Momlando: Quick Trips Guide to Thortorn Park
After one too many days without a clue of how to keep the kids occupied and ourselves sane, we devised a plan. And Quick Trips were born! We’d hop in the car and find some local Central Florida fun. Each time we’d take a drive to somewhere new (or sometimes not so new!) make a few stops, have lunch, and head home. Adventures could be all day long or just for the morning until nap. Use our guide to fit your schedule and needs.
This is your Orlando locals guide to Thornton Park. Thornton Park boasts bungalows, craftsman houses, and cobblestone streets. It’s full of historic charm and vibrant arts and culture. Plan a full day, a morning or afternoon in between naps, whatever works for you. Our guide will help your family plan the perfect day.
Dickson Azalea Park
100 Rosearden Drive Orlando, FL 32803
A hidden little gem of a park with shady trees and blooming azaleas. You wouldn’t believe this used to be a spot for cattle herders to let their herd get a drink of water. Today it’s a great spot to wander through the bridges and tunnels. Head up top on the Washington Street bridge for an overhead view and photo opp.
1808 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32803
Just across the street from Dickson Azalea Park, your second stop has sprawling oak trees, naturewalks, two playgrounds, and expansive green space. Plan ahead with snacks, a blanket, balls, and bikes and you could lounge here for hours. Your kids will love running through the park’s several boardwalks and bridges. (Note: This park has restrooms and picnic tables.)
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
A crown jewel of the city, Lake Eola has a playground, art installations, and circular walking path around the lake. (Note: This park has restrooms.)
Lake Eola Farmer’s Market
20 N Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando’s largest weekly farmer’s market with food and arts vendors. Sundays 10am-4pm.
Grab a bite to eat! Thornton Park has many family friendly restaurant options including:
Anthony’s Pizza: NY Style Pizzeria 100 N Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Dexter’s Thornton Park: Casual American Fare 808 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
Graffiti Junktion: Burgers 700 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
Truck Stop Restaurant: Brunch 7 Days a Week, Rotating Pop-up Vendors nightly 900 E. Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
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