If you’re seeking some hip, laid-back fun to supplement your Orlando visit to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Resort or the area’s other major attractions, look no further than Orlando Main Streets, a series of ten local shopping districts recognized by the city as playing a vital role in cultivating local commerce and community. Let Best of Orlando be your guide to these unique destinations as we walk you through the must-sees in each district.
SoDo District is surrounded by many of Orlando’s historic neighborhoods, known for their lakes, walkable parks and streets. The neighbors of SoDo have joined forces with the property owners and merchants to revitalize Orange Ave. and Michigan St. corridors to celebrate this amazing community where residents live, work, shop and play. A few large retail chains have invested in SoDo District, though a generous amount of boutique-style shops and mom-and-pop restaurants offer diverse options when visiting this amazing district.
Orlando Brewing - Looking for the “highest quality beer” to enjoy while in Orlando? Look no further than Orlando Brewing in SoDo District. Founded in 2004, Orlando Brewing prides itself on brewing beer that is in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, and the the fact that they only use organic ingredients. Their beer can be found in over 500 locations in Florida, so you are bound to get a taste of Orlando’s finest beers!
Bakery Plus - Bakery Plus is the hidden gem of SoDo District. They are open from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., unless they sell out, which is very likely, so make sure they are the first stop on your list. Bakery Plus serves freshly made donuts, sandwiches, coffee and more each day. Some fan-favorite donut flavors you have got to try are Nutella, Bacon and Oreo.
FYND Fashion - FYND Fashion is the perfect combination of love for fashion and love for helping the community. FYND is committed to offering their customers signature products and unmatched service, and their stylists are constantly working to find unique items at an affordable price point. Located in the SoDo District shopping plaza, FYND is the perfect place to find your next deal, make a difference in the community and shake up your wardrobe.
East West Music and More - Calling all music lovers! Come check out this funky, comfy music and movie store in SoDo District that has been supplying us with amazing new and used CDs, Vinyl and more since 1971! East West Music and More lives and breathes music, and they love sharing it with the community. Stop by the shop and share the love.