Visiting Orlando but don’t want to be in the center of the tourist traps? Downtown Orlando is a prime choice because it puts you close to all the theme park attractions while surrounding you with the upscale classiness of art, museum, parks, dining, shopping and more.
The central location of Downtown Orlando means you can make the most of your vacation without being far from it all. Plus, the center of downtown features beautiful Lake Eola, a wonderful place to walk around and people-watch, dine, rent swan-shaped paddleboats, or feed real live swans for a fun-filled day. Check out the list of concerts at the Walt Disney Amphitheater while you’re there and let the kids enjoy the playground.
On Saturdays, you can get a true taste of Orlando by showing up at Lake Eola for the Orlando Famers Market. Fresh Floridian produces, interesting handicrafts, tasty baked treats and live entertainment will make your day even more fun.
The Orange County Regional History Center is another place with four floors of exhibits that delve into 12,000 years of the history of Central Florida. Or you can take in the arts at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where Broadway shows and concerts are sure to delight. Catch a game or a concert at the Amway Center right in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
Take a walking tour of the historic Downtown Orlando area and discover so much more about the city that’s called “The Theme Park Capital of the World.” It will change the way you think about Orlando. Downtown Orlando shatters the preconceived notions that Orlando is just a tourist town. It’s a thriving Mecca of culture and class, brimming with shopping, dining, and cultural interests at every turn. Stay in this part of Orlando and you’ll delight in everything the locals are lucky enough to call home.
Our List of Preferred Downtown Orlando Hotels
Crowne Plaza – Located in Downtown Orlando, the Crowne Plaza offers a great location for both business travelers and for those attending a concert, show or sporting event. Located just minutes from downtown businesses, The Amway Center, Camping World Stadium, Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, and Orlando City Stadium.