Orlando Murals + Menus: A Full Day Art and Food Itinerary

Orlando Murals and Menus Full Day Art and Food Date Itinerary

If you’ve driven, walked, or biked around Orlando, you may have noticed the beautiful, creative murals gracing the walls of local businesses and restaurants. We’ve planned an entire day out from dawn to dusk highlighting Orlando murals and nearby eats, so bring a camera and someone you love. Here’s your itinerary to enjoy an adventure-filled date or a girls’ day out immersed in Orlando art and food!

Additional street art guides:

MORNING

Menus: Breakfast

Kick off your day with some morning fuel in the heart of downtown. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, a tenacious tea tester, or you’re just ready to chow down, you have a LOT of choices for delectables here, all within walking distance of each other and the city’s murals. We recommend parking or biking for a few hours at each destination so you have enough time to walk, talk and enjoy each spot.

Craft and Common downtown Orlando
Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Murals

These downtown Orlando murals might be subtle, so don’t miss them! The best part is you can walk along the tour and take in the art without worrying about sitting in one-way street traffic.

  • U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team champions and Orlando Pride soccer players Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris by Samantha Shumaker and Ryan Semples – Corner of Robinson St. and Orange Ave.
  • Multiple: 1) Red Chinese Pavilion from Lake Eola with white ibis birds and Lake Eola fountain, 2) “Gertrude’s Way” letters with birds flying throughout mural, 3) Urban life with people, plants, birds, a raccoon, nature and fruits, and 4) Florida wildlife – a gator, flamingo, turtle, and other scenes – on the SunRail by Andrew Reid and Martha Lent – Gertrude’s Walk Urban Trail, one-way side street off W. Jefferson St.
  • Purple alligator kicking it Orlando style: riding a swan boat with Mickey ears, an Orlando City foam hand, and an umbrella by Earl Funk – 129 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Midnight Dream, Monarch Initiative by Ink Dwell studio – 520 S Magnolia Avenue
Orlando murals downtown
Midnight Dream, Monarch Initiative by Ink Dwell studio – 520 S Magnolia Avenue | Image credit: Haleigh Nicole Photography

Menus: Snack Boost

Keep the day moving along with a snack in the Thornton Park District and surrounding area. Quench your thirst at a juice bar, indulge in ramen, pick a pastry or order a croissant with scrambled eggs. Your body will thank you for the mid-morning boost!

Juice’d Orlando | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Murals

These walls celebrate stories and symbols of the City Beautiful:

  • Thornton Park Central Garage by Fred Moline – 120 N Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Pulse mural by Michael Pilato, Yuriy Karabash, and Chimene Hurst – Burton’s Bar and Grill – 801 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Women’s suffrage mural by What Is She Painting Orlando – 805 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Swan mural by Evoca1 – The Falcon Bar and Gallery – 819 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Maxine’s on Shine (You might see Maxine herself there!) – 337 N Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Greetings from Orlando by Victor Ving of Greetings Tour – Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe – 703 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Image credit: @pandafandanga on Instagram

AFTERNOON

Menus: Lunch

From homemade hummus to giant slices of pizza, plant-based bites to top-notch tacos, Asian cuisine and everything in between, there are plenty of options for everyone to enjoy! After departing from Thornton Park, the Mills 50 District and The Milk District await.

Black Rooster Taqueria | Image credit: Arlene Laboy

Murals

With all the beautiful murals on Mills Ave and its surrounding streets, we couldn’t list them all, but here are some highlights to keep an eye out for:

  • Dance club mural by Andrew Spear – Little Saigon – 1106 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Pulse tribute mural by Andrew Spear – iFixYouri – 1200 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Scene of Orlando mural by Andrew Spear – 1401 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Sam Flax murals by multiple artists – 1800 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Koi mural by Ric Sosa – Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant – 730 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Freddie Mercury mural by Jonas Never – Floyd’s 99 Barbershop – 842 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
  • #OrlandoStrong mural by Track Shack Staff and Volunteers – 1104 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Strawberry mural by Boy Kong – The Lamp & Shade Fair – 1336 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Want more Mills murals? Continue the adventure here!

Pulse mural by Andrew Spear at iFixYouri, 1200 E. Colonial | Image credit: Arlene Laboy

While you’re in the area, visit some bonus murals on a side trip to The Milk District. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Milk District Aztec Lion by Redefine Gallery artist – Echo Base Collectibles – 2422 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Milk District R2-D2 by Earl Funk – Echo Base Collectibles – 2422 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Milk Wings by DelaCruz – The Milk Bar – 2424 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803
  • T.G. Lee Milk District mural – Across from 2424 E Robinson St, Orlando
  • Colonial Lanes mural – 400 Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Milk District Aztec Lion | Image credit: Kelly Lamano
Orlando murals in The Milk District
Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Menus: Power Snack

Afternoon slump who? We’re halfway through the adventure! Hop in the car for a pit stop in College Park for caffeine, carbs, and protein to stay energized.

The Soda Fountain College Park
The Soda Fountain | Image credit: Arlene Laboy

Murals

College Park’s Edgewater Drive showcases many more great artist pieces. Check out these upbeat, colorful murals:

  • Rainbow hearts mural by Chris Uphues and Jen Koehl – Infusion Tea – 1600 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
  • Orlando scene mural by Richard Minino – David’s Cycle – 2517 Edgewater Drive Orlando
  • Eat more ice cream mural – The Soda Fountain – 2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
Orlando murals - Infusion Tea
Image credit: Rose Torres @floridamomonthego

EVENING

Menus: Dinner

Devour delicious dinner and drinks as you “wine” down for the the night in Winter Park.

Image credit: The Ravenous Pig

Murals

Each mural below shares a piece of history. The artists painted these stories for us to connect with, interpret and learn.

  • Planting Dreams, Harvesting Hopes by Roberto Vega and Rosario Martinez, architect Yankel Balderas and artist Liseth Amaya – Hunger Street Tacos – 2103 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Bob Ross by Jonas Never – Floyd’s 99 Barbershop – 610 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Mr. Rogers by Jonas Never – Floyd’s 99 Barbershop – 610 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Hunger Street Tacos mural Winter Park
There are multiple murals to see on the facade of Hunger Street Tacos | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Menus: Dessert

End the evening on a sweet note! One of these cozy treat shops is sure to satisfy a sweet tooth (and give you some fuel for the ride home!):

The Glass Knife

Murals

Our final murals stops are filled with inspiration and innovative initiatives.

  • Fun colors and shapes – SOHO Juice Co. – 646 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Monarch mural – The Gardens at DePugh – 550 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Milkweed Galaxy, Monarch Initiative by Ink Dwell studio – Full Sail University – 3150 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
Monarch Initiative Orlando Murals
Image credit: The Monarch Initiative

More artwork and eateries to explore:

Milk District Aztec Lion | Image credit: Kelly Lamano

Feature image credit courtesy of Rose Torres @floridamomonthego


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