Part of Universal Orlando Resort, CityWalk is a big tourist draw that tempts the locals as well. Its great selection of eateries, music venues, and a massive AMC multiplex that hosts special events and indie cinema make CityWalk the entertainment destination you may never want to leave.
What is Universal CityWalk Orlando?
CityWalk connects Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. It opened in 1999 as competition for Walt Disney World Resorts’ Downtown Disney (now called Disney Springs) and quickly earned a life and reputation of its own.
What to eat
Restaurants abound at CityWalk. As of 2018, there are 23 places to eat, from grab-and-go spots like Starbucks and cult-fave Voodoo Doughnut to unique table-service restaurants like Toothsome Emporium and Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. Chains—fast food and otherwise—are well-represented here, so those in search of the familiar will find Burger King, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Panda Express. Some of the table-service options also have recognizable names, including the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Hard Rock Cafe, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.
Take home more than souvenirs
There’s more than just Universal Studios Florida souvenirs in Orlando. Visitors can find items ranging from original art at P!Q to skateboards and skateboarding needs at Element. Find clothes at Fresh Produce and The Island Clothing Store, watches and accessories at Fossil, and even get inked at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Shop.
The Groove is a 21+ dance club with three lounges. Or check out the Red Coconut Club, a trendy 21-and-over club at CityWalk. Red Coconut has a retro look with live music and DJs, signature cocktails, and VIP bottle service. There are also dueling pianos at Pat O’Briens, more live music at Margaritaville, and karaoke with a live band at Rising Star. Not enough? Enjoy first-run movies and special events at AMC Universal Cineplex 20, and top-name live concerts at Hard Rock Live.
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