Orlando is a totally amazing town with something to offer everyone! The weather is gorgeous, the cost of living is reasonable, and there are a plethora of wonderful apartment communities
surrounded by lush Florida landscape. It's more important than ever to stay fit and healthy while socially distancing, so here are some ideas to get you out & about that are safe, fun, and won't break the bank!
Marvel at Local Art
The Orlando area is literally bursting with tons of opportunities to enjoy art outdoors. The Mills 50 District
, near Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive, offers over a dozen murals and a variety of unique art everywhere you look. Also close to the Mills 50 District is the Orlando Science Center and the Orlando Museum of Art. A great way to both get exercise and take in the local outdoor art scene is to bike the Orlando Urban Trail
– about 3 miles long, it runs through the Mills 50 District, Downtown, and Ivanhoe Village on the way to Winter Park. Downtown Orlando boasts several breathtaking artworks, including the Migrating Mural (created for the Nature Conservancy's Monarch Initiative), the Pulse memorial tribute, and the Swan at the Falcon Bar and Gallery. Once in Winter Park, be sure to scope out several stunning outdoor pieces by the Lapiztola Art Collective - and wrap up your art tour at Hunger Street Tacos – truly a delight for the dedicated taco connoisseur.
Taste the Local Delicacies
Every Sunday from 10am to 3pm, Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando
explodes with taste and flavor as the Orlando Farmers Market, where vendors from all over Central Florida come to present the best in fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers & plants, craft art, artisanal honey, and so much more. Stop and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine or a beer, sample freshly prepared gourmet food, and admire a huge selection of jewelry, pottery, candles, and homemade soaps and oils – and of course, the world-famous Lake Eola swans. This Farmers Market has been a beloved weekly feature in Orlando for over thirty years and is easily accessible and dog friendly. Masks are required at the Orlando Farmers Market, and be sure to
stay a socially distant 6-feet apart.
Move that Booty
Nothing is better for maintaining health and safety in these times like plenty of movement and fresh air. Yoga is great full-body exercise as well as an awesome way to relieve stress. Come early for the Orlando Farmers Market, don't forget your mat, and enjoy outdoor yoga on the banks of Lake Eola
at 11am sharp for only $5 per person. On the last Sunday of each month, the Mennello Museum of American Art on East Princeton Street offers "Yoga in the Sculpture Gardens" from 9am – 10am. Admission is $10 per person and includes admission to the other exhibits in the museum. Splendid Leu Gardens on North Forest Avenue also offers yoga for all ability levels and meditation walks on Wednesday mornings at 10am sharp.
So Much to Savor
No matter what part of Orlando you call home, there are innumerable ways to get out and enjoy the perfect Florida lifestyle while being safe and socially distant. And the best thing about most Central Florida outdoor activities is that they are exceedingly affordable. Relieve stress, breathe fresh air, and get your blood flowing with all that outdoor Orlando has to offer!