Georgia Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers - What to do in Orlando for the Bowl
by Bulldawg Illustrated
Suggestions from Philip Glenn and Susanna Dance with a more extensive list on WeAreBulldawgs.com
CAPITAL ONE FANFEST
Tuesday, January 1st 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium – McCracken Field
Live music, entertainment, interactive games, inflatables, video board featuring other bowl game action and premier sponsor interactive displays including Capital One highlight the official pre-game party, the Capital One FanFest at Mc-Cracken Field is adjacent to the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and free to all fans with game ticket. Be there early to see Capital One Venture Card presents: Dierks Bentley Live in a free concert. VIP upgrades available for just $25 via Ticketmaster.com. For more information visit CapitalOneBowl.com/game.
AROUND WINTER PARK
The Winter Park suburb of Orlando has a mix of independent shops, bars and restaurants along its Park Avenue and surrounding area. One of the best restaurants to try is called Luma. Winter Park is also the location of Rollins College, which has a beautiful campus on Lake Virginia with buildings designed in old-world Spanish architecture.
Not far from Winter Park is the Antique Row Ivanhoe/College Park district just north of downtown Orlando and within 5 minutes of the Citrus Bowl. This area features a collection of antique shops, and local urban restaurants as well as some cigar bars. One place not to miss is called The Imperial, which is a unique antique store with a full bar and lounge area throughout, so you can enjoy a glass of wine while browsing
their collection. Local Food Trucks also frequent this area during the day and at night offering a variety of delicious cuisine. Also, just a few minutes on the other side of Lake Ivanhoe is the College Park neighborhood which is equally enjoyable as well.
Universal has a nightlife area called City Walk with cool bars and restaurants, including Hard Rock
Cafe, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Emeril’s Restaurant-Orlando, Pat O’Brien’s, Fat
Tuesday, etc. Fun to hang out and check out the scene.
Downtown Disney’s nightlife features House of Blues, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Cirque du Soleil/La Nouba and an AMC Theater. Also any of the Disney property restaurants are all top-notch quality. Several restaurants are located at the Disney hotels and don’t require any park admission fees to visit and dine.
ORLANDO CITRUS PARADE
Saturday, December 29th 10:00 AM
Be part of one of Central Florida’s longest running traditions at the Orlando Citrus Parade! Magnificent
citrus floats, with marching bands from across the country, university bands from the Capital One Bowl and other exciting entertainment will be marching through the streets of downtown Orlando. Grandstand tickets may be purchased for $28 by calling Florida Citrus Sports at 407-423-2476. or by visiting OrlandoCitrusParade.com.
For an outdoor experience, one of our many beautiful springs is a must see! Very affordable as they
just charge by the car. Kelly Park, Wekiva Springs or Blue Springs (a little further but typically have
manatees) Canoe and kayak launch as well as great hiking. Campgrounds too.