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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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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 $241
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

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! (4,203 reviews)

"Property was very clean and convenient. Close to Disney and Universal studios. The unit was very big and comfortable for our family. The washer and dryer was a big plus."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 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
CA $289
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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! (10,434 reviews)

"We love Cabana Bay! Great location and great pool/rec areas overall. Frustrated by lack of tubes to borrow for lazy river. Sad to have a lazy river option in included pool area that requires families to purchace a high price, low quality tube to use."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
3.5 out of 5
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
CA $79
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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! (9,454 reviews)

"There was a starbucks on the property which Was very nice in the morning"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration

Popular things to do in Orlando

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(810 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(265 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(945 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(873 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(117 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(419 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 $159
Per adult
SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

CA $61
Per adult
LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets
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LEGOLAND® Florida Tickets

CA $109
Per adult
Gatorland Admission
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Gatorland Admission

CA $28
Per adult
Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show
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Mango's Tropical Cafe - Dinner & Show

CA $64
Per adult
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala

CA $77
Per adult

Reviews of Orlando

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
776
5 - Excellent 45.89000591366056%
4 - Good
780
4 - Good 46.12655233589592%
3 - Okay
123
3 - Okay 7.273802483737433%
2 - Disappointing
10
2 - Disappointing 0.5913660555884093%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.11827321111768184%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

We enjoyed Orlando overall, but we did find it a little too busy for our liking, especially theme park crowds and traffic!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Crazy traffic and crowds which is to be expected.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 19, 2020

Too much high speed traffic but overall a good city. Lots of things to see and to go to

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

We only had one day and one night there as we were visiting people but we would definitely come back and spend more time at Universal and your hotel. If we had more time, we would have gone to Epcot Centre too and maybe some other entertainment.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

If you like Parks, this is the place for you. The city is clean and easy to get around. Tons of things to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

Enjoy going here. Almost all highways are Toll roads, so be aware.

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