Top 10 Reasons to Visit Pointe Orlando

Get 10 reasons why you'll want to visit Pointe Orlando, including unforgettable attractions, dining and shopping.

Whether you're coming to Orlando mostly for amazing attractions, acclaimed dining or even world-class shopping, we have great news for you: You can enjoy all three and lots more at Pointe Orlando!

Located in the epicenter of Orlando's tourism district on International Drive, and minutes from Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, this one-of-a-kind, walkable, open-air entertainment center has plenty of reasons to visit — including our top-10 favorites featured here.

1. Worlds of Wonder at WonderWorks

WonderWorks at Pointe Orlando
WonderWorks at Pointe Orlando

Even if you've yet to set foot in Orlando, chances are you've seen pictures of WonderWorks' famous upside-down building on International Drive — but this family-friendly attraction's interior is more amazing still. Head inside to enjoy six interactive "Wonder Zones" based around captivating themes like Natural Disasters, Space and the Far Out Art Gallery, plus laser tag, a 4D XD Motion Theater and a glow-in-the-dark ropes course. Read more about WonderWorks here.

WonderWorks also hosts The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show, which, as its name implies, offers a unique blend of comedy and magic with lots of audience participation. What's more, guests get unlimited pizza, salad, dessert and soda, and even beer and wine!

2. Sizzling Nightlife at Blue Martini

Blue Martini at Pointe Orlando
Blue Martini at Pointe Orlando

A longtime anchor of Pointe Orlando's nightlife, Blue Martini offers one of the area's best happy hours and swankiest environments, making it a great place to unwind in Orlando. Beyond daily drink specials and expert mixologists, Blue Martini boasts a robust lineup of live entertainment and special events, ensuring there's always something happening at Pointe Orlando.

Learn more: Orlando Nightlife & Entertainment

3. Stage-Side Seats at B.B. King's Blues Club

B.B. King’s Blues Club at Pointe Orlando
B.B. King's Blues Club at Pointe Orlando

Given its founder's prominence in the world of music, you'd expect B.B. King's Blues Club at Pointe Orlando to be an audiophile's paradise ... but you might be surprised to hear that they also specialize in some of the most authentic Southern cooking this side of the bayou! Live music is performed nightly, and while we like to arrive early enough to secure a stage-side table, B.B. King's is the sort of place where you'll never find a bad seat.

Learn more: Orlando Arts, Culture & History

4. Food & Fun at Main Event Entertainment

Main Event Entertainment at Pointe Orlando

Love state-of-the-art bowling? Then you're going to love Main Event Entertainment at Pointe Orlando. But the same could be said if you love great food, watching sports on dozens of big-screen TVs, billiards, ropes courses and interactive video games. Main Event has something for a fun date night or day with the family.

Learn more: Orlando Attractions

5. Pointe Orlando's Sensational Shopping

Shop More than a Dozen Retailers at Pointe Orlando
Shop More than a Dozen Retailers at Pointe Orlando

Shopping till you drop is easy at Pointe Orlando thanks to more than a dozen specialty retailers. Choose from well-known national and international names like Tommy Hilfiger, Hollister and Victoria's Secret, or get eclectic with choices like the celebrity-inspired collections at Filthy Rich or diecast cars at 1 for the Road. There's no wrong way to shop at Pointe Orlando!

Learn more: Orlando Shopping

6. Have a Pint (or More) at The Pub

The Pub at Pointe Orlando
The Pub at Pointe Orlando

British hospitality and American flair join forces at The Pub, which offers an impressive selection of draft, bottled and canned beer — including two "Pour Your Own Beer" walls — plus a full bar and tasty takes on classic pub fare. It's also a great place to watch sports!

7. Other Ways to Play at Pointe Orlando

More Attractions Await at Pointe Orlando
More Attractions Await at Pointe Orlando

In addition to WonderWorks and Main Event, many other unique ways to have fun are waiting for you at Pointe Orlando. Other standouts include Hard Knocks: Beyond Laser Tag, Monkey Joe's and Orlando's Improv Comedy Club, plus Regal Cinemas Pointe Orlando Stadium, with the only 4DX theater in the state.

8. The Tastes and Sounds of LaFayette's

Lafayette’s at Pointe Orlando
Lafayette's at Pointe Orlando

Orlando's version of the original Lafayette's in Memphis hosts live music seven nights a week, and it's no slouch when it comes to legit Southern cooking, either! It also features a killer Sunday brunch, with favorites like Smoked Salmon Benedict, Banana Bread French Toast and more on the menu.

Learn more: Orlando Restaurants

9. Still More Delicious Dining at Pointe Orlando

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando
Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando

You'll eat well at B.B. King's, Lafayette's and The Pub, but there's a lot more for gourmets at Pointe Orlando. Whether you want to sample international flavors at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Maggiano's Little Italy or Taverna Opa, or stick with American classics at The Capital Grille, Copper Canyon Grill, Itta Benna or The Oceanaire Seafood Room, you certainly won't leave hungry!

10. Everything Else at Pointe Orlando

Pointe Orlando
Pointe Orlando

With so much to offer, you might think Pointe Orlando has a cover charge — but you'd be wrong! Admission is always free, and covered parking starts at $4 for up to two hours.

What's more, a lot of exciting developments are coming to Pointe Orlando in the near future, including Florida's first-ever Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Chicago's famous Hampton Social, and a flagship outlet for the innovative virtual-reality game, Nomadic. Stay tuned to Visit Orlando's blog for details on these and other new features at Pointe Orlando as they become available!

Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He's an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.

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