What Is City Walk At Universal Orlando Resort?
CityWalk is located in Orlando Florida, directly between Universal Studios and Islands of adventure. It is considered the area where all of the adults play, providing you with plenty of attractions.
You will find that there is an array of restaurants at CityWalk.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican
Food When you’re craving chips, salsa, guacamole, and everything else Mexica, Antojitos is the place to go.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Straight out of Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump offers every shrimp dish you can imagine.
From burgers to sushi, you will find it at this casual full-service restaurant.
Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando
Owned by Emeril Lagasse, this restaurant offers seafood and New Orleans style cuisine.
Hard Rock Café & Live Orlando
Traditional American cuisine gets a rock ‘n roll spin at Hard Rock.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
Toothsome has a steampunk atmosphere with American cuisine as well as the most impressive milkshakes you will ever see.
Vivo Italian Kitchen
New World Italian food is served out of Vivo Italian Kitchen, including some of the freshest pizzas you can imagine.
Bars in CityWalk
Whatever it is you feel like drinking, you will find it at CityWalk. Some of the bars and clubs have cover charges after 7 PM or 9 PM, but none are more than $20 unless there is a special event going on. You can also club-hop to check out all of them.
- Bob Marley
- Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
- The Groove
- Pat O’Brien’s
- Red Coconut Club
Where to Stay
When you are planning to stay a few days in Orlando and take advantage of all that CityWalk has to offer, it’s a good idea to stay on-premises at Universal. The hotels provide you with transportation so that you can enjoy liquid libations without getting behind the wheel, too. Another benefit to some of the on-site hotels is that you get the Universal Express Unlimited Pass for the rides of Universal at no additional cost.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort
This hotel has a winding lazy river, massive pools, as well as a bowling alley on-premises.
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
This beautiful hotel has a Caribbean theme and blue waterfalls.
Lowes Royal Pacific Resort
This luxurious hotel offers a lagoon-style pool, locally brewed beers on tap, as well as a classic luau nightly.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Be transported to Portofino, Italy by staying at this hotel that also offers three amazing pools as well as incredible restaurants on-site.
Important Things to Know
There is no cost for visiting CityWalk. However, if you want to go to the theme parks as well, you will need to purchase tickets separately. You can purchase a one-park pass which will give you access to either Universal Studios or Islands of adventure. You can also choose to buy a park pass that will allow you to go back-and-forth between the parks in a single day. A to park pass will also let you take advantage of the Hogwarts Express train that goes between the two parks.
You can purchase Universal Studios tickets here.
Parking at Universal Studios varies. You can choose standard parking for $20 per car per day. If, however, you arrive after 7 PM, the cost of parking is free.
Other Things to Do at CityWalk
While you’re at CityWalk, there are a few other things you may want to check out besides the theme parks, the restaurants, and the bars.
Blue Man Group is an invasion of the senses with live music from three blue men. Tickets can be bought in advance here and you may want to pay extra for the splash zone where ponchos are highly suggested!
Hollywood Drive-In Golf is highly interactive. The course is visible the moment you step into CityWalk. You can choose to play 18 or 36 holes.
AMC Universal Cineplex 20 features IMAX and is where you can catch all of the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
Various concerts and special events will take place throughout CityWalk and Universal Orlando. You may want to check out concerts at Hard Rock as well as the special events at Universal, including Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights.