It’s official: Orlando is Florida’s most popular tourist destination. Why? Thrilling theme parks, savory restaurants, roaring nightlife – there’s just so much to do that travellers from all over the world can’t seem to stay away.
Statistics from the tourism bureau Visit Florida show that the Sunshine State welcomed 105 million visitors in 2015. A hefty number, right? Now consider this: Well over half of those people headed straight to Orlando, according to the official trade organization Visit Orlando.
Sixty-six million people can’t be wrong – and the best part is, you won’t need to book weeks off work to get to know Orlando a little better. If you’re in town for just one night, there are many different ways to spend an evening enjoying all that this city has to offer.
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Ready to see the sights in Orlando? Here’s your to-do list when the sun goes down in O-town:
Grab a Beer at Redlight Redlight
Promise you won’t stop after just one. This is a beer-lover’s one-stop shop, filled with drafts and bottles of every brew you’ve ever wanted to try, and few you’ve never heard of. Try the Swamp Head Stumpknocker or the Coppertail Pie Till You Die.
Belt out a Few Tunes at Rising Star
Situated on the area’s famed – and usually very busy – CityWalk, this karaoke bar is easy to miss among the brighter lights. But you’ll miss out if you walk on by. Taking to the stage, you’ll perform with a full live band, backup singers if you want them, and even a light show.
Catch a Movie at The Plaza
Offering all the latest releases, in iMax and 3D, and leather reclining seats? Movie theatres don’t come more luxurious than the Cobb Plaza Cinema.
Eat on the Go
Food trucks are everywhere these days, bringing great cuisine to a street near you. Orlando’s Tasty Tuesdays events bring all the top local food trucks into one space. Think El Cactus, Monsta Lobsta, Ole Aioli and the quirky Sushi & Seoul On the Roll.
See the Skyline from the Orlando Eye
Built in 2015, this 400-feet-tall Ferris wheel includes 30 air-conditioned capsules, each of which hosts parties for up to 15 people. Try the Surprise and Delight capsules, which come stocked with sodas and selfie sticks.
Discover Your New Favorite Band at Venue 578
Previously known as Firestone Live, this music venue remains a local favorite under its new ownership. One reason might be the sheer variety of entertainment on offer, week after week: live art, cirque performances, and of course some of the best and trendiest live acts in the country.
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