Experience The Uniqueness And Fun Of Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando is the historic core and central business district of Orlando and has a lot of fun spots for shopping, dining, and nightclubbing. Check out http://www.downtownorlando.com/ for more information.
(1) Church Street – If this is your first time visiting downtown Orlando, Church Street is a must-see destination. Church Street is home to some of downtown Orlando’s exceptional restaurants. Downtown’s exciting nightlife scene is definitely worth experiencing.
Make sure to include the legendary Railroad Depot as part of your itinerary, it will amaze you. The railroad, which has been around since 1889, is a reminder of the history of the city. The Railroad Depot also has the quaint Sunrail commuter project, which links, Church Street to other downtown Orlando areas with shopping complexes, clubs, and of course, the Amway Center sports arena.
Visit Chillers for craft beers and comfort food, or drop by One80 Grey Goose Lounge for a classy rooftop bar party. Don’t forget to try the Native Social Bar if you want excellent live music and a relaxed vibe.
(2) Amway Center – One of downtown Orlando’s most prominent attractions, Amway Center is the city’s major sports and live entertainment venue. After an exciting Orlando Magic basketball game or Orlando Solar Bears hockey game, nothing beats treating yourself to tasty food and drinks luckily there are a lot of options. Amway Center Orlando offers a wide range of cafes, restaurants, and bars, which are perfect for a post or pre-match refreshment.
Try the One80 Skytop Lounge for a beautiful view of downtown Orlando before or after a favorite concert. Go to the Coors Light Cold Zone or Budweiser Baseline Bar if you want to grab some beers and relax. If you’re going to eat before watching a game, try Jernigan’s restaurant where you will find delicious pre-game meals and fantastic views of the court.
(3) Orlando Science Center – If you’re bringing your kids, the Orlando Science Center is a perfect place to visit because it inspires exploration and curiosity. The exhibits vary and the topics covered in the presentations, shows, and interactions are comprehensive and really interesting.
Your budding paleontologists will have fun exploring the DinoDigs section. They’ll observe the fossilized dinosaurs and they’ll inspect the creature’s habitats, where they can imagine how they roamed the planet.
You should experience the Crosby Observatory on the 6th floor because it has the most prominent public refractor telescope in Florida. There’s also a sun-watching activity every first Saturday of the month from 3-5pm. You’ll also enjoy presentations, movies, and 3D experiences in 3 different onsite theaters. Screenings vary from shows about humpback whales to space travel.
(4) Lake Eola Park – The panoramic vistas of skyscrapers will take your breath away. The fountain in the lake resembles a flying saucer. It squirts water jets during day time and illuminated by colored lighting at night. So paddle a swan boat across the pond for a fun, unique experience. Find time to visit Lake Eola Park on a Sunday because there’s a fantastic market as well as open-air concerts and festivals. Also, consider renting the Eola House for special events or conferences.
(5) Hamburger Mary’s – Visit Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille if you’re looking for delicious favorites. It’s a different experience at night because there’s a cabaret. The popular drag acts and performances from celebrity lookalikes or female impersonators are so much fun.
Hamburger Mary has exciting events such as Cabaret Dinner Show, Broadway Brunch, BOGO Thursdays, and Twisted Sisters Bingo. Check its website calendar before going to catch a show that interests you.