Downtown Orlando

The beating heart of the city, Downtown Orlando combines historic architecture with modern urban energy. Major landmarks include Lake Eola Park with its iconic fountain and walking trail encircling the lake. Stop by for a picnic or take a swan boat ride. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is Orlando’s premier venue for Broadway shows, concerts, opera and ballet. Don’t miss the spectacular fountain out front. The Orange County Regional History Center tells the rich story of Central Florida from prehistoric times through today with engaging exhibits. Visit the nearby Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic NBA team, or catch a performance at the Walt Disney Theater. Downtown’s dining scene mixes delicious local favorites with trendy new eateries. Consider a meal at one of downtown’s many restaurants before your neighborhood tour begins!

College Park

Located just north of downtown, the College Park neighborhood mixes charming historic homes with a vibrant, family-friendly vibe. Dubbed “Orlando’s Main Street,” bustling Edgewater Drive has antique stores, cafes, and restaurants ranging from retro diners to upscale options. The key landmark is the historic Edgewater Hotel built in the 1920s. Don’t miss the monthly Wine Down on Edgewater event for discounted appetizers and drinks at participating locations. College Park is also home to the Orlando Science Center with hands-on exhibits for kids and adults. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the peaceful duck pond at College Park, a serene urban oasis. With its great local businesses and community feel, College Park is one of Orlando’s most beloved neighborhoods.

Thornton Park

One of Orlando’s first garden districts, Thornton Park charms with its historic bungalows and vibrant dining scene centered around Lake Eola Park. Kick back with a craft cocktail on the patio at one of Thornton Park’s many restaurants and bars. From upscale seafood eateries to funky gastropubs, the neighborhood offers something for every palate. Don’t forget to browse the shops and boutiques for local art, fashions and home goods. The scenic lakefront offers relaxation whether you’re strolling the walking trail or watching a stunning sunset. Visit on the first Friday of each month for the Thornton Park Wine Walk when shops stay open late and restaurants offer specials. With its central location, walkable streets, and hip local vibe Thornton Park is a can’t-miss Orlando neighborhood.

Mills 50 District

Home to Orlando’s thriving Vietnamese community, the Mills 50 neighborhood (also called ViMi District) explodes with tantalizing Asian cuisine. Savor authentic pho, banh mi, bubble tea and other specialties along Colonial Drive aka “Little Saigon.” Beyond the array of Vietnamese restaurants, Mills 50 offers global flavors from Peruvian to Ethiopian to Brazilian. Eclectic local shops sell artwork, clothing and more from around the world. Don’t miss the Morse Museum of American Art with the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany including stained glass lamps and windows. On weekends, the lively Mills 50 Farmers Market brings local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts straight from makers. For an immersive multicultural experience, Mills 50 is Orlando’s go-to neighborhood.

Audubon Park Garden District

Named for naturalist John James Audubon, this scenic neighborhood northwest of downtown Orlando exudes charm. Wind your way past historic homes shaded by majestic oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Pop into the locally-owned shops and restaurants lining Corrine Drive. The urban greenspace of Baldwin Park provides a relaxing place to unwind or enjoy an outdoor concert. Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre botanical oasis, offers gorgeous gardens, walking trails, and monthly twilight concerts. Don’t miss a photo op at the iconic fountain outside Leu House Museum, the historic home turned museum within the gardens. For a taste of old Florida ambience, Audubon Park Garden District delivers.

Winter Park

Located just north of Orlando, Winter Park brings small town charm together with chic boutiques and dining. Stroll down Park Avenue to explore the lively shops and restaurants. Pay your respects at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany works. For an artistic change of pace, visit the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens showcasing the Czech sculptor’s elegant works. If you visit in March, don’t miss the popular annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Catch a matinee performance or evening show at the Winter Park Playhouse. With its pedestrian-friendly streets, indie shops, and cultured vibe, Winter Park entices visitors to slow down and savor the good life.


Designed as an idealized urban village by Walt Disney Company, the town of Celebration delivers charming small town living with modern convenience. Disney detailing abounds from the quaint porches to the white picket fences. Stroll down the brick-lined streets under a canopy of oak trees. Boutiques and restaurants surround the idyllic lake at the town center. The eclectic architecture draws inspiration from historic American styles. For family fun, head to Celebration’s spring or fall Art in the Park where local artists show their work. Learning and culture come alive year-round through community classes and programs. With its family focus, safe streets, and community spirit, Celebration offers a magical neighborhood experience.

Lake Eola Heights Historic District

On the eastern shores of downtown Orlando’s scenic Lake Eola, this historic neighborhood charms with its mix of architectural styles. Marvel at the grand historic homes built in Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Mediterranean Revival, and Art Deco styles dating back to the early 20th century. The charming Rosalind Avenue with its brick streets and antique lamp posts transports you back in time. Relax at the waterfront park on Lake Eola, go for a swim at the beach, or rent a swan boat or kayak. Don’t miss a photo op with the iconic fountain on the lake. For a glimpse of old Florida grandeur, Lake Eola Heights delights architecture buffs and history lovers.

Book a Bus With Us

Whether you’re a local Orlando group or visitors eager to uncover the real Orlando, Orlando Party Bus Company will customize the perfect bus tour of Orlando’s top neighborhoods for your group. Our comfortable charter buses and knowledgeable drivers will bring Orlando’s hidden treasures to life. Contact us today at (321) 320-8927 to start planning your neighborhood adventure!