Places You’ll Love to Visit Around Central Florida in August

August is such a busy month. Whether you are wrapping up your family vacation, exploring the local area, or possibly beginning back-to-school shopping, here are a few places to explore while accomplishing your to-do list.


Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is ideal for walking, picnicking, and enjoying a lovely gathering with family or friends. It is also a great place to exercise. If you are 18+ and want to work up a sweat, consider joining the Altamonte Fit Club on Wednesday evenings for free fitness classes brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs, Emerson International, Inc. and AdventHealth. 

Planet Obstacle

Sitting at 50,000 square feet, Planet Obstacle is the World’s Largest Indoor Obstacle Park. This park provides the perfect way to end the summer with a bang. Enjoy the on-site cafe after a day of connecting with others as the group participates in fun and challenging courses. Other activities include bumper cars, ziplining and more. The Last Day of Summer Pass ends on August 10. 

Places in LAKE NONA


Preparing for back to school is not only about what to wear but also about how to wear it! Pamper yourself and look the part with a fresh manicure and pedicure! If you are in the East Orlando area and want to indulge in self-care while feeling at home, visit Poe, Helen, and Mina at Nail’d It Salon. The family-owned nail salon on Lee Vista Boulevard will surely make you feel welcome while delivering excellent service and quality results. Make a statement for the year!

The DRIPBaR Lake Nona

Are you feeling run down after the long summer? Need an energy-infused boost before the school year? The DRIPBaR, IV Spa in Lake Nona, could be a solution. IV infusions provide several benefits faster than traditional nutritional supplements; benefits such as stronger immune systems, headache relief, anxiety relief, higher energy, and much more. 

Places in WINTER PARK 

JENI’S Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is now open in The Winter Park Village. Jeni’s is the place to go after a long day of work or school for the children. Jeni’s aims to bring a new standard to ice cream through a unique blend of savory flavors. Share Jeni’s tasty treats with family and friends; they will thank you. 

Rollins Museum of Art

Visit the Rollins Museum of Art through August 27 to enjoy the Together Again: Local and Global Connections Exhibit. The exhibit explores a series of works from the museum’s collection that address local and global connections in a digital era. 


Infusion Tea

Want a quick pick-me-up without the extra calories while running errands? Infusion Tea, an organic tea café in College Park, provides a collection of loose-leaf teas. The café also offers an entirely vegetarian menu. Great for a healthy, busy day around town. 

Princeton Park 

Sometimes the kids may need to way to release extra energy. Princeton Park is open daily until 9:00 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy playing outdoors or participating in extracurricular and youth programs offered by the park. 


Alora Health Spa

Alora Health Spa is a health and wellness spa that encourages relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa uses a holistic service approach, with services including customized massages, facials, an Infrared Sauna, and more. 

International Drive

International Drive has something for everyone, from recreation to attractions, accommodations, and more. One place to visit this August is the Orange County Convention Center. On August 12-13, the convention will host The Florida Kids and Family Expo. Get ready to discover over 200 exhibitors as the kids participate in fun-filled activities such as pony riding, game playing, and more. 


The Grove

Experience the ultimate community hub in Windermere at The Grove, your go-to destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse offerings, The Grove is a must-visit location for residents and visitors alike. Discover a shopper’s paradise that caters to the entire family’s needs. 

Pigtails & Crewcuts

If you have yet to find the perfect location for children’s haircuts, look no further! Pigtails & Crewcuts, located in Dr. Phillips, is an elite kid’s hair styling option. Children will get lost in the immersive play experience while cruising in a styling chair or playing video games. 


World Market

There are only three World Market locations in Florida. One is in the Winter Garden Village shopping mall. World Market has all your household necessities. Home décor, food items from around the world, clothing, gifts, wine, and so much more! All with an affordable price tag! A fun alternative if you are hoping to craft an intercontinental meal at home or searching for a unique furniture article to complete your home décor. 


Find Doxology in the heart of downtown Winter Garden. The women’s clothing store sells accessories, home goods, books, and more! Created by Christy and Erika, two best friends who collaborated to share their love for God and clothing with the local community, Doxology is worth a visit for a unique shopping and prayer experience. 


Home State Brewing Co. 

Home State Brewing Co. hosts many events for anyone looking to eat, drink and tap into their competitive nature with trivia, bingo and cornhole. On August 5, there’s fun for dog owners and enthusiasts too at the Dog Days of Summer event. Giant Yard Games, HSB dog beer, and live music with Kevin Baker are just a few things on the event’s horizon. 

Disney Springs

Back-to-school shopping does not have to be complicated. Disney Springs can be a one-stop shop for your retail needs. Retail stores include Under Armor, Columbia Sportswear, Levi’s, Disney Style, and many other teen-approved stores! With the bonus element of dining options for a break after a day of shopping. Visit during the first weekend of August to enjoy tax-free shopping!


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