Steps away from beautiful Lake Eola Park, Thornton Park District is the perfect stop for lunch, shopping, drinks and more.  Locally known as "Downtown for Adults" this sub city of the city beautiful is home to some of Orlando's finest. Part of our #livelikealocal series, we're going to showcase a few of our favorite Thornton Park restaurants, shops and venues every Orlandoan should visit before they can officially be considered a local. 

Lake Eola Park

Steps away from Thornton Park Shopping and Dining is beautiful Lake Eola Park. The natural landscape in Downtown Orlando perfect for hikes, biking, sports, a ride on the swan boats and much more. Many enjoy the mile-long stroll around the scenic Lake Eola with their furry friends.

Woof Gang Bakery And Grooming Thornton Park

Speaking of your furry friends. Woof Gang Bakery is the leader in raw, frozen and grain-free diets for cats and dogs. The pink house on the corner of Summerlin and Washington offers premium pet food selections, head to tail grooming, delicious and adorable all natural treats and plenty of essentials for the fashion forward pet owners. 

Soco Restaurant

Experience Award-Winning Southern Contemporary Cuisine in the Heart of Thornton Park with a dynamic dining experience at Soco Thornton Park.  With a mix of southern and contemporary cuisine in an upscale atmosphere the Thornton Park restaurant is a perfect spot to make a lasting impression during a date night in Orlando. The Soco Style Chicken and Dumplings and Grilled Meatloaf over lobster mashed potatoes are a must. Save room for dessert. The bourbon banana pudding is the perfect finish to a perfect meal. 

The Falcon

Grab a drink at The Falcon. The independent and cutting edge craft beer bar provides an experience in the arts & music in a bar setting. Pull up a seat and enjoy the finest craft beers in Thornton Park District! 

The EO Inn

The Eõ Inn steps away from Lake Eola Park has 17 smartly decorated rooms each with its own private bath. All rooms offer a queen size bed or a king size bed. The quaint and sophisticated boutique hotel in Downtown Orlando is perfect for a romantic getaway or staycation. 

lauren nicole

Need some retail therapy? The Lauren Nicole Boutique located in the heart of Downtown Orlando has something for every girl.  Need a new outfit for date night in Downtown Orlando? Tired of your wardrobe all together? Lauren Nicole has all the latest trends and styles you're looking for when shopping in Orlando. 

Lambs Eat Ivy Salon

Need a change, or just a trim? The downtown salon with a funny little name has you covered from cuts to full color, the hair salon in Thornton Park can help transform you into your best self. 

YogaMix Orlando

Want to work on your fitness? Get physical with YogaMix Orlando. The groovy little studio for power yoga, music, community, and fun is part of the Thornton Park family! YogaMix Orlando is super fun power yoga set to energizing background tunes. The athletes choice for yoga in Orlando is also adaptive to moderate beginners.  No mind, body, or soul is left behind. You can leave it all on the mat at YogaMix in the Thornton Park District  


After you feel the burn you can replenish yourself with Juice'd.  The smoothie and juice bar in Downtown Orlando takes pride in "LIVING LIFE RAW". Stop by for a 100% organic, cold pressed juice, superfood smoothie bowls, salads, nut mylks and more.  Perfect for before or after a workout or a quick lunch. 

To find out more about the Thornton Park District, their full list of shops, dining, and events head to their business page.  Let us know where your favorite place to go in Thornton Park is by commenting below.  #407area #alocalthing