Those looking to decompress will find real relief in the brick-lined streets of Thornton Park, the city’s most stylish district. Just east of Lake Eola in downtown’s green heart, the residential neighborhood is home to street after street of oak-shaded bungalows, many built in the original Florida “cracker” style with wraparound front porches.
A colorful commercial district stretches along Washington Street, Summerlin Avenue and Central Boulevard, with a European feel to the restaurants and boutiques contained therein. Dining alfresco is a perennial option, and Thornton Park buzzes with cafes. Relaxation is on the minds of patrons as they enjoy an evening beverage of choice at a sidewalk restaurant in this most delightful location.