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 nine 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.
Orlando’s Milk District is cleverly named in reference to the T.G. Lee Dairy plant that has been a neighborhood icon since 1925. The Milk District is a cultural hub with a progressive lifestyle, music and arts scene. This district is home to diverse culinary experiences, colorful murals, recreational sporting and music venues, unique shopping destinations, community gardens, award-winning bars, coffee shops and so much more. No matter who you are, The Milk District has something for you! Here are five Milk District to destinations to add to your Orlando travel plans.
2424 E Robinson St.
Tasty Takeover, formerly known as Tasty Tuesdays, is a Food Truck Block Party that has been dominating Orlando’s food truck scene since 2011. Every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., 13 culturally diverse vendors gather in the Milk District to bring you a fun, memorable dining experience. This is a hot spot for locals, tourists, family and friends alike to come together and enjoy.
The Plaza Live Orlando
425 N Bumby Ave.
The Plaza Live was constructed in 1963 as the city’s first 2-screen movie theater. The Plaza is the 3rd-largest seated venue in Orlando, and has opened doors for many new artists and talents. Here you can enjoy anything from burlesque shows to Michael Jackson tributes. The Plaza is also available to rent to host all sorts of unique events or productions.
2406 E Robinson St.
Milk District is home to some of the very best tacos in all of Central Florida. Gringos Locos prides themselves in using fresh-never-frozen ingredients. They are open until 3 a.m. daily, so they are perfect for a late-night bite.
2414 E Robinson St.
Founded in 1958, Sportstown has everything from ping-pong to foosball to cornhole to darts, providing a roundup of games the entire family will enjoy. If you are looking to enjoy a night of family-friendly rivalry, the best nachos and town and great beer, Sportstown is the spot for you.
Echo Base Collectibles
2422 E Robinson St.
If you are looking to leave Orlando with a one-of-a-kind souvenir, Echo Base Collectibles is place for you! They have everything from Vintage Star Wars memorabilia to Ninja Turtles and Transformers. Echo Base is the perfect destination for the collector in your family. They offer a range of Vintage toys and collectibles so extensive that you’ll have to see it to believe it!