Come to Orlando and enjoy its theme park, theater, and food.

Orlando is a busy, compact city with plenty of adventure. Its tropical climate makes it perfect for year-round family fun. The city is known for its world-class theme parks, pristine golf courses, and the out-of-this-world space and science centers.

Orlando enjoys a reputation as the theme park capital of the world. The Walt Disney World® Resort is one of the most popular holiday spots in the U.S., spreading over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) and including four theme parks, two water parks and more than 20 hotels. Inside the resort, Magic Kingdom® has a life-size version of Cinderella castle. Another highlight is Epcot®, which explores the technology of tomorrow with exhibits and games dedicated to the world’s newest inventions.

Drive 20 minutes east to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Spend the day observing marine animals and cooling off on the thrilling water rides. Don’t miss nearby Gatorland® where you’ll learn about Florida's local swamp-dwelling reptiles.

Orlando is a center for engineering and technology, due in part to its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center. Tour the launch areas where the first moon landing missions in U.S. history began. At the Space Shuttle Launch Experience, climb inside a shuttle cabin for a ride as close as you’ll get to actual lift-off into outer space.

The Orlando Science Center, located near the downtown area, offers fascinating family fun. Exhibits here cover everything from dinosaurs to Florida’s plant and animal life, and the science behind light and electricity.

During the long, humid summer, pick a shady spot in the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre (20-hectare) expanse of green lawns and old oak trees. From here you can admire one of Orlando’s great natural attractions, the afternoon thunderstorms. When these roll in, prepare for dramatic lightning shows and a quick burst of rain.

Known for

Shopping, Theme Parks and Live Music

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Where to stay in Orlando

Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

Known for Live Music, Theaters, Lakes

4/5(628 reviews)

Downtown Orlando is a destination visitors seek out for is abundant dining options, live music, and lake views. You might want to check out attractions like Amway Center or Camping World Stadium while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Airport North
Apparently I need to listen closer to the descriptions of the drink specials... fully expect to be glowing in the dark for the walk back to the hotel😜#tequila #Blue
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Airport North

Known for

While Airport North might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Orlando Watersports Complex and Ventura Country Club.

West Kissimmee
Orlando which includes golf

West Kissimmee

Known for Family-Friendly, Friendly People, Recreation

4.5/5(2,354 reviews)

You'll love the exciting waterparks in West Kissimmee, and you might want to stick around to check out Lake Davenport, a top place to visit.

Bay Lake
Magic Kingdom® Park showing rides and interior views as well as a couple

Bay Lake

Known for Theme Parks, Family-Friendly, Wildlife

4.5/5(2,327 reviews)

Bay Lake is beloved for its exciting theme parks. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

Southwest Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando showing chateau or palace

Southwest Orlando

Known for

4/5(2,775 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Southwest Orlando, Holy Land Experience and Mall at Millenia are top sights worth seeing.

Lake Nona
Had a lovely lunch.. relaxing and wonderful view outside ❤️
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Lake Nona

Known for Family-Friendly, Lakes, Dining

Lake Nona is well-liked for its restaurants, and you can visit sights like Eagle Creek Golf Club and North Shore Golf Club if you have time to explore the area.

Top Hotels in Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
3.5 out of 5
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
¥5,575
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.5/5Good! (8,811 reviews)

"The pool area is excellent and it is close to all the attractions around Disney properties."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
¥18,394
per night
Nov 5 - Nov 6
4.5/5Wonderful! (9,748 reviews)

"I love the retro vibe and feel at this hotel. This was our 2nd time staying. The only thing we didn't like is that each time we were placed in "Bayside" which is quite a hike to get our cups for the diner and after returning from walking at the parks. But the rooms are spacious and we love the pools ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
¥13,616
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25
4.1/5Very Good! (10,585 reviews)

"Although everything at Disney is overpriced, there are plenty of amenities at this hotel and you can walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk, or take a bus or boat."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Walt Disney World Dolphin

Popular things to do in Orlando

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(3,985 reviews)

This marine theme park and zoo seamlessly blends education, entertainment and conservation.

Universal Studios Florida™
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Universal Studios Florida™

4.5/5(8,273 reviews)

Movie sets and thrill rides combine to create this internationally acclaimed theme park.

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(7,603 reviews)

Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.

Magic Kingdom® Park
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Magic Kingdom® Park

4.5/5(7,449 reviews)

One of the most famous theme parks in the world offers a land of fun and fantasy at the foot of a fairytale castle.

Orange County Convention Center
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Orange County Convention Center

4.5/5(1,560 reviews)

Florida's principal convention center is a large and stunning glass and metal building that hosts national and international trade shows and public events.

Florida Mall
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Florida Mall

4.5/5(3,519 reviews)

Embark on a shopping expedition at this large luxury mall. In between bargain hunting, enjoy fine dining in one of the restaurants. 

Top activities in Orlando

Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket
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Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket

¥37,028

Enjoy the freedom to visit between 4 must-see Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks. Magic Kingdom® Park Experience the timeless enchantment of fantasy, adventure, and the promise of tomorrow. Epcot® Discover worlds of wonder, the power of imagination and a magnificent showcase of nations.

LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

¥8,906

Immerse yourself in the playful and imaginative world of LEGO® at LEGOLAND® Florida. Dedicated to entertaining families with children between the ages of 2 and 12, this highly interactive theme park features more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions all geared towards the LEGO builder in you.

Gatorland Admission
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Gatorland Admission

¥2,308

Spend the day exploring Gatorland, the 110-acre (45-ha) Alligator Capital of the World. Enjoy up-close encounters with exotic animals, and climb a 3-story observation tower to watch more than 200 alligators in action.

Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show
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Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show

¥5,311

Experience authentic flavor, dynamic performances and mucho mas at Orlando’s hottest destination in nightlife and entertainment Mango’s Tropical Café! Your most unforgettable night awaits you at the largest and most exciting restaurant, banquet facility and nightclub in the Southeast and International Drive’s newest, award-winning dining, entertainment and dance club with live entertainment nightly.

Discovery Cove® Resort Packages
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Discovery Cove® Resort Packages

¥20,779

Snorkel, swim, and relax in a tropical oasis filled with marine life at Discovery Cove®. Everything from snorkel gear and wetsuits to unlimited snacks and drinks is taken care of—all you have to do is throw on your swimsuit and decide what you want to do.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

¥7,335

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Reviews of Orlando

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
10991
5 - Excellent 48.73841514788701%
4 - Good
9071
4 - Good 40.22438029355683%
3 - Okay
2083
3 - Okay 9.236840938317592%
2 - Disappointing
256
2 - Disappointing 1.1352046472440247%
1 - Terrible
150
1 - Terrible 0.6651589729945457%

4/5 - Good

Faye

Oct 16, 2019

A kids paradise, but be prepared to high expenses!!

3/5 - Okay

Monzar

Oct 16, 2019

Traffic gets complicated with all the construction and detours

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Universal Studios was a blast

5/5 - Excellent

Solange

Oct 16, 2019

Overall, well developed city, great signs to find things, clean, friendly but crazy drivers

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Great

5/5 - Excellent

Mariceli

Oct 15, 2019

It’s beautiful

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Outdoor Activities in Orlando
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Outdoor Activities in Orlando

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7 of the Best Beaches near Orlando

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