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“Take a relaxing stroll around the lake”
Review of Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park
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Orlando City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #33 of 424 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk that circles the lake is 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include renting swan-shaped paddle boats, feeding the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park, seeing a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, grabbing a bite to eat at Relax Grill on Lake Eola or relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando's skyline. Parking is free on Eola Drive on the east side of the park and there is metered parking on Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue. There is also street parking in Eola Heights and Thornton Park, a two to five block walk to the park. You can also park in any of the garages within a few blocks of the park. These include the Post Parkside parking garage at Osceola Avenue and East Central Boulevard; the Paramount/Publix parking garage at Lake Avenue and East Central Boulevard; and the Library parking garage at 112 East Central Boulevard. Please note: swans can get sick eating bread and popcorn. Visitors to the park can feed them lettuce, spinach, duck food pellets or buy food from the new swan feeders.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Take a relaxing stroll around the lake”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We usually take a few hours during an Orlando vacation to stroll round Lake Eola. It's a peaceful change to theme parks and a great place to picnic and relax.

There are plenty of car parks or meters around, we usually go on a Sunday and there was a fair event last time which was fun.

Visit the local Publix deli and get them to make a sandwich picnic for you then relax lakeside in the cooler breeze.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Che77London
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Sorrento, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't leave Orlando without riding a swan”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

A glide aboard the Swan Boats is a must for anyone visiting Orlando. Lake Eola is one of the most beautiful parks in America. You can relax in your swan and enjoy the view of the tall buildings, landscape and live swans. It's also a great way to get a little exercise. My wife and I boarded a swan in the early evening and had a great time.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A relax place to go”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It's a great place for picnic and simply seeing the beautiful tall buiuldings around. There's a lake in the middle of the park. And there are boat and swan boat for people to rent and have fun time with. We had a relax time at Lake Eola Park.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lake Eola Downtown Orlando 4th July Fireworks”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went there on 4th July 2013 fireworks. That was an awesome event. We found a parking garage around 2 blocks away on Rosalind Ave. My kids enjoyed the fireworks and cold drinks a lot. My youngest son 2 years old asked me at the end, "Dad! again?" He wanted to come back again in future. Here is a video taken from my phone.


Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“4th of July Event at Lake Eola”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Another excellent event at Lake Eola. The fireworks were amazing! I bet there were more than 5,000 people at the event. The music was also very good but I wish they will bring like a well known artist to sing. I will definitely attend again next year!

Visited July 2013
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