Hip and Happening

Park the car and leave the fast passes behind. Downtown Orlando is where the locals thrive. Though Downtown’s history dates back to the 1800s, eclectic eats and a burgeoning performing arts community have thrust the neighborhood onto the national scene.

Downtown Orlando is walkable, with no long lines to be found – unless you’re waiting for tacos at Gringos Locos or fresh American fare at Artisan’s Table. Sports fans, make your way to Church Street to the Amway Center, where you can watch the NBA’s Orlando Magic or see the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears take the ice. A few blocks away, the MLS’s Orlando City soccer team takes the field. Camping World Stadium hosts two college football bowl games a year, plus countless concerts and special events.

Take a stroll down Orange Avenue for quick access to bars, nightclubs and live entertainment.

Explore scenic Lake Eola, and check out the Orlando Farmer’s Market.

Catch a Broadway show at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, or drop in for a quick laugh at SAKS Comedy Lab.

Try some of the region’s finest brews and craft cocktails at one of downtown’s many rooftop bars.

Check out the live music at The Social, The Beacham, and other hip local bars.