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Independent Living in Orlando: Our 8 Favorite Things to Do Around Town

February 28, 2021

Besides two of the world’s most popular amusement parks, Orlando is also home to a bevy of incredible activities! With a plethora of public parks, galleries, and exciting shopping and dining opportunities, our incredible city has plenty to do – and it’s all in your backyard when you live at Westminster Towers. A community chock full of inviting opportunities is beckoning, just read on to learn some of our favorite offerings!

Disney Springs

Even though Disney Springs is on Disney property, visiting comes at no cost to you. This district packs the Disney vibes we all know and love into a miniature world of exquisite shopping, dining, and entertainment! In fact, we count 104 shops, 62 dining locations, and 23 attractions or events! There is always something to see or do at Disney Springs.

Universal CityWalk

Much like its Disney counterpart, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is an incredible entertainment complex that does not require any cost to get in apart from possible parking fees. There is a myriad of things to do right on the front steps of Orlando’s other premier amusement park, including a wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment. Enjoy amusement park vibes jampacked into a small downtown atmosphere.

Lake Eola Park

Found in downtown Orlando, this haven promises tranquil escapes from the rest of the city. Spend your afternoon taking a stroll around the lake on its nearly one-mile-long sidewalk loop, soaking in incredible views of the water set against a backdrop of Orlando’s skyline. These escapes to nature are good for both physical and mental health, and they include incredible photo opportunities free of charge.

Art Galleries at CityArts

Put your finger to the pulse of Orlando’s local art scene by visiting the galleries at CityArts in the Downtown Arts District. There are always plenty of galleries and interesting exhibitions, making this destination a must-do for all art lovers of Westminster Towers.

Old Town in Kissimmee

This destination is a bit of a drive, which is why we recommend planning out a weekend escape to Old Town in Kissimmee. Here, you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and carnival rides, plus people bring their vintage cars out for display on Saturdays! Free live music and car shows make this hidden gem the perfect place to go for those who appreciate older cars.

Shingle Creek Regional Park

Calling all birdwatchers – Shingle Creek Regional Park is the perfect place for you to steal some looks at beautiful bird species! Known as the “Northernmost Headwaters of the Florida Everglades,” the water flows all the way from Orlando to the Everglades. The park contains plenty of trails, all chock full of exciting opportunities to see the birds living in the area!

Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve

Though not far from Disney World, this park is still a beautifully well-preserved slice of Florida wilderness in the heart of Orlando. Go for a 3.6-mile hike through the trails of the preserve and soak up the sights and sounds of our incredible nature. You may even catch a glimpse of some exotic wildlife!

International Drive and Icon Park

There is always something happening along this bustling thoroughfare! Tons of attractions, shops, and restaurants call International Drive their home. When visiting this complex, you can easily cram your day full of your favorite activities and fine dining before returning home to Westminster Towers.

When considering independent living in Orlando, Westminster Towers is the place to be! Our campus looks out over the crossroads of Central Florida at the heart of downtown Orlando, promising a never-ending list of ways to spend your independent living days. We believe that high-rise living should be without compromise, which is why we provide all the amenities and services you could need. Contact us today to learn how downtown living at its best can brighten your day!

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