Citywalk Orlando is a great place to hang out. It’s like a mini town inside Orlando, Florida!
Right off of international Drive you’ll find the entrance to Universal Citywalk. Open from 11am-2:00am all year long.
6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
Parking used to be free after 6pm but now it’s $3.00. If you are going to visit Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure you’ll be parking in this lot.
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During the day you’ll be paying $15.00 to park. If you leave and come back just make sure to hold onto your parking pass to gain re-entry for free.
When you park make sure you pay attention to which level you parked on. There’s several different levels so you want to be mindful of where you parked your car. Especially after you’ve had a drink or two.
Once the sun goes down that’s when the fun starts. Universal Citywalk comes to life after dark. But it's not the best place to take children.
If you’re looking for dinner check out the tons of restaurants on International Drive. Many of the Citywalk Orlandorestaurants turn into clubs after 9pm so no one under the age of 21 will be permitted.
Once you leave your car follow the crowd to the main floor and you’ll come to a set of moving sidewalks. If you choose to stand on these sidewalks it's proper edicatte to keep to one side so that foot traffic can pass.
After the first set of sidewalks you’ll come to an area that has a few vendors and bathrooms.
Keep following down and you’ll see another set of moving sidewalks. Follow that and then you’ll come across the land known as Universal Citywalk!
So what's there to do at Citywalk Orlando?
Everything! There’s nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shops, outdoor vendors and so much more. When you come off the sidewalk you’ll see a Citywalk Orlando movie theater to your right.
This’s one of the best priced movie theaters in Orlando, Florida. Plus it’s one of the largest. Go inside and you’ll see what I mean. They show all the latest movies. Plus they serve alcohol! The only movie theater I know of that does.
If you look to your left you’ll see Bubba Gump’s restaurant. It’s modeled after the movie Forest Gump. You know “life is like a box of chocolates....” They serve really good food. Including shrimp....who knew?
Keep walking and you’ll see cart vendors with all sorts of Universal Studios merchandise for sale. Magnets, hats, shirts, backpack, etc....There’s also shops like Billa Bong and the Universal Studios Store.
In the middle of Universal Citywalk you’ll find a staircase that takes you up to Bob Marley's which is a really cool club/restaurant that’s modeled after the late singers’ home. They play great ragee music and offer a live band.
Right next door you’ll find Pat OBriens which offers dueling pianos in the evenings and great alcoholic hurricanes with souvenir glasses!
Follow around the corner and find Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. They also have good food and music. Across from there is the Groove which is a dance club.
The Rising Star is a karaoke bar where you get a live band as back up.
Wanna save a little money?
There’s a club hopper pass that you can buy for $12.00 that’ll get you into the clubs at Citywalk Orlando. Totally worth it if you figure each club charges $8-$10 to get in.
For $15.00 you can get a movie at the cineplex and a club hopper pass. Totally worth it if you plan on spending the day (and night) at Universal Citywalk. Catch a movie and then enjoy access to all the surrounding clubs for only 15 bucks? Not bad!
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This pass will get you into the clubs for free all night long!
The staircase that brings you to all these places is also the area that offers live music on the weekend.
Check out a free cover band concert and grab a drink from the people walking around selling beverages.
If you go a little farther you’ll see the Hard Rock Live. This houses some great bands throughout the year. If you’re in town and want to see a concert the Hard Rock Live would be a great place to check it out.
It’s a nice venue that’s not too big and not too small. But make sure to get your tickets quick because the size of the venue makes selling out a lot more likely.
You can also check out the Hard Rock Cafe. There they have a restaurant. Plus you can pick up some cool Orlando Florida Hard Rock souvenirs. It's a tad over priced but the rock ambiance can’t be beat.
Plus if you’re lucky you’ll get to go on the tour and check out the white room. It house all sorts of memorabilia from the beetles and other popular music stuff. Plus it offers some great views of Citywalk Orlando.
Keep walking down and you’ll find the entrance to Universal Studios. Don’t forget your picture in front of the world famous Universal Studios sphere.
You can also take a water taxi over to the major hotels. Like the Portofino Bay and the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. It’s a pretty cool ride. My friend used to steer one of the boats. I saw Hulk Hogan on one across the river. It was Awesome!
That’s the beauty of Citywalk Orlando...You never know what you’re going to see.
There’s many more things to do and see. Check out their website for more restaurants and bars. Maybe I’ll see you there at CityWalk Orlando!