In addition to seeing what’s new and exciting throughout our industry, people look forward to three major things at NPE:
- Great dinners
- Great watering holes
- Great night life/entertainment options
We’ve found that everyone seems to have favorite places to eat, drink and be merry while at NPE. Over the next few weeks, we will be sending you some Conair favorites. For all locations, we recommend calling ahead and making a reservation.
Boi Brazil Churrascaria. 5668 International Drive, 32819. 407-354-0260
Taverna Opa. 9101 International Dr. #2240, 32819 407-351-8660
“Taverna Opa is my favorite place to grab a bite at NPE. Taverna Opa is on International Drive. It’s usually packed with people, delicious aromas and some of the best Greek food around. Make sure to stay late for belly dancing on the top of your table while the ouzo flows right from the bottles to the mouths of adventurous diners. A great break from a long day.”
Texas De Brazil. 5259 International Dr Ste. #1, 32819. 407-355-0355
“I love a great steak, terrific chicken, and the opportunity to taste those both wrapped in bacon at my go-to dinner location in Orlando – Texas De Brazil. Prior to the TDB coming to Pittsburgh, my only exposure to a Brazilian steakhouse was the first time I went to TDB at NPE2012. It was love at first taste. I try to schedule one NPE night there. Expect to spend $50 per person, before any drinks.”
The Oceanaire Seafood Room. 9101 Universal Blvd, Orlando, 32819 407-363-4801
“Great ambiance, top notch food and the best cocktails around, Oceanaire is the way to bring your A Game to NPE. If you are looking for a great night out on the town, Oceanaire is the place to be. Start with the seafood tower. It’s made to your taste so pick your favorite appetizers. I start with loads of cocktail shrimp and oysters. Try something standard like the salmon or go for something special like the chicken fried lobster. This decadence comes with a price. Oceanaire is one of the most expensive dining options around. Expect to pay $50 per person or more for a great night out with friends, family or coworkers.”
My campsite at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. 510 N Fort Wilderness Trl, Lake Buena Vista, 32830 407-824-2900
“When you’re tired of restaurant after restaurant, there’s nothing quite like grilling out at camp. For those of you that want to combine NPE with a family vacation in an RV, Orlando is the place to do it. Disney’s Fort Wilderness RV park gives you all the access of staying in one of their more expensive on-property resorts but with a lot more benefits and savings. Campsites range from $60 – 140 per night depending on time of year. All are full hook up and paved with cable and Wi-Fi access. Use the free Disney bus service or the boat service to the parks. You can head out in the morning, return to your camper for lunch, then take a break and head back over. Since you’re staying on Disney property, you get to take advantage of extended park hours. This means that on some days, you get admitted to the park an hour before it opens, and permitted to stay an hour or two after it closes to everyone else.
As a person that spends close to half of the year in a hotel room, having my own space to come home to each evening is very comforting. I can work the show all day, return to some home cooked food with the family and then catch up on all the e-mails, watch a little T.V. and then retire to my own bed!”