CityWalk is the enterainment hub of the Universal Studios Resort in Orlando. It boasts a formidable roster of fine dining and shopping venues, as well as a wide array of nightspots to please even the most discriminating of tastes. While CityWalk bills itself as a place for swinging nightlife, it is also ideal for families looking for a break from the long lines of the parks.
The dining options available at CityWalk provide a wide range of choices, from theme restaurants and family fare to stylish cuisine served in the most elegant of atmospheres. NBA City, NASCAR Café, and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville are just some of the restaurants that provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy a quality meal in a uniquely themed atmosphere. NBA City even allows patrons to step on to an indoor court and practice their foul shots. On the more elegant side, Emeril's Restaurant Orlando offers sophisticated cuisine in the style of the famous chef. This is just a small taste of the varied dining that CityWalk has to offer.
CityWalk's distinctive shopping experience is also designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Finely crafted watches and jewelry are available at stores such as Silver and Fossil, while there is plenty for kids to discover at Glow!, a store specializing in glow-in-the-dark items of all sorts. There are many other additional shopping venues, as well, including Quiet Flight Surf Shop, Elegant Illusions, and The Endangered Species Store.
Beyond its fine dining and fashionable shopping, CityWalk takes great pride in its nightlife. The Universal Cineplex is a 20-screen movie theater playing all the latest hits. Hard Rock Live is one of the top live music venues in the southeast, featuring local and national acts on a regular basis. There are also a variety of nightclubs on the premises of CityWalk, including CityJazz, one of Orlando's premier jazz and R&B clubs, and Pat O'Brien's, where it is Mardi Gras every night. Other clubs to visit include Bob Marley A Tribute to Freedom, which features live reggae music, and The Groove, one of Orlando's most famous dance clubs.
CityWalk provides a welcome escape from the park experience any time of the day. Whether going for a quick lunch and some shopping or an evening on the town, CityWalk is the place for entertainment in Orlando. Be sure to consult the event calendar before you go, as there is always something special going on at Citywalk.
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