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UNIVERSAL CITY WALK
Universal Orlando's outdoor entertainment area is not only less expensive than Disney's, it's also considerably more liquored up. Carts ply guests with rivers of booze, while inside, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and Pat O'Brien's Hurricane bar ladle generous servings of their signature drinks. CityWalk's Hard Rock Cafe is the world's largest, and it frequently hosts major concerts and TV tapings. Add to that a jazz club, a weekend comedy club, a few more restaurants, and a dance club outfitted with several VIP areas, and you've got the setting for a clientele that's slightly younger, slightly more active, and slightly more ready to rumble than the one at Disney's Pleasure Island.
CHARLES HOSMER MORSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
445 Park Ave. N.
As the repository for the world's most comprehensive collection of glassworks by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Morse Museum ought to be one of Orlando's star attractions. In fact, better-heeled world museums are constantly borrowing important works from it. Yet the galleries are hushed and sparingly lit, the better to showcase the iridescence of Tiffany's famous chapel, crafted for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Following your museum visit, take a stroll down Park Avenue, a tree-shaded street lined with folksy cafés, bric-a-brac shops, and galleries. Its homey shoe shops (like Shou'Ture) and clothing boutiques (Auke, which has its own men's label) provide welcome opportunities for exploration in a region otherwise dominated by chain stores.