You will cross and walk around crescent lake to get to the bars and the Boardwalk Bakery! A walking resort is best, the hotel's proximity to Epcot Theme Park and Hollywood Studios are a bonus, and part of what you're paying for. We had a good time staying here, they have everything you could ask for, plus the wonderful boat Taxi Service. The Boat Taxis will take you back and forth across Crescent Lake, or over to Epcot there's a Boat Dock. There is a boat dock for the watertaxi over at Hollywood Studios Theme Park. The boat taxis stop at the Disney Swan Resort and the Boardwalk Inn resort. This is an extra thrill to be able to get Shuttle Service around, so your automobile does not have to get fired up. If you're very lucky you could be in the Fifth Floor, that's the supreme place to stay. I would try to get as high up as you can in the building. The views from up top are very nice especially when you're sitting out on the balcony sipping on some chardonnay wine. Special is this location near the Boardwalk Entertainment area and the Espn Restaurant. Since there's five resorts in one location, there's all sorts of different Places to Eat within the confines of each resort.