The big news in Florida is downtown. Cities are booming with new entertainment, restaurants, and shopping, while construction near the convention centers is at an all-time high. In Orlando, a $1.1 billion downtown sports-and-arts venue plan was recently approved by city and county leaders. It includes a $480 million special-events center that will serve as home to the NBA's Orlando Magic and a $425 million performing arts center. Both are slated for completion in 2010. On Orlando's ...

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