Where to go after your convention at the OCCC

Friday, February 14, 2020
The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the second largest convention facility in the United States. Attracting more than 230 events to the Central Florida area, and with it 1.4 million attendees! You may find yourself attending one of these conventions, and when you do, we want to make sure you know all the must-see stops to enjoy your free time during your stay! Who said business trips have to be all business?
 
Take some time to enjoy being in the heart of Orlando while you’re in town!
 
 
After a long day at the convention center, all you want is one place where you can enjoy dining, drinks, and entertainment just a few steps away from one another, and luckily on I-Drive we’ve got entertainment complexes that will knock you off your feet.
 
 
Pointe Orlando
 
Open 365 days a year, 7 days a week Pointe Orlando has got your dining, shopping, and entertainment covered! This vibrant outdoor dining and entertainment complex is across the street from the OCCC, making it the perfect place to pop over to after a long day!
 
Enjoy a variety of tastes at dining spots like Cuba Libre, Itta Bena, Marlow’s Tavern, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Taverna Opa, The Pub or one of their other options!
 
Stop by Main Event Entertainment for some game time, or if live music is more you style, BB King’s Blues Club and Lafayette’s Music Room are both great options! If you plan ahead, you can catch a headliner performing at Orlando Improv Comedy Theatre, or if you just want to sit back and relax, Regal Cinemas is always showing popular new movies that you can catch!
 
No matter what you’re perfect way of unwinding from a long day is, you’ll find it and more right in one place at Pointe Orlando
 
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ICON Park
 
Bragging rights! Stop by ICON Park to get pictures of some of the most iconic attractions in Orlando to show off to friends back at home. Just a short distance from the OCCC, ICON Park is home to The Wheel where you can hop on and see the City Beautiful like never before. Also, the newer Orlando StarFlyer attraction is located here if a nice adrenaline rush is what you’re looking for as you fly in a swing above Orlando!
 
Beyond the attractions that will lead you to ICON Park, stay for drinks and dinner at Orlando dining favorites like YardHouse Orlando, Outback Steakhouse, Carraba's, Mikado Japanese, Ox Grill, or Uncle Julio’s just to name a few options. Then, if you’re feeling up for some dancing, Tin Roof Orlando is just a stroll away where you can enjoy live entertainment every night!
 
If you ask a local about must-see stops on I-Drive, the chances that they’ll say ICON Park are likely, so hop on over and get ready to really experience Orlando!
 
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Tee Time
 
Where is a better place to network than on the greens? Whether playing golf is your go-to way to relax, or you just want to swing a club around after a long day of work, we have plenty of options!
 
Looking for a world-class golf course? Check out the Shingle Creek Golf Club or the Grande Vista Golf Club
 
Is mini-golf more your speed? Lost Caverns Adventure Golf, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Congo River Golf, Gator Golf and Putting Edge all feature mini golf courses that offer adventure at each twist and turn!
 
Looking to carve some time in the evening and want to play indoors? TopGolf Orlando not only has 100+ climate controlled hitting bays, but also offers a variety of different games that anyone can have a blast playing! Grab a refreshing drink from one of their on-site bars, and order up a delicious appetizer to fuel your fun!
 
Dare we say the word… Spa!
 
You work hard all year long and deserve a day of pure relaxation and pampering… why not redeem your well-deserved spa day while you’re in the heart of Orlando?
 
Many of the resorts here on I-Drive have on-site spas that offer out of this world services!
 
Whether it is a massage, facial, mud wrap, or nail and hair services that you’re looking to enjoy; you will find the best of them! Some spas are: Serenity Spa by Westgate at Westgate Lakes Resort, The Spa at Hyatt Regency, The Spa at Shingle Creek, The Spa at Rosen Center, Gateway to Serenity Massage & Spa and Onsen Day Spa & Massage. But you can see a whole list of spas to check out while you’re in town here.
 
 
 
I-Ride Trolley
 
A trip to International Drive isn’t really complete without a charming ride on the I-Ride Trolley! Wherever your day or night takes you, the I-Ride Trolley offers an affordable way to get to where you’re going! The I-Ride Trolley is International Drive’s exclusive transportation service offering guests just like you a hassle free way of getting around International Drive.
 
Don’t worry about parking or driving during your free time in Orlando; you’ve already done enough work. The I-Ride Trolley operates from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day. Get more info here on purchasing trolley passes and also find ways to save on your passes if you’ll be here for more than a day or two.
 
 
No matter what convention you’re attending at the Orange County Convention Center, it is sure to be a great experience… but your experience doesn’t have to end there! Make the most out of your business trip to Orlando by stopping at some of these lively I-Drive destinations. Because on I-Drive, work doesn’t always have to feel like work.
2/14/2020