Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Downtown Orlando is ready to explore

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Downtown Orlando. Renowned for its lake, bars and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Universal Studios Florida™ and SeaWorld® Orlando are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Orlando

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Downtown Orlando a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Florida™ (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Walt Disney World® (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Aquatica (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Discovery Cove (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Orlando

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Orlando is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Eola Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lake Eola (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Dickson Azalea Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Mayor Carl Langford Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Lorna Doone Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Lake Ivanhoe (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Orlando

Fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), which is 17.4 mi (28.1 km) away.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 37 house rentals near Downtown. From 16 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Bahama Bay: 885 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Reserve: 2,939 vacation rentals
  • Solana: 612 vacation rentals
  • Lake Berkley: 1,597 vacation rentals
  • Calabay Parc: 539 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Eola Park: 10,897 home rentals
  • Amway Center: 11,528 home rentals
  • Church Street Station: 11,424 home rentals
  • Orange County Regional History Center: 11,022 home rentals
  • Wells' Built Museum: 11,717 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 16 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 lodging choices
  • Villas: 2 lodging choices
  • Studios: 11 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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