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Celebration, Florida

"The Town That Disney Built"

Celebration at a Glance

Established in 1994, Celebration stands as a testament to meticulous urban planning and design. This vibrant community is the brainchild of a dedicated real estate division within The Walt Disney Company, which spared no effort in commissioning world-renowned architects to conceive a master plan that would transcend the ordinary. These visionary architects, with their unparalleled expertise, painstakingly crafted not only the layout of streets but also the architectural marvels that adorn this exceptional enclave.

Celebration exudes the charming essence of a quaint southern American village straight out of the 1930s. Its residential neighborhoods are thoughtfully clustered around a small, inviting downtown area that beckons pedestrians to explore its treasures.

Strolling down Market Street feels like stepping into a storybook, where a delightful Caribbean influence infuses every corner. Adorned with brightly-colored stucco, the downtown buildings boast generous overhangs, gracefully adorned shutters, inviting verandas, and captivating arcades, all of which add to the enchanting ambiance of this unique community.

Places to Stay in Celebration

Celebration Hotel | I-4 Exit Guide
Celebration Hotel in Downtown Celebration, Florida | I-4 Exit Guide

Nestled lakeside in downtown, the heart of Celebration is the Celebration Hotel offering a charming blend of Old Florida elegance and contemporary luxury. The “Meliá Orlando Celebration” is a an all suite hotel is located near the entrance to Celebration and easily accessible from I-4 and US 192. Just outside of the “bubble” is US Route 192, a 10 mile strip of commercial development that has just about every chain hotel you can think of.

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Places to Eat in Celebration

Celebration Town Tavern | I-4 Exit Guide
Celebration Town Tavern in Downtown Celebration, Florida | I-4 Exit Guide

There are variety of dining options in Downtown Celebration with world-class restaurants and specialty food stores offering a variety of international cuisines perfect for any occasion.

The Celebration Town Tavern is a New England style restaurant and tavern that has become the town’s social hub and place to be seen since opening.

The Columbia Restaurant overlooks Celebration’s picturesque lake and offers classic elegance in a Mediterranean style setting where diners can enjoy fine Spanish/Cuban cuisine in our old-world-style dining rooms, an outdoor cafe, or courtyard.

Imperium Food and Wine is a 100 seat, class-service, food and wine bar offering the highest quality food and wines with a 50 seat patio.

Enjoy the delights of the Confectionery Chocolates and Ice Cream from Kilwin’s.

The Market Street Diner makes over 60 items from scratch every day.

Savor quality authentic Japanese food and sushi at Ari Sushi.

Avocado Mexican Grill is a down-to-earth eatery with a full bar & patio, turning out familiar Mexican plates & margaritas.

Discover the authentic taste of Thai food at Thai Thani.

Upper Crust Pizza, Starbucks and Cornerstone Market and Deli round out the downtown Celebration food choices.

This is, of course the heart of tourist country, so venturing out of the confines of Celebration will prove to be a restaurant and fast food wonderland.

Places to Go in Celebration

Downtown Celebration has the finest selection of shops and boutiques with something for everyone in the family. Enjoy walking the brick-lined streets of Celebration Town Center and spend time with family and friends.

Downtown Celebration, Florida | I-4 Exit Guide
Shops and Restaurants in Downtown Celebration, Florida | I-4 Exit Guide

The town of Celebration also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Whether you prefer to stroll down Market Street perusing fine art, dance to family friendly music in front of the lake, or watch snow falling during the holiday months, there’s always something to do in Celebration!

Celebration Festivals and Events I-4 Exit Guide
Celebration Festivals and Events in Downtown Celebration, Florida I-4 Exit Guide

Just two blocks from Market Street is the Celebration Golf Club, a daily fee golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Getting Around Celebration

Celebration is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Orlando just off Interstate 4, exits 65, 64 or 62. US Route 192 runs east-west. Once in the Celebration “bubble” it’s not unusual to see electric vehicles, Segway human transporters and bicycles in your travels. Celebration has miles of wide, paved and wooden trails and paths. It is a very walkable community so park your car and explore!


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  1. Visited Celebration many times over the past few years. It truly is a beautiful town. The downtown is such a tranquil place. The network of walking trails is impressive. Overall a great place to spend the day and decompress.

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