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Things to do in Orlando

Things to do in  Orlando

Welcome to Orlando

Home to more than a dozen theme parks—including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld—Orlando entices families, thrill seekers, and Mickey Mouse fans alike. But this central Florida city (around a 4-hour drive north of Miami) serves up more than just big attractions. For a true taste of the area, catch an airboat tour along the Everglades, off-road in an ATV, horseback ride through an eco reserve, or board a scenic cruise around the city. For a lesson on human spaceflight, head east to the famous Kennedy Space Center, and look for a gator or two if you opt to tour the area’s swampland.

Top 10 attractions in Orlando

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Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Florida

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Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios Florida™, the world's premier movie and TV-based theme park. This Orlando favorite, part of Universal Orlando Resort™, offers rides, shows, movie sets, and attractions that bring to life blockbuster movies likeTransformers,Despicable Me, andHarry Potter.More
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Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

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With expansive white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach is a waterfront Florida community known for its aquatic activities and warm, turquoise waters. Clearwater Beach is an ideal launching pad for kayaking, parasailing, boating, and biking. It’s known as being more low-key than its southern neighbor, the bustling St. Pete Beach, and many consider Clearwater Beach to be among the best beaches in America.More
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Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

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The Kennedy Space Center has been hurtling humans and shuttles into space since 1968 and is still a primary site for NASA launches. Parts of the sprawling campus are open to the public with daily tours offering opportunities to interact with real astronauts, test your skills with a simulated space flight, and see artifacts from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.More
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Universal Orlando's Harry Potter attraction is spread across two parks at the resort: Diagon Alley on the Universal Studios Florida side and Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The two are connected by Hogwarts Express train, and each features shops, dining, and attractions inspired by the young wizard.More
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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

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Sandwiched between the sizzling beaches of Miami and the white sands of Key West, the 1.5 million-acre Everglades National Park stands in stark contrast to its seductive neighbors—but don’t make the mistake of passing it by. Visit the park and discover for yourself the spectacular swampy weirdness that draws over one million visitors every year and constitutes a one-of-a-kind destination for nature lovers.More
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Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park

Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park

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Step into the Florida Everglades at Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, located outside Orlando, where visitors can explore the Florida wilderness and its resident animals. Spend the day spotting alligators, white-tailed deer, sloths, and tropical birds and take an adventurous airboat ride at this popular family attraction.More
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Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal’s Volcano Bay

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Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water park is a tropical-themed attraction located at Universal Orlando™. Attractions draw on South Pacific influences, and the centerpiece of the park is a towering 200-foot (61-meter) volcano called Krakatau™, which is the base for thrilling water slides. Other rides include an aqua coaster and a body plunge.More
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Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, set inside Universal Orlando Resort™, is slightly larger than the neighboring Universal Studios Florida™. The 120-acre (49-hectare) park is divided into several themed “islands”— Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, the Lost Continent, and Seuss Landing—where thrill rides stand front and center as heroes and monsters from the big screen come to life.More
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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

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Universal CityWalk™ is where daytime fun and nighttime excitement meet. It’s everything you’re looking for. And anything but ordinary. Here you can enjoy the fine cuisine of Emeril’s Orlando, the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe®, Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville®, and unique eateries like The Cowfish®, VIVO Italian Kitchen™, AntojitosAuthentic Mexican Food™, NBC Sports Grill & Brew™, and The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™.Catch your favorite bands live in concert or play a game of miniature golf -- the choice is yours! There is also a 20-screen movie theater and a variety of shops and boutiques. You can even sing karaoke with a live band and backup singers. The Universal CityWalk dining and entertainment complex is open nightly until 2 am. There’s no admission fee, although some venues with live entertainment do have cover charges*.Emeril’s ® Emeril Lagasse. Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. Jimmy Buffett’s ® Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett. The Cowfish and all related logos TM The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, LLC. All rights reserved. © 2018 BMP. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. TM & © 2018 AMC © 2018. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX® Corporation. Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. TM & © 2018 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. Allrights reserved.More
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International Drive

International Drive

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Stretching for 17 miles (27 kilometers) between the Orlando Premium Outlets to Walt Disney World, Orlando’s International Drive (I-Drive for short) serves as the city’s tourist hub. Six of Orlando’s top theme parks—SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Wet ’n’ Wild, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Aquatica—are located along this stretch.More

Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in Orlando

How to Spend 2 Days in Orlando

Everglades Tours from Orlando

Everglades Tours from Orlando

Top activities in Orlando

30-Minute Airboat Ride near Orlando

30-Minute Airboat Ride near Orlando

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Orlando City Sightseeing Tours

Orlando City Sightseeing Tours

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Recent reviews from experiences in Orlando

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Peaceful and Beautiful Rick Springs Clear Kayak Tour
Gretchen_G, Oct 2020
2-Hour Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour in Rock Springs (Small-Group)
Rock Springs was gorgeous and refreshing.
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Great day
Deborah_B, Mar 2020
Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando
The way to see KSC, especially if you only have one day.
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Orlando City
Senior, Feb 2020
Orlando City Sightseeing Tours
The Winter Park was a lovely stop.
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Orlando City Tour
Excursion03170684361, Jun 2019
Orlando City Sightseeing Tours
Highly recommended small tour taking in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and the lakes/canals plus Disney Springs.
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When you visit International Drive...
JennyC, Apr 2017
Madame Tussauds Orlando
This is perfect for a few hours out of the humidity that is Orlando in summer!
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I had a great day at Legoland Resort...
JennyC, Apr 2017
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Admission Ticket
We took the free shuttle bus from Orlando and were able to spend the day on the rides and attractions at the park.
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Great destination -- lots to see and...
Ari d, Feb 2017
Kennedy Space Center Tour with Guided Walking Tour & Transport from Orlando
Great destination -- lots to see and do!
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The Fun Spot tickets were...
Bandjdaniel, Mar 2017
Go Orlando Explorer Pass: Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
This should be clearly stated before choosing the 4 attractions.
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Amazing to see and hear about space...
duleesha0705, Aug 2016
Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando
Amazing to see and hear about space travels in KSC.
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Our family took the tour to...
Angelina H, Jul 2015
Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Optional Upgrades
We were in Florida for a week and visited many of the park attractions in Orlando but the trip to Clearwater was the best day of fun!!!
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well operated great day out from...
Philip F, Oct 2014
Saint Augustine Day Trip from Orlando
we only had time to visit the prison and fort, so still loads to see on our next visit, we recommend this trip for its historical points of interest.
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Great, easy way to get around the...
Lisa M, Nov 2012
Orlando Attractions Roundtrip Transfer
Great, easy way to get around the Orlando attractions.
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It's so much easier booking the...
Amy Bee Ling T, Oct 2013
Orlando Attractions Roundtrip Transfer
Would strongly recommend if you don't want to take hotel shuttles to all the attractions as timing of hotel shuttles is fixed.
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Great town to visit, lots of...
Damien, Nov 2012
Saint Augustine Day Trip from Orlando
Great town to visit, lots of historical interest and fun things to do, a real alternative to the non stop Disney theme in Orlando itself.
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The Orlando City Tour was better...
sony.varma, Sep 2017
Orlando City Sightseeing Tours
I had a great time walking around Lake Eola, Winter Park and Celebration-the town that Disney built.
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Great experience but could be more organized!
littlespeak, Jul 2019
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
We arrived at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Springs Park at 2:00.
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Awesome one day Miami trip
dereksmith45, Apr 2019
Everglades and Miami Adventure from Orlando
hoping I didn't get lost from the group or be confused as to what to do.
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Great day in nature
mollynicole90, Jul 2018
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch
I would make sure to give yourself plenty of time because after the air boat ride, the reserve has an animal sanctuary that is well worth the walk around, With animals from the swamps to the trees, you get to see them up close and person and even hol
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Great experience but a little misleading
mollyo145, Jul 2018
Crystal River Tour with Manatee Swim and Everglades Airboat Ride
This would’ve been more helpful because apparently Winter are better manatee months than July.
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Liked Grey line bus service...
Sharon C, Nov 2017
Orlando City Sightseeing Tours
Learned about Orlando, took a boat cruise and had a tour of Winter Park and Disney Springs.

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