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Orlando is a top destination for Tampa residents, whether it be for a night, for a weekend, or for longer than that. With the number of cool attractions, great restaurants and awesome sites to see, that’s really no surprise at all. One of the coolest locations in Orlando to visit has all of this and more in just one place! If you’re looking for a date that has it all, consider taking your significant other to Universal CityWalk to experience one of Orlando’s best spots.

Universal CityWalk Dining

At CityWalk, there’s definitely no shortage of food. With 25 different options, you and your date are sure to find something you’ll agree on. Or if you don’t agree, with how close together everything is, you could even get a little something to go from each of your top choices and find a nice place to share them at. Some of the many options include well known favorites like Hard Rock Cafe, Panda Express, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Cold Stone Creamery and of course, Starbucks. At CityWalk, there are also options for meals at some less known but still awesome restaurants like the Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, Pat O’Brien’s, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, and VIVO Italian Kitchen, among many others. And you can’t miss the dessert options like the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium or Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Whatever kind of meal you’re feeling like having, Universal CityWalk most likely has an options that will give you and your date the perfect satisfaction to the craving you’re feeling.

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Universal CityWalk Entertainment

After, or even before, your meal, you and your date can enjoy quite a few other things while at the Universal CityWalk. The first thing you can do, obviously, is spend the day at Universal Studios, the attraction park, before heading back CityWalk for dinner. But if that’s not your speed, don’t you worry. There’s plenty to do within CityWalk, too! If you’d like to see a good show, whether it be a comedy act, a concert or something else, you can check what’s going on at Hard Rock Cafe. You can take your date to the Universal Cinemark to see the latest films or to the Antojitos Mexican restaurant for some live Mariachi music. At Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, you can enjoy a live reggae band and a DJ in the courtyard every night. There is also a mini golf course with two separate 18 hole courses where you and your date can have a little friendly competition.


The nightlife at Universal Citywalk is also plenty active. If you like bars and dancing, you have a few options too. At the Universal CityWalk, you can try visiting the Rising Star bar and karaoke club that even has backup singers and a live band for you. Another nightclub you can visit is the Red Coconut Club, where you can dance, enjoy mixed drinks and a wide wine list, and a tropical ambiance. The groove is also an option for you, with multiple levels of dance floors, a balcony terrace and a few different themed bars.


Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group is well known to many near and far from Orlando both. They are a group who perform comedy, theater, rock concerts and dance parties. And best of all, you get all these experiences at once. This event is ticketed separately, but using your ticket stub you can get free admission to select CityWalk venues. This is a show that’s been watched by 35 million people worldwide and you could be next!


Universal CityWalk Shopping

Food and fun isn’t all you get in a trip to Universal CityWalk. There are also various shopping locations at CityWalk where you and your date can browse through different clothing items, knick knacks and more. The Universal Studios Store is full of many different kinds of gifts and souvenirs, from mugs and magnets to clothes and more, that you and your date can take home as a keepsake of a day spent together enjoying each other’s company. You can also visit the Island Clothing Co. for some beachy attire or the Rock Shop for music themed apparel, souvenirs and accessories. Some of the other stores you can visit include the Quiet Flight Surf Shop, the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, Fossil, P!Q, or Fresh produce.


Even though it’s a bit of a drive, a date at Universal CityWalk is more than worth it! Next time you have an afternoon or night free, take your date to CityWalk for a date night you’ll both cherish.


If you need a date idea that’s not quite so far of a drive away, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you. Check out Grain and Berry Cafe and The 2018 Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market to get some ideas for that nearby date.


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