6 reasons you need to visit this food and entertainment mecca on the GC


Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we have found the perfect spot for a day of ultimate fun. Think: epic games, live sports and total foodie nirvana. So where can you find this awesome place? Perched on the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and the Cavill Mall, boasting 100 meter frontage across from the famous Surfers Paradise Beach, is paradise center. Home to over 90 stores, an outdoor dining area and a bustling entertainment center, gather your team and create leads here.

You do not know where to start ? We have selected the best things to eat, see and do in paradise center. Let the party begin.

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world

Although we haven’t traveled abroad much in the past couple of years, luckily you can go around the world with Paradise Centre’s incredible range of restaurants. Start on the Amalfi Coast at love italy. Their homemade dough is made for 24 hours using flour from an Italian mill, then hand-stretched and loaded with fresh fillings. It’s like tasting a slice of Italy. On the menu, you will also find delicate and melting pasta (the tartufo ravioli is a must) and sweets such as Nutella pizza and tiramisu. Feel the luck of the Irish at Kitty O’Shea’s Bar & Restaurant. Sit outside and watch the world go by as you sample beef and Guinness pot pie, lamb shanks, bangers and mash. When the temperature drops, step inside and relax by the crackling fire while sipping a pint of ale and listening to traditional Irish music. Finally, take a trip to Asia with an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue at Shila Korean Restaurant and sip taro smoothies and Taiwanese black tea at Gong Cha.

Bring on the nostalgia with this awesome arcade

With over 300 arcade games, you’ll waste hours playing Time zone by unleashing your competitive side. Once you’ve cleared your way – and hopefully bought yourself a giant plush toy – there’s also Glow in the Dark Golf to tackle, bumper cars to beat, and a new Laser Tag arena that won’t be missed. is not for the faint hearted. Be sure to set aside time for Zone bowling too. There are 12 brand new interactive lanes 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 that dish out towering milkshakes, burgers, pizzas, and fries drizzled with gooey cheese. Finally, Jurassic Park Fans Need To Check Out Holoverse dinosaur world, the world’s first hologram dinosaur adventure. Enjoy 10 different experiences like feeding a Brontosaurus, flying with pterodactyls or going underwater.

Catch all the best live sports action

Is there anything better than soaking up the sun with a cold drink in hand and watching the latest sport live on the big screen? Entertaining locals since 1925, the iconic Surfers Paradise Beer Garden is a GC icon and absolutely worth a visit on your trip to Paradise Centre. With 18 big screens to make sure you don’t miss any events, you can catch the latest UFC, NFL and rugby matches. After the game, check out the al fresco bar and balcony overlooking the Cavill Mall and take a swipe at their brand new menu – the Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Glazed Ribs and Classic Parmesan are top notch. But our favorite part? The adult playground. With the astroturf beneath your feet and the open skies above, 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 fix

If you love all things sweet, you’ve come to the right place, as Paradise Center is full of goodies to try. First, head to Ben & Jerry’s and lick your way through 21 flavor bombs. Pro tip: Order Half Baked, a decadent mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream tossed with chunks of cookie dough and fudge brownie. Next, head to the cobbled streets of Paris with a visit to Crêpe Addict where you can crush delicate crêpes topped with Nutella, cream and fruit. And for something to take with you, be sure to make a pit stop at All kinds of sweets. Here you will find shelves filled with goodies from all over the world. Get a sugar rush with American candy bars (Baby Ruth bars are a must), acid drops and flying saucers from the UK, salty licorice from Europe and pineapple chunks from Nouvelle -Zealand.

While you’re there…

Get inked

Do you still have time in your schedule? Why not get the tattoo you’ve always talked about, but never really taken the plunge? To celebrity ink you will only get the best quality artistry with an extremely talented team ready to bring your ideas to life. Specializing in a variety of styles ranging from black and gray realism, color realism, traditional, portrait, tribal, floral, fine line and many more, consider this your sign of finally getting that ink.

Give yourself a shine

If you need a few hours of zen after your foodie tour and extreme gaming adventure, head over to Paradise massage to have fun and relax. Opt for a dreamy hot stone massage, foot spa and reflexology or try acupuncture to soothe tired muscles. Then do your nails at jade nails and complete your self-care session with a trip to Hollywood injectables where the dedicated team of doctors, nurses and therapists will curate the perfect light experience. Think hydrafacials, vampire facials, skin needling, dermal fillers and epiblading.

Already packing your bags for a getaway to Surfers Paradise? We feel you. While you’re at it, make tracks for paradise center for endless entertainment including next level restaurants, shopping, epic arcades.

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