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Convention Area & International Drive

Every city in America has a proverbial Main Street — but few of them offer as much to see and do as Orlando’s International Drive, which in turn is part of our larger Convention Area.

True to its name, this is where you’ll find the Orange County Convention Center, not to mention some of Orlando’s most incredible attractions and a wide range of shopping, all just minutes away from Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. What’s more, International Drive and its surrounding areas boast some of the best dining and nightlife in Central Florida.

Take Pointe Orlando, for example. One of our city’s many walkable dining, entertainment and retail hubs, this beautiful, open-air venue features numerous popular eateries, including The Capital Grille, Copper Canyon Grill, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Itta Bena, Lafayette’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Taverna Opa. You can also catch dinner — and live music — at B.B. King’s Blues Club, a pint and a bite at The Pub, or an unforgettable nightcap at the swank Blue Martini.

Home to ICON Orlando and other attractions, ICON Orlando 360 also boasts restaurants and nightlife in Orlando’s Convention Area, with more slated for 2020 and beyond. Top dining options here include Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Uncle Julio’s and Yard House, and Tin Roof adds an eclectic lineup of live music to its hearty food and beverage menu.

Not that you need to hit up an all-in-one venue to find great dining and entertainment in Orlando’s convention area. In fact, some of the best can be found inside the district’s stellar hotels and resorts, including A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek, David’s Club at Hilton Orlando, Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre, and many others. Similarly, Hyatt Regency Orlando’s Rocks is one of the area’s most vibrant nightspots, while International Drive’s Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar like no other.

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