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Lakeside, Winter Park

Orlando, FL
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Lakeside, Winter Park, Orlando FL

Description

Lakeside is a small shopping plaza on Lake Killarney in the heart of Winter Park, a university town. It has a gorgeous round white dock where you can stand and feel the breeze through your hair. Total paradise is to get a crispy hot dog from Shake Shack and sit outside on the adirondack chairs or picnic tables. It reminds me of one of my favorite spots in California, Padaro Beach Grill. Too bad they have awful music- Hawaiian music, like Iz, would be better!
There is a lovely fountain with statues of children and a frog. Further down in the shopping center is a sculpture of a woman surrounded by water vessels of all different sizes.
Pop into Trader Joe's market to buy some healthy groceries and interesting treats. There is also a frozen yogurt place called Yogen Fruz, and a cupcake shop called Jillycakes.
For more formal dining on the lake, have the Kale Salad at Hillstone's, on the southern border of this shopping plaza.
I found Lakeside and the seating behind Shake Shack by accident while shopping at Trader Joe's. I saw glimpses of the glittering lake and wandered over for a better view. Then I found it! My new place to hang out! You can get into a dreamy mood just sitting on the adirondack chairs and staring out at the lake. Where else in a big, congested city is that possible?
Just a short walk along Morse Blvd leads you to Castle Playground (or Community Playground) at Martin Luther King Jr Park where you'll find a great workout station, wooden castle playground, and walking path around a pond.
Or drive to Azalea Lane Playground, an adorable playground that you won't forget!

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Peeking between the buildings at the lake on a blissful March day.
Peeking between the buildings at the lake on a blissful March day.
A sweet older couple sitting by the lake. He said, "I'd love a backyard like this!"
A sweet older couple sitting by the lake. He said, "I'd love a backyard like this!"
Sunny spot to sit and eat your hot dog or burger.
Sunny spot to sit and eat your hot dog or burger.
A little girl looks out on the dock and fountain.
A little girl looks out on the dock and fountain.
This is the life!
This is the life!
Fountain with statues on the lake.
Fountain with statues on the lake.
The fountain and the seating behind Shake Shack.
The fountain and the seating behind Shake Shack.
The dock!
The dock!
Looking out on Paddleboard Orlando from the dock.
Looking out on Paddleboard Orlando from the dock.
Jillycakes and Yogen Fruz! And beautiful sculpture with water vessels.
Jillycakes and Yogen Fruz! And beautiful sculpture with water vessels.
Giraffe sculpture beside the water.
Giraffe sculpture beside the water.
Gorgeous water on a sunny day.
Gorgeous water on a sunny day.
Dock at Lakeside.
Dock at Lakeside.
Roses and ducks at Lakeside.
Roses and ducks at Lakeside.
Two young women paddle on the lake.
Two young women paddle on the lake.
Colorful adirondack chairs and paddle boards!
Colorful adirondack chairs and paddle boards!
   

Directions

Lakeside is a lakefront shopping plaza. To find it, use one of these two addresses in your GPS:
Trader Joe's Market, 131 N. Orlando Ave, Winter Park FL 32789, call (407) 622-0874.
Shake Shack, 119 N. Orlando Ave, Winter Park FL 32789, call (321) 203-5130.
Another great lakefront restaurant is just south of Lakeside Shopping Plaza: Hillstone's, 215 S. Orlando Ave, Winter Park FL 32789, call (407) 740-4005.

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Last Updated Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:14:00 GMT