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Lake Eola Park

A colorful fountain rising from a lake, an amphitheater and a fleet of swan-shaped boats make this park in the heart of Orlando a memorable place to visit.

Go on a lakeside walk, take a relaxing ride on a paddle boat, feed the swans or simply enjoy the splendid scenery of Lake Eola Park. The gorgeous green space in downtown Orlando encompasses a lake, fountain and a performance venue.

Stroll or jog along the 0.9-mile (1.4-kilometer) sidewalk that circles the lake, then rent one of the swan-shaped peddle boats for a ride across the water. Each one holds up to five people. The focal point of the lake is the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, which is recognized as an official icon of the City of Orlando. Come by at night to see the fountain show, a dramatic spectacle of light, music and water. The show runs for about 6 minutes and the themes change with the seasons.

Other popular activities in the park include feeding the swans and other local birdlife and watching a concert or play. The Walt Disney Amphitheater is located on the banks of the lake and features a variety of cultural events.

On Sundays, bring your shopping bags with you for the weekly Farmers Market in the park’s southeast corner. Browse the stalls for seasonal fresh produce, artwork, handicrafts, baked goods, plants and flowers. The park also hosts festivals throughout the year, including the Fall Festival and the July 4th Fireworks at the Fountain.

While you are in the park, feast on a picnic surrounded by colorful flowerbeds, while admiring the soaring Orlando skyline. Alternatively, stop for a bite to eat at the lakeside restaurant.

Lake Eola Park is situated in downtown Orlando and is served by local buses. There is also plenty of metered street parking located nearby, which is free on Sundays. This popular recreational space is open daily, from early morning until midnight. When you exit the park, take advantage of the plethora of dining options that are just a short walk away in the stylish Thornton Park neighborhood.


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Lodging Near Lake Eola Park

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Travelodge Orlando Downtown Centroplex

Travelodge Orlando Downtown Centroplex

409 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando
2.7
of 5, from 1,056 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of St. James Cathedral, Lake Eola Park, and Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Orange County Regional History Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 15 minutes.

$170
Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

191 E Pine St, Orlando
4.3
of 5, from 1,034 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Renovated in 2013, The Embassy Suites is conveniently located in downtown Orlando, 2 blocks from Lake Eola Park, 1 mile from Amway Arena, and 6 miles from the upscale Mall at Millennia. Universal Studios is about 7 miles away.

Downtown Orlando-harwood House-lake Eola Heights- Historic District

Downtown Orlando-harwood House-lake Eola Heights- Historic District

402 Harwood St, Orlando
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Eola Park, St. James Cathedral, and Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Orange County Regional History Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$125
The Eo Inn - Downtown

The Eo Inn - Downtown

227 N Eola Drive, Orlando
4.1
of 5, from 373 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Eola Park, St. James Cathedral, and Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Orange County Regional History Center and Dickson Azalea Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$199
Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

325 S Orange Ave, Orlando
4.5
of 5, from 552 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection is in Orlando’s buzzing Church Street arts and culture district, a 4 minutes’ walk from Church Street Station. The Amway Center is a 5 minutes’ walk, and Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios are all around a 20 minutes’ drive.

$169
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown

730 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando
4.3
of 5, from 651 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. James Cathedral, Lake Eola Park, and Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Orange County Regional History Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$149
Aloft Orlando Downtown

Aloft Orlando Downtown

500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando
4.4
of 5, from 401 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is steps from Orlando City Hall and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Mad Cow Theatre and Church Street Station are also within 10 minutes.

$127
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando
4.0
of 5, from 1,541 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

The Crowne Plaza Orlando is located right in downtown Orlando, 9 blocks from Amway Center (home of the Orlando Magic) and the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.