3 Surprising #Bucketlist Places to Attend St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Paddy’s Day is coming up, and here in the United States, that means parties, parades, and general revelry! The biggest celebrations tend to happen in cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago -but there are festive cities that may surprise you that you should add to your travel bucket list for the holiday!

Of course, the celebrations need to look a bit different this year due to social distancing measures, but either way, these 3 fun cities are places you need to check out -whether you’re ready to party this March or want to wait ‘til next year!

San Francisco

San Francisco has an assortment of bar crawls happening around town, but one of the more pandemic-friendly activities you can do is attend the Patrick’s Pawade. This benefit for rescue dogs includes yoga and meditation, picnicking, live music, a raffle, and more! Festive canine costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given to the best dressed.

You can stay safe because it’s being held outdoors in a park, just be sure to double mask and keep a six-foot leash length between you and other dog owners. Get your tickets here.

Orlando

Planning a trip to Disney World in mid-March? Just because you’ll be in sunny Florida doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday in true Irish style. Spend your day at Raglan Road, an Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs that always has a great St. Paddy’s Day bash.

Reserve your table now for this authentic and chill day of celebration. It’s less of a raucous party and more of an intimate day of great food and music that’s completely family-friendly. Irish hospitality includes gifts, competitions, and giveaways. Strict social distancing measures will be enforced for your safety, including 2-hour time slots and no gathering around the stage and bar.

While you’re enjoying the music and dancing onstage, you and your family can enjoy contemporary Irish fare prepared with local ingredients. Think of it as the next step up from pub food!

Houston

Texas normally doesn’t come to mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day, but Houston loves the holiday! This year, they will be holding their 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13th at noon. It’s truly a community event that anyone can join whether you want to go so far as to build a float, decorate your vehicle, or just grab some buddies and put on some festive outfits.After the parade, head over to the 15th Annual Irish Stew Cook-Off, which will be going until 6 pm. Your $15 donation at the door helps support the parade. There will be dancers, bagpipers, and face painters, plus you’ll get to sample lots of delicious Irish food. They judge more than just stew, too -cooks will also be preparing chili (it is Texas, after all), Irish coffee, and Irish desserts and meals. After awards and raffles, stick around ‘til 11 pm for live music all evening.

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Great Places to Stay Traveling to Orlando

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Do you have travel to Orlando coming up soon? Whether you’ve been to the city before or it’s your very first time, if you don’t have relatives or friends to stay with, you’re going to be looking for a quality place to rest your head.

Finding the very best place can be overwhelming when you have to consider all the factors, like price, comfort, service, health & safety, location, and more! To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels and B&Bs in Orlando. All are very different -from quirky to traditional- but highly rated. Read on to see why these are your best options, and then choose the one that best serves your needs!

Rosen Shingle Creek

Are you looking for a laid-back resort where everything is taken care of for you while in Orlando? If you want a relaxing place to stay, where you can easily pass the whole trip without leaving the resort, book a room at Rosen Shingle Creek. This comfortable oasis spans 230-acres that include gardens, four huge outdoor pools, two hot tubs, a golf course, and tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts. You’ll be staying in an elegant, Spanish-style property that has plush suites, room service, and 15 on-site dining options.

The Hilton Orlando

Orlando is such a family vacation destination that you might be looking for a kid-friendly hotel. A fun place for families to stay is The Hilton Orlando, which is located between Disney World and Universal, just ten minutes from each one. Kids will have a blast at the splash pad, pools, and lazy river, while adults are sure to enjoy the on-site dining options, lobby bar, and salon & spa. If you’ve got a big family, you can upgrade to a suite with a living room, whirlpool tub, and dining area.

Grand Hotel Bohemian Orlando

A lot of the hotels in Orlando are centered around Disney and kids -but if you’re traveling child-free and looking for a place that’s a bit more sophisticated, you’ll want to book a room at the Grand Hotel Bohemian Orlando. The hotel has an aura of sultry romanticism, achieve with moody lighting, draped fabric, and intimate common areas. Enjoy the Bohemian’s “cool factor” by sipping cocktails and enjoying live jazz music on the piano in the Bösendorfer Lounge, sampling eclectic foods at The Boheme Restaurant, and unwinding in the rooftop pool and hot tub.

Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

If you’re taking a quick trip through the city and want to be close to the airport, book a stay at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, which is located in the main terminal of the Orlando International Airport. You can’t get more convenient to the airport than a runway view from your (soundproof) hotel room window and a short escalator ride down to the security line! And in addition to the prime location, you’ll be enjoying a luxurious stay, with access to amenities like a pool, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and free Wi-Fi.

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Spring Celebrations and Events Near MCO

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As the days get longer and winter gives its last hurrah, our mind turns towards sunshine-filled warmer days.  With spring just around the corner, we can begin looking forward to spring days filled with celebrations and festivals. 

In anticipation of the fun times ahead, to be enjoyed with family and friends, we have gathered some ideas on celebrations and events of interest near Orlando, FL.

Central Florida Fair

March 4, 2021 4pm – March 14, 2021 11:45pm

Central Florida Fair

4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL

The Central Florida Fair in ORLANDO FLORIDA celebrates its 109th March 4th-14th, 2021. Come celebrate the community with Livestock, Agriculture, Horticulture, STEM education.  Free Entertainment shows and the Biggest Midway in Central Florida.

MYCON

March 6, 2021 10am – 9pm

Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL

Family event for anime, comics, cosplay, and pop culture lovers.  Fun For Everyone, only $5 at the door. We are entering our third year, and we can’t wait to share our love of Anime, Comics, Cosplay, Fantasy, pop culture, and more…come join us

Orlando Caribbean Festival

March 13, 2021 3pm – 11:59pm

Camping World Stadium

1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL

ORLANDO CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL (OCF) FEATURING best Caribbean Food, Music & Cultural performances such as dance, island food, crafts and LIIIIIIIVE music experience from the TOP island artists from kompa, soca, reggae, dancehall, reggaeton and more…

MegaCon Orlando

March 18, 2021 4pm – March 21, 2021 5pm

Orange County Convention Center – West Concourse

9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL

MEGACON Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days.  Everyone is a fan of something, and MEGACON is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.

Mount Dora Spring Festival of Arts and Crafts

March 20, 2021 1pm – 9pm

230 W 4th Ave, Mt Dora, FL

The historic downtown streets of Mount Dora, FL, come alive with 250 hand-chosen exhibitors who showcase their unique talent and items to sell to visitors annually on the 3rd weekend of March. This is an outdoor event. Rain or Shine. This event ranked in the TOP 50 by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2020 in their annual ranking of the Best 200 Classic/Contemporary Craft Festivals in America.

Run The Race 5K

April 3, 2021 8am – 11:59pm

Orlando International Airport

1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL

Run the Race 5K is a Christian Fun Run & Walk designed to facilitate fellowship and promote fitness. The proceeds from this family-friendly race will help to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages are encouraged to participate.  All participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, registration goody bag, free raffle entry, and free samples.

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What to Do at the Zoo in Orlando, Florida

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If you’re in Orlando and want to have yourself a bit of an adventure outside of the various theme parks in the area, why not check out the Central Florida Zoo? The zoo is only a 24-minute drive from Orlando and is open to the public. Zoo hours are between 9am – 3pm and masks are required for all guests over the age of 13. The price of admission is as follows. Adults 13 and up are $19.50. Seniors 55 and over are $15.95. Children between the ages of 3-12 are $13.75 and all children under the age of 2 are free! Alternatively, you might choose to purchase an annual pass. These memberships begin at $55 for a single adult, $69 for one Senior and a guest, $99 for a family of 2 adults and up to 5 children or grandchildren, or $145 for a Premier Family membership comprising 4 adults, and up to 6 children or grandchildren.

Would you like to feed a giraffe? The giraffe feedings are held daily between the hours of 10am and 3pm and are $5 per person. This event is for adults over the age of 13. You’ll be able to hold food in your hand and watch with awe as they reach down their massive neck to swipe it away with their 20-inch tongue! This is sure to delight children of all ages; you don’t want to miss it!

If you’d like to meet a rhino, there’s no better place to do it! This encounter is held daily at 11:30am, 11:50 am, and 12:10pm. Space is limited, so you can only have 5 guests during this event. If you hold an annual pass, the fee is $15 per person. If you’re not a pass holder, the fee is $20 per person. You’ll be able to get up-close-and-personal with one of the resident rhinos at the Central Florida Zoo whose name is PJ. He is a one-horned Indian rhino, and he is very playful. Everyone in your party will be sure to absolutely love this encounter.

Do you love a sense of adventure? Then head on over to the Bungee Bounce between the hours of 10am – 3:30pm. This ride is $7 per person and is located near the front of the zoo. All guests 13 and older who ride the Bungee Bounce must be wearing masks. You’ll have the time of your life as you launch upwards into the sky, bouncing again and again to see a bird’s eye view of the zoo. Please be sure to check the age and weight restrictions for this one-of-a-kind zoo ride.

Don’t you just adore barnyard animals? Come to the barnyard and get a chance to feed the animals! This experience is open daily at 10:30am and is available while the supplies last. To purchase this experience is $2 per person and is available for purchase inside the ZOOfari Outpost Gift Shop. You’ll be able to meet chickens, alpaca, donkeys, llamas, and goats! This experience is a favorite of the little ones!

Don’t settle for theme parks while in Orlando. Check out the Central Florida Zoo and have a roaring good time!

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Five Best Airbnb’s in Orlando, FL

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Whether you are looking for some time away from work, a romantic weekend with your significant other, or just some quality downtime with the family, you can’t go wrong with an Airbnb.

Through the booking and use of an Airbnb, you can choose the environment of your choice, along with the city and location as well.  Choosing an Airbnb can prove to be an economical choice when looking to spend some getaway time. 

With this in mind, we have gathered five of the top-rated Airbnb’s in the Orlando, FL area.

Romantic Getaway Lakeside Tiny House

The Retreat recently joined our community at Orlando Lakefront and is ideal for a fun, unique vacation. This house is beautifully built, with a spacious bathroom, loft, and kitchen. Enjoy the wildlife and peacefulness of Lake Fairview right on the porch, which is just 30 feet away from the lakeshore. Your tiny house stay won’t be a little experience…relax and unwind, enjoy sunrise yoga by the lake, and use our amenities to fish, kayak, and explore the natural beauty of Orlando!

No parties or smoking allowed.

Family Stylish Getaway

Spend your days lounging by the pool when you stay at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental house in Orlando! Located just 5 minutes from downtown and a short drive from Disney and Universal, this house is perfect for up to 8 friends or family members seeking an unforgettable Florida getaway. This well-appointed house was recently renovated, boasting upscale amenities and decor for everything you’re looking for in a luxurious home-away-from-home. 

No parties or smoking allowed.

Near a famous landmark Near Disney

The house is like a sophisticated and artistic mini-resort hotel, just over ten minutes away from Disney by car. We are located in the famous Encore community, a sub-tropical, fully enclosed luxury resort community. You can go to Finn’s restaurant in our community to eat and buy snacks and drinks at the Grab & Go store. Around the community are Walmart and Publix supermarkets, and other food and beverage outlets.

Parties and smoking permitted.

Luxury Wizarding Home

Ensure an enchanted holiday in Orlando. Inspired by everyone’s favorite castle, this magical home provides an immersive experience with five bedrooms, a common room with large screen TV with Netflix & Nintendo Switch, a dining hall, a fully equipped kitchen, a swimming pool, patio with a grill, and laundry room. Located in a quiet residential community, 10 miles to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, 6 miles to Disney, 5 miles from Celebration, 4 miles from Old Town, and 18 miles from downtown Orlando.  Located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to all of Orlando’s theme parks and attractions, it is the perfect place to start your vacation adventures.

No pets, parties, or smoking permitted.

Budget The Lovely Loft

Experience the best of Midland. This cute loft is located inside Loop 250, 2 minutes away from Claydesta Business Park, minutes from downtown, local retailers, parks, recreation, and dining options. Our apartment showcases extraordinary amenities, including a kitchen, living room, breakfast bar, and a bathroom. Your stay includes access to the community’s swimming pool.

No pets, parties, or smoking permitted.

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Orlando

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Orlando!

The Ravenous Pig

If you and your gals want to be fancy, a classic way to spend the evening is dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant. For one of the most accoladed restaurants in the Orlando area, you’ll want to head to The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park. This stylish gastropub is owned by a husband-and-wife chef duo who have been semi-finalists for a James Beard award for four years running. In addition to delicious food, they also serve craft beer brewed on-site and cocktails. If you want to be there on the 13th or 14th, they’re showing the movie Ghost outdoors in their beer garden with a fixed 3-course menu.

Nikki’s Place Southern Cuisine

If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Nikki’s Place is the place to go. This Black-owned Orlando staple was founded by Nick Aiken, who has been working in the food industry since 1952! Due to the pandemic, they are currently offering takeout and curbside pickup only but it’s definitely worth going and seeing why they won an Orlando Sentinel Foodie Award. The restaurant specializes in creating a true southern experience with its food, so go there and pick up some “cooking for the people” to feed your party guests.

Lake Lily Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And the great news in Florida is, even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals and soak up some sunshine. The perfect location is just outside downtown Orlando, at Lake Lily Park, so named for the beautiful lily pads dotting the lake. This lovely 10-acre park has plenty of benches and a gazebo where you can set up camp. After you eat, take a stroll on the boardwalk around the lake and try to spot some fish, ducks, and turtles!

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. And at Andretti, activities abound! Inside, you can choose from go-karting, bowling, laser tag, rope courses, and an arcade. Make a full night of it by dining at their restaurant, Andretti Grill, while you’re there.

The Courtesy Bar

If you want something unique to do, enroll your party in a cocktail class at The Courtesy Bar. You’ll learn the history behind three classic cocktails while you’re taught the proper way to make them. And of course, you get to drink them, too! Classes are offered the first and third Saturday evening of the month (and fill up quickly) or, with a minimum of 13 people, you can book a private class on one of the other Saturdays.

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Best resources in Orlando, FL, to throw a fabulous virtual New Years’ Eve Party!

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many party-goers are trying to plan out how they will ring in the new year and still keep the party safe and festive. 

With the ongoing pandemic, and many cities and states mandating that party-goers forego the usual gathering in groups to celebrate the festivities, an alternate method of celebrating the ball drop appears to be in order this year—virtual celebrations.

With this mindset, we have sought out some of the best sources in Orlando, FL, for drinks and food that will make ringing in the New Year less of a chore, and more of a blast!

Bar Louie

Located at 7015 South Semoran Boulevard

407.813.2500

Upbeat grill chain with American grub, martinis & microbrews, plus happy-hour deals with your choice of either curbside service or delivery

Lazy Moon

Located at 1011 East Colonial Drive Suite 101

407.412.6222

Hip pizzeria featuring jumbo slices, craft brews & a bocce court in a convivial atmosphere with choices of takeout or delivery

Earls Kitchen + Bar

Located at 4200 Conroy Rod H246

404.990.4310

Sleek, upscale bar serving gourmet burgers, global comfort food, cocktails, wines & beers with the options of curbside pickup or delivery.

If you are looking more for options that offer delivery to those friends that are close and local, who you want to be able to join in on the festivities as well, we have two suggestions.

Joe’s Liquor

Located at 5135 International Drive #4

407.704.2689

Locally run liquor store offering an ample selection of liquors in a strip-mall setting, offering the choice of both curbside pickup or delivery.

Cheers Wine & Liquor

Located at 6203 West Sand Lake Road

407.351.4470

Family-owned neighborhood liquor store with delivery locally, and ships nationwide, to states that permit it.

And, lest we forget those friends and family that are out of town.  For them, why not have a little libation delivered conveniently to their doorstep, whether they live across town or across the country.

Drizly

When you want a variety and you want it quickly, Drizly has up a large, alcohol marketplace to shop for beer, wine, and spirits. Drizly collaborates with retail stores in cities across North America to offer a huge selection and competitive pricing, delivered to your door in as little as an hour.

Most of us will find ourselves celebrating New Year’s at home this year.  However, that doesn’t mean that the party has to be put on hold.  With the age of the internet, why not take your party to the next level and have a virtual get-together. 

With a little creativity and the use of the internet, you can have your food and drinks delivered right to you, or those party guests from out of town.

The extra added advantage is that everyone can join in the fun as no designated drivers are needed, and once the party is over, hey, your already home.

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Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Orlando

2020 was memorable – or should we say infamous for the disasters it brought. Before the notoriously terrible year comes to a close, the holidays are here along with hopes for holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including Orlando, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

Lake Mary

Located at City Hall (152 N 4th St, Lake Mary, FL 32746) there is a beautiful light display with one million lights synchronized to music. The show is every night in downtown Lake Mary from 6 pm – 11 pm. The show is every half hour.

For more details, you can check out their website: LINK

Cranes Roost Holiday Lights

From November 26, 2020 – January 3, 2021, stop by Cranes Roost Park to view over 100 amazing holiday displays featuring 200,000+ lights and a 60 foot Christmas tree! The tree is decorated with 8,000 lights, 2,600 ornaments, and a garland spanning over 1 mile. The holiday fountain show runs every hour from 6-9 pm. Cranes Roost Park is located at 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando

The Eola Wonderland features a 72+ foot Christmas tree and amazing light displays synchronized to holiday music. The fountain is also decorated with red, green, and gold lights to bring holiday cheer! Lake Eola Park is located at 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

For more details, go to their website: HERE

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Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Orlando

2020 was memorable – or should we say infamous for the disasters it brought. Before the notoriously terrible year comes to a close, the holidays are here along with hopes for holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including Orlando, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

  1. Lake Mary

Located at City Hall (152 N 4th St, Lake Mary, FL 32746) there is a beautiful light display with one million lights synchronized to music. The show is every night in downtown Lake Mary from 6pm – 11pm. The show is every half hour.

For more details you can check out their website: LINK

  1. Cranes Roost Holiday Lights

From November 26, 2020 – January 3, 2021, stop by Cranes Roost Park to view over 100 amazing holiday displays featuring 200,000+ lights and a 60 foot Christmas tree! The tree is decorated with 8,000 lights, 2,600 ornaments and a garland spanning over 1 mile. The holiday fountain show runs every hour from 6-9pm. Cranes Roost Park is located at 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

  1. Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando

The Eola Wonderland features a 72+ foot Christmas tree and amazing light displays synchronized to holiday music. The fountain is also decorated with red, green and gold lights to bring holiday cheer! Lake Eola Park is located at 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

For more details, go to their website: HERE

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Best Local Virtual Workouts in Orlando to Get the New Year Started Right

Does recent holiday overindulgence have you starting to think about kick-starting your workout routine for the new year? Whether you’re regretting how all those extra slices of pie have your pants fitting a little more snugly or just want to get healthier, making a commitment to working out is always a great New Year’s Resolution. 

It can be especially hard to stay motivated to getting fit during a pandemic when many gyms are either closed or don’t feel as safe as they used to. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Orlando-based gyms and trainers that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021! 

Best Free Virtual Workout

Orlando All Fit

Times are hard right now, with the pandemic taking a major toll on the economy. If you’re being budget-conscious, the good news is there are great free virtual workouts in Orlando! Get started at All Fit -they’ve created a free 12-week program that you can do at home with little equipment. The program includes instructional videos and a companion app.

Best Paid Virtual Workout

Vixen Fitness

Of course, if you can afford to pay for workouts, you’ll be helping to stimulate the economy and supporting the livelihoods of fitness instructors and gym owners. One Orlando studio you can support with your dollars is Vixen Fitness. They focus on the sexier side of getting healthy, with in-studio classes like pole dancing and aerial fitness. They’re currently offering “Sexy Chair” classes virtually on Sundays at 6pm. At only $5 a class, you can’t get much cheaper than that!

Best Live Virtual Workout

Anastassia Ballroom & Dance

One of the things many people miss about in-person exercise classes is the feeling of community and accountability that they foster! One organization offering live virtual classes is Anastassia Ballroom & Dance, located in nearby Leesburg. Group classes like Mambo, Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, and Rumba are live-streamed weekly, and you can also book private lessons. Dancing is a great way to burn some calories and use new muscle groups while learning a skill!

Best Recorded Virtual Workout

Yoga Mix

One consistent throughout this pandemic has been that nothing is consistent. So, if you’re not sure you can commit to working out at specific days and times, you’ll want pre-recorded classes that you can do at any time. Get your fix at Yoga Mix, a woman-owned Orlando studio aimed at making Yoga fun. The studio has currently moved online where a membership will give you access to their on-demand library packed with “different styles and levels of yoga- from traditional Ashtanga or Kundalini to signature music-infused classes like Soul Flow, Vibe High Vinyasa or Down Dawg.”

Best Unique Virtual Workout

Active Kids 2.0

If you have kids, chances are they have a ton of pent-up energy these days. With school happening virtually and most regular activities cancelled, it’s hard for kids to stay active. Get them involved in your workout routine through the Youtube channel Active Kids 2.0. The channel is full of family-friendly workouts taught by professional athlete, fitness instructor, and Florida native Larissa Maloney.

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