Starting in the center of downtown Orlando next to the Walt Disney Amphitheatre, this run intertwines the best sights throughout the heart of downtown Orlando with gorgeous views of Lake Eola. Along this beautiful path lined with flora and faula, you’ll see different species that are unique to Lake Eola and if you come on a Sunday you’ll get to frolic through the weekly Farmer’s Market to grab a snack if you so desire.
Venturing off from the lake, we will make our way to the historic district where we will see the Rogers Building and the 1890 Railroad Depot; the two oldest remaining structures in Downtown Orlando. The route covers 20+ historic buildings, such as the first African-American owned business, a cathedral built by the same man who built the National Cathedral in Washington DC, while also passing through the City Center and the Orlando Regional History Center, just to name a few.
On top of all the historical sights, we’ll witness Orlando’s pride, firsthand, by running by Orlando City and Orlando Pride’s soccer stadium. The largest library in the state of Florida, Orlando Public Library, is also along this tour route before the end of the tour, where we will explore the neighborhood of Thornton Park. From fancy small plate restaurants to indie music venues, this well-established district helps solidify the neighborhood’s reputation as one of the chicest, citywide.
So take a break from theme park chaos and join us for a few miles with a local runner and a glimpse into the REAL Orlando – you won’t regret it.
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