Orange County Convention Center

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Known as the Center of Hospitality, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) provides one of the top destinations for events in the United States. Many top trade shows choose the OCCC for their event because of the things to do nearby and the great hotels for attendees and participants.

If you're planning on participating in one of the many trade shows at the Orange County Convention Center this year, let our team design the perfect exhibit. Without a great trade show booth, you may be wasting your money. We will help you achieve brand recognition, drive traffic to your booth and increase your ROI.

Before you start planning for your trip to Orlando, it's important to understand what you can do, where you can stay and where you can dine within the area. Of course, Orlando is known for Disney and plenty of great golf courses, but there's so much more to the city. Here are some of the top attractions, hotels and restaurants.

THINGS TO DO NEAR THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

The activities in Orlando start with International Drive. This is a main road found near the OCCC and it provides a number of great attractions. You may not even need to leave International Drive, since there's so much to do up and down the strip.

Along with the many attractions found on International Drive, there are several amusement/theme parks and many great golf courses nearby. If you have time to drive about an hour, you can enjoy one of the many Florida beaches, too.

Some of the top attractions found near the OCCC include:

  • The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
  • Chocolate Kingdom
  • America's Escape Game
  • SeaWorld Orlando
  • Pointe Orlando
  • Discovery Cove
  • WonderWorks
  • Aquatica
  • The Improv
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure
  • The Orlando Eye
  • Regal Pointe Orlando 20
  • Kings Bowl Orlando
  • And More!

If you don't feel like being active, you can relax at one of the nearby spas including the Serenity Spa, The Spa at Rosen Centre or The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Those looking to hit the links will enjoy Shingle Creek Golf Club, Falcon's Fire Golf Club, Grande Pines Golf Club or one of the many other nearby courses. All the courses near the OCCC are considered some of the finest in the area.

PLACES TO DINE

Orlando is packed with unique dining opportunities. You will find a variety of restaurants on International Drive and near the Orange County Convention Center. Some of the top choices include:

  • The Capital Grille
  • Urban Tide
  • Marlow's Tavern
  • The Pub
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Copper Canyon Grill
  • Village Inn
  • Everglades
  • Spencer's for Steaks & Chops
  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room
  • Westgate Smokehouse Grill
  • Florenzo Italian Steakhouse
  • And Many More!

Some of the best restaurants are just a short walk from the OCCC.

WHERE TO STAY

Whether you prefer a hotel with a resort feel or you just need a place fitting your budget, you will find plenty of options near the convention center. Some of the closest hotels include:

  • Rosen Centre Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Days Inn
  • Best Western Plus
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
  • Clarion Inn & Suites
  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld
  • Hyatt Place
  • And Many More!

There are several hotels less than one mile from the Orange County Convention Center.

TRADE SHOWS HELD AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

The Orange County Convention Center holds some of the largest trade shows in the country every year. There are shows from a variety of industries held here and attendees come from all over the world to visit Orlando and enjoy the trade shows. Some of the top shows held each year include:

  • Grainger Show
  • Everything Under the Sun
  • Magical Classic
  • Orlando Gift Show
  • International Roofing Expo
  • Orlando Home & Garden Show
  • ISPA Expo
  • Global Pet Expo
  • Prime Time Buying Show
  • Import Car Show
  • Team Global Convention
  • Premier Beauty Show
  • Orlando Wizard World Comic Con
  • PGA Merchandise Show
  • And Many More!

Orlando is known as one of the top golfing destinations in the country and they are also home to the largest PGA Merchandise Show of the year. This show introduces some of the newest products in the golf industry every year. It's packed with attendees and exhibitors at the OCCC.

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