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Community Spotlight – Downtown Orlando

Downtown Highlights

Experience life in the Downtown Orlando area. You will be able to have the thrill of checking out the Orlando night life, enjoy the exciting events that take place at the Amway.

Take a walk through the very popular Lake Eola Park and come back to attend any of the events that this park puts on throurought the year. Dine and shop at some of the best places that Downtown Orlando has to offer. Travel to some of the nearest theme parks in the area. Learn and experience new information from any of the museums and fun attractions that the Downtown area has to offer! Plan a party or a wedding at any of the most gorgeous venues in Downtown Orlando.

Outdoor Park Areas:

Some of the best places to go out and enjoy the great outdoors is in Downtown Orlando. Take a walk in Lake Eola Park. You can walk in a circular distance around this park’s magnificent fountain. Enjoy being able to have the option of enjoying some time out on the water in this park by renting one of the swan shaped paddle boats. Not only are you able to go and do your exercises at this park, but this area also offers many events throughout the year open to the public. Some of these events includes the Eola Sunday Market. This event takes place every Sunday morning. Come out and purchase some of the best fruits, vegetables, beer and wines that this market has to offer. Take your family pet out for a day of fun at the Paws in the Park to help support local animal shelters.Every year Lake Eola Park also hosts the Downtown Food and Wine Festival. This festival gives people in the community the opportunity to come out and try different food and wine from all over the world along with some live entertainment. You may even be able to rent a section of the park out for an event or even a wedding. Another outdoor area not too far from Lake Eola in the Downtown Orlando area is Thornton Park. This unique urban style area also hosts events, a thrilling nightlife option, and plenty of live music.

The Orlando Skate Park will be the perfect hangout the people that enjoy skating. Come to this skate park for a day of fun or even attend one of the skate camps that this park has to offer to the public. The Greenwood Urban Wetlands is a great outdoor area is a park centered on a lake. A great place to take your dog and appreciate the wonderful glimpses of nature this wetland has to offer.

Stadium Life:

Downtown Orlando is home to one of the best arenas in central Florida. The Amway Center is home to the Orlando home team the Orlando Magic’s. Make a family night of it and head over to the Amway Center to watch the Orlando Magic play against other basketball teams. The Amway Center isn’t only a place to go and watch basketball, but check out some of the events that this stadium also hosts like concerts from your favorite performer, Disney on Ice, Stars on Ice, and much more.

Another stadium that you can enjoy in the Downtown Orlando area is the Orlando City Stadium. This particular stadium also known as “the purple palace” is home to the soccer team known as the Orlando City Soccer team. Wear your favorite royal purple t-shirt and enjoy a riveting game of soccer that this Orlando team will put on for their fans. Camping World Stadium is another stadium that Downtown Orlando has to offer for the football fan in your life. This stadium that was also once known as the Tangerine Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl has a lot of fun and exciting events to offer to the public. Watch your favorite football team play here or enjoy a night out at a concert that this stadium is hosting.

Exciting Activities and Attractions:

The Downtown Orlando area offers many exciting activities for you and the whole family to attend. One of the exciting attractions that you can attend is the American Ghost Adventure. This attraction allows you to get the best and spookiest ghost tour adventure. This two hour attraction will give you the thrilling opportunity to hear ghost stories, a little bit of a history lesson, and the eligibility to take a look inside some of the haunted buildings along the way. City Arts Factory is another great attraction in the Downtown Orlando area. This is one of the biggest art galleries in the area. This gallery displays a variety of different art work throughout its beautiful building. Downtown Orlando is known for its unique art whether it be classic art or modern day art, you will be able to see what you are looking for in this area.

A few of the other art galleries that you can experience in Downtown Orlando is Art Edge, Grand Bohemian Gallery, and the Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery. Take your kids out for a fun learning experience at the Orlando Science Center. Come to this hands on science based museum to get a better understanding of why technology and science does what it does and how machines work. Every so often the Orlando Science Center will have a night for specifically for just adults. This event is called Science Night Live. So go and grab some friends to attend this exciting night at the science center.

Another museum in Downtown Orlando that you won’t want to miss an opportunity to explore is The Orange County Regional History Center. This museum is in a historic style courthouse and has up to four floors for guests to explore. Not only can you come and enjoy this museum, but the public can come to events held in this building as well. For instance, plan your wedding in this gorgeous center or use this space to host a work event or a corporate meeting. You will love all the fabulous photo opportunities that this place has to offer. Another unique museum close by the Downtown Orlando area is the Madame Tussauds was museum. Go on a fun date to this museum and take pictures with the most realistic celebrity wax figures.

Downtown Orlando is only a few miles away from some of the most exciting theme parks that the state of Florida has to offer. Drive down the road to get to the happiest place on Earth. Otherwise known as Walt Disney World. Take the family for a fun filled day to any of the four Disney parks. Take your pick between Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. If it’s too hot to enjoy any of those four theme parks, then take a day to cool off at either of the water parks that Disney offers their guests. Take your pick between Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Disney parks are not the only parks that are close to Downtown Orlando. You will also have a quick commute to the SeaWorld theme park. Have fun riding all the great rides that SeaWorld has to offer, like Manta, Journey to Atlantis, Kraken, and Mako. SeaWorld also has a water park called Aquatica that you can head over to and enjoy after spending a few hours at the theme park. Another extremely popular theme park by the Downtown Orlando area is Universal Studios. Have fun experience Harry Potter World, meeting all the fun characters and then hopping over to Islands of Adventure to ride rollercoasters like The Hulk and The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman.

Popular Places to Eat in Town:

Downtown Orlando has some of the best places in town to eat at. Enjoy delicious dining at 310 Lakeside. If you are in the mood for some appetizing sushi options, then check out the Amura in the area. Try out one of the local pubs known as Avenue Gastrobar. Order a classic burger for lunch at Beth’s Burger Bar. Try some of the best chicken and waffles in the downtown area at Chef Eddie’s. Take a step back into time at the Downtown Orlando City Diner. Get a taste of your favorite classic foods and order breakfast at any time of the day. If you have been looking for a place to try the best French cuisine, then Downtown Orlando will not disappoint you with the DoveCote. Dine at more places in the Downtown Orlando area like The Rusty Spoon, Artisan’s Table, Shari Sushi Lounge, Dexter’s Thornton Park, and Gringos Locos.

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Nearby Shopping:

If you are going to the Downtown Orlando area, I’m sure that you will want to do a little shopping while you are in the neighborhood. Just south of Orlando is the Sodo Shopping Center. This shopping center has quite a few shops to enjoy and a couple restaurants so that you can grab a quick lunch on the go while shopping. Purchase a pipe at the Pipe and Pouch Smoke Shop. Looking for somewhere in Downtown Orlando that sells the best jewelry? Look no further because this area of town has an H&Q Jewelers conveniently located on East Colonial Drive. Take a look into some of the clothing stores around the Orlando area. For instance, you can check out Siegel’s Clothing and Beall’s Outlet for whatever clothing item you might be looking for. Also head over to the Ross and Zou Zou Boutique for in style clothing items and an affordable price.

Business in Downtown:

Don’t just live, play, and shop in the Downtown Orlando area. Have a career in this part of town as well. Downtown Orlando has many different businesses in the area. Parker Business Planning, the Orlando Business Journal, Century Small Business Solutions, Florida Diversity Business Council. Other popular businesses in town are the Bright House Networks, Bank of America Corporation, Darden Restaurants Inc., and the CNL Financial group. If you ever need access to a close by hospital, then you will be just fine. The Orlando Regional Medical Center will be your number one pick whenever a medical emergency may occur. The Orlando Health is also in the Downtown Orlando area. If you need to find a hospital specifically for children, then you will have quite a few options that are offered in this area. You will be able to choose from the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to the Nemours Children’s Hospital. Downtown Orlando also has a Winnie Palmer Hospital for woman and babies. This is the perfect hospital to go to if you are pregnant.

Hotels in the Area:

Downtown Orlando has many hotels that either you or your guests can stay in. Some of the hotels in the area includes the Ramada, the DoubleTree by Hilton, The Crowne Plaza, the Embassy Suites, and the Comfort Suites. All of these hotels have great customer service and do their best to make their guests feel like they’re right at home.

Getting from Point A to Point B:

Traveling in the Downtown Orlando area isn’t too hard since you will have easy access to the Sunrail Station. Use this form of transportation to make your commute during the week to get to your day job in Downtown Orlando. You will also be within a close proximity to the Interstate four, so when you need to hop in your car and travel to another central Florida town, you won’t have too far to drive with being such a close distance to the interstate. Travel by car and travel by train, living in Downtown Orlando also gives you the option to travel by plane! You will have easy access to get to the Orlando International Airport. Whether you are travelling for business or for pleasure. The airport will only be a car ride away!

Venues for any Event:

Church Street Station will be the perfect venue for whatever event you have planned. This gorgeous venue gives you the opportunity to hold business meetings, work events, weddings, birthday parties, and so much more. This venue also uses its property for exciting events that’s open to the public. Church Street Station has a thrilling night life scene for you and all of your friends to come out and enjoy. You will also have the option to eat here as well. Choose from quite a few places like the Church Street Tavern, Harry Buffalo’s, Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, and Hamburger Mary’s. The Balcony Orlando is another venue that you can rent to have your dream wedding. You will also be able to have the perfect view of Lake Eola Park by being up eleven stories high. You will also have the option of having outdoor space and indoor space to be used on your very special day. You also have the option to schedule an event at The Acre. If you happen to be planning a more rustic style themed wedding, then you have found the perfect location to have your wedding. This venue will create the perfect atmosphere for when you and your future spouse say “I do.” With a name like the Heaven Event Center, you will be eager to hold any of your social gatherings here.

Downtown Orlando is the perfect place to live, enjoy live entertainment, and spend the day out with your family and friends. This area of town has a great atmosphere and you will love being able to say that you live in the heart of central Florida.

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