Going to Orlando.... What to do there?

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    Dec 13, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    Hey folks, I am going to Orlando next week. Any recos on where to go beside Disney? What bars are great?
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    Dec 13, 2009 8:41 PM GMT
    you´ve chosen a great time of year for it. Go to the beach. walk along the seaside.
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    Dec 13, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    I am in Otown, well 20 min north,
    there are several places to go as far as bars go...
    savoy,
    parlament house,
    revolution
    hanks (sleaze bar LOL but fun)
    beer bar
    sip
    pulse
    and a few other smaller places,
    there is a bar called "I" bar (independent bar) in downtown, mixed crowd. retro/punk/goth place (to the youngin's LOL) old school 80's and some new stuff, fun place to go.
    and plenty of restaurants in and around downtown.
    the beach is always a good day trip...playa linda (nude if you wanna be beach) near titusville, (west coast fla beaches to me are better though)

    universal orlando's night life is good also...

    all depends on what you are wanting to do and what your tastes are...
    hit me up if you have questions. can find out things if needed,

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    Dec 14, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    I am 45 minutes south east of O Town.

    Don't forget Club Orlando !!

    Oh yeah I live on the beach, and the beach is great. But the FL west coast beaches are prettier, east coast is more surfer territory.
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    Dec 14, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    Are you serious? The only thing I'd ever want to do in Orlando is hit the theme parks. Love it down there!
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    Dec 14, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    SILVERFOX1 is in Orlando, shoot him an email.

    http://www.realjock.com/SILVERFOX1
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    Dec 14, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    mat08264 saidI am in Otown, well 20 min north,
    there are several places to go as far as bars go...
    savoy,
    parlament house,
    revolution
    hanks (sleaze bar LOL but fun)
    beer bar
    sip
    pulse
    and a few other smaller places,
    there is a bar called "I" bar (independent bar) in downtown, mixed crowd. retro/punk/goth place (to the youngin's LOL) old school 80's and some new stuff, fun place to go.
    and plenty of restaurants in and around downtown.
    the beach is always a good day trip...playa linda (nude if you wanna be beach) near titusville, (west coast fla beaches to me are better though)

    universal orlando's night life is good also...

    all depends on what you are wanting to do and what your tastes are...
    hit me up if you have questions. can find out things if needed,



    Interesting, I live near Orlando too but am only very familiar with the big clubs like Phouse, Pulse and Revolution (I still want to call it Southern Nights), but I really haven't explore the smaller gay friendly bars. Are they good?
  • lostlogic

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    Dec 14, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    mat08264 saidI am in Otown, well 20 min north,
    there are several places to go as far as bars go...
    savoy,
    parlament house,
    revolution
    hanks (sleaze bar LOL but fun)
    beer bar
    sip
    pulse
    and a few other smaller places,
    there is a bar called "I" bar (independent bar) in downtown, mixed crowd. retro/punk/goth place (to the youngin's LOL) old school 80's and some new stuff, fun place to go.
    and plenty of restaurants in and around downtown.
    the beach is always a good day trip...playa linda (nude if you wanna be beach) near titusville, (west coast fla beaches to me are better though)

    universal orlando's night life is good also...

    all depends on what you are wanting to do and what your tastes are...
    hit me up if you have questions. can find out things if needed,



    Interesting, I live near Orlando too but am only very familiar with the big clubs like Phouse, Pulse and Revolution (I still want to call it Southern Nights), but I really haven't explore the smaller gay friendly bars. Are they good?
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    Dec 14, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    In addition to the tourist/theme park area. There are several clubs/bars in the down town area.

    Parliament House-huge club with several different bars, very mix crowd something for everyone here, popular fri/sat/sun nights

    Revolution (formerly Southern Nights)- most popular with all age groups etc on Thurs nights for college night,

    Pulse- trendy club, caters more the the twinky 18+ crowd,

    Rain nightclub- gay night on Tuesday's called Lucky at Rain. Very trendy, new club, great DJ and atmosphere.

    Savoy-seedy lounge with pool tables and dancers
    Tattoo- located just to the left of Savoy (technically apart of savoy) nonsmoking, trendy, newer place. The predrinking spot.

    Sip- wine bar/lounge, popular with 30 something + crowd and firceveryone as a predrink spot, tho Tattoo is breaking into that

    Those are the nicer, less trashy places. In addition to that, there will be a huge special circuit event/party at Firestone called Chaos. Firestone had been having these gay nights every month or so and the next one is Dec. 19 if you'll be here then. That will be the place to go next Saturday.

    Other than the bar scene, Orlando has a very nice gay district called Thornton Park. There are lots of good restaurants and shops all either gay friendly or gay owned/operated. wildside is a BBQ place, Anthonys has great pizza, Hue is a more upscale restaurant with changing menu. Shari Japanese and sushi, if youre in town Sunday, Dexter's has a great brunch.

    Hopefully that gives you some ideas
  • lostlogic

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    Dec 14, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    You want somewhere to relax during your trip, check out Lake Eola. The area is also known as the gayborhood.
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    Dec 15, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    Thanks, cannot wait to get there.... 5 more days then I am on the plane
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    Dec 15, 2009 6:53 AM GMT
    I'll be in Orlando for a week starting the Wednesday before New Years. I'm a theme park/coaster enthusiast, so my friends and I will be hitting up Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens, and Sea World. I appreciate all of the advice everyone has given here as it'll help out on my trip as well. Have fun, austro!
  • drypin

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    Dec 15, 2009 7:51 AM GMT
    This are awesome tips. I'll be there in Orlando (& Ocoee) for 10 days starting Feb 13.

    Can anyone recommend a good gym?

    How about some outdoor activities in the area?
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    drypin saidThis are awesome tips. I'll be there in Orlando (& Ocoee) for 10 days starting Feb 13.

    Can anyone recommend a good gym?

    How about some outdoor activities in the area?



    Really depends on what area you'll be in. There's Golds gym in Dr. Phillips, which is prob one of the best gyms in otown, it's on Turkey Lake Rd. There's several LA Fitness's throughout Orlando. Also a 24 Hour Fitness on Orange ave downtown, as well as Metro Muscle downtown and out by UCF.

    As far as outdoor activities, what are you looking for? There's Wekiva Springs, they have natural springs and tubing I think. There's the beach not to far, Playa Linda near Kennedy Space Center is very nice. Fishing isxgoodcin this area and Cocoa beach is great for surfing. Plenty of golf in the area.
    You can catch a Orlando Magic game (not outdoors but still sports related). There are several water parks- Aquatica, Typhoon Lagoon, Wet n Wild etc. There are several parks with canoeing kayaking also in the central FL area, just google central FL parks and recreation. You can pull up a website with all the stuff in the area.

    Another idea if you are mobile is St Augustine, it's about 1-1 1/2 hours east on I-4, very historic, perfect for cool weather, definitely see the Castillo de San Marcos if you go. Tampa I'd also about 1-2 hours drive. Orlando is very centrally located so there are lots of options.
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    Jan 27, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    I'm in Orlando this weekend. Any ideas?