By Stephanie Rodriguez, UCF junior, human communication major
Beyond the City Beautiful’s tall buildings and great food are many Instagrammable murals all over downtown Orlando. So grab your friends, turn your camera on and head over to these murals to make your Instagram come to life!
1. Love Orlando Mural ❤️
This orange-themed mural can be found near Se7en Bites Bake Shop on Primrose Drive. While you’re taking an insta-worthy picture be sure to stop inside of Se7en Bites and get some food (you won’t regret it) and maybe even snag a picture to make foodie bloggers melt! This mural is a fun one that will not only rep your city but will also do it in style.
2. Thornton Park Parking Garage ?
This parking garage is filled with tons of creative and fun murals – colorful art, swans, flowers and cute encouraging murals – there’s something here for everyone. As soon as you step into the garage have your phone ready to catch some murals that will have all of your followers wondering where you found them!
3. Greetings from Orlando Mural ☀️
You won’t find surgery sweets at Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe but you can find rare vinyl records. But before you start shopping you’ll want to take a picture on the side of their building with the “Greetings from Orlando” mural. This mural features some of Orlando’s most recognizable places and things that make Orlando home. Show your Orlando pride by stopping by and taking a picture with your best friends right in front!
4. Butterfly Mural – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts ?
Gigantic butterfly alert! OK, not actual ones, but these are even better. On the corner of Orange Ave. and Anderson St. there is a whole wall of beautiful butterflies by Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and you cannot miss it! This mural was painted to raise awareness about the population decline of the monarch butterflies. This mural is not only a good cause but is bound to make you fall in love with the beauty of these butterflies!
5. Runner Up: #OrlandoBigChair ?
This giant oversized beach chair on Wall Street is a downtown Orlando staple. No matter what the occasion is, The Big Chair is ready for you! Climb on in, take a seat and enjoy! The Big Chair has been painted just about every Orlantone there is, but during football season it tends to turn black and gold for the best university around. #ChargeOn ⚔️