Orlando is a sprawling city with many of its attractions widespread. This Orlando Guide for Business Travelers shows you how to tackle the ins and outs of the city without mentioning the Magical Kingdom. Besides, you probably want to save that picture of you and Mickey for family and friends. Orlando is teeming with opportunities for business travelers. No matter which of the many Orlando hotels you choose for your stay.
Dining and nightlife
There is are no shortage of dinner shows in this lively city. For instance, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows or Treasure Tavern, offer unique dining opportunities and are well within reach of any of the city’s districts.
For after dinner activities, consider looking in on any number of bars located near the Convention Center. Our Orland Guide suggests Icebar, which is the world’s largest bar made of ice. It’s one of most distinctive nightlife experiences the city has to offer, and a welcome respite from the heat outdoors! If that’s a bit chilly for you, then head over to Universal CityWalk for a smorgasbord of entertainment, including mini golf, karaoke with a live band, and the world-famous Blue Man Group.
If business travel lands you in downtown Orlando, you can easily reach some of the finest cultural centers the city has to offer, including the Orlando Museum of Art, with its exhibits of American, and African art, and the Orlando Science Center for seasonal skywatching. If you’re closer to the Convention Center, you’re just a few minutes away from Our Body: the Universe Within — a fascinating exhibit on the inner workings of the human body.
The truly adventurous should make time to get out of the city. It’s worth the drive to experience the pristine wildlands surrounding it by checking out Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, located in an area that encompasses nearly 5000 acres of conservation lands, and one of the highest densities of endangered species in the state. Whether you decide to fly through the sky on zipline, cycle through the treetop canopies, or ride horseback through the forest below, you’ll get a gorgeous view of Florida’s wildlife. With a swamp excursion or airboat tour, you may even spy alligators basking in the sun!
Theme parks and exhibits
If you seek access to your inner child while in town on business, then Orlando’s theme parks are the place to go. Universal Studios or SeaWorld are just a handful of the adventures you can embark on. However, let’s be honest business travelers don’t often have time to indulge in days-long activities like these. So…
Skipping the dizzying world of theme parks, there’s still plenty to do that’s less of an excursion, and geared towards more mature interests. For example, Titanic The Experience is guided by actors in period costume who provide a lively perspective on the passengers and events of the fabled voyage. Or explore the CSI Exhibit, where you can enter the minds of forensic scientists in an immersive experience that takes you through every stage of real-world crime scene analysis.
Updated: June 21, 2016