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Lake Eola Park

A colorful fountain rising from a lake, an amphitheater and a fleet of swan-shaped boats make this park in the heart of Orlando a memorable place to visit.

Go on a lakeside walk, take a relaxing ride on a paddle boat, feed the swans or simply enjoy the splendid scenery of Lake Eola Park. The gorgeous green space in downtown Orlando encompasses a lake, fountain and a performance venue.

Stroll or jog along the 0.9-mile (1.4-kilometer) sidewalk that circles the lake, then rent one of the swan-shaped peddle boats for a ride across the water. Each one holds up to five people. The focal point of the lake is the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, which is recognized as an official icon of the City of Orlando. Come by at night to see the fountain show, a dramatic spectacle of light, music and water. The show runs for about 6 minutes and the themes change with the seasons.

Other popular activities in the park include feeding the swans and other local birdlife and watching a concert or play. The Walt Disney Amphitheater is located on the banks of the lake and features a variety of cultural events.

On Sundays, bring your shopping bags with you for the weekly Farmers Market in the park’s southeast corner. Browse the stalls for seasonal fresh produce, artwork, handicrafts, baked goods, plants and flowers. The park also hosts festivals throughout the year, including the Fall Festival and the July 4th Fireworks at the Fountain.

While you are in the park, feast on a picnic surrounded by colorful flowerbeds, while admiring the soaring Orlando skyline. Alternatively, stop for a bite to eat at the lakeside restaurant.

Lake Eola Park is situated in downtown Orlando and is served by local buses. There is also plenty of metered street parking located nearby, which is free on Sundays. This popular recreational space is open daily, from early morning until midnight. When you exit the park, take advantage of the plethora of dining options that are just a short walk away in the stylish Thornton Park neighborhood.

Popular Activities at Lake Eola Park

Get the most out of your visit to Lake Eola Park. Below is a list of some of the top things to do:

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Marriott Orlando Downtown
Marriott Orlando Downtown

Marriott Orlando Downtown

400 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Amway Center and Church Street Station. Lake Eola Park and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Corner Large 24th Floor Penthouse Views of Lake
    Corner Large 24th Floor Penthouse Views of Lake

    Corner Large 24th Floor Penthouse Views of Lake

    150 E Robinson St, 24b5, Orlando, FL
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Orlando, this romantic apartment building is steps away from Lake Eola and Lake Eola Park. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Church Street Station are also within 15 minutes.

      Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown CA $190
      Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

      Embassy Suites Orlando - Downtown

      191 E Pine St, Orlando, FL
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Eola, Lake Eola Park and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Amway Center and Church Street Station are also within 15 minutes. Orlando Station is 27 minutes by foot.

        Travelodge by Wyndham Orlando Downtown Centroplex
        Travelodge by Wyndham Orlando Downtown Centroplex

        Travelodge by Wyndham Orlando Downtown Centroplex

        409 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Orlando, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Orange Avenue and Lake Eola Park. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Church Street Station are also within 15 minutes.

          The Eo Inn - Downtown CA $108
          The Eo Inn - Downtown

          The Eo Inn - Downtown

          227 N Eola Drive, Orlando, FL
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Amway Center and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Camping World Stadium. Holy Land Experience and Florida Mall are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection CA $225
            Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

            Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection

            325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Orlando, this luxury hotel is steps away from Orange Avenue and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Amway Center and Church Street Station are also within 10 minutes. Orlando Station is 20 minutes by foot.

              Downtown Orlando-harwood House-lake Eola Heights- Historic District
              Downtown Orlando-harwood House-lake Eola Heights- Historic District

              Downtown Orlando-harwood House-lake Eola Heights- Historic District

              402 Harwood St, Orlando, FL
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Orlando, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Eola and Lake Eola Park. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Church Street Station are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown CA $126
                Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

                Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown

                304 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Orlando, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Orange Avenue, Amway Center and Lake Eola Park. Church Street Station and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are also within 2 miles (3 km).