Orlando Universal Boulevard with Friends
Collected by Francisco Aguilar
Is there more to do in Orlando other than amusement parks? You bet. Of course there are attractions worth traveling for, but Orlando is jam-packed with entertainment options. Round out your itinerary with some local hot spots.
2589 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32835, USA
It's not just the homesick New Yorkers who fill seats at NYPD Pizza. The pizza joint has also garnered local respect, and numerous awards, for its menu of New York–style pizzas made with NYPD Pizzeria's own pizza dough and specially spiced tomato...
6159 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
A vacation is no reason to miss the highlights of the football season. At Orena Sports Bar all NFL and Big 10 games are shown on large screen TVs. When there's no game, pool tables, darts, ping pong, and a full bar keep the predominately local...
8060 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
It's a bit tricky to find on Restaurant Row. An elevator will transport you to a clean, modern space. All the dishes are made from organic food sourced from local farms. The season-driven menu changes, but you'll always leave feeling better. The...
8267 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Become a table-side detective at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show while collecting clues and enjoying dinner, cocktails, and a "mystery" dessert. The three theaters also offer magic and stand-up comedy shows. Check for shows and times on the website...
8747 International Dr Ste. 102, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
At this interactive art experience on International Drive, get splattered with paint, blown away by music, and moved by dance performances. Local art is also featured. Don't forget to wear a T-shirt that might become a Pollock-inspired memento.
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Fancy singing with a live band and backup singers in front of an audience? Make your karaoke dreams come true at this premiere, red-carpeted Rising Star club at CityWalk. Take the stage, grab a mic, and sing your heart out.
8501 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Get your crew together to enjoy a bit of piratical mini golf outdoors—day or night—and swashbuckle and putt-putt through caves and waterfalls, surrounded by palms, while being in middle of the I-Drive scene.
5259 International Dr #1, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
A legion of carvers offer skewers of bacon-wrapped filet mignon, lamb chops, beef ribs, chicken, picanha (top sirloin), and sausage. The buffet is also outstanding. There's a glass wine cellar, but a minty Brazilian caipirinha complements the...
8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The ultra retro-inspired décor and the energizing music pumped out of the state-of-the-art audio system will transport guests to a swanky fifties bowling experience. Whether it's playing a game of pool, grabbing a stool at the bar, sinking into a...
8625 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
On the masterpiece drink menu at the art-filled Café Tu Tu Tango, the Screaming Jalapeño Margarita is made with fresh mint, lime, and jalapeno. Check out the funky local art while there. Live art happenings, tarot card readings, and henna art are...
9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Try tropical wine samples at this shop carrying non-grape wines made with fruit juice. Hurricane Class 5 is a white sangria blend of pineapple, key lime, passion fruit, mango, and watermelon. Mango Mama is a star at the annual Epcot Food and Wine...
9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando transforms from a charming lunch spot by day to an exuberant culinary experience by night. Sensory delights await: Greek dishes and heavenly desserts, Mediterranean music, and hypnotic belly dancing. Outdoor...
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