See why you’ll want to visit Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort, including electrifying entertainment, delicious dining and unique adventures.


Updated Feb. 4, 2021

Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort is the gateway to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay … and so much more. Every visit to the open-air dining, entertainment and shopping district is a vibrant adventure, where exciting activities meet unforgettable cuisine with awesome surprises along the way.

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Universal Orlando Resort is also prioritizing guest safety with reduced capacity, face-mask and social-distancing requirements, enhanced sanitization, and other measures, so you can visit Universal CityWalk with confidence. So, whether it’s date night, an evening out with friends or some all-ages family fun, here are nine reasons why Universal CityWalk should be part of your plans!

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.

Delicious Dining

NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal's CityWalk
NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

No matter your dining preferences, you’ll find the perfect restaurant at Universal CityWalk. All-American? Hard Rock Cafe®, Hot Dog Hall of Fame®, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, or the all-new, flame-fueled Bigfire™. Island flavors? Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville® or Bob Marley — A Tribute to Freedom℠. Something south of the border? Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. A taste of Italy? VIVO Italian Kitchen. Asian? Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar™.

You can also choose from several themed dining experiences that are sure to satisfy your craving for adventure and flavor, including Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant & Market, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, The Cowfish® Sushi Burger Bar, and others.

Hollywood Drive-In Golf

Universal CityWalk family at Hollywood Drive-In Golf
Hollywood Drive-In Golf™ at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Travel to the heyday of 1950s shock cinema for a golf game that’s truly out of this world! Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk invites you to giggle and scream your way through two larger-than-life mini-golf courses: “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders From Planet Putt,” inspired by classic horror and sci-fi flicks, respectively.

Try both for an exciting double feature as you encounter monsters in a haunted house, aliens from a flying saucer … and even a 30-foot robot!

One-of-a-Kind Shopping Opportunities

Three women at Universal CityWalk near the entrance to Universal Studios Florida
Unique Shopping Awaits at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Get in some retail therapy at Universal CityWalk’s lineup of unique shops, starting with mementos from your adventures and keepsakes of your favorite characters at Universal Studios Store. You can also buy clothing and gear for your inner wave-chaser at Quiet Flight® Surf Shop, or even get inked with a fresh design at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company®. Minions tattoo, anyone?

Like Karaoke at CityWalk’s Rising Star

Universal Citywalk performers on Rising Star
CityWalk’s Rising Star at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

On evenings from Tuesday through Sunday, step into the shoes of a headliner and perform with a live band and backup singers at CityWalk’s Rising Star! You’ll feel like a chart-topping icon as you belt out your favorite songs while the crowd goes wild. (On Sunday and Monday evenings, recorded tracks fill in for the band.)

If you’re more interested in the show than the spotlight, the nightly rock-concert ambience will keep you entertained — as will the robust selection of cocktails and other adult beverages.

Out-of-This-World Desserts

Universal CityWalk Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Universal CityWalk has two venues where you can enjoy instantly Instagrammable desserts. First, Voodoo Doughnut adds a terrific twist to the sugary favorites. Between unusual flavors like Grape Ape, Voodoo Doll or Tangfastic Cake, gourmet takes on time-tested classics, and even vegan options, there’s a taste for every donut-lover.

Then, experience an age only dreamed of at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, a steampunk-influenced restaurant where gourmet desserts compete with awe-inspiring milkshakes to completely satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, they have a robot!

Live Music

Anyone who loves live music is going to love Universal CityWalk. Catch a never-ending lineup of concerts at Hard Rock Live®, showcasing top names in rock, pop, country and more. Or, visit an authentic recreation of the King of Reggae’s house for tunes written and inspired by the namesake legend at Bob Marley — A Tribute to Freedom℠.

You can also get your groove on — literally — at the groove, or let your dance moves heat up the night at the tropical Red Coconut Club. Best of all, these and other Universal CityWalk nightlife options stay open until 2 a.m. so you can keep the party going late.

Complimentary Water Taxis

Universal's CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort water taxi in lagoon
Water Taxis at Universal CityWalk, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

If you need a quiet escape from the excitement of Universal CityWalk, or just want to tour three of Universal Orlando Resort’s most luxurious hotels, take advantage of free, relaxing water taxi rides that run between the entertainment district and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando and Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando. Taxi services start about 30 minutes before Universal Orlando Resort’s theme parks open and continue till 2:30 a.m., all year long.

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Free Admission Every Day — and Free Parking After 6 p.m. Most Nights

Universal CityWalk isn’t just the place to be — it’s also completely free thanks to complimentary admission all day, every day. After 6 p.m., parking is free, too, and parking fees never apply if you arrive via public transportation or stay at an official Universal Orlando Resort hotel. (However, free parking after 6 p.m. is not available during Halloween Horror Nights.)

Take the money you save and put it toward making memories that will last forever at Universal Orlando Resort!


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