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Spring Travel 2012 - Orlando for Trendsters -- New York Magazine

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 05:07 -- rprice

You’ve no doubt seen $200 tickets to Orlando advertised and wondered, But what on Earth would I do there? As it turns out, plenty. First, drop your carry-on at the 90-year-old Park Plaza Hotel in the budding art exurb of Winter Park. Load up on organic vegan grub at Dandelion Communitea Café, chased with a handspun strawberry milkshake ($7) from Bananas ­Modern American Diner, before raiding the psych, punk, and garage bins at Vinyl ­Richie’s Wiggly World of Records in the increasingly hip Milk District. Also rather Williamsburgian in spirit: the renovated Sandwich Bar, which hosts a sock hop every Monday; the Falcon, a multiuse space run by a couple that serves booze, showcases art, and screenprints T-shirts; and festive Tasty Tuesdays, a “food truck block party” shilling empanadas and ice pops.