Developed by Disney in 1996, the town of Celebration, Florida has flourished into a lovely Orlando suburb full of beautiful homes and a bustling downtown area. Just a short drive from Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts, Celebration is a great spot to spend an afternoon.
Explore the Neighborhood
Celebration has a mixture of homes styled after Victorian, Classical, and Colonial Revival themes. As a result, the cluster of “villages” around Downtown Celebration are great to drive or stroll through. Take in the beauty of the architecture and notice how each lawn is perfectly manicured.
Stroll Down Market Street
Market Street is the street that makes up Downtown Celebration. Here you can find restaurants, shops, and treats. The area is very dog friendly, and it’s not uncommon to see many a pooch basking in the afternoon sun on the patios of the various businesses. Grab a frappuccino from the nearby Starbuck’s and take a stroll around the lake at the center of Market Street for a quiet and relaxing afternoon.
Known for its large portions and simple vibe, Market Street Cafe is a favorite diner among Celebration locals. The menu is straightforward and not fancy, perfect for picky eaters or diners looking to nosh on a plate of delicious comfort food.
If you’re visiting Celebration with your significant other and looking for a more romantic meal, reserve a table at Columbia. This Spanish-Cuban restaurant has an old yet elegant feel and serves up delicious cuisine like Ybor-style Chicken & Yellow Rice. Pitchers of sangria are prepared tableside and are a perfect way to compliment your meal.
Beer drinkers will certainly enjoy Celebration Town Tavern. This pub proudly serves 99 different varieties of beer along with seafood fare and juicy burgers. The restaurant has plenty of seating and sports two covered outdoor patios along with bar seating indoors, which means there is always conversation flowing and a flurry of activity.
An afternoon in Celebration would not be complete without something sweet. Kilwin’s offers a wide selection of tasty ice cream flavors from which to choose, and if you’re in the mood for a chocolatey snack, the shop also sells a number of satisfying cocoa creations. Grab a treat and enjoy it on the tables outside as you watch the passersby stroll through Celebration.
Celebration is just a short distance from Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts, where villa and condo accommodations are available for booking. Hotel accommodations can also be booked at Crown Club Inn Orlando by Exploria Resorts. Visit our Destinations tab at the top of this page for more information.