salt-lakeyANFP’s Annual Conference & Expo is being held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Central in Orlando, Florida, from August 2until August 5. Orlando is a beautiful, sunny city, so why not take full advantage of your time in town! Here are a few ways you can make the most of your stay:


Just a mile from Hyatt Regency, Downtown Disney® is the perfect place to go for shopping, food, and entertainment all in one! DD offers a host of restaurants (Ghirardelli®, Wolfgang Puck® Grand Café, Rainforest Café®, to name just a few) and unique shops and gives you some of the Disney experience without shelling out the park’s ticket prices!

Visit the Downtown Disney® website

If you need some time to relax, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress has just the thing for you: the Marilyn Monroe Spa, on location at Hyatt Regency. What better way to pamper yourself?

Visit The Marilyn Monroe Spa at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress website

Get a birds-eye-view of the Orlando area with Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Tours! You’ll see Orlando like you’ve never seen it before. Tours are offered seven days a week, weather permitting.

Visit the Painted Horizons website

Find great deals and ticketing options for Orlando’s various parks and attractions, including Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Legoland, and more!

Visit the VisitOrlando® website


With 160 stores to choose from, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets may be the perfect place for some retail therapy while you’re in town! And it is located just a little over a mile from Hyatt Regency!



There are several places to eat on location at Hyatt Regency Grand Central. With a range of selections including Sushi and other seafood, burgers, and soups and salads, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.

Hemingway’s can be found on location at Hyatt Regency, and offers dishes inspired by Ernest Hemingway himself and his travels.

Visit the Hemingway’s menu.

Cascade American Bistro is another of Hyatt Regency’s offerings, and features locally produced meals, many of which are gluten free, vegetarian, and even vegan!

Visit the Cascade American Bistro menu.

Palm Café can also be found at Hyatt Regency Grand Central. Enjoy a salad, sandwich, burger, or even some pizza between meetings or before heading out for the day.

Visit the Palm Café menu.

If you’d rather venture further than the hotel grounds for food, here are some nearby options for you:

Johnnie’s Hideaway is located half a mile from Hyatt Regency, and offers the freshest seafood, including a great selection of fresh oysters, clams, and mussels. Reviews cite wonderful service as well.

Visit the Johnnie’s Hideaway website.

A Florida original, Flippers Pizzeria serves brick oven pizzas with made-from-scratch dough and only the best pizza ingredients. Flippers has multiple locations, the closest being less than half a mile from Hyatt Regency.

Visit the Flippers menu.

If you’re a fan of barbecue, consider visiting American Q. Located at B Resort, less than a mile from Hyatt Regency, American Q is packed full of atmosphere…and meat!

Visit the American Q menu.

Black Angus Steak House has been serving Orlando for more than 40 years and offers great steaks and a pleasant atmosphere. There are three locations, the closest being only a half-mile from Hyatt Regency.

Visit the Black Angus Steak House menu.

Fuddruckers® may be known for the best burgers in the world, but they also offer a great variety and atmosphere, without ridiculous prices. Less than half a mile from Hyatt Regency.

Visit the Fuddruckers® menu.

The Downtown Disney® area near Walt Disney World® also offers a variety restaurants to choose from.

Visit the list.

Find great deals on other fun dining experiences in Orlando here