Top Things to Do at Universal CityWalk
Indulge at great restaurants and find many ways to play at this popular hub for dining, nightlife, and family-friendly entertainment.
Located between Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk could be a theme park of its own with restaurants, night clubs, concerts, shops, attractions, and more.
Enjoy Epic Restaurants
With more than 25 unique dining options, CityWalk is a great destination for after theme park fun, a date night, or a celebration with your crew.
Big Flavor & Big Fun at Famed Restaurants
Get a Cheeseburger in Paradise at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and enjoy live music on the main stage as you sync up with island time. Or rock out with classic fare at Hard Rock Cafe, known for Legendary Steak Burgers and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.
Get spicy at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. Pick your favorite Mexican dish from enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and more on the crowd-pleasing menu. Or heat up the night at Bigfire, where you can savor elevated American fare from fire-grilled steaks and chicken to delectable seafood. Finishing off the fire-themed meal with Tableside S’mores seems fitting.
Don’t miss the shrimp and seafood at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. where the story of Forrest Gump meets the real world. And for something truly unique, try the cutting edge Burgushi at The Cowfish. This delightful fusion of burger and sushi ingredients and presentation is as creative as it is delicious. The bento boxes include mini burgers AND sushi rolls, which seems like the best of both worlds.
Quick Bites & Casual Dining
Bend the Bao is Asian fusion fare with a variety of dishes from Maryland-style crab cakes to kimchee fried chicken. At Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches, you can grab a signature creation for lunch on the go. Craving pizza? Order ahead at Red Oven Pizza Bakery and enjoy your pie on the patio. These pizzas are cooked in a 900°F stone oven for a quick and delicious meal. Or looking to please a picky crew? Panda Express, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and the Burger King Whopper Bar are all located in the same area, making for easy grab-and-go for different tastes.
If you don’t dine at the fantastical, steampunk-style Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen for dinner, you can hop in line at The Dessert Foundry to get one of their amazingly, over-the-top milkshakes. Trust us, a cupcake on top of a milkshake definitely makes sense. Or sink your teeth into the wicked creations at Voodoo Doughnut. Note: This can also be a great breakfast idea.
Check Out Experiences & Events: Mini Golf, Karaoke, Movies & More
Attractions & Nightlife
At Universal CityWalk, there’s a lot more on the menu than food. Take a swing at the Hollywood Drive-In Golf mini golf course, themed after the horror and sci-fi movies of the 1950s. For a night with some serious star power, enjoy the ultimate karaoke experience at CityWalk’s Rising Star. Take the stage with the help of professional backup singers and a live band for a rocking good time.
Want something a little more low-key? Put your feet up and settle into one of the oversized loungers at Universal Cinemark to watch a movie in style. Catch the next new release – maybe it’ll have its own ride at one of the theme parks someday.
In the mood to dance, sip, and celebrate? See what’s hopping when the sun goes down by checking out the top nightlife options at CityWalk.
Seasonal events take place within the parks and usually spill out into CityWalk in the form of street performers, live musical performances, fun menu items, and more.
Universal’s Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval takes place in the spring and celebrates the music and food of the iconic fest in New Orleans. At the end of the school year, Grad Bash and Gradventure mark the milestone with live concerts and dance parties. In the fall, Halloween Horror Nights takes the stage with its themed haunted houses and scare-tacular characters. To close out the year, holiday fun warms the crowd. Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s is one to watch.
Shop for Souvenirs & Gifts
Who doesn’t love souvenirs? If you want something that represents Universal, head to the Universal Studios Store, which features exclusive merch for your favorite movies and characters. For timeless gifts, check out the Universal Legacy Store’s retro-themed collectibles.
For a classic yet bold souvenir that lasts forever, adults can spring for a tattoo at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company. This world-famous boutique has an impressive collection of flash art. Not into ink? Checkout their selection of clothing and accessories for something a little less permanent.
Looking for something with Florida vibes? Check out Quiet Flight Surf Shop, where summer is always in season. Looking for something sweet? Candy can be a souvenir too! Watch specialty candies get made at Candy Smith located inside the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
Don’t forget to check out the variety of shops located in CityWalk’s signature restaurants: Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.
Take the Best Vacation Pics
Photos can be the best souvenirs. At CityWalk, there are a few iconic spots where you should snap some pics. The Universal Studios Globe is right by the entrance to Universal Studios Florida. Note: It spins, so try to time it right so the words are visible. Opposite the Globe are the iconic Universal Studios arches, which get dressed up throughout the year based on the holiday.
Like a beacon for fun times ahead, the iconic tower near the entrance to Universal’s Islands of Adventure is a popular photo op. Outside of the Quiet Flight shop, you’ll see the wave. Step on the board and take your best surfer pose for a super fun pic.
Tips for Visiting: What You Need to Know
The Universal parking garages charge $27 per vehicle for regular parking, but self-parking is free after 6 p.m. (except on special event nights). Pricing is subject to change without notice. There is an Uber Zone in the Jurassic Park Garage on the 5th floor.
For more wayfinding info, download the Universal App and use it to keep an eye on wait times, order food, and look at upcoming show times.
Explore More Entertainment Districts
For more dining, shopping, and entertainment in Kissimmee, check out entertainment districts like Promenade at Sunset Walk, Celebration Town Center, Old Town Kissimmee, Downtown Kissimmee, and more.