Millions of visitors come to Orlando every year. These tourists are always on the hunt for cool things to see outside of the theme parks.
City Walk has always been a place for guests to enjoy a stroll around the many restaurants and shops the area has. Many things have changed for CityWalk in the last ten years, but it’s still as entertaining as it’s always been.
Although it doesn’t cost anything to just walk around and enjoy City Walk, you still have to pay to park, which is about 20 dollars. I recommend seeing if your hotel offers free or low cost transportation to this area or even consider taking a Lyft.
For entertainment, CityWalk has a movie theatre with 20 screens and although they feature IMAX, I don’t recommend watching a film there because the theatre has gotten older over time and they haven’t updated as far as I can tell. The atmosphere of the place leaves you feeling slightly uncomfortable with old chairs and sticky floors. (Instead head over to Disney’s Springs movie theatre where everything is brand new and the chairs are ultra comfy.)
Another entertaining thing to go see is The Blue Man Group, which has been raved about for years and check the Hard Rock Cafe concert area for upcoming concerts around your trips. If you have young kids or you’re having a date night, try the Hollywood Drive-In Mini-Golf where you and your friends can compete in a truly unique atmosphere.
For restaurants, there are many to choose from and although I have not eaten in them all, my favorites so far have been Margaritaville and Hard Rock Cafe.
Although I have not eaten at the restaurant itself, I have gotten incredible chocolate from the amazingly designed The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (Its like the real life Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory).
Many of the restaurants also features live music, which is always a plus! Be sure to call in and reserve in the restaurants you can, no matter what the day is because CityWalk is always busy.
As for shops, you can visit the Universal Studios shops and if you don’t have time to visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, you can purchase items you could get inside the parks in this store. There are also more expensive shops you can head off to visit like Fossil, P!Q, and many more!
If you’re in the mood to dance, there are a few clubs to check out, but beware, they’re only for 21 and older guests. I’ve heard the nightclubs seemed classier than other ones in the Orlando downtown area if you’re looking for a great night.
There are so many things to see and do and although I wouldn’t recommend a full day here, definitely be sure to check out the place and find out how exciting it can be!