Weekly Explorations in Orlando With Visits to Baldwin Park, Local Restaurants, Downtown Orlando and Craft Beer

Happy Monday! It looks to be a great day here in Orlando. Hopefully, you have this holiday off and you can enjoy the sunshine.

This weekend marked our third year anniversary of moving to Orlando. We thought we would be moving to Tampa, but we found a better fit here in Orlando. I am a bit surprised at how much I enjoy living in Orlando or Florida for that matter. I guess I never thought of myself as living in the South. I don't handle the heat too well, but so many other things outweigh the hot summers.

I think what I enjoy the most is that there is so much to do in this state. With all the towns and beaches to explore, along with the attractions and events you will have a hard time being bored!

One of my favorite places I enjoy here in Orlando is Harbor Park. It's a very small park located in Baldwin Park.  I love coming here day or night and take in the sights. It's a beautiful spot to just be and I enjoy strolling over here a few times a week.
Harbor Park in Baldwin Park Orlando

I stopped by Se7en Bites over in the Milk District with some fellow lady bloggers. Have you been? Trina is baking up some wonderful treats and savory dishes. I'll have a full post soon!
Se7evn Bites
Friday was Valentine's Day and I enjoyed it with my family watching my oldest play softball. They won the game and Bryan & I took my folks to dinner at 4 Rivers. They had never been and we knew we could get a table, albeit after waiting in line. This is one of my favorite spots to eat in Orlando. Everyone enjoyed our very casual Valentine's Dinner.
4 Rivers Smokehouse Sliders with Baked Beans and Macaroni & Cheese

4 Rivers Red Velvet Heart Whoopie Pie
Saturday I joined a number of Lady Crafters and their spouses/dates for the Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival. I did this last year and it was a lot of fun. This year did not disappoint and you couldn't ask for better weather to wander from pub to pub downtown.
The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival

We've been lucky with the beautiful weather we've been having. I'm thankful I'm not dealing with the ice and snow!
Lake Eola Park Orlando

Did you have fun exploring Orlando last week? Did you find any new discoveries?

Looking ahead this week on the blog I'm going to be checking out some local bars that serve up some craft beer; a couple of popular places downtown worth stopping by for a pint.

Check out a few events happening this week including:

Tuesday- Orlando Film Rising 6pm

Wednesday- Celebrate Spain & Meet the Winemaker $25 6:30pm

Friday - Opening of Taking Flight at Snap!

Saturday & Sunday - Downtown Food & Wine Fest 2014