Orlando, Florida

Copyright: Visit Orlando

Orlando, Florida

With seven of the top theme parks in one sunny location, Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. Best of all, Orlando offers new and exciting experiences for visitors each year, so there’s always a reason to return. Plan to visit the many amazing theme parks and water parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Come to Orlando for blockbuster rides, fabulous shopping, award-winning restaurants, spectacular museums and world-class entertainment.

The City

For many, Orlando experiences begin with legendary theme parks, where there are endless opportunities for unforgettable moments. Like seeing the joy in a toddler’s face when she’s running to greet a favorite character. Or feeling the anticipation that builds as you strap into a new pulse-pounding thrill ride. When it comes to aquatic adventures, Orlando offers dozens of attractions that could fill countless volumes with tales of friendly sea creatures. For those times when you are in search of a peaceful escape, you can find luxurious spas and idyllic pools where majestic palms and gentle breezes create an oasis of calm. Of course, there are still many more chapters to explore: championship golf courses, world-class shopping, a vibrant dining scene featuring the latest from celebrity chefs and rising culinary stars, and even serene eco-adventures.

Events

Theme Parks

Harry Potter fans won't want to miss a trip aboard the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando Resort, but don't forget to squeeze in a ride aboard SeaWorld Orlando's new hypercoaster Mako, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in Florida. Still recovering from a stressful year? Let it go on Frozen Ever After, the newest ride at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.

Do & See

Orlando has lots to offer outside the theme parks, whether you're a fan of more affordable attractions or a more relaxed pace. The Wheel towers above the entire ICON Park complex, while Boggy Creek Airboat Rides offers a glimpse into the unaltered Central Florida wilderness. Little ones can find hours of fun at Crayola Experience, but grownups can get just as creative ordering cocktail at speak-easy styled bar, Herman's Loan Office.

Dining

Recently named the Best Foodie City in the USA by Wallethub, Orlando has been developing a dynamic dining scene worth a visit all its own, with a roster of celebrity chefs, home-grown local culinary talent, and inventive new concepts. Walt Disney World Resort's Disney Springs is a hotspot for new dining options, including Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Kitchen, Chef Rick Bayless' Frontera Cocina, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Morimoto Asia and many more. In fact, Orlando now boasts award winning & nominated chefs, representing 17 restaurants between them, with more on the way.

Cafes

When only a quick bite will do, check out these cafes. From fancy to casual, you will surely find something that hits the spot, be it a snack, a dessert or simply a hot cup of coffee.

Bars & Nightlife

The adult playground that Orlando nightlife has become could fill every night of your trip. Whatever type of music you prefer, there is a bar or club that spins those exact tunes. Theme parks may abound for children, but there are plenty of venues for grown-ups, too.

Shopping

From extreme luxury to bargain shopping deals, carve out at least one day to practice retail therapy. Orlando has a healthy supply of outlet malls and shopping centers, as well as smaller local boutiques.

Tourist Information