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Orlando, FL
Travel Guide

Getting ready for your trip to Orlando?

Check Visit Orlando before you travel for the most up-to-date information. Check frequently as this information may change with short notice.


What restrictions are in place for Orlando?

Check the following websites for more information about any restrictions, including social distancing measures, closures, and face mask requirements, that may be in place due to COVID-19:

Are Orlando theme parks open?

Major theme parks in Orlando are open.

Walt Disney World® Resort

For more information, see Walt Disney World's experience updates.

Universal Orlando

For more information, see Universal Orlando's safety guidelines.

SeaWorld Orlando

For more information, see SeaWorld Orlando's health and safety commitments.

Other major theme parks

For more information, see Visit Orlando.

What Orlando attractions are open?

Many Orlando attractions such as restaurants and theaters are open, some with reduced occupancy, social distancing, and face mask requirements in place. For more information, see Visit Orlando.

What measures are in place at the airport?

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is open, but some restaurants, shops, and facilities are closed. Enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines are in place. For more information, see Orlando International Airport.

What other health information is available?

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This page was last updated October 21, 2020.

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Spend a week or two in this family-friendly city to enjoy Florida’s warm sunshine. Visit a different theme park every day. 

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.

Orlando Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Orlando

Top Hotels in Orlando

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is $68 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal Studios Florida, Orlando International Premium Outlets, and Universal ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,289 reviews)

"The hotel was in a great location very close to Universal. But the first night we were there when with use the bathroom sink it leaked very bad hotel had to send maintenance. Also the whole time we were there our air was set on 70 on auto but room never got below 75 the AC did not work very well. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $153 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,136 reviews)

"This property is perfect for park hopping and fun! Nice rooms, loved the beautiful grounds.The restaurants on site were spectacular great price as well."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Walt Disney World Dolphin
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $63 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Discovery Cove and Orange County Convention ...

3.6/5Good! (2,463 reviews)

"Customer service is was really good and dedicated at the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Orlando

Floridays Resort Orlando
Floridays Resort Orlando
3.5 out of 5
12562 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $135 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

This family-friendly Orlando condo resort is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and SeaWorld® Orlando. Orange County Convention ...

4.3/5Excellent! (9,741 reviews)

"Pleasant stay great location, friendly staff very attentive to our needs, I came with my family, very good size apts"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Floridays Resort Orlando
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
4 out of 5
8113 Resort Village Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $179 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in the entertainment district, this spa condo resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and within 6 mi (10 km) of Orlando Vineland ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,056 reviews)
Great experience

"Everything we needed and close to so many things to do. Everyone was friendly."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa a staySky Hotel/Resort
WorldQuest Orlando Resort
WorldQuest Orlando Resort
4 out of 5
8849 Worldquest Blvd, Orlando, FL
The price is $119 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Orlando, this condo resort is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,342 reviews)

"Worldquest Resort is a nice, quiet property to stay at. It’s very close to Disney World, Publix and Walmart."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

WorldQuest Orlando Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Orlando

Rent a car at the airport or in the city center for the most flexible way of getting around Orlando. Note that it's also possible to explore using public transportation and shuttles, though slightly less convenient. The Lynx bus system takes in most major sights. Your hotel may also offer a shuttle service to attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios. Taxis, too, are widely available. Visit the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) website. Browse Orlando rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak seasons in Orlando coincide with school vacations. Find the city, and Disney World, at their busiest in late March and early April, in June and August, and around Christmas. Visit between January and mid March for a quieter break. These are the coolest months, but daytime temperatures will still be over 65 F (18 C) and often above 75 F (24 C). Great deals are also more plentiful at this time of year.

Popular places to visit in Orlando

Top things to do in Orlando

Reviews of Orlando

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
13766
5 - Excellent 48.50086319275623%
4 - Good
11415
4 - Good 40.21773596871367%
3 - Okay
2687
3 - Okay 9.466934432582883%
2 - Disappointing
323
2 - Disappointing 1.13800514392418%
1 - Terrible
192
1 - Terrible 0.6764612620230419%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Not as fun as it used to be. You must wear mask and wait in lines to enter stores.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Great restaurants and shopping

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

A lot to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

Xiomara

Jun 2, 2020

Front Desk staff cant ask for me.. you'll great

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Resident.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

I had been to Orlando several times before it is a great place to visit. This time it was just a layover stop so I didn’t leave the airport area until my next leg of my trip

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