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Downtown Orlando in Orlando, FL

Central Business District Orlando, FL 32801
The following tours go by Downtown Orlando:
Downtown Orlando 2 Hr Walking Ghost Tour Photo
4/15/2024 - 12/31/2024
Get ready to experience the spine-tingling Downtown Orlando 2 Hour Walking Ghost Tour.
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Walking Tour of Orlando Photo
4/15/2024 - 3/31/2025
If you're looking for a fun and informative way to explore Orlando, the Walking Tour of Orlando is a fantastic option.
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Helicopter Day Tour Orlando Theme Parks (31miles Or 48miles) Photo
4/15/2024 - 1/5/2025
Prepare for an exhilarating airborne adventure as you embark on the Helicopter Day Tour of Orlando Theme Parks, a breathtaking immersion into central Florida, renowned worldwide for its incredible theme parks.
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Welcome to the heart of the City Beautiful, Downtown Orlando. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and modern city scape, Downtown Orlando is unarguably the pulsating hub of Central Florida. Located about 20 miles northeast of Walt Disney World, this bustling district is distinct from the thematic parks Orlando is often recognized for . Those seeking an authentic city experience where culture, entertainment, and history unite find their way to Downtown Orlando.

Established in the mid-nineteenth century, this historical area has experienced significant evolution over decades, morphing from a citrus-centric town into the thriving metropolis we see today. Among the various districts that comprise Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola Park, positioned at the core, provides a serene contrast to the surrounding urban scenery. Having approximately 35 acres, the park is known for hosting numerous community and cultural events.

One of the primary highlights of Downtown Orlando is its rich assortment of landmarks and establishments that are sure to cater to all tastes. The beauty of this area lies in its diversity; from contemporary architecture laid beyond a sparkling skyline, to intriguing pieces of history nestled within. Amongst these is the iconic Orange Avenue lined with eclectic boutiques, trendy restaurants, and buzzing nightlife spots. For the culturally inclined, the Bob Carr Theater and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts host Broadway shows, operas, ballets and concerts that are part of Orlando's vibrant arts scene.

The Church Street District gives a glimpse into Orlando's history with its preserved railway depot, the old Orange County Courthouse, and the grandeur of the historical Angebilt Hotel which now houses modern businesses. Nature lovers will find solace strolling the winding paths of Lake Eola Park, famous for its stunningly lit water fountain and where paddle boats shaped like graceful swans glide across the lake against the backdrop of the Orlando skyline.

In conclusion, Downtown Orlando is a microcosm of enduring history, diverse culture, exciting entertainment, culinary delights, and stunning natural settings. It is this blend of ingredients that make Downtown Orlando an enticing point of interest for travelers. Where else could one witness the graceful ballet under sparkling lights, discover unique culinary delights, relive history in modern context, or enjoy serene lakeside vistas amidst skyscrapers? With each street corner offering something unique, a journey through Downtown Orlando becomes a fulfilling adventure in its own right. Whether you are a history buff, an art enthusiast, a gourmand, or a nature lover, Downtown Orlando offers an experience not to be missed.

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