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Orlando’s SODO Main Street District

Surrounded by historic neighborhoods, lakes and walkable parks, Orlando’s SODO Main Street District has an abundance of hidden gems for you to explore — including live arts, an LGBTQ+ cultural touchstone and much more. Here’s why you’ll want to make this Orlando Main Streets district part of your plans the next time you’re in Orlando.

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    Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando’s SODO Main Street District

    As its name implies, the lively SODO Main Street District is south of downtown Orlando. One of the most eclectic reasons to visit is Timucua Arts Foundation, a beautifully renovated home-turned-performing arts venue that hosts a uniquely expansive performance schedule. Between music, theater, improv, film, visual artists and more, you never know what will be on stage while you’re in town.

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    Pulse Interim Memorial in Orlando’s SODO Main Street District

    SODO is also home to the Pulse Interim Memorial. Located on the site of the former Pulse nightclub, this temporary memorial is dedicated to a hopeful future where all people will be free to live their own truths. Free to visit, it’s open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with extended hours during Pulse Memorial Week in June and select holidays.

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    4 Rivers Smoke House in Orlando’s SODO Main Street District

    Make time for SODO’s dining options, too, including many local favorites. Standouts include Delaney’s Tavern, 4 Rivers Smoke House, Brick & Fire Pizza, Numero Uno Cuban Cuisine, Clean Eatz, SODO Sushi Bar & Grill, Johnny’s Fillin’ Station, The Aardvark, Shaka Donuts, and Sugar Divas Cakery.

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    For nightlife, try Rockpit Brewing and Swirlery Wine Bar. You can get your shop on in SODO, too, with options like Freshfields Farm, Fleet Feet and Foreign Accents. Come as you are to this district — flip flops and shorts are always welcome — and see how else it can enhance your next Orlando getaway.

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