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Visit Orlando

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.

Orlando Travel Guide Video

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
CA $184
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,837 reviews)

"This a first time Disney trio for our family. My children loved the water park and heated pools. The rooms are beautiful. Makes you feel at home. Tv in every room and a screen outdoor lounge area. We would definitely visit Grove again."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

The Grove Resort Orlando
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
CA $188
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Nestled on the beach, this Bay Lake resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (10,844 reviews)

"convenience in getting between, multiple parks/multiple transportation choices"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Walt Disney World Dolphin
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
3.5 out of 5
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
CA $69
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

This family-friendly Kissimmee resort is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Old Town, Fun Spot America and Celebration Golf Club. ESPN Wide World ...

3.5/5Good! (8,811 reviews)

"the pool and spa and lobby were great. rooms were okay."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration

Popular things to do in Orlando

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(250 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(899 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(742 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(809 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(103 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(399 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 Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets

CA $165

Right now is a moment to capture. To crave. To savor together. Because now, more than ever, Walt Disney World® Resort has more to see, do, taste and experience than ever before.

SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

CA $65

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando now open! Connect to the ocean at SeaWorld®, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean® show, racing like a ray on Manta® the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin®, and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek®.

LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

CA $109

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

CA $42

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.

Discovery Cove® Resort Packages
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Discovery Cove® Resort Packages

CA $210

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.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala

CA $78

Visit: Titanic The Experience, 7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8232 At this one of a kind Titanic Gala Dinner you are a participant in one of the most famous dinner parties aboard Titanic.

Reviews of Orlando

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
698
5 - Excellent 45.95128373930217%
4 - Good
697
4 - Good 45.885450954575376%
3 - Okay
116
3 - Okay 7.636603028308097%
2 - Disappointing
7
2 - Disappointing 0.4608294930875576%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.06583278472679395%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 7, 2019

Theme parks are convenient for family with kids, but the city doe not feel authentic.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 3, 2019

Love the weather. The people were nice and helpful.Had a lot of fun.

4/5 - Good

ANITA

Nov 28, 2019

Harry Potter World is amazing; definitely recommend it. It was busy, but rides were all good and longest wait was 35 min. Disney was definitely more expensive,crowded, with longer wait times. Avatar ride wait was 2 hrs but was worth it. Super cool.

4/5 - Good

MR

Nov 26, 2019

Traffic getting in and out of the hotel to I4 could get really congested. Overall, easy to find things around the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 26, 2019

Welcoming place with a lot of attractions. Friendly people. Christmas decorated i-trolley and helpful drivers. Variety of cuisines and styles.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 24, 2019

We did a couple of great hikes in the area!

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Best Things to Do in Orlando When It Rains
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Best Things to Do in Orlando When It Rains

You’ve packed your shorts and sunscreen and you’re ready for fun in Florida—but what do you do when the forecast calls for a rainy day in Orlando?

Pirate Vacation, Ahoy! 7 Swashbuckling Destinations in the US & Caribbean
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Pirate Vacation, Ahoy! 7 Swashbuckling Destinations in the US & Caribbean

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Outdoor Activities in Orlando
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Outdoor Activities in Orlando

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