OrlandoUnited States of America

4.4/5Top Destination

Come to Orlando and enjoy its theme park, theater, and food.

Since the first theme parks in Orlando opened over 60 years ago, the region has grown to have over 20 amusement parks appealing to varying interests. Enjoy attractions built around entertainment giants, water parks, educational sites and even a spiritual center.

Quarterback Phil Simms first proclaimed, “I’m going to Disney World!” after winning the 1987 Super Bowl. This expression has become a vacation theme for millions of Americans. Visit Disney’s popular Magic Kingdom® Park, with favorite rides for kids and adults, see the world at Epcot®, explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios® or splash in Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

Universal Orlando Resort features The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other Islands of Adventure®, along with Volcano Bay™ water park. Watch films being made at Universal Studios Florida®.

Water creatures are central to SeaWorld® Orlando Resort. Observe dolphins, penguins, whales, manatees, sharks and turtles. Take an Up-Close Tour for a hands-on experience, swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove® and have some excitement at Aquatica water park.

Ride a zip line or wrestle alligators at Gatorland®, an Orlando favorite since 1949. Marvel at huge models at Legoland® Florida and enjoy rides past giant Lego dinosaurs. Fun Spot America Theme Park, with locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, has a wooden roller coaster and multi-level go-kart tracks.

Make learning fun at the Kennedy Space CenterSMVisitor Complex, where you can talk with astronauts and see rockets that have flown in space. Be inspired at the Holy Land Experience, a living biblical museum.

Spend time appreciating Orlando’s attractions away from busy theme parks. Paddle across Lake Eola, shop at outlet malls, play golf, smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens, enjoy visual arts at the Orlando Museum of Art and experience hands-on exhibits at the Orlando Science Center.

Check the websites of Orlando’s theme parks for special multi-day rates and accommodations packages. Some resorts offer free transportation from Orlando International Airport if you stay at the resorts.

Known for

Shopping, Theme Parks and Live Music

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Where to stay in Orlando

Downtown Orlando
Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

Known for Live Music, Theaters, Lakes

4/5(627 reviews)

One of the most popular neighborhoods in Florida, this bustling area is full of art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. 

West Kissimmee
Orlando which includes golf

West Kissimmee

Known for Family-Friendly, Friendly People, Recreation

4.5/5(2,326 reviews)

You'll love the exciting waterparks in West Kissimmee, and you might want to stick around to check out Lake Davenport, a top place to visit.

Bay Lake
Magic Kingdom® Park showing rides and interior views as well as a couple

Bay Lake

Known for Theme Parks, Family-Friendly, Wildlife

4.5/5(2,313 reviews)

Bay Lake is beloved for its exciting theme parks. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

Southwest Orlando
Universal Studios Orlando showing chateau or palace

Southwest Orlando

Known for

4/5(2,719 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Southwest Orlando, Holy Land Experience and Mall at Millenia are top sights worth seeing.

Southeast Orlando
Orlando City Hall featuring a fountain

Southeast Orlando

Known for

4/5(1,493 reviews)

While visiting Southeast Orlando, you might make a stop by sights like Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando Watersports Complex.

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
Kissimmee featuring rapids, a river or creek and boating

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

Known for Festivals, Sunny, Theme Parks

3.5/5(482 reviews)

Unique features of Historic Downtown Kissimmee include the theme parks and shopping. Make a stop by Kissimmee Lakefront Park or Lake Tohopekaliga while you're exploring the area.

Top Hotels in Orlando

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
3.5 out of 5
2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
$53
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.5/5Good! (8,811 reviews)

"We stayed in the 6000 building and it was updated. At checkin they put the wrong room number on the key envelope so after we took all our luggage to the room the key wouldn't work so we had to go back to the front desk. They were pleasant about the mix up but it was very late as we had been at the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
$169
per night
Nov 5 - Nov 6
4.5/5Wonderful! (9,722 reviews)

"The location of this hotel was awesome! It’s right next to Volcano Bay which was really convenient. The bus ran constantly to City Walk-we never waited more than a few minutes for the bus. We opted for a pool view room which was worth the upgrade. The view through the floor to ceiling windows was ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
$139
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25
4.1/5Very Good! (10,569 reviews)

"Always good. Great location. Staff is great. Rooms are clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Walt Disney World Dolphin

Popular things to do in Orlando

SeaWorld® Orlando
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SeaWorld® Orlando

4.5/5(3,971 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(8,233 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(7,544 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(7,392 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(1,551 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

4.5/5(3,491 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

$125

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.

Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Tickets

$154

Take a vacation beyond anything you’ve experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks provide thrills and adventure beyond your imagination.

SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets
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SeaWorld Florida Theme Parks Tickets

$49

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

$82

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

$21

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.

One Way Theme Park Transportation in a Rolls Royce
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One Way Theme Park Transportation in a Rolls Royce

$99

Start off your action packed theme park day with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom from your Orlando location to any Orlando Theme park of your choice. Experience the feeling of ultimate luxury with your very own private chauffeur.

Reviews of Orlando

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 48.722521960137335%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.23721407232354%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 9.238863869443081%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.137022339144781%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.664377758951264%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Traffic is crazy.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

a lot of the difference from my previous visits I was walking after 11 pm in the pool and they told me that I had to go out just to walk I wasn't inside the pool The only thing I like about that place is the pool but to relax because I don't use the

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

If you are bored, it’s your fault. Plenty of activities available. Most hotels have shuttles to the different theme parks. The Lynx bus system also goes to those areas as well as the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

The cleaning staff of this hotel were very pleasant and helpful. They do their job well.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

It’s a good time , look for the stuff to do that is out of the parks, there is a lot of cheap and fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

First time for my husband and 2 kids to visit Orlando. We’re definitely going back!

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Outdoor Activities in Orlando
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Outdoor Activities in Orlando

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7 of the Best Beaches near Orlando

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