I am coming to stay in downtown Orlando for the month of August and I am looking for some local advice.
I have missed a friends birthday, which was back in June, so as a surprise I would like to take them for a picnic, but I have never been to Orlando before, so I have no idea where to go. I am happy to travel a little out of Orlando if there is a really nice place, or alternatively if there is a nice spot in Orlando itself that would be great. I will also need to buy some nice food for the picnic, so are there any shops / good delis where I could buy some nice picnic type food?
Alternatively are there any nice restaurants which have a spot nearby where we could go for a walk afterwards, or which has a nice view?
Some people like to picnic on the grounds of the Polasek sculpture museum, right on a lake. If food is allowed, Leu Gardens would be lovely for a picnic. The state park at Wekiwa is pretty. You might pick up food at Dylan's Deli, a French cafe with nice sandwiches; FreshMarket; maybe from Croissant Gourmet or Mills 903 (someone help with the name?) or a food truck or Cuban Sandwiches to Go.