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Guide to Downtown Orlando


Downtown Orlando is a bustling historic center in the heart of Orlando. From fantastic nightlife, to award winning restaurants, shopping and parks, Downtown Orlando is definitely a central hub for all things Orlando. With all that’s available, here are some of our must visit picks for our guide to Downtown Orlando!  


Whatever flavor your tastebuds are craving can be found right on Church Street in Downtown Orlando. This iconic street in the heart of the city has the top rated restaurants in Orlando. Starting with Kres Chophouse, voted the best restaurant in Downtown Orlando by multiple sources, takes a fresh approach to steak and provides a historic dining experience located within the landmark historic 1930s Kress building. Definitely a must try for all Orlando foodies! For something more casual try The Rusty Spoon, which serves up modern twists on classic American dishes and an impressive wine list. Find out more of our favorite downtown Orlando Restaurants here!


From comedy clubs to dance clubs, bars, and everything in between, downtown Orlando has what you need for a night out! Looking to laugh? Look no further than SAK Comedy Lab, where the famous “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” improv comedian Wayne Brady and many others got their start. This 250 seat venue serves up a unique brand of live improvised comedy that is sure to leave you in stitches. Looking for live music? Head to Tanqueray’s, a truly underground bar (you have to descend a staircase to this basement bar) with a great laid-back, dive-bar atmosphere with live-music every night. Ready to dance? Look no further than Eve Orlando. With a 5,000-square-foot main level, there’s plenty of room to dance your heart out to some of Orlando’s best DJs. But that’s not all. Eve had several distinct atmospheres including a lounge, nightclub area and balcony to fit your mood! Read more about our favorite nightclubs in Orlando here!

Second stop of our #discoverclub date night! @orlandodatenightguide

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Located in downtown Orlando is the city’s most famous and active park, Lake Eola Park. Pet and family-friendly Lake Eola has plenty of walking trails for exercise, swan-shaped paddle boat rentals, concerts and plays at amphitheater and plenty of seasonal events. Lake Eola Park is also home to one of the best farmers markets in Orlando, which is open every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. You can find multiple vendors who sell organic produce, artisanal goods and more! The market also hosts live entertainment and a wine and beer garden. Learn more about Lake Eola Park here in our Guide to Lake Eola Park!
Stay tuned for updates as we collect all of our favorite places in Downtown Orlando! Did we miss your favorite spot? Tweet us at @ariaatmillenia!