at $5. #supportlocalbusinesses
2. Lake Eola
Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
Lake Eola is beautiful from any angle, but it’s better when the view is from the bed. Being a local but no longer living in Florida, I always enjoy staying in hotels while I’m in town. I’m technically a tourist now?! #mindblown The photo was taken from the balcony at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown, Orlando.
Follow my four-legged bestie Arlo! aka Homiearlo
Lake Eola Swan boat Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801. Price: $15 per half hour
3. Lake Killinary
Address: 119 Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
My two favorite spots to hang out and watch the sunset is at Shake Shack or the Hillstone Restaurant. Both Places have fantastic views of the lake. If you’re not interested in grabbing a bite, there is a walkway next to the restaurants with a few benches. Bring a blanket!
4. Universal Studios
Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Whatever you do, bring an extra memory card for your camera! Universal has so many diverse spots for photos between both parks. Harry potter and Cathys Ice Cream are my favorite spots, both for aesthetics and the yummy snacks.
5. The Alfond Inn
Address: 300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
The Alfond inn is a Dog-friendly hotel, and the art installations are continually changing. Win-win! The Alfond inn offers free art tours on Fridays. Call the hotel to reserve! You do not need to be a guest of the hotel, the trip is open to the public at first come first serve bases.
6. Icon Park
Address: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
The international drive has officially come full circle. Get it? I promise I’m hilarious. The Icon Park features a giant observation wheel. $25 for adults and $13 for children. The Icon Park wheel takes twenty-two minutes to go around in a full circle. In those twenty-two minutes, you get the best view of all of Orlando and the surrounding areas. Some even say you can see the eyesore from up there.
7. Dave and Busters
Address: 8986 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Every Wednesday, Dave and Busters offer half off all games! The payout remains the same with the special offer. It gets jam-packed, so come early and ready. Oh, the fun memories.
8. Wall Street
Address: 25 Wall St, Orlando, FL 32801
A beautiful empty street by day, and a party scene at night. Downtown Orlando is a different atmosphere when the sun goes down. During the day, businesses are up and running, Wall street becomes food heaven with restaurants open through the strip.
9. The Grand Bohemian
Address: 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
The only 5-star hotel in downtown Orlando, The Grand Bohemian. The Hotel decor is very dark, bold, and sexy. They also have a rooftop pool!
10. Tom Fruin Glasshouse
Address: Laureate Park Orlando, FL 32827
In Lake Nonas Laureate Park is a stunning work of art conceptualized and created by Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin the “Glass House.” The installation is hard to miss, but just in case you can’t find it, the glasshouse is located near Canvas Restaurant & Market.
11. The Wine Room
Address: 270 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Can you name an invention better than wine dispensing machines? If you say electricity you win. The Wine Room in Winter Park has to be one of the many unique places in Park avenue. The Wine Room has over 100+ wines to taste and an undergrown vault where you can sit and eat your tapas and cheese boards. #winedown
12. Park Aire Condominiums
Address: 640 N Park Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
Built-in 1956, Park Aire Condominiums still holds its charm both in color and aesthetics. If the color pink has a soft spot in your heart, then Park Aire in Winter Park is your stop.
13. Wally’s Bar and Liquor
Address: 1001 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Wally’s Bar and Liquors reopened in 2019 with a new look and new rules: No smoking. No homophobes. No racists. No live music. Wally’s is a local landmark dive bar with an old-time jukebox, full bar, and charm since 1954.
14. Tako Chena
Address: 948 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Tako Cheena is colorful af, serves tacos, burritos & empanadas. They have indoor seating, but the covered outdoor room is the hot spot for insta worthy shots. The photo was taken outside of the restaurant.
15. Quickly Boba & Snow
Address: 3214 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Can I stumble to places that look like Quickly Boba & Snow more often? I was on the hunt for Boba, and Google suggested I check this place out. It was the best recommendation ever! Not only do they have an endless menu, but the aesthetics of the Restaurant is out of this world.
Do you have any insta worthy Orlando spots? let me know!
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