6 reasons why you should visit this food and entertainment mecca at GC


Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect spot for the ultimate day of fun. Imagine: epic games, live sports and absolute foodie nirvana. Where can you find this amazing place? Located on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Cavill Mall, with a 100 meter long frontage facing the world famous Surfers Paradise Beach paradise center. Here you will find over 90 shops, an outdoor dining district and a lively entertainment center. Gather your crew and make tracks here.

Not sure where to start? We have selected the best things to eat, see and do paradise center. let the fun begin

Take your taste buds on a journey around the world

Luckily, while we haven’t been able to travel abroad much in the last two years, Paradise Center’s incredible range of restaurants allows you to take a tour around the globe. Start on the Amalfi Coast at love italy. Their homemade dough is made over 24 hours using flour from an Italian mill, then hand stretched and filled with fresh toppings. It’s like tasting a piece of Italy. The menu also features melt-in-the-mouth pasta (the ravioli tartufo is a must) and sweet treats like Nutella pizza and tiramisu. Feel the happiness of the Irish Kitty O’Shea’s Bar & Restaurant. Take a seat outside and watch the world go by while you enjoy beef and Guinness pot pie, lamb shanks and sausages and puree. When the temperature drops, head inside and curl up by the roaring fire while sipping a pint and listening to traditional Irish music. Finally, take a trip to Asia with Korean all-you-can-eat bbq Shila Korean Restaurant and sip taro smoothies and Taiwanese black tea Gong Cha.

Bring on the nostalgia with this fantastic arcade

With over 300 arcade games you will lose hours time zone while unleashing your competitive side. Once you’ve worked your way through – and hopefully packed a giant stuffed animal – there’s also glow in the dark golf to tackle, bumper cars to brawl around in, and a new laser tag arena that’s not for the faint of heart. Make sure you set aside some time for this Zone Bowling to. There are 12 brand new interactive tracks that you can customize with your own colorful lighting and special effects. After the game, you can refuel at the on-site cafe and bar, which offers huge milkshakes, burgers, pizza and fries covered in gooey cheese. Finally, fans of Jurassic Park must stop by Holoverse dinosaur world, the world’s first hologram dinosaur adventure. Enjoy 10 different experiences such as feeding a brontosaurus, flying pterodactyls or diving underwater.

Experience the best live sports action

Is there anything better than soaking up the sun, a cool drink in hand and watching the latest live sport on the big screen? Entertaining locals since 1925, the iconic Surfers Paradise beer garden is a GC icon and definitely worth a visit during your trip to the Paradise Centre. With 18 large screens to ensure you don’t miss a single event, you can watch the latest UFC, NFL and rugby games. After the game, head to the open-air wrap-around bar and balcony overlooking Cavill Mall and get a feed from the brand-new menu — the Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Glazed Ribs and classic Parmi are top notch. But our favorite part? The playground for adults. With artificial turf underfoot and the open skies overhead, you and your crew can play Giant Jenga and Connect Four, as well as Foot-Pool and Shufl – all with a beer in hand, of course.

Get your sweet tooth fix

If you’re a lover of all things sweet then you’ve come to the right place as Paradise Center is packed with sweet treats for you to try. Go to first Ben & Jerry’s and lick your way through 21 taste bombs. Pro tip: Order Half Baked, a decadent mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream mixed with cookie dough pieces and fudge brownie. Next, hit the cobblestone streets of Paris and visit Crêpe Addict, where you can smash tender pancakes with Nutella, cream, and fruit. And if you want to take something home with you, be sure to make a pit stop at All kinds of sweets. Here you will find shelves full of delicacies from all over the world. Get a sugar rush with American chocolate bars (Baby Ruth bars are a must), sour drops and flying saucers from the UK, salted liquorice from Europe and pineapple chunks from New Zealand.

While you’re at it…

get tattooed

Do you still have time in your schedule? Why not get that tattoo you’ve always talked about but never made the leap? at Celebrity Ink You get only the best artist quality with an exceedingly talented team ready to bring your ideas to life. Specializing in a variety of styles from Black and Gray Realism, Color Realism, Traditional, Portrait, Tribal, Floral, Fine Line and many more, consider this your sign to finally get that ink.

Treat yourself to a glow

If you need a few hours of zen after your foodie tour and extreme gaming adventure, head to Paradise massage to pamper and relax. Opt for a dreamy hot stone massage, foot bath and reflexology, or try acupuncture to relieve tired muscles. Next, get your nails done jade nails and top off your self-care session with a trip to Hollywood injections where the dedicated team of doctors, nurses and therapists curate the perfect glow-up experience. Think of: hydrafacials, vampire facials, skin needling, dermal fillers and epiblading.

Are you packing your bags for a short break in Surfers Paradise? We feel you. While you’re at it, make tracks paradise center for endless entertainment, including world-class restaurants, shops and epic arcades.

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