Welcome to the Townie Tourist, dedicated to sharing authentic local experiences LIVE on Facebook.
Experience the City Beautiful, live every Saturday.
As a native Floridian, born and raised in the ‘burbs of Altamonte Springs, my fondest memories feature world-famous theme parks like Disney, Circus World and Gatorland, as well as neighborhood favorites like Colonial Lanes, All American Roller Rink and Lil 500 Go-Karts. And I definitely remember sneaking out at night to meet friends at Steak-and-Shake or Dunkin Donuts to talk about our latest dates and future dreams.
Returning to Orlando after twenty years, I now feel like the best kind of resident. I get to rediscover the City Beautiful as a tourist. One that lives in town and gets to explore every corner of it. And thanks to the unique slowness of the south, there is time to savor new flavors with friends, explore craft culture and develop community relationships.