Downtown OrlandoOrlando

One of the most popular neighborhoods in Florida, this bustling area is full of art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. 

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.

Top Hotels in Downtown Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Marriott Orlando Downtown
Marriott Orlando Downtown
3.5 out of 5
400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL
The price is $77 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Amway Center, and Lake Eola. Church Street Station and ...

4/5Very Good! (801 reviews)

"Get place nice quiet environment... I would book again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Marriott Orlando Downtown
Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection
Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is $139 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this luxury hotel is steps from Orange Avenue and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Amway Center and Church Street Station ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (901 reviews)

"Beautiful inside and outside. Lovely art and unique interior made you feel like you were somewhere special.The staff was very polite and helpful which is always a plus. Because of the corona virus daily room cleaning and room service was suspended. While I total understand why it was disappointing. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
3.5 out of 5
60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is $110 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orange Avenue, Lake Eola, and Lake Eola Park. Orlando Science Center and Amway Center are also ...

4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Loved the property. I wish I would’ve searched the location before booking because it’s a little far from I-Drive and that’s where we spend a lot of our time when in Orlando. Staff were very attentive. Housekeeping did not do daily turnovers of the rooms due to COVID-19 however, if you call front ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
Aloft Orlando Downtown
Aloft Orlando Downtown
3 out of 5
500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is steps from Orange Avenue and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Amway Center and Church Street Station are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (733 reviews)

"Very Clean and the staff was very friendly. The staff made sure that all guest complied with wearing mask. Mask were even given to guest that did not have them."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Aloft Orlando Downtown
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown
3.5 out of 5
304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $94 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orange Avenue, Amway Center, and Lake Eola. Lake Eola Park and Church Street Station are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Very nice downtown hotel. Great location with excellent service. Super pool and well stocked marketplace."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown
Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown
Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown
3.5 out of 5
191 E Pine St, Orlando, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $139 per night

Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Eola, Lake Eola Park, and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Amway Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"I like the happy hour special the free breakfast the staff was very nice and plesant the room was nice & clean"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

Popular places to visit in Downtown Orlando

Amway Center
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Amway Center

4.5/5(548 reviews)

One of Orlando's most famous sporting venues is a vast arena that hosts NBA basketball, ice hockey, soccer and concerts by top show business names. 

Camping World Stadium
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Camping World Stadium

4/5(384 reviews)

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

4.5/5(7 reviews)

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.

Exploria Stadium
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Exploria Stadium

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Catch an event at Exploria Stadium, and enjoy other activities in Orlando such as golfing. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

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

4/5(58 reviews)

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

Lake Eola
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Lake Eola

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Eola, a popular spot to commune with nature in Orlando. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's sunsets.

Top things to do in Downtown Orlando

LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

$91
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Wild Florida Wildlife Park
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Wild Florida Wildlife Park

$11
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Fun Spot America Theme Parks
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Fun Spot America Theme Parks

$52
Per adult
The Orlando Sightseeing Flex Pass
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The Orlando Sightseeing Flex Pass

$59
Per adult
Go Orlando Explorer Pass: Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
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Go Orlando Explorer Pass: Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions

$50
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Transfer from Orlando to Miami
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Transfer from Orlando to Miami

$30
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando showing chateau or palace

Southwest Orlando

4/5Very Good!(5,153 area reviews)

While visiting Southwest Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Holy Land Experience and Mall at Millenia.

Southwest Orlando
Apparently I need to listen closer to the descriptions of the drink specials... fully expect to be glowing in the dark for the walk back to the hotel😜#tequila #Blue
Bill Dillard on trover

Airport North

While Airport North might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Orlando Watersports Complex and Ventura Country Club.

Airport North
Orlando City Hall featuring a fountain

Southeast Orlando

4/5Very Good!(2,711 area reviews)

While visiting Southeast Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Orlando Watersports Complex and Boggy Creek Golf Club.

Southeast Orlando
Had a lovely lunch.. relaxing and wonderful view outside ❤️
ML Terry on trover

Lake Nona

Visitors to Lake Nona appreciate its restaurants. A visit to Eagle Creek Golf Club and North Shore Golf Club might round out your trip if you're looking to see more of the area.

Lake Nona
Magic Kingdom® Park showing rides and interior views as well as a couple

Bay Lake

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,826 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Bay Lake is its exciting theme parks. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Epcot® and Disney's Boardwalk.

Bay Lake
Kissimmee featuring rapids, a river or creek and boating

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

3.5/5Good!(632 area reviews)

Unique features of Historic Downtown Kissimmee include the theme parks and shopping. Make a stop by Kissimmee Lakefront Park or Lake Tohopekaliga while you're exploring the area.

Historic Downtown Kissimmee