Whether you’re new to College Park or have been looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in our lovely neighborhood, we can help. Edgewater Drive contains many local shops and restaurants while also offering a rich history to explore just off the main street.
Breakfast & Clubs
Starting your day in College Park has never been more delicious. Whether you’re in the mood for something on the lighter side or a full start to your day, we have the breakfast you’re looking for. You can grab a bagel and coffee from Bagel Bruno or sit down for a full meal at Shaker’s, Cristo’s, or College Park Café. Once you’ve finished your meal, you can head down the street to Dubsdread Golf Course to play a round of golf to work off that delicious breakfast.
Check Out Our Rich History
After you’ve enjoyed some lunch, take a stroll off Edgewater Drive (or hop in the car) and you’ll find a couple of pieces of Orlando history right in our neighborhood. Located at 815 West Princeton St., you can walk to the boyhood home of astronaut John Young.
The ninth person to walk on the moon, and the only person to travel to space six times, Young lived at this address from 1945-1948.
It has been named a historic landmark and you’ll find a plaque outside of the residence detailing more of Young’s accomplishments at NASA over his 42 years of service.
After you’ve visited the John Young House, you’ll want to make a trip over to 1418 Clouser Ave and learn more about beat generation writer Jack Kerouac.
However, you’ll only be able to visit the exterior of the home. The home now serves as housing for writers accepted to work on writing projects as four residencies are given out each year.
Happy Hour & Dinner
Many of our guests and residents believe happy hour and dinner are two of the things we do the best. We have several great restaurants and establishments to grab a drink and some dinner, including RusTeak, Armando’s, and for the wine lovers, Digress Wine.
You’ll find a plethora of delicious dinner options from several restaurants along the main street, including Trevi, Tin & Taco, Graffiti Junktion, Blended Bistro & Boba, Jade Sushi & New Asian, and many more. We have a restaurant to satisfy whatever your food craving might be!
Armando's College Park
Now that you’ve walked off all those calories from lunch, it’s time to meander back to the main street and grab some dessert. If you love frozen treats, a trip to the Soda Fountain, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, or Trevi’s for gelato is necessary.
However, if your sweet tooth craving calls for cookies, a stop to grab one of the delicious cookies from Southern Home Bakery should be on the afternoon agenda. For a healthier option, you can walk into New Moon Market for a juice that will be very refreshing.
Photo Session in Front of Murals
Ok, time to burn off some more calories! You’ll find a host of businesses with beautiful murals painted on their buildings. David’s World Cycle features an extravagant pink flamingo and you’ll find butterflies, hearts, and more.
Click here to check out where each mural is located along Edgewater Drive.