2021 Annual Water Resources Conference:
Kissimmee (Orlando) Area Guide

IMPORTANT: In order to receive important communication from the AWRA Team about your conference participation, you must add [email protected] and [email protected] to your safe sender list.

Lunch, Learn, & Laugh while at #AWRA2021

Use this area guide to plan your trip to the Orlando area in Kissimmee, FL for the Annual Conference. All locations are within close proximity to the conference hotel, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

Download Hotel Area Map

Where to dine during downtime? 


AMERICAN

  • Kyngs Grille - Hotel's Restaurant
  • Smokey Bones Bar & Grill - 407-397-7102 - .1 miles
  • Red Dog Pub - 844-364-7686 - .1 miles
  • Rosie's Smokin Hot Bar-B-Que-407-507-2655 - .2 miles
  • TGI Fridays - 407-397-2848 - .3 miles
  • I-Hop - 407-396-1500 - .9 miles
  • Applebees - 407-397-2288 - 1.1 miles
  • Chili's Grill & Bar - 407-396-4333 1.2 miles
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - 407-932-5245 - 4 miles
  • Miller's Ale House - 407-239-1800 - 4.1 miles

ETHNIC

  • King O Falafel - (Mediterranean) - 407-979-4940 - .5 miles
  • Kosher Eatery - (Israeli)- 407 - 354-1296 - .8 miles
  • Tropico Mofongo - (Puerto Rican) - 407-397-7666 - .9 miles
  • lchiban Buffet - (Japanese) - 407 -396-6668 - 1.1 miles
  • Havana Kiss Cuban Cafe - (Cuban) - 407-507-3882 - 2.2 miles
  • Columbia (Spanish/Cuban) - 407-566-1505 - 4.4 miles
  • ARI Celebration - (Japanese/Korean) - 407-566-1889 - 4.4 miles

ITALIAN/PIZZERIA

  • Pizza Hut - 407-396-7273 - .2 miles
  • Olive Garden - 407-396-1680 - .3 miles
  • Cici's Pizza - 407-390-9001- .3 miles
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - 407-396-2755 - 1.4 miles
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill - 407-396-6155 - 1.4 miles
  • Pacino's Italian Ristorante - 407-239-4141- 2.3 miles
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill - 407 -938-0015 - 3.7 miles
  • Cafe D'Antonio-407-566-2233 - 4.5 miles

STEAKHOUSE

  • Longhorn Steakhouse - 407-396-9556 - 1.2 miles
  • Charley's Steak House - 407-239-1270 - 3.5 miles
  • The Knife Restaurant - 786-866-3999 - 3.9 miles
  • Johnnie's Hideaway - 407-827-1111- 4 miles
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - 407-239-1119 - 4.3 miles

SEAFOOD

  • Joe's Crab Shack - 321-939-6880 - 2.9 miles
  • Landry's Seafood - 407-827-6466 - 3.3 miles
  • Bonefish Grill - 407-931-1790 - 3.8 miles
  • Boston Lobster Feast- 407-396-2606 -3.9 miles
  • Paddle Fish - 407-934-2628 - 4.9 miles

FAST FOOD

  • Burger King - .1 mile
  • Subway - .1 mile
  • Taco Bell - .1 mile
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen - .2 miles
  • Arby's - .2 miles
  • Wendy's - 1.1 miles
  • KFC - 2.3 miles
  • McDonalds - 2.3 miles

Enjoy these area attractions! 


DISNEY SPRINGS

  • 4.6 miles from the conference hotel.
  • 55 Dining Options
  • 13 Entertainment Options
  • 110 Shopping Options
  • Visit the Disney Springs website here.

LAKE BUENA VISTA FACTORY STORES

THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS

GOLF COURSES

Use these hotel perks! 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746 | USA (near Orlando)
407-597-4000
Room Rate: $139.00 for single/double occupancy when booked by October 15, 2021.

  • Group rate is offered 3 days pre AND post your stay making this an ideal opportunity for a family vacation!
  • 10 Minutes from Walt Disney World, with a scheduled shuttle to Epcot
  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Heated Outdoor Pool w/ Jacuzzi
  • Fitness Center
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Reduced parking at $8 + tax

Hotel Reservations

Hotel COVID Protocols

REGISTRATION NOTE & CANCELATION POLICY

Register for Conference

Before registering, click here to read the COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Affirmation of Conduct Restrictions.

All conference participants (presenters, moderators, panelists, etc.) must register at the appropriate registration rate. AWRA Gateway members are not eligible for discounted conference rates. The registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference, and the sharing of registrations is prohibited - every person attending the conference must register. For presenters, if two or more individuals will be presenting, each individual must register for the conference. This includes: all technical session presenters; all panel session presenters; and all poster session presenters.

Speaker Registration Forgiveness Application. AWRA staff and the conference planning committee know that certain presenters may need registration forgiveness to participate in an AWRA event. The 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference Planning Committee has a limited number of registrations they can offer and have the right to accept or deny a forgiveness request. Requests must be submitted by June 21, 2021. Click here for application details.

Cancelations must be made in writing. Refunds are not allowed for Super Saver Rates. We can transfer your registration to someone else by October 12, 2021. Those cancelations received by October 12, 2021 will be subject to a processing fee of 25% of total fees. No refunds will be given after October 12, 2021 - no exceptions! Abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. Refunds will be processed after the conclusion of the conference.

 

WHAT CAN MEMBERSHIP DO FOR YOU?

If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.