Gigi & Jorge’s Guidebook

Gigi & Jorge
Gigi & Jorge’s Guidebook

Food Scene

Breakfast is really good. Amazing coffee.
Dora Cafe
3201 N Hwy 19A
Breakfast is really good. Amazing coffee.
Great Breakfast and lunch.
Jeannie's Place
Great Breakfast and lunch.
The Frog and Monkey Restaurant & Pub
411 North Donnelly Street
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One Flight Up
440 North Donnelly Street
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Great atmosphere and food.
Olive Branch Mediteranean - Italian
115 W 3rd Ave
Great atmosphere and food.
Great atmosphere and food.
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Pisces Rising
239 West 4th Avenue
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Great atmosphere and food.
Sol De Mexico
125 North Bay Street
Great food, awesome drinks, friendly service. It's a beautiful bar.
Tillie's Tavern & Grill
31 East Magnolia Avenue
Great food, awesome drinks, friendly service. It's a beautiful bar.
A must see.
Lakeside Inn
100 Alexander St
A must see.
Great place for a romantic dinner. Excellent dining experience.
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Goblin Market
330 Dora Drawdy Way
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Great place for a romantic dinner. Excellent dining experience.
Good Cuban food.
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Las Palmas Restaurant
351 N Donnelly St
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Good Cuban food.
El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant Mount Dora
18750 U.S. 441
Good Mexican food.

City/town information

Mount Dora is a city in central Florida. It's known for its antique shops and annual festivals. Downtown, the Modernism Museum displays modern furniture. Housed in a 1923 fire station, the Mount Dora History Museum documents local history. An extensive collection of classic cars, plus a replica of a 1940s gas station, are on display at the Museum of Speed.
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Mount Dora
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Mount Dora is a city in central Florida. It's known for its antique shops and annual festivals. Downtown, the Modernism Museum displays modern furniture. Housed in a 1923 fire station, the Mount Dora History Museum documents local history. An extensive collection of classic cars, plus a replica of a 1940s gas station, are on display at the Museum of Speed.
First Friday Street Party events provide family-friendly, community social events to promote the downtown businesses and showcase Historic Downtown Eustis. These events, held on the First Friday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, are renowned throughout Lake County. Events normally have two stages of entertainment and 25-50 vendors. Depending on the time of the year and weather conditions, the streets of Downtown Eustis see anywhere from 700-2,000 people.
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Eustis
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First Friday Street Party events provide family-friendly, community social events to promote the downtown businesses and showcase Historic Downtown Eustis. These events, held on the First Friday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, are renowned throughout Lake County. Events normally have two stages of entertainment and 25-50 vendors. Depending on the time of the year and weather conditions, the streets of Downtown Eustis see anywhere from 700-2,000 people.
America's Seaplane City - Tavares is a city in the central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Lake County. The population at the 2020 census was 19,003, and in 2019 the population was estimated to be 17,749. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Tavares
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America's Seaplane City - Tavares is a city in the central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Lake County. The population at the 2020 census was 19,003, and in 2019 the population was estimated to be 17,749. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Amusement Parks

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Walt Disney World Resort
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Universal Studios Florida
6000 Universal Blvd
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SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr
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Epcot
200 Epcot Center Dr
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Disney's Hollywood Studios
351 S Studio Dr
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Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
2901 Osceola Parkway
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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
1 Legoland Way
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Universal's Islands of Adventure
6000 Universal Boulevard
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 McKinley Dr
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Kennedy Space Center
SR 405
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Sightseeing

Tubing, snorkeling, picnicking and lounging at the beach area are favorite activities at this Orange County park. Although there are no rentals of canoes or kayaks, guests can bring their own and use the primitive launch ramp at neighboring Camp Joy. The park’s hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer months and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter. Admission is $3 per vehicle for 1-2 people and $5 per vehicle with 3 to 8 occupants. Admission is $1 for walk-in. Call the park in advance to check the availability of the spring’s tubing and swimming waterway, along with its pavilion and playgrounds during COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Kelly Park - Rock Springs
400 East Kelly Park Road
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Tubing, snorkeling, picnicking and lounging at the beach area are favorite activities at this Orange County park. Although there are no rentals of canoes or kayaks, guests can bring their own and use the primitive launch ramp at neighboring Camp Joy. The park’s hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer months and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the winter. Admission is $3 per vehicle for 1-2 people and $5 per vehicle with 3 to 8 occupants. Admission is $1 for walk-in. Call the park in advance to check the availability of the spring’s tubing and swimming waterway, along with its pavilion and playgrounds during COVID-19 safety protocols.
Known as a designated manatee refuge, this 2600-acre park has the largest spring on the St. Johns River. . During manatee season (mid-November through March), the spring run is closed to all water activities. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear 73-degree water during the designated swimming season. Picnic tables are available and fishing, canoeing and boating can be enjoyed on the St. Johns River. A self-guided tour inside the historic Thursby house, built in 1872, can also be experienced. Guests that want to stay longer can reserve a campsite or cabin. The park is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to sundown. Entry Fee: $6
Blue Springs State Park Campground
Known as a designated manatee refuge, this 2600-acre park has the largest spring on the St. Johns River. . During manatee season (mid-November through March), the spring run is closed to all water activities. Visitors can also enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear 73-degree water during the designated swimming season. Picnic tables are available and fishing, canoeing and boating can be enjoyed on the St. Johns River. A self-guided tour inside the historic Thursby house, built in 1872, can also be experienced. Guests that want to stay longer can reserve a campsite or cabin. The park is open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to sundown. Entry Fee: $6
This popular recreation area in the Ocala National Forest offers swimming and lounging by the refreshing spring pool, picnicking, a 1.1-mile hiking loop on the Timucuan Trail, plus kayak and canoe rentals that allow guests to get up close and personal to Florida wildlife. Entry fee is $6 per person on weekdays and $10 per person on weekends.
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Alexander Springs Recreation Area
49525 County Rd 445
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This popular recreation area in the Ocala National Forest offers swimming and lounging by the refreshing spring pool, picnicking, a 1.1-mile hiking loop on the Timucuan Trail, plus kayak and canoe rentals that allow guests to get up close and personal to Florida wildlife. Entry fee is $6 per person on weekdays and $10 per person on weekends.
This 7,00-acre park provides miles of trails that range in different lengths to hike, bike and horseback ride or view the wildlife beneath the springs by snorkeling and swimming. This park also contains the headwater of the Wekiva River. Camping is available onsite with water and electrical hook-up along with areas to lounge and picnic. Entry fee is $6 per vehicle.
Wekiwa Springs State Park Campground
1953 East Welch Road
This 7,00-acre park provides miles of trails that range in different lengths to hike, bike and horseback ride or view the wildlife beneath the springs by snorkeling and swimming. This park also contains the headwater of the Wekiva River. Camping is available onsite with water and electrical hook-up along with areas to lounge and picnic. Entry fee is $6 per vehicle.
Guests can head out for a paddling adventure or float down the river on a glass bottom boat or head out on land to enjoy walking and biking the park’s scenic trails. This Marion County park dates back to the 1870’s and is home to the Silver River Museum. It offers space for weddings, family gatherings and reunions. There is also a colony of non-native rhesus monkeys which were introduced to the park in 1938 by a tour boat operator to enhance his "Jungle Cruise" attraction. The entry fee is $8 per vehicle.
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Silver Springs State Park
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd
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Guests can head out for a paddling adventure or float down the river on a glass bottom boat or head out on land to enjoy walking and biking the park’s scenic trails. This Marion County park dates back to the 1870’s and is home to the Silver River Museum. It offers space for weddings, family gatherings and reunions. There is also a colony of non-native rhesus monkeys which were introduced to the park in 1938 by a tour boat operator to enhance his "Jungle Cruise" attraction. The entry fee is $8 per vehicle.
Besides “live mermaids,” visitors can explore caverns and caves or slide down four of the park’s water slides in the park’s Buccaneer Bay. Canoes and paddleboard rentals are available to explore the Weeki Wachee River. Enjoy tree jumping, rope swinging or kayaking through nature. The entry fee is $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under.
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way
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Besides “live mermaids,” visitors can explore caverns and caves or slide down four of the park’s water slides in the park’s Buccaneer Bay. Canoes and paddleboard rentals are available to explore the Weeki Wachee River. Enjoy tree jumping, rope swinging or kayaking through nature. The entry fee is $13 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under.
View wildlife and take the family to meet America’s oldest, 60-year-old hippo named, “Lu.” The park features a variety of other captive animals such as alligators, black bears, red wolf, key deer, flamingoes and whooping cranes that serve as ambassadors for their species, Experience the water by boat, tube or surfboard and adventure on land by shelling or mountain biking. The entry fee is Adults 13 and up $13, kids ages 6 through 12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.
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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard
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View wildlife and take the family to meet America’s oldest, 60-year-old hippo named, “Lu.” The park features a variety of other captive animals such as alligators, black bears, red wolf, key deer, flamingoes and whooping cranes that serve as ambassadors for their species, Experience the water by boat, tube or surfboard and adventure on land by shelling or mountain biking. The entry fee is Adults 13 and up $13, kids ages 6 through 12 are $5 and kids 5 and under are free.
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Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 SW 81st Pl Rd
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Ichetucknee Springs State Park- Southern Entrance
12087 Southwest U.S.Highway 27
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Ginnie Spring
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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
7450 Northeast 60th Street
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Things-to-do

Jones Brothers offer seaplane adventure tours around Central Florida. Flight tours begin at 15 minutes in duration and last an hour. Jones Brothers also offer exciting seaplane packages including seaplane bar hops, dinners, lunches, breakfasts at the springs and wedding proposals and wedding flights around the Tavares, FL area.
Jones Brothers Air & Seaplane Adventures
150 E Ruby St
Jones Brothers offer seaplane adventure tours around Central Florida. Flight tours begin at 15 minutes in duration and last an hour. Jones Brothers also offer exciting seaplane packages including seaplane bar hops, dinners, lunches, breakfasts at the springs and wedding proposals and wedding flights around the Tavares, FL area.
Located on 117 acres of scenic, rolling land in beautiful Lake County, the heart of Central Florida; amid spreading oaks, garlands of Spanish moss waving gently from their branches, you will find Renninger’s Twin Markets in Mt. Dora. Two large buildings and a number of open-air shopping areas house a wide variety of dealers from produce stands, clothing shops, and oddity vendors, to high-quality antiques and collectibles.
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Renninger's Flea Market & Antique Center
20651 U.S. 441
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Located on 117 acres of scenic, rolling land in beautiful Lake County, the heart of Central Florida; amid spreading oaks, garlands of Spanish moss waving gently from their branches, you will find Renninger’s Twin Markets in Mt. Dora. Two large buildings and a number of open-air shopping areas house a wide variety of dealers from produce stands, clothing shops, and oddity vendors, to high-quality antiques and collectibles.
Want to get away from the crowds? First time out and about after sequestering? Join us for a relaxing, stress reducing visit to the country. As a boutique farm winery, we are limiting the number of guests on property and staggering arrival times through reservations. Following CDC guidelines, our goal is to keep our staff and guests safe. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and maintaining social distancing when possible. Masks are not necessary for guests while touring the farm or enjoying tastings. Sit, relax, drink wine, and enjoy a walk around our vineyard and orchard.
Lake Seneca Farms
36047 East Lake Seneca Road
Want to get away from the crowds? First time out and about after sequestering? Join us for a relaxing, stress reducing visit to the country. As a boutique farm winery, we are limiting the number of guests on property and staggering arrival times through reservations. Following CDC guidelines, our goal is to keep our staff and guests safe. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and maintaining social distancing when possible. Masks are not necessary for guests while touring the farm or enjoying tastings. Sit, relax, drink wine, and enjoy a walk around our vineyard and orchard.
This 80-foot New Orleans style paddlewheel boat located in Tavares, Florida, offers 2 hour cruises Wednesday through Sunday and serves as a unique venue for private events. Take in the majestic views of beautiful Lake Dora from the comfort of our lounge style seating while enjoying music and cocktails from the upper and lower deck bars
Dora Queen
100 East Ruby Street
This 80-foot New Orleans style paddlewheel boat located in Tavares, Florida, offers 2 hour cruises Wednesday through Sunday and serves as a unique venue for private events. Take in the majestic views of beautiful Lake Dora from the comfort of our lounge style seating while enjoying music and cocktails from the upper and lower deck bars
Cruise Lake Dora on a floating Tiki Bar! Bring along your friends & favorite beverage and relax while a USCG licensed captain takes you on a tour of the beautiful lake Tiki style.
Cruisin' Tikis Lake Dora
150 East Ruby Street
Cruise Lake Dora on a floating Tiki Bar! Bring along your friends & favorite beverage and relax while a USCG licensed captain takes you on a tour of the beautiful lake Tiki style.
Cruise through ancient Cypress swamps in search of Birds, Turtles and Alligators. You’ll explore “The most beautiful mile of waterway in the world!”
Rusty Anchor Mount Dora
400 W 4th Ave
Cruise through ancient Cypress swamps in search of Birds, Turtles and Alligators. You’ll explore “The most beautiful mile of waterway in the world!”
Adventure Outdoor Paddle
210 East Ruby Street

Golf

The Country Club of Mount Dora
1900 Country Club Boulevard
Deer Island Country Club
18000 Eagles Club House Way
Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
2888 Southern Dunes Boulevard

Water Parks

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Discovery Cove
6000 Discovery Cove Way
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Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
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Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
1500 W Buena Vista Dr
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Universal's Volcano Bay
6000 Universal Blvd
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Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark Orlando
5800 Water Play Way
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