OrlandoUnited States of America

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Rediscover your inner child at Walt Disney World® Resort, swim with dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlando and explore the universe at the Kennedy Space Center, all in one place!

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.

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Where to stay in Orlando

Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

4/5Very Good!(748 area 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.

Downtown Orlando
Orlando which includes golf

West Kissimmee

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,090 area reviews)

One reason travelers love spending time in West Kissimmee is the exciting waterparks, and Lake Davenport is a top place to visit.

West Kissimmee
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Bay Lake

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,744 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Bay Lake is its exciting theme parks. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

Bay Lake
Kissimmee featuring rapids, a river or creek and boating

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

3.5/5Good!(608 area reviews)

Unique features of Historic Downtown Kissimmee include the theme parks and shopping. Make a stop by Kissimmee Lakefront Park or Lake Tohopekaliga while you're exploring the area.

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
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Southwest Orlando

4/5Very Good!(4,715 area reviews)

While visiting Southwest Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Holy Land Experience and Mall at Millenia.

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

Visitors to Lake Nona appreciate its restaurants. A visit to Eagle Creek Golf Club and North Shore Golf Club might round out your trip if you're looking to see more of the area.

Lake Nona

Top Hotels in Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Grove Resort Orlando
The Grove Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
14501 Grove Resort Avenue, Winter Garden, FL
¥23,062
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

Located on a lake, this family-friendly resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Orange County National Golf Club, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and Epcot®. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,256 reviews)

"love the entrance to the resort the water was clean and warm . the lazy river was great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

The Grove Resort Orlando
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
¥24,151
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in Southwest Orlando, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal CityWalk™, Universal Studios Florida™, and Hollywood Drive-In ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (10,463 reviews)

"Great location right next to the waterpark and a 20 min walk to the other Universal parks if you want to skip the bus. Great pools, lazy river and huge dinning area that never seems to get crowded even though the hotel has over 2000 rooms. Staff was great and attentive to questions."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Avanti International Resort
Avanti International Resort
3 out of 5
8738 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥8,291
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, The Wheel at ICON Park™, and Pointe Orlando. Madame Tussauds and ...

3.8/5Good! (9,459 reviews)

"Construction and hammering woke us up 2/5 mornings, wait until 10 to do that. Staff was excellent, value excellent."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Avanti International Resort

Popular things to do in Orlando

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(8,966 reviews)

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

Walt Disney World®
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Walt Disney World®

4.5/5(11,831 reviews)

Enjoy the rides and games at Walt Disney World® and see why this is a favorite theme park in Lake Buena Vista. Discover the entertainment choices in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(4,339 reviews)

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

Universal Orlando Resort™
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Universal Orlando Resort™

4.5/5(3,999 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Universal Orlando Resort™ and see why people love this theme park in Orlando. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Universal Studios Florida™
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Universal Studios Florida™

4.5/5(9,107 reviews)

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

Magic Kingdom® Park
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Magic Kingdom® Park

4.5/5(8,536 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.

Top activities in Orlando

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

90% of travellers recommend
¥37,530
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

82% of travellers recommend
¥9,027
Per adult
Gatorland Admission
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Gatorland Admission

86% of travellers recommend
¥3,509
Per adult
Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show
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Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show

84% of travellers recommend
¥5,383
Per adult
Discovery Cove® Resort Packages
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Discovery Cove® Resort Packages

86% of travellers recommend
¥18,720
Per adult
Self-Guided Orlando Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Orlando Scavenger Hunt

¥1,208
Per adult

Reviews of Orlando

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13270
5 - Excellent 48.5404930865462%
4 - Good
10999
4 - Good 40.23337478967006%
3 - Okay
2583
3 - Okay 9.448386860779866%
2 - Disappointing
312
2 - Disappointing 1.1412685639037237%
1 - Terrible
174
1 - Terrible 0.6364766991001536%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

Visit friends.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

So much to do in Orlando if your wallet is deep!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

We love the Disney area!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

Volcano bay is a great water park.. universal is good also

5/5 - Excellent

Lane

Feb 25, 2020

We love Orlando. Our family’s favorite vacation place to go. Fun for everyone.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

My family and myself love Orlando we always have great time

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