One of the most relaxing places in Orlando, this lovely oasis feels worlds away from the razzle-dazzle of the other nearby theme parks. Private beaches and an exotic bird aviary are just a few of the diversions. Walk into the Discovery Cove lobby - with its stone floor, turquoise dolphins suspended above, printed rattan furnishing - you will instantly feel you’re somewhere special.
Inside Discovery Cove, wander amid a tropical sanctuary of boldly colored flowers, white-sand beaches, and warm pools surrounded by boulders; swim with dolphins; or wade in the water to pet stingrays. Guests don't have to worry about a thing. Everything from wetsuits to unlimited drinks and snacks, from a family portrait to a buffet lunch, is available on site.
Adjacent to its parent park SeaWorld, Discovery Cove is limited to only 1,000 guests daily, so make reservations ahead of time. Discovery Cove sits south of Orlando and Universal Studios, and north of Disney World.
Children must be at least six years old to swim with the dolphins.