Downtown Orlando’s Church Street District


One visit to downtown Orlando and you’ll understand why it’s called The City Beautiful — and we’re not just talking about the colorful skyline and gorgeous greenery. Our historic downtown also boasts an unforgettable mix of trendy neighborhoods and vibrant districts bustling with exceptional dining, nightlife, arts and entertainment, all just 20 minutes from the heart of International Drive. Needless to say, it’s a must-visit for foodies of all ages.

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    The Stubborn Mule in Downtown Orlando

    In downtown Orlando and its adjacent neighborhoods, dine from an impressive array of global and regional flavors. Choose from gourmet farm-to-table goodness at Artisan’s Table, or award-winning food served over Lake Eola at 310 Lakeside. Opt for upscale dining at The Boheme, DoveCote Restaurant or Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe. Go international at Reyes Mezcaleria, the French-influenced Bites & Bubbles, and the MICHELIN Guide-recommended Kabooki Sushi. And get a real taste of Orlando at venues like Maxine’s on Shine, The Stubborn Mule, Soco Restaurant, The Tap Room at Dubsdread, and more.

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    East End Market in Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District

    Downtown-adjacent neighborhoods worth foodies’ attention include Audubon Park Garden District (home to East End Market), Ivanhoe Village Main Street, College Park Main Street and Mills 50, among others. What’s more, the latter features more MICHELIN Guide-rated restaurants than any other area of the city. They include Z Asian, The Strand Food & Drink, and many others.

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    Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando

    Food isn’t the only thing sizzling in downtown Orlando, not with the district’s lineup of world-class nightlife. Take in a side-splitting improv show at SAK Comedy Lab. Dance the night away at Savoy Orlando and Southern Nights, or chill in hip nightspots like Sky Lounge at Amway Center and AC Sky Lounge at AC Hotel by Marriott Orlando Downtown. Get your engine running at Ace Cafe Orlando or Motorworks Brewing. You can also party hearty with seven bars at Wall St. Plaza.

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    Orlando Magic at Downtown Orlando’s Amway Center

    The downtown area is also your source for sports and national entertainment courtesy of venues like the Amway Center, Exploria Stadium, Camping World Stadium and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The Amway Center is home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears, Exploria Stadium hosts MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL’s Orlando Pride, and Camping World Stadium is your source for hard-hitting NCAA football action and national concert tours.

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    The Dr. Phillips Center offers Broadway shows, famous comedians and musicians, and other entertainment you won’t want to miss. Several other notable entertainment venues await you in this area — we can’t wait to see you there.