What to do and see in Ocoee, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 19, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Ocoee is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 35,579. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Ocoee

1. Winter Garden Farmers Market

104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3418 +1 407-656-4111
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Winter Garden Farmers Market

Reviewed By Courtney K - Cleveland, Ohio

Super cute farmer’s market with lots of local vendors selling their goods. Lots of excellent food choices, come hungry! There was food trucks as well as other vendors selling food items. Most of the vendors accepted credit card. If you’re looking for handmade goods, this...MoreThank you for taking the time to visit and review the Winter Garden Farmers Market Courtney! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

2. West Orange 5 Cinema/Theater

Maguire Road, Ocoee, FL 34761, Ocoee, FL 34761 +1 407-877-8855
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

West Orange 5 Cinema/Theater

Reviewed By dave p - Ocoee, Florida

Nice place to go for a quick movie night! Not the greatest or not the worst, just good ole average! Don't forget Twistee Treat across the street after the show.

3. Boca Grande Beach

Main Street, Boca Grande, FL
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Boca Grande Beach

Reviewed By brief47606 - Englewood, Florida

Simply the best. This beach never disappoints us. We usually bring a picnic lunch and our bikes, and spend the day. It is always a peaceful time because there are so many access points to the beach, that overcrowding does not occur.

4. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-7640 +1 407-363-8000
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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5 based on 35 reviews

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: Transformers The Ride-3D. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

Reviewed By Foody4Ldn - London, United Kingdom

This is an excellent addition to universal since we last visited. The kids loved it! Rides are fabulous!!

5. West Orange Trail

Apopka, FL +1 407-654-1108
Excellent
84%
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14%
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5 based on 115 reviews

West Orange Trail

Reviewed By TheBookworm78

We took the trail from Killarney Station to Winter Garden Station (a round trip of about 10 miles) and were suitably impressed. We hired bikes at Killarney Station which was easy to do and reasonably priced, something I would definitely recommend doing if you're visiting the area and don't have your own bikes with you.

The Orange County Parks & Recreation division (the department responsible for the maintenance and development of the trail) have clearly thought things through, with a multi-purpose trail suitable for walkers, cyclists, joggers and skaters taking visitors through wooded, green-space and residential areas. There are mile markers along the way, so you know how far you've gone (maps are also available at most of the stations) and information boards along the trail provide useful information about the flora and fauna you might see along the way.

Most of the trail is flat which is preferable given the high temperatures this region is known for. There are large sections of the trail which are shaded by overhead tree canopy, but I would recommend a visit earlier in the morning before it gets too hot if you don't like the idea of cycling/walking in the heat! It can also get pretty busy, especially at the weekends, so I would recommend going during the week if you're looking to avoid heavy traffic.

Most of the stations along the trail have amenities (restrooms, vending machines, etc) although we found some of them were closed on the day we went (Sunday). There's lots to see along the way, including some lovely houses, wildlife and quirky commercial buildings featuring some very interesting decorations!

All in all this is a great way to see Florida in a different and unique way and makes a welcome change from the busy theme parks and outlet malls. Well worth a visit if you're looking to take a break from the usual attractions and want something different to do.

6. Orlando Lake Tours

Chase Road, Windermere, FL 34786
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 115 reviews

Orlando Lake Tours

Orlando Lake Tours operate daily luxury pontoon boat tours on the stunning Butler Chain of Lakes. Situated within easy reach of Orlando`s main attractions. Our 75 minute tours feature scenic beauty, birds/wildlife and multi-million dollar homes of the rich and famous. Sail with us and escape to the Florida only the locals know and don`t forget to bring your camera. Please note, ALL SEATS must be PRE BOOKED online or by phone.Check our daily schedule for availability. Private Charters available.Celebrate that special occasion with your own private tour. Real estate agents ,show your clients the beautiful lakes and homes.

Reviewed By janejones14 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Well worth the short drive out of the hustle & bustle of Orlando to see a different side of Florida. The lake and scenery is amazing with plenty of wildlife & millionaire homes to see which you wouldn’t normally get to see except from on the water. The boat is great & takes you on a relaxing journey around the lakes and through canals. The guide was very knowledgeable & made the trip interesting & enjoyable. We booked on line which was easy & hassle free. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend to anyone for a great day out.

7. Oakland Nature Preserve

747 Machette Trl, Oakland, FL 34760-8985 +1 407-905-0054
Excellent
81%
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5 based on 46 reviews

Oakland Nature Preserve

Oakland Nature Preserve (ONP) is located in Orange County, Florida on the south end of Lake Apopka. It encompasses 128 acres that include five of Florida's 12 major ecosystems. The Preserve is open 365 day a year, and its over 13 miles of hiking trails/boardwalk and education center are free to the public (no bicycles or pets please). The mission of ONP is to promote understanding of the fragile balance between humans and the environment through education, restoration, and conservation, and inspire children and adults to become good stewards of the natural environment

Reviewed By Crystal_and_Jeff - Longwood, Florida

This was such a great place to go for a hike. My husband and I go to different parks/preserves/trails every week and go hiking with our 9-month-old daughter. This was a great and easy hike. It has lots of boardwalks and also ahs a nature trail. The nature trail goes by an animal sanctuary that even has Zebras!!!! It was absolutely amazing!

~Osborn Family Hikes~

8. Crooked Can Brewing Company

426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3014 +1 407-395-9520
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 237 reviews

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Reviewed By Eatingallover

Very good beers in a great little market. Very good selection of beers excellent atmosphere and design loved the little market it’s located in and the farmers market a couple of blocks away on Saturdays. Worth a visit.

9. Tom West Blueberries

324 E Orlando Ave, Ocoee, FL 34761-2900 +1 407-656-3223
Excellent
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5 based on 18 reviews

Tom West Blueberries

Reviewed By NativeDina - Ocoee, Florida

Right down the road from homes its so easy to get to. They just give you buckets and let you go! Blueberry bushes were so full it was crazy!! One full row between my husband and I and we got 9 lbs of berries to last me the summer. Oh and they have honey!! Just loved it - go early in the season to get the best berries and the best weather.

10. Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail

2803 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703-9559 +1 386-329-4404
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 96 reviews

Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail

Reviewed By Bill G - Longwood, Florida

Rough gravel. Mountain Bikes only. It is basically a maintenance road for a swamp. A monument to the utter stupidity of the Water Management District. The largest environmental disaster in Florida. No one was punished for Killing lake Apopka. Today it is a Dead Lake.
Go to GatorLand instead.

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