The pumpkin is fall's good-will ambassador and promotes the season to its fullest each year. Pumpkin pie, facials, martinis and other harvestable concoctions are found at area restaurants, bars and spas during the autumn months. Find out where you can eat, drink or smear all things pumpkin in Orlando Citysearch's guide.
Find a sleigh full of presents around O-town and make shopping fun instead of a drag with the Orlando Citysearch holiday guide. Stores are overflowing with Chia Pets, gadgets, toys and other interesting stocking stuffers and wrapped delights for family and friends on your gift list this year. Wear comfy shoes, put some shekels in your pocket, fill up the gas tank and get started.
Everyone needs a "me" day and I look forward to being pampered at the hair salon, getting my nails done, relaxing in a massage chair while having a pedicure or sitting in the sauna or Jacuzzi after a workout at my health club. Share with us your favorite places to relax in our Best of Citysearch campaign. Know the best place to get a soothing facial or massage? How about the best yoga studio or tanning salon? Just go to that venue listing on our site, click on the "Nominate for Best of Citysearch" tab and vote! It's that easy. Here are some of my favorite spa and beauty spots, where I feel rejuvenated along with a restoration of mind, body and spirit.
Barflies let loose and leave the pressures of the world outside with a cold one or a stiff drink in minimally lit bars. The low lights and candles are soothing and cozy and at times put bar-goers in the mood for a late-night rendezvous or night cap elsewhere after a date or a hookup. Find out which dark bars (including Dungeon Lounge, left) provide the perfect escape from it all in Orlando Citysearch's guide.
Epicureans take a bite on the wild side whenever experiencing cuisine that doesn't appear to be the norm, but is considered a delicacy in other countries. How about some cow brain or pulpo/octopus (at Ceviche Tapas Bar, left) or even some tongue action? Step outside of your comfort zone and entice your palate with Orlando Citysearch's fearful food guide. (Photo by Sandra Carr)
What's your idea of the perfect picnic? Whether it's foie gras and chardonnay at a secluded site or just a bucket of fast-food chicken at a neighborhood park, here's where you can spread your blanket and fill your basket as well as some backup plans. (Photo courtesy of City or Orlando Family, Parks & Recreation)
Beat the heat by cooling off with a cold brewski or cocktail with friends or getting cozy with your significant other at an outdoor patio or rooftop bar. Relax and let the breeze blow through your hair while hanging outside with a drink in hand during the warmer months at these local spots in Orlando. (Photo courtesy of Ember)
Get the most out of your turkey day and celebrate Thanksgiving in style by saying goodbye to old traditions and hello to newer and more fabulous ones. T-day ideas are endless this year because O-town is dishing out a cornucopia of feasts to choose from. Step onto the turkey trail and experience a tasty harvest in Orlando Citysearch's Thanksgiving guide.
Experience a team making a touchdown or a home run, scoring points while shooting a basket from the other side of the court and other thrilling moments on the big screen in an Orlando-area sports bar. Slip on the jersey and show your team spirit while eating grub, drinking a brewski and hanging out with other sports enthusiasts instead of being a couch potato. Find out which sports bars have game in Orlando Citysearch's guide.
The Dr. Phillips area was once overflowing with orange groves owned by Dr. Phillip Phillips, a Central Florida citrus mogul who was known for his ingenious inventions in the processing and packaging of orange juice. This upscale neighborhood in South Orlando is known for its vast dining destinations along Sand Lake Road's Restaurant Row and is where doctors, executives and lawyers live and play. (Photo by Sandra Carr)