Summer lovin’ happened so fast… and we have ten businesses we are crushing on this month! These businesses are hot, hot, HOT -just like that Florida summer heat- and YOU need to plan a visit!🔥
From foodie spots to new summer adventures, this list features local businesses here in Orlando with something that everyone will love! What spots are you adding to your summer bucket list? ✅👇
1. I Heart Mac & Cheese
Say CHEESE! I Heart Mac & Cheese is a new spot in Altamonte Springs with made-to-order mac & cheese bowls with several base options. With more options like sandwiches, tacos, and tots to choose from, there is something here for every Mac & Cheese lover. Our favorite menu item was the Tacorini!
Monday | 11AM–7PM
Tuesday | 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11AM–11PM
Saturday | 11AM–11PM
Sunday | 11AM–8:30PM
📍 931 N State Rd 434 Suite 1045, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
2. The H Orlando
This Mediterranean Steak House is one-of-a-kind. This spot is known for their dry-aged steaks, fine wine and cocktails, live entertainment, and open-fire kitchen. We HIGHLY recommend trying one of their pasta dishes in their signature flaming Parmesan wheel! Make The H Orlando your next date night spot.
3. Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo
Did someone say GLAMPING? Westgate River Ranch & Rodeo lies 1,700 acres overlooking the Kissimmee River. The resort features horseback riding, an award-winning Saturday night rodeo and much more. Take your wilderness experience to the next level by staying in one of their Glamping Tents!
Monday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
Tuesday |12 AM – 11:59 PM
Wednesday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
Thursday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
Friday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
Saturday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
Sunday | 12 AM – 11:59 PM
📍3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867
4. Hidden Palms Ranch
Are you wanting to relax and unplug for the day? Hidden Palms Ranch is a unique horse back riding experience that goes through the heart of the Lake Jesup Conservation Area. They offer both private and group tours as well as a hands-on horse experience!
5. Astro Skate of Orlando
Astro Skate of Orlando is a classic roller-skating rink. They offer public sessions, parties, and private lessons! Roll back with the fun of the 80s and 90s, skating never goes out of style! Check out their website for all their fun upcoming events!
Monday | 3PM–5PM
Tuesday | 1PM–5PM, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Wednesday | 1PM–5PM, 5:30-11PM
Thursday | 9AM–5PM
Friday | 1PM–5PM, 8PM-11PM
Saturday | 9AM–7PM, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Sunday | 1PM–5PM, 5:30PM-8-PM, 8:30PM-11PM
📍 866 S Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, FL 32822
6. Orlando Paintball
Orlando Paintball is Florida’s Largest Indoor and Outdoor Paintball Facility! With obstacles, tunnels, and military themed fortresses, perfect for your next adventure. Orlando Paintball is perfect for a fun Saturday afternoon activity with teens and young adults, or even your next team building event!
7. Hanson's Shoe Repair
Looking for a stylish speakeasy to spend your summer evening at? Hanson’s Shoe Repair is the place for you. Hanson’s serves craft cocktails and is located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Orlando! This lounge requires a password to enter. For the daily password check @hansonsshoeshop on Twitter or call/text (407)-476-9446.
8. The Attic Door
The Attic Door is a cozy wine bar with eclectic decor & lounge furniture located in the heart of downtown Winter Garden. Their menu has a variety of small plates and craft brew selection. Stick around for live music every Tuesday – Saturday night!
9. Lake Minneola Tiki Bar & Grill
Are you looking to relax and unwind. specifically at a local tucked away bar hidden on a beach? Lake Minneola Tiki Bar & Grill feels as if you are sitting at the beach, all without the tourist crowd and traffic. Feel like a local and checkout this hangout on Lake Minneloa featuring American eats and brews. Be sure to enjoy their scenic outdoor seating right on the water!
Monday | 11:30AM–12AM
Tuesday | 11:30AM–12AM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–12AM
Thursday | 11:30AM–12AM
Friday | 11:30AM–12AM
Saturday | 11:30AM–12AM
Sunday | 11:30AM–12AM
📍 508 S Main Ave, Minneola, FL 34715
10. Epic Paddle Adventures
Whether your looking for an adventure or just a relaxing day on the water, book a trip with Epic Paddle Adventures. Book a wildlife tour during the day, or explore bioluminescence with a sunset and stargazing tour! These tours are kid-friendly and family approved, perfect for any summer day or night!
July Local Love List
Orlando truly has some amazing local businesses! If you love supporting local shops and want to share one of your favorites with us, follow us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in your must-visit places.