The Orlando Real

By Yasmene Warren

Get your green thumbs ready, because it’s time to become one with nature at Orlando’s “coziest cocktail bar”: The Treehouse.

What is the Treehouse?

This place isn’t anything like the treehouse in your backyard your dad built for you when you were younger — it’s even better.

The Treehouse is a cocktail bar located in Downtown Orlando on East Pine Street. Everything your eyes touch is green themed, even as you walk up the stairs! It’s connected to The Attic and The Basement, making it the perfect addition to this homey company.

This cozy bar is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., so it’s definitely one of those spots you’ll want to hit up during your late night out.

Bar and Venue

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By Holley Long

If you, like many, long for the day when you can visit any of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks without first booking a reservation at the park, you will be one step closer to that day come April. 

Because on April 18, Disney World annual passholders will be able to visit any of the parks after 2 p.m., no reservation required. 

What is the WDW Park Reservation System? 

The Disney World park reservation system began in 2020 after the resort and theme parks shut down for four months during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a way to control occupancy, anyone who visited the parks needed to both purchase valid admission for the day and schedule their visit online by selecting the park they’d be going to and the date on which they’d…

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By Yasmene Warren

This new place puts the “creative” in Creative Village. Downtown Orlando’s apartment complex The Julian has a lovely new restaurant resting on its bottom floor, and it’s called The Monroe. Let’s check it out!

What is The Monroe?

The Monroe describes itself as a “diverse social gathering place” and is located in Downtown Orlando on North Terry Avenue in Creative Village. It is on the ground floor of The Julian Apartments, making it the perfect, easy-to-access amenity for residents!

This place is the fourth concept of the Good Salt Restaurant Group and strives to provide a nostalgic experience by showcasing childhood favorites on its menu. It serves coffee, alcohol, lunch, brunch and dinner.

Coffee is served Tuesdays…

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By Holley Long

Kissimmee home in the Sonoma Resort sells after several months on the market at $680,000.

The Home

Built in 2018, the single family home has 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. An open floor plan downstairs provides a ton of space for the whole family when traveling to Florida on vacation, as does a spacious loft upstairs. There are also two sets of washer/dryers in the home, with a full set upstairs and a stacking set downstairs. The backyard features an in-ground pool and spa, enclosed by a covered lanai that also offers protection for the back porch. 

The home is located in the Sonoma Resort, a gated short-term vacation rental resort with a pool and fitness center for residents’ use. It is fully furnished, and is perfect for a…

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By Kismet Kohn

CityWalk is located on Universal property near Doctor Phillips, and has food for anyone! Ranging from full meals to just a tiny bite at a hole in the wall, you can find something that will make your mouth water.

The Restaurants

CityWalk offers numerous restaurants and every year they’re adding more. There's Bigfire, Antojitos, Bob Marley—A Tribute to Freedom, Cowfish, and Vivo, just to name a few. Bigfire offers traditional American cuisine, such as steak, burgers, and pasta. If you're in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, Antojitos serves nachos, tacos, and enchiladas.

Images by Universal Citywalk Orlando

During Mardi Gras season, Bob Marley serves a special dish, rum cake, and their usual meat and fish…

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By Kismet Kohn

Casselberry is a city located in the northern part of Orlando in Seminole County. It's just close enough to the heart of Orlando, without being near the busy tourist areas. But what does this area offer to its residents? Let's take a deep dive and find out!

Where is it?

When looking at Central Florida, this city is definitely more on the North side. stretching from Winter Park to Winter Springs. Casselberry is a bit more remote and home-y, with it being a fair distance from most of the popular spots in Orlando. This area is very close to major highways, making it easy to travel to the theme parks and downtown in 30-60 mins, depending on traffic.

Since Casselberry is located so close to Winter Park, it’s also just a short drive…

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By Kismet Kohn

Downtown Orlando is filled with many different date night ideas, including outdoor activities, nighttime entertainment, restaurants, and bars. You could squeeze everything into one day or keep these ideas in the back of your pocket for the weeknights or weekends ahead.


Downtown Orlando, though smaller than most cities, offers many team-building and romantic activities perfect for a date night! The Great Escape Room is located right off of S Magnolia Ave, where you and your partner can team up to solve a mystery and make your way out of the room using clues. If you enjoy the arts, check out some of the art galleries downtown. This includes the CityArts Factory and Snap! Orlando, where you can take your time and admire…

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By Holley Long

Fun and excitement are just a few things Disney provides in abundance, and now there’s even more to enjoy. New this year is the Disney Springs Kids Club, and we have all the details about this experience that’s perfect for the whole family.  

What is it?

The Disney Springs Kids Club, which opened on January 28 of this year, is a fun, interactive outdoor dance party that will get everyone up and moving. Dancing is on the agenda, of course, but kids and adults alike also have the chance to play games and participate in activities (like hula hooping). 

Each week has a different act, to include:

  • Wassalou Drum Circle: Play bongos, shake maracas, or clap to the beat of this Afropop band.

  • Flight Crew: A dance party…

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By Yasmene Warren

In search of hot Caribbean flavors with a touch of Florida? Well, this place promises “a taste of vacation,” and it’s called The Wellborn.

All About The Wellborn

The Wellborn is a restaurant and patio bar located in Downtown Orlando on North Lucerne Circle.

In addition to being a popular place to grab a bite to eat, The Wellborn is also a hotel! For those looking to stay near the Lake Cherokee Historic District, consider booking your stay with Sonder Hotel.

Even if you’re not looking for a place to lay your head, The Wellborn has much space in its well-hidden courtyard for you to kick it with friends and family and have a drink. The restaurant and bar is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.,…

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By Jessica LaVigne

Home in the Orchard Valley community in Winter Garden sells after 20 days on the market at $590,000.

The Home

Built in 2018, this home is located in the Orchard Park community in Winter Garden. The spacious layout includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large kitchen with plenty of cabinetry, and a substantial lanai with stone-laid extension and fire pit for entertaining. An added bonus to this home are the paid-off solar panels, which will save the owner heavily on utility costs. If you have kids or just enjoy taking in the Florida sun, there’s also a soccer and baseball field, clubhouse with pool, and park directly across the street from the home. 


This home was originally listed for $599,000, but…

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