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During your next visit to Orlando, you just might get the chance to spot your favorite NBA players up close. Orlando’s hometown NBA team plays seven games at home in the month of January, and many of these games are against teams that are in the preseason conversation for playoff spots. Whether you’re hoping for a Magic win or just here to see some of your favorite players in person, there’s something to watch for in each of these home games.

vs. Boston Celtics

Saturday, Jan. 12 | 7:00 PM

The Boston Celtics were one of the best teams in the league last year, going 55-27 until eventually losing to the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. Now that LeBron James is in the Western Conference, the Celtics are expected to be the best team in the East, with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both healthy again this year as well.

vs. Houston Rockets

Sunday, Jan. 13 | 6:00 PM

Houston had a stellar regular season, finishing 65-17, but lost in the Western Conference finals to the eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets have added a number of exciting players in the offseason—most notably, Carmelo Anthony—to help boost their chances at another championship run. They will be an exciting team to watch when they come to Orlando in January.

vs. Brooklyn Nets

Friday, Jan. 18 | 7:00 PM

If you are hoping to witness the admittedly rare Magic victory, the game against the Brooklyn Nets (28-54 last year) is probably your best chance. A lot can happen in the first couple months of the season, but preseason rankings currently have Brooklyn at #23 (of 30) compared to the Magic at #28. Every other team that the Magic play is ranked better than average to start the season, with the Washington Wizards being the next closest at #14.

vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday, Jan. 19 | 7:00 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the shining star on this team, and one of the best players in the entire NBA. He hopes to lead this Milwaukee Bucks team back to the playoffs, where they can hopefully make it out of the first round—unlike last year, where they went 44-38 and were sent home early in the playoffs. Having made a couple of key offseason additions, this team is definitely one to watch.

vs. Washington Wizards

Friday, Jan. 25 | 7:00 PM

The Washington Wizards barely had a winning record last year, only managing to go 43-39 on the season. A disappointing first round playoff exit led to a restructuring offseason with a lot of big additions to the team, including Orlando alumni Dwight Howard and Austin Rivers. Okay, so Rivers didn’t play professionally in Orlando, but he grew up here and went to Winter Park High School. It’s difficult to tell how good—or bad—this team will be by the time they come to Orlando, but it promises to be a thrilling match up either way.

vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Tuesday, Jan. 29 | 7:00 PM

Oklahoma City was a playoff hopeful last year who suffered a disappointing first-round exit when they finally made it there after a 48-34 regular season. Perennial all-star Russell Westbrook underwent knee surgery just before the start of training camp this year, but should be back in the lineup by the time the Thunder are in town. This team looks good this year, and they will certainly bring a show when they visit the Magic.

vs. Indiana Pacers

Thursday, Jan. 31 | 7:00 PM

All the way back in 2013, the Orlando Magic drafted a young man named Victor Oladipo with the second overall pick. Though he was traded away after not making a splash in three years here, he eventually became an all-star in his first year with the Indiana Pacers. Those same Pacers, now led by Oladipo as he enters his sixth NBA year, come to town on the last day of the month for a showdown with the Magic.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is just a short ride away from downtown Orlando and the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic. Book your stay today online or via telephone by calling 1-407-996-8585.

Orlando may be known primarily for its theme parks but did you know we have a bustling arts community as well? Today we’re taking a look at some of the best art exhibits and festivals in the area.

If you’re up for the drive, the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg is home to the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside of Europe. This exquisite 20,000 sq. ft. gallery houses more than 2,000 of Dalí’s oil and watercolor paintings, sketches, sculptures, and other unique pieces.

A little closer to home, you can find the City Arts Factory in Downtown Orlando. This is our city’s largest collective gallery with a fusion of local and international pieces that are rotated regularly. Not only do they host a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, but they also host special events like the annual Día De Los Muertos & Monster Factory event where they welcome artists from all over the country to showcase their unique talents during the Day of the Dead and Halloween street party.

In autumn, Winter Park hosts its own annual art festival. This art show takes place on the sidewalks of Central Park and promises a wonderful afternoon of visual art and live entertainment for the whole family. Admission is always free and parking is plentiful.

Whether it’s an art museum or local artists showcasing their latest pieces, Orlando always has something going on in the arts community. Our property is only about 25 minutes from downtown, home to most of Orlando’s art district. Stay central to all your destinations and book your stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando today.

STRANGER THINGS is coming to Halloween Horror Nights™

Halloween Horror Nights and Stranger Things
Halloween Horror Nights™ takes you deep inside the twisted world of STRANGER THINGS. From a vile, secret lab to the terrifying Void to the monstrous reality of the Upside Down, you try to escape—but The Demogorgon is moving closer.

WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED.
Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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International Drive is most commonly thought of as a popular tourist destination, with all sorts of shopping and attractions available, but it also makes a great destination for a romantic night out with a spouse or significant other. The recent reboot of Pointe Orlando has brought many excellent dining options to the area. Here are some of the best spots to consider for an unforgettable date night:

  • The Capital Grille – This upscale steakhouse is guaranteed to make your date feel special, and is a great option for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. The Capital Grills is almost solely responsible for transforming the face of dining in the International Drive area, aided by its prime location directly across from the convention center. Enjoy incredible meals of Wagyu Beef Carpaccio or Grilled Swordfish.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Also located conveniently within Pointe Orlando, Maggiano’s Little Italy gives patrons an authentically themed, delicious, date night destination. As Maggiano’s is the big sister to Romano’s Macaroni Grill, they do share some stylistic similarities, but with a more upscale touch. Menu items like gnocchi and Italian sausage, lobster carbonara, and Mom’s lasagna ensure there’s something for everyone.
  • Charley’s Steakhouse – If the perfect steak is what you’re looking for, Charley’s Steakhouse is the destination for you. This steakhouse uses only the best grain-fed USDA prime and choice beef that is then aged in-house for up to 6 weeks before being prepared. Florida citrus wood is used when grilling for even more flavor. If you and your date are steak lovers, this is a must-visit destination.
  • Café Tu Tu Tango – One of the longest standing restaurants in the International Drive area, Café Tu Tu Tango is one of the original restaurants around to serve dishes meant to be shared. The atmosphere is artsy and very different from other dining options in the area, featuring a slogan which reads “Food for the starving artist.”

There are so many dining options on International Drive that it would be nearly impossible to create a list of everything. The ones listed above are just some of the proven favorites for a romantic evening out. If you’re here on vacation with your significant other, the Rosen Inn offers convenient and luxurious lodging right in the heart of Orlando right on International Drive. Dine, shop, and explore International Drive all while never being far from the comfort of your room.

Visiting Orlando means visiting the theme park capital of the world, but that’s not all. You’ll also be privy to Orlando’s world-class dining options. At the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, we’re always excited to point guests in the direction of first-rate restaurants, especially those that some consider a little off the beaten path (meaning more than a mile away from the parks, though we love those too).

Emeril Lagasse recently made his way through Orlando for his Cooking Channel show “Emeril’s Florida” visiting both of his restaurants at Universal Orlando® Resort, toured Disney Springs™, and explored further into the heart of Orlando. This episode highlights some of Orlando’s best restaurants.

He first visited his own two Orlando restaurants located on Universal Orlando® property: Emeril’s Orlando and Tchoup Chop. Both of these restaurants are within a few minutes of our Orlando hotel. Then he made his way over to the newly revamped Disney Springs™ to check out Chef Morimoto’s new pan-Asian restaurant Morimoto Asia.

Emeril also got his fill of southern comfort at The Coop in Winter Park. The Coop is from the same person that brought Orlando 4Rivers Smokehouse. The Coop features authentic, homemade southern dishes that are sure to fill you up.

Whether you’re here for a day, a week, or a lifetime, Orlando has some amazing food to be discovered. Start your culinary journey from the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando.

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