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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Well, that's some classic southern food. They even have a meal that involves jello. But I don't want to give too much away. It's yummy, and they're nice. :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“nice place to eat and drink. great food and occasional entertainment here too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is a sweet historic hotel built in the roaring twenties, Avon Park's heyday, which serves brunch/lunch many days of the week (check with them directly). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Chicken Parmesean dish, excellent salads and been around for a long time serving the community!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Yum! Serious stand-up Mexican food. Order in Spanish if you can. There is a crazy lunchtime rush here, so go early for lunch or try to slide in between lunch and dinner if you don't want to wait. Or browse the Mexican groceries and extensive Piñata collection on the left side of the store while you wait for your order. Crazy amounts of salad, cilantro, salsa and lime available, buffet-style, to pile onto your tacos or whatever delicacy you choose.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A little playground on the lake. There is a swimming area (with no lifeguard), hop on in if weather permits! The bathrooms are yucky, I change in my car. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is a slightly odd, somewhat touristy, and very classic Florida experience. This juice shop set down in the middle of the Maxwell family orange grove a few generations ago is charming and has really good juice, and orange ice cream. It's also got a lot of weird tourist trinkets. Best: you can sit in one of about thirty rockers on the front porch and rock the afternoon away in the shade. I do truly recommend this place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Book Store
“This is the local natural foods store! Great for gluten-free, vegetarian stuff, raw cashews, pro-biotics and friends. I like to support this small and very cozy shop.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Oh yum, oh yum oh yum. Do you like Mexican food? This is a street-food delight.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“It's a Library! If you're here with kids, or just want a place to relax in quiet and use some pretty good, free wifi, come to the Avon Park Library. It's sunny, cool, friendly and has an awesome kid's book section. You can't check them out unless you're a Heartland Coop Member, but you can sit with your little one(s) and read aloud for hours, or plug them in to the pretty good educational computer games set up at stations (tip: bring headphones, or they'll have to play without sound!) Closed Sundays and Mondays. Tell the librarians Rachel Brooker says hi. :) Next door is the Friends of the Library bookstore, where most books cost a quarter. Go see if they're open!”
  • 1 local recommends
Caribbean Restaurant
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Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Well, that's some classic southern food. They even have a meal that involves jello. But I don't want to give too much away. It's yummy, and they're nice. :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Chicken Parmesean dish, excellent salads and been around for a long time serving the community!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Yum! Serious stand-up Mexican food. Order in Spanish if you can. There is a crazy lunchtime rush here, so go early for lunch or try to slide in between lunch and dinner if you don't want to wait. Or browse the Mexican groceries and extensive Piñata collection on the left side of the store while you wait for your order. Crazy amounts of salad, cilantro, salsa and lime available, buffet-style, to pile onto your tacos or whatever delicacy you choose.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Oh yum, oh yum oh yum. Do you like Mexican food? This is a street-food delight.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant

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