Yes it is worth visiting downtown Orlando Florida. There are more attractions in downtown Orlando than you can imagine. Not to mention the amazing nightlife and many unique portions of the city. Orlando is after all one of the top tourist destinations in America and not just because of the theme parks.
Just a few of the attractions in downtown Orlando are Lake Eola Park, Orlando Science Center, Thornton Park, Church Street, Wall Street Plaza, Orange County Regional History Center & Orange Avenue, The Amway Center, City Arts Factory and the historic courthouse. There always seems to be special events and Saturday night is the perfect time to discover downtown and it's bustling nightlife scene.
One of the main eye catching sights is the Walt Disney Amphitheater. You will always remember the rainbow colored shell once you see it. There is plenty of seating which is marked for events only as there are plenty of plays, movie nights and concerts held here.
Central Florida would not be the same because downtown Orlando would not be the same without the beautiful fountain which is the centerpiece of Central Lake Eola. Around the perimeter of the lake which is just under one mile you will find world class restaurants, cool bars and shopping complexes all within walking distance. The local police and the many brick cobbled streets help to slow the traffic.
If you take a self guided tour during the week you just may miss out. Think of downtown Orlando as a large outdoor square which always has special events happening, or about to happen. Weekly on Sundays you will have the Orlando Farmer's Market which will be attended by thousands of residents and visitors. Often there will be educational exhibits, performing arts and artisans
Downtown Orlando is known for St Patrick's Day, Rumfest and the Florida Music fest. Obviously there are more than just a few local events. I have not even touched on what happens at the Amway Center or the Dr Phillips Center For The Performing Arts. See you some time soon visiting downtown Orlando Florida.