Whether you're looking for a fun day out, a night out on the town, or just a stop-over between the theme parks, Universal CityWalk has a little bit of everything for everyone. This entertainment complex is located at Universal Orlando, right in the middle of the action between Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. It features spectacular dining, lively entertainment, unique shopping and more. Here are the top 10 things to do at Universal CityWalk!
Play a Round of Mini Golf
It is always a good time for a game of miniature golf! At Hollywood Drive-In Golf there are two completely different fun-filled courses to choose from. Choose between the classic horror-flick inspired "Haunting of Ghostly Greens" or the science-fiction "Invaders from Planet Putt." You can play all 36 holes for a true double feature. Both courses feature special effects and interactive elements, plus lots of lighting so you can play into the evening.
Enjoy Themed Dining
With more than a dozen fantastic places to dine, there really is something for everyone. The all-new Bigfire is cooking up elevated American fare like steaks and freshwater cuisine with a fiery touch. The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar proves that sushi and burgers were always meant to go together. And VIVO Italian Kitchen is preparing freshly made pastas and hand-tossed pizzas daily. There are even quick service locations like Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches and Red Oven Pizza Bakery so you can grab a bite to eat without taking a lot of time.
Try a Gourmet Shake
Partake in an artisanal milkshake from The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen for a one-of-a-kind treat you can't get anywhere else in the world. These massive milkshakes come in souvenir cups and are filled with the most sumptuous ingredients. With specialty flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Heavenly Hazelnut and Chocolate X5, it'll be so hard to pick one you might have to come back again to try another.
Grab a Drink
Looking for a good beer? Head to NBC Sports Grill & Brew for your choice from over 100 different options, including local and craft brews. Try one of the 10 refreshing types of margaritas served up at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Or take on the famous Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s while enjoying dueling pianos in a reproduction of the infamous New Orleans original.
Catch a Movie
With newly remodeled theaters featuring ultra-comfy plush recliners and expanded screens, Universal Cinemark at Universal CityWalk offers a great way to take a break from the theme parks. Catch a new movie, or one of the regularly scheduled special showings of classic films. Plus, seeing a movie is a great backup plan when that unexpected rainstorm shows up.
Do a Bit of Shopping
You'll find a crazy variety of stores at Universal CityWalk. Of course, you can pick up a souvenir from the Universal Studios Store, but there are also apparel shops like The Island Clothing Co., perfect for creating that Florida beachy look. P!Q is a fun place for kids and adults alike to find wacky gifts and playful toys. And don't miss the fun photo opportunity right outside of the Quiet Flight Surf Shop that makes it look like you're catching a wave!
Save Room for Dessert
Indulge in more than 50 different types of weird—and delicious—doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut. Make a pit stop at Cold Stone Creamery for a cone, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to create your own frozen concoction or Cinnabon to curb that cinnamon roll craving. There's even a Starbucks to grab your favorite coffee or tea to-go.
Take the Stage with Karaoke
CityWalk's Rising Star is the one club where you get to be the star! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer, you'll never forget an evening of singing along to your favorite songs. While it's open every night, you can actually sing along with a live band and professional backup singers on select evenings. Your fifteen minutes of fame begin now!
See a Live Show
Your family will love the amazing performance of Blue Man Group, with shows nightly. It's a comedy, rock concert, dance party all wrapped up into one theater show. You can also find Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk, an auditorium featuring the biggest acts around. Check the schedule ahead of your next trip to take in a show or concert while you're in town.
Dance the Night Away
Universal CityWalk is open until 2:00 AM every night, and there are several hot spots where the music keeps thumping long after the sun goes down. Locals and out-of-towners alike party nightly at The Groove's multi-level dance club with talented DJs and the latest in sound and special effects. Add a dash of Cuban flare to you evening at Red Coconut Club, with a massive dance floor on the lower level and quiet tables upstairs for those well-earned breaks between dancing.