8 Things to Do in Orlando During ICDC

January 18, 2023

Are you looking for more things to do with your chapter during DECA ICDC in Orlando? Check out these top eight destinations to explore.

For a complete guide to destinations available via the I-Ride trolley, click here.

1. Pointe Orlando

An outdoor shopping center conveniently located just down the road from the Orange County Convention Center, Pointe Orlando features more than a dozen eateries, unique attractions and a range of entertainment that includes The Hampton SocialCuba Libre RestaurantTaverna OpaThe Oceanaire Seafood Room, Wonderworks and more.

2. ICON Park

Located in the heart of Orlando's International Drive, just past Pointe Orlando, there are more than 50 amazing restaurants, boutique shops and can't-miss attractions. Free parking and free admission 365 days a year. Experience some of the most popular attractions, including The Wheel (a 400-foot-tall observation wheel), SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Museum of Illusions, 7D Motion Theater, escape rooms such as The Escape Game, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, and more!

3. University Boulevard

Across the street from the convention center, enjoy Topgolf, a sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range and swanky lounge with food and games, and Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, an indoor fun center featuring go-karts, racing simulators, VR games, laser tag, bowling and dining.

4. Restaurant Row

Located on Sand Lake Road, west of International Dr and South of Universal Orlando Resort, this stretch serves up some of Orlando’s top culinary names in the county along with acclaimed local eateries. Discover several upscale and casual options such as The Whiskey, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano or The Melting Pot.

5. Fun Spot America

An amusement park located off Grand National Drive near Universal Orlando Resort, with attractions such as roller coasters, kiddie rides and bumper cars, plus go-karts and arcade games.

6. Universal CityWalk

A dining, shopping and entertainment complex sprawled around a gorgeous lagoon with sweeping views of coaster skylines. It serves as the central hub of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. With an impressive and varied collection of shops and bites, many visitors find CityWalk to be a great place to spend a relaxing day playing miniature golf, seeing a show, accomplishing a great movie escape room or just chilling.

7. Disney Springs

Orlando’s largest and most popular retail dining and entertainment complex, Disney Springs is home to the area’s largest concentration of celebrity-helmed restaurants. Choices include JALEO by José Andrés, Morimoto Asia by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen by Art Smith, and Chicken Guy by Guy Fieri. Visitors can also enjoy next-level bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Amphicar tours, and an Aerophile helium balloon ride.

8. Orlando Premium Outlets

With locations near Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, enjoy either Orlando International or Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets that offer over 20 dining options, including sit-down and food carts, as well as nearly 200 stores you can shop at for some big bargains and unmissable deals.


Kylie Knudsen is DECA’s experience coordinator. In this role, she coordinates attraction experiences for DECA’s educational conferences, and assists with travel-related questions to ensure DECA members and advisors have the best experience possible. She assists DECA advisors who are placing orders for the official DECA attractions and coordinates the on-site distribution of the tickets.

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