Downtown Orlando is a lively center of entertainment in Central Florida. Enjoy its dynamic atmosphere and find great dining spots, trendy shopping options and plenty of nightlife. The area also has a park and a lake. This is the historic district of the city, where you can admire beautiful churches and buildings.

Church Street is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Downtown Orlando. It dates back to the 1800s and houses many notable buildings. See the famous Kress Building, an art deco department store built in the 1930s. On Magnolia Avenue, discover the Rogers Building, a former gentlemen's club that has a beautiful emerald color and intricate details forming floral patterns. Visit Church Street Station Depot, built in 1889, and take photos of its picturesque conical tower.

While you are touring Downtown Orlando make sure you see the elegant churches in the district, including the Gothic-style Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and the parish church St. James Cathedral.

Art is very easy to find in Downtown Orlando, even on the streets. See Art Orlando is a collection of public art sculptures scattered around the neighborhood. Admire fantastic pieces, such as the Muse of Discovery by Meg White. This huge limestone sculpture features a woman with an open hand, large enough for you to sit on. Stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, a famous art hub where you can find educational exhibits, ballet, theater plays and comedy gigs.

Enjoy some outdoor fun at Lake Eola Park, a beautiful green area with a lake and a fountain. Wander around the park and discover its red pagoda and the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which offers performances and events.

Reach Downtown Orlando and move around easily. Use LYNX and LYMMO bus services. You can also use the commuter rail line called SunRail. It has two stations in the district, one on Church Street and one on Lynx Central.

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Top Hotels in Downtown Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
3.5 out of 5
60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando
$95/night
Jul 20 - Jul 21
4/5Very Good! (1,667 reviews)

"Everything seemed to be in good condition, clean, and comfortable. I do look forward to the window views improving once downtown construction eventually wraps up in the area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
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Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown
3.5 out of 5
304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando
$108/night
Aug 3 - Aug 4
4.1/5Very Good! (1,769 reviews)

"It was a nice place. Inside was clean only thing that was wrong was our room was damp and made everything wet"…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown
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Marriott Orlando Downtown
3.5 out of 5
400 W Livingston St, Orlando
$101/night
Aug 3 - Aug 4
4/5Very Good! (482 reviews)

"Beautiful space and great staff. Tons of I4 construction and no pool since it is being renovated."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Marriott Orlando Downtown
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Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
325 S Orange Ave, Orlando
$169/night
Aug 3 - Aug 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (772 reviews)

"This hotel was very beautiful and the staff was extremely accommodating. I always worry that when I book a higher priced hotel that I will not get what I paid for but in this instance, I did. My only criticism is that I felt their restaurant should have served food much later than midnight. Since ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection
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Aloft Orlando Downtown
3 out of 5
500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando
$125/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.3/5Excellent! (625 reviews)

"Allowed eary check-in. Nice hotel. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Aloft Orlando Downtown
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The Eo Inn - Downtown
3 out of 5
227 N Eola Drive, Orlando
$95/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.1/5Very Good! (574 reviews)

"A great find!!! Excellent location for Amway center. The facility was quaint and stylish. Check in was great. Friendly staff and helpful in local information. Room was fantastic. Bed was comfy. Back deck was great. Loved everything!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

The Eo Inn - Downtown

Popular things to do in Downtown Orlando

Camping World Stadium
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Camping World Stadium

Join in the excitement at one of Florida’s top sporting, music or entertainment events in this vast state-of-the-art football stadium. 

Lake Eola Park
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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.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Discover one of the most famous theaters in Florida and enjoy many different performances, from opera to fun kids’ shows.

Orlando City Hall
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Orlando City Hall

Explore a very popular building in the Downtown Orlando neighborhood to admire its interesting architectural features and enjoy its free art exhibits.

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
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Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

You can make plans for a show at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre during your stay in Orlando. Visit the area's shops or amble around its lakeside.

Orange County Regional History Center
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Orange County Regional History Center

Delve into the long history of Central Florida at this state-of-the-art museum, where the past comes to life through exhibits that engage all the senses. 

Top activities in Downtown Orlando

Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Park Tickets

$125

Right now is a moment to capture. To crave. To savor together. Because now, more than ever, Walt Disney World® Resort has more to see, do, taste and experience than ever before. 4 Theme Parks. 2 Water Parks. 1 World.

Universal Orlando Theme Park Tickets
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Universal Orlando Theme Park Tickets

$154

Take a vacation beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks provide thrills and adventure beyond your imagination.

SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

$68

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando now open! Connect to the ocean at SeaWorld®, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean® show, racing like a ray on Manta® the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek®.

LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

$82

Immerse yourself in the playful and imaginative world of LEGO® at LEGOLAND® Florida. Dedicated to entertaining families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, this highly interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions all geared towards the LEGO builder in you.

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

$26

DIVE DEEP! SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium offers a wave of underwater adventures with sea creatures from around the world. Come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth.

Crayola Experience
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Crayola Experience

$23

Enter a world of color, imagination, and creativity at Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall in Orlando. Immerse yourself in the world of the beloved crayon company and learn all about their mission to make the world a more colorful place.

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