If you’re considering a move to our hometown of Orlando, you are in luck; it’s a wonderful time to be in The City Beautiful. Though world renowned for theme parks, Orlando is so much more than The Mouse. We’d like to recommend some hidden gems and local things to do in Orlando that many tourists and newcomers may miss.

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  • Catch an Orlando City Soccer Game. You won’t have to look far to see the purple lion logos all around town, representing Orlando’s own Major League Soccer team. With a brand new, independently funded stadium due in 2016, support for the home team is set to skyrocket for years to come.
  • Grab a craft brew from Redlight Redlight. Known as one of the nation’s best craft beer bars, this is a neighborhood staple that you don’t want to miss. With an ever-rotating list of some of the world’s best beer, this is the perfect choice for both beer aficionados and newbies looking to expand their palate in an unpretentious atmosphere.
  • Watch an indie movie with some truffle parmesan fries at the Enzian Theater. Featuring the latest independent movies, cult classics and more, this beautiful theater also offers tasty eats (again, you must try the truffle parmesan fries), beer and cocktails for a fantastically filmic night out.
  • See a concert or Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center. This state-of-the-art arena regularly features top tier music acts, as well as the always exciting Orlando Magic basketball team. Conveniently located near the heart of Downtown Orlando, even if the home team loses, there are great dinner and entertainment options within walking distance that are guaranteed winners.
  • Ride a swan on Lake Eola and explore Downtown Orlando. Both the lake’s fountain and the swan paddle boats are iconic landmarks of The City Beautiful, and can’t-miss spots for any new Orlandoan. There are also many fun events in the surrounding park and amphitheater all year round. After paddling up an appetite, head downtown for the delicious eats and treats that Orlando has to offer. From tapas to tacos, there’s a little something for everyone.

Though Orlando gets a bad rap for being a tourist trap, any time spent living within the rich culture of interesting people and places all around this sprawling city will prove those assumptions very wrong. If you’re looking to move to The City Beautiful, contact us and we’ll be sure to help you settle in.