Things to do in Orlando and Central Florida
Formerly known as Downtown Disney, this shopping and eating venue in Lake Buena Vista, Florida has changed its name to Disney Springs in recognition of its beautiful lakeside vistas. Featuring hundreds of shops and restaurants it is definitely a must see Orlando destination.
Disney Springs Restaurants
Featured restaurants at Disney Springs include the House of Blues for food and music plus Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe, Gloria Estefan's Bongos Cuban Cafe, the Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe. New restaurants are the Boat House, Fulton's Crab House, Jack Lindsey's Hanger Bar, Morimoto Asia, Paradiso 37, and STK Steakhouse.
Additionally, there are numerous fast food, ice cream, and snack restaurants throughout Disney Springs.
Disney Springs Shopping
Disney Springs hosts hundreds of exciting shops to browse and bring home memories of your fabulous Orlando vacation. You can find souvenirs, designer dresses, and great vacation stuff.
City Walk Orlando
Universal Studios City Walk touts Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville, The Hard Rock Cafe and Emeril's Restaurant Orlando. Nightclubs like the Red Coconut Club, Velvet Bar and Jake's American bar keep things hopping well into the early morning.
Downtown Orlando is the adult entertainment hub of Central Florida. Listen to the hottest bands, take in the crowds from a sidewalk table, or dance the night away in lavish style. A great place for young singles to meet up and spend a memorable evening.
Concerts in Orlando
Orlando is a main stop on the concert circuit featuring big name shows at the Amway Center. Check here for the schedule of concerts.
Sports in Orlando
The Orlando Magic basketball team makes its home at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, providing excitement during the winter season. Exciting players and a team that is always in playoff contention make this a must do during your Orlando stay.
Down Kissimmee way, a little east of Disney's main gate, is the home of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, always fun and fast moving. Real cowboys and cowgirls compete in thrilling barrel races and traditional rodeo events.
Like horses? Horseback riding is available in and around Orlando. Rent a horse by the hour of enjoy a guided trail ride through some of the finest trails in the eastern United States. Florida is winter horse show capital of the United States with rated shows in Ocala and South Florida. Check out Clarcona Horse Park for local horse shows all year around.