Things to do

Take a mental health day in the great Orlando outdoors

Take a drive on the wild side at Wild Florida’s new safari ride. (📸: @kellyanntrace) Orlando is known for its entertainment and attractions, but what about on days when you just need to get away from the noise and push the good ol’ reset button? Outside of hanging in and cozying up with a good […]

/ February 25, 2020


“Never attempt a left turn at Mills northbound” and more unspoken rules of Orlando

(📸: @haleydrewthis/Pulptown Every city has its own “unspoken rules” — not like enforceable laws, but a completely separate list of rules that all locals should know about. We asked our Facebook friends what Orlando’s unspoken rules were and they made us laugh, cry, and cringe, so we figured it was about time to write ’em down. Like this one […]

/ February 10, 2020


Celebrate Black History Month in Orlando

Celebrate Black History Month with a stop at Wall Crawl for a quick pic in front of their newest wall, then head over to the Wells’Built Museum to learn about Orlando’s black history. | Executive Director of @wellsbuilt Elizabeth Thompson in front of our new #blackhistorymonth wall, which features portraits of leaders with direct ties […]

/ February 6, 2020


Where to shop in Ivanhoe

Team Pulptown shopping at Yay! Tiny Shop. (📸: @kaylaobrienmedia/Pulptown) Ivanhoe Village is a local’s favorite for antiquing, shopping, and exploring. It’s filled with art galleries, mom-and-pop restaurants, and local retail shops. It’s bikable, walkable (for the most part) and the “main drag” is anchored by Lake Ivanhoe and Gaston Edwards Park. The tagline is: “Explore […]

/ December 19, 2019


7 Ways to Support Good Causes in Orlando Right Now

(📸: @giphy) It’s the start of the giving season (which in our opinions should run year-round) and our readers often ask us where they should volunteer or contribute to a good cause. Like Josh Calcinis for example, he’s the reader who actually inspired this post.  So we rounded up a few local charities and nonprofits […]

/ November 18, 2019


41 Hispanic-owned businesses to support year-round in Orlando

A personal favorite of Team Pulptown to support during Hispanic Heritage Month and every month is Pig Floyd’s in the Mills 50 neighborhood. (📸: @kaylaobrien_media/Pulptown) National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, is intended to be a recognition and celebration of the many contributions Latinx, Hispanic, and Latino-identified communities have […]

/ October 6, 2019


The City Curious: What are your questions about College Park?

(📸: akatiej/Pulptown) In our latest neighborhood spotlight, we’re exploring College Park. College Park got its name from the many streets that were named for … you guessed it, colleges. It’s pretty popular among seniors and young professionals — a decade ago, the joke was that once you aged out of downtown, you moved there. The […]

/ September 9, 2019


Spotlight on Mills 50: Dumpster Art

(📸: @kaylaobrien_media for Pulptown) When we first started talking about our neighborhood spotlight on Mills 50 and all 55 things we wish we had time to cover this go-round, there were four key traits that we wanted to be sure we highlighted. One was its food scene (hello, Pig Floyd’s), another was its history of […]

/ August 4, 2019


Spotlight on Mills 50: What to eat in Little Vietnam

(📸: @akatiej for Pulptown) Each month, we shine a spotlight on a different neighborhood in and around the Greater Orlando area. Today, we’re wrapping up our spotlight on Mills 50 by answering a question you wanted to know about Mills 50. Reader Ashley Z. asked us, “What are the secret things to order at the Asian restaurants in […]

/ August 4, 2019


Neighborhood Spotlight on Parramore

Parramore is one of Orlando’s oldest, historically black neighborhoods. It’s got history, good food, community and culture. Parramore is also home to our biggest sporting venues, both Amway Arena and Orlando City Soccer Stadium and will soon house the new Creative Village and the UCF Downtown and Valencia campuses. To say it’s changing rapidly is […]

/ May 7, 2019