About Universal’s CityWalk
CityWalk is open until 2:00 am every day of the year. Opening times depend on the opening times of the parks.
Take the I-4 eastbound if you are coming from Lake Buena Vista, Disney or Kissimmee. If you are coming from downtown Orlando take the I-4 Westbound.
From highway I4 either take exit 74A (eastbound) or 74B (westbound) onto Universal Boulevard. From there follow the signs for Universal’s Parking Garage or to one of the six on-site resort hotels. To enter the parking garage you have to pass the toll booths and pay the parking fee.
Regular parking is available at the Universal Parking Garage at $22 per vehicle per day. RVs and Busses cost $25. There is also prime parking available at $35 per day.
After 6:00 pm parking is free during off peak season, except on Halloween Horror Nights.
Entertainment at CityWalk
Think all the entertainment is found inside the parks? Guess again. CityWalk is the home of the Blue Man Group in Orlando, hosts popular bands in their concert hall.
Want to dance the night away? Then you should definitely visit the Red Coconut Club and The Groove. Two of the hottest nightclubs in Orlando.
If none of that is to your liking you can always play a game of Drive-in-Golf or go see a movie at AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX.
Shopping at CityWalk
Shopping at CityWalk is more than just picking up your Universal Orlando mementos. Get some new threads at Fossil, Fresh Produce or The Island Clothing Co.
Don’t forget to stop by the Rock Shop for a branded glass or t-shirt and the Quiet Flight Surf Shop, where you can pose with a giant wave outside.
CityWalk is also the home of Orlando’s premier tattoo parlor. Go there for a custom tattoo or branded flash art, clothing and accessories.
Dining at CityWalk
There are plenty of food options in the parks but CityWalk offers a nice array of quick service and full service restaurants.
From big brands such as Starbucks, Cinnabon, Hard Rock Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to lovely themed restaurants like The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, the Cowfish Sushu Burger Bar and Pat O’Brien’s.
You can even get a cocktail here at Fat Tuesday with their frozen Daiquiris and at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville.
Entertainment at CityWalk
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a lively show full of comedy, theater and color. It’s a dance party and rock concert rolled into one.
This show will deliver an unforgettable experience. Tickets need to purchased separately.
Hard Rock Live Orlando
This is without a doubt the hottest spot for music in Orlando. This auditorium has 3,000 seats which will give any show an intimate feel.
The calendar is packed with a variety of musicians and comedians. No matter who you are there to see, it will be a party.
Bob Marley - Tribute to Freedom
You won’t believe your eyes when you step into this place. It’s a replica of Bob Marley’s home and is full of artifacts, photo’s and videos from his entire career.
Enjoy the live music and authentic Jamaican & Caribbean food while you’re here.
Red Coconut Club
They have brough Vegas to Florida and added a little tropical twist. This club is sophisticated but also casual. Get VIP table service or just dance the night away at one of the two dancefloors.
This hot dance club offers several music options and state of the art sound and special effects. Check out the bars and the wall of video screens if you are tired of dancing to the latest tunes.
Want to feel like a star for a night? At Rising Star you can belt out your favorite karaoke song with the help of very talented back up singers and a live band.
Hollywood Drive-in Golf
Is one 18-hole mini golf course not enough? Don’t sweat it. Hollywood Drive-in Golf has two! You can choose between The Haunting of Ghostly Greens or Invaders from Planet Putt. Or if you are feeling brave, just do both.
AMC Universal Cineplex
If you don’t want to see a show or go out for a lavish meal at Citywalk, you can always go to the cinema. This theater has 19 screens, so plenty of choice for movie night.
Dining at CityWalk
Snacks and Beverages
Are you feeling peckish and are you just looking for a snack? CityWalk has got you covered, with renowned establishments like Starbucks and Cinnabon.
You may want to opt for Voodoo Doughnut however to try out some of their special doughnuts.
There is ice-cream galore at Cold Stone Creamery and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
For a quick meal for lunch or diner on your way back to your hotel, drop into Fusion Bistro for some Sushi, try Panda Express for a great value for money Oriental meal or get a nice and cheesy pizza at Red Oven Bakery.
Looking for something a little more simple? Head over to Bread Box for sandwiches, Burger King Whopper Bar or the Hot Dog Hall of Fame for, you guessed it, hot dogs.
If you have time to spare have a sit down meal at one of the 11 restaurants at CityWalk. You have a choice of Mexican, Italian or American.
Restaurants like the Hard Rock Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co don’t need an introduction.
For something special head on over to Jummy Buffets Margaritaville or The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
Getting around in Universal Studio’s
Everything’s within walking distance
Everything is within walking distance at City Walk. From City Walk you also have easy access to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. To get to Volcano Bay you can take the bus from the parking garage.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
From City Walk you can easily walk to all the hotels, the walk should take about 15 minutes. Universal also offers a water taxi service between the on-site hotels, except Cabana Bay, and the CityWalk. The shuttle bus service is however a faster option than the water taxi.