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OrlandoUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
4 out of 5
14501 Grove Resort Avenue, Winter Garden, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $210 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

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®. Disney's ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,064 reviews)

"The welcome staff the day we checked in went above and beyond for us. However, the room was not as clean as I expected. When we went to use the sofa bed it there were cookies from previous guests and there was a dead cockroach. Additionally on Saturday the pools were really overcrowded, it didn’t ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
7600 Mystic Dunes Lane, Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $71 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Set in Kissimmee, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Epcot®. Orlando Vineland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,836 reviews)

"I love everything but I found a roach in the kitchen and the next day I ordered food and I found another one inside the plate with the mozzarella sticks not cool at all other than that I was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $89 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal Studios Florida™, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Universal ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,114 reviews)

"15 min walk to universal and a cookie upon checking in"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

Popular places to visit in Orlando

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(864 reviews)

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

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(281 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(988 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets

CA $181
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets

CA $186
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

CA $91
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
SeaWorld Orlando Theme Park Tickets
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SeaWorld Orlando Theme Park Tickets

CA $120
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour
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Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour

CA $23
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Crayola Experience Admission Tickets
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Crayola Experience Admission Tickets

CA $32
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Orlando

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 46.07242339832869%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.73816155988858%
3 - Okay
133
3 - Okay 7.4094707520891365%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.6685236768802229%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.11142061281337047%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 28, 2020

I go there every year to get away from winter. Love all the restaurants, activities, shopping venues and theme parks!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 27, 2020

Unfortunately due to virus it was a terrible trip. We normally 3njoy going to Orlando

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 24, 2020

Due to COVID, no theme parks were open and we were out of luck for a lot of entertainment. Our cruise ship dropped us off in Cape Canaveral instead of scheduled stop of Puerto Rico. This was fine but once we were in Orlando, not a ton to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 24, 2020

We arrived as corona virus was just pampering up so we had to cut our stay short all parks where shut down

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 23, 2020

I was in town for a conference and the city really needs to work on street lights (green and red) they are too long at the red and therefore many people fly through the yellow lights. great city over all

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 21, 2020

Love at the theme parks and the Titanic museum.

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