Dining & Entertainment Districts
Orlando is a true culinary hot spot with award-winning restaurants and celebrity chefs that cater to visitors from across the globe. There’s an extensive menu of fine-dining establishments, international eateries, casual cafés and chic wine bars for just about any taste or budget. Looking for an upscale steakhouse or a night of dancing? What about a jazz club or a new neighborhood bistro? Or want to check out where the locals wine and dine? Orlando has it all. The destination’s distinctive dining and entertainment districts include the Convention Area, Restaurant Row, Winter Park, Downtown, Universal/CityWalk and Disney/Lake Buena Vista.
From casually sipping wine and enjoying a leisurely cigar at a trendy outdoor lounge, to dancing at a high-energy club and checking out a rock band at a live venue, Orlando provides participants with nearly unlimited nighttime opportunities. You can see music performances at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney® and Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk®. Experience mind-bending entertainment with the Blue Man Group and the La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil®. Or discover a modern, big-city nightlife scene in downtown Orlando that includes dozens of dance clubs, bars, restaurants, live music and Orlando Magic basketball games at the Amway Center.
With seven of the world’s top 20 theme parks in one destination, not to mention nearly 100 other attractions, Orlando certainly knows how to entertain. After walking the tradeshow floor, a leisurely escape to a world of imagination and fantasy will leave you attendees feeling refreshed and inspired. Whether seeking to reconnect with childhood nostalgia or experience leading-edge innovations in ride technology, these latest additions are truly one-of-a-kind.
When it comes to distinctive shopping, Orlando has something for all budgets. While the destination can certainly bring out the glitz, it also knows a great deal when we see one. Our mix of sophisticated malls like The Mall at Millenia, quaint boutiques on Park Avenue in Winter Park, and value-driven outlet centers serve up internationally known brands and unique local finds. And the close proximity to the convention center district - within a 15-mile radius - makes for a stress-free shopping spree.
With 176 courses, it makes sense that Orlando was recently named the North American Golf Destination of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. Play 18 holes on greens designed by golf legends including Palmer, Watson, Nicklaus and Norman. Or try the Rees Jones-designed, 18-hole championship golf course shared by the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.
Many of Orlando’s 19 destination spas are conveniently located at convention hotels, making the temptation nearly impossible to resist. Whether seeking a traditional experience, sports recovery or even a group outing to be pampered in unison, the spas provide a unique menu of services that allows you to emerge for the next day’s sessions, energized and ready to go.