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100 Things to See and Do in Orlando!

Best Attractions, Theme Parks and Activities in Orlando

Looking for things to do in Orlando? Then you’ve arrived at the right place. Famously branded ‘the theme park capital of the world’, it’s no surprise that the likes of Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld consistently rank as the most popular attractions in Orlando year after year, drawing in tens of millions of visitors every year. 

We’ve mapped out all the parks, waterparks, nature parks and everything in between, not forgetting the region’s best alternative activities and out-of-town excursions such as safari nature trails, air-boating the Everglades and visiting a certain NASA space center on the west coast. Venturing into the center of Orlando is a good idea too, with the Downtown core promising a solid lineup of parks, shopping, dining, and nightlife. For a quick glance, check out our top 10 things to do in Orlando, or dig a little deeper and see our full attraction overviews.

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  • 10 Best Theme Parks in Orlando

    10 Best Theme Parks in Orlando

    For those visiting Orlando for one thing and one thing only, here is a rundown of 10 awesome theme parks you need to Read More»

  • 10 Best Rollercoasters in Orlando

    Ask most theme park fans ‘what is the best rollercoaster in Orlando?’ and you will likely be given a different answer Read More»

  • 5 Best Water Parks in Orlando

    5 Best Water Parks in Orlando

    Here is a quick rundown of our 5 favorite water parks in Orlando. As well as good old fashioned slides and flumes (such Read More»

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    Orlando has some amazing beaches just 90 minutes away from the city, which comes as a surprise to some first timers who Read More»

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal’s Islands of Adventure®

Having received numerous awards for its roller coasters and attractions, not to mention the millions visiting every Read More...

Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Disney World’s first ever theme park (and still one of the best), Magic Kingdom welcomes some 20 million visitors a year Read More...

Universal Studios Florida®

Universal Studios Florida®

One-half of the wider Universal Orlando complex, this is one of the most-visited theme parks the United States, drawing Read More...

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of four major theme parks at Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios draws in millions every year with its collection Read More...

SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando’s enormous SeaWorld is one of the most-visited marine-life theme parks in the US, best known for its range of Read More...

Legoland Florida

With over 50 rides based on the popular kid’s toy, as well as a botanical garden and a water park, Legoland Florida is a Read More...

Epcot at Walt Disney World

This science and technology theme park is one of the four areas which make up Orlando’s famous Walt Disney World, with Read More...

Fun Spot America Theme Park

Fun Spot America is one of the few independent theme parks in Orlando Florida, located across the other side of Read More...

Gatorland Orlando

Gatorland Orlando

Gatorland in Orlando combines nature, wildlife and good old-fashioned theme park fun; the result is one of the most Read More...

Star Wars Land at Disney

Star Wars Land at Disney

The upcoming Star Wars Land at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios will give guests the unique opportunity to be fully Read More...

10 Best Rollercoasters in Orlando

Ask most theme park fans ‘what is the best rollercoaster in Orlando?’ and you will likely be given a different answer Read More...

Mako Rollercoaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Mako Rollercoaster at SeaWorld

Mako at SeaWorld Orlando is the tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster in Orlando. The ride is named after one of Read More...

Dueling Dragons (Dragon Challenge)

Dueling Dragons

The Dueling Dragons or Dragon Challenge are two fast and thrilling rollercoasters at Universal's Islands of Adventure, Read More...

The Manta Rollercoaster at Seaworld Orlando

The Manta Rollercoaster

The Manta Rollercoaster at Seaworld Orlando is currently considered one of the best theme park rides in the world. The Read More...

Incredible Hulk Rollercoaster

Incredible Hulk Rollercoaster

The Incredible Hulk Rollercoaster at Universal Orlando Resort is one of the world’s most thrilling amusement rides. It Read More...

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Rollercoaster

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Rollercoaster

Brave Universal Studio Florida's tallest ride on Hollywood Rip Ride and Rockit and enjoy hit songs on every twist and Read More...

Space Mountain Rollercoaster

Space Mountain Rollercoaster

A classic rollercoaster based in Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Despite running for more than 30 years, this fun, Read More...

Kraken Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

Kraken Roller Coaster at SeaWorld

Located at SeaWorld Orlando that swoops and rolls to the delight fans of fast and frantic rides. The coaster features Read More...

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Orlando

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an enclosed launch steel roller coaster ride at Disney’s Hollywood Read More...

Expedition Everest Roller Coaster

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is your chance to come face to face Read More...

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls

Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls is a log-flume water ride at Universal Orlando’s Island of Adventure. Featuring various Read More...

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes you into the famous Harry Potter movies with a combination of 4D rides, Read More...

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

A 4D simulator ride located in Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure. Guests are transported back to the Read More...

Frozen Ever After Amusement

Frozen Ever After Amusement

Frozen Ever After is a family-friendly attraction at Disney's Epcot theme park where you take a slow-moving Norwegian Read More...

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Aquatica Waterpark

Aquatica is one of Orlando’s newest and most popular waterparks (and there’s quite a few of them to choose from), Read More...

Wet ‘n Wild Water Park

Orlando’s long-running Wet n’ Wild - hailed as America’s first ever water park - still remains one of the most popular Read More...

Disney's Blizzard Beach

Disney's Blizzard Beach

Disney's Blizzard Beach is one of two water theme parks located at the sprawling Walt Disney World Resort, just a few Read More...

Discovery Cove

Swimming with dolphins is a common feature on lists of activities people should or wish to experience before they die, Read More...

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is one of two water parks at the enormous Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Compared to the Read More...

Volcano Bay Water Park at Universal Studios Orlando

Volcano Bay Water Park

The upcoming Volcano Bay Water Park at Universal Studios is a water theme park unlike any other. Designed to mimic the Read More...

5 Best Beaches Near Orlando

Orlando has some amazing beaches just 90 minutes away from the city, which comes as a surprise to some first timers who Read More...

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is a beautiful beach in Florida, about 90 minutes northeast of the Orlando International Airport. When you Read More...

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach

The resort area on the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach is an immaculate white sandy beach with beautiful calm blue Read More...

New Smyrna Beach Orlando

New Smyrna Beach Orlando

The 13 mile stretch of white sand that makes New Smyrna Beach so wonderful is just an hour's drive from downtown Orlando Read More...

Cocoa Beach Orlando

Cocoa Beach Orlando

Cocoa Beach is located on the east coast of Florida, Just a 45 minute drive from Downtown Orlando. The beach is famous Read More...

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore is a sanctuary for wildlife and humans. It is home to many endangered species, including sea Read More...

The 5 Best Live Shows in Orlando

The best live shows in Orlando are a combination of family friendly fun, professional casts and incredible Read More...

Cirque du Soleil Orlando – La Nouba

Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba

Cirque du Soleil brings La Nouba to Orlando, a creative and exciting display of live acrobatics, trapeze, Read More...

Finding Nemo - The Musical

Finding Nemo - The Musical

Finding Nemo – The Musical at Walt Disney World Resort's Animal Kingdom – is a fun live action stage show, featuring Read More...

Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! Orlando

Fantasmic! At Hollywood Studios theme park is Disney World Resort's nighttime extravaganza based on Mickey Mouse's Read More...

The Mad Cow Theatre Orlando

The Mad Cow Theatre Orlando

The Mad Cow Theatre is an exciting two-level theatre in Downtown Orlando and is a fantastic space to watch live shows Read More...

Blue Man Group Orlando

Blue Man Group Orlando

The Blue Man Group is a comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party combined! Enjoy an outrageous and sensory show Read More...

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts complex in Downtown Orlando, hosting numerous shows Read More...

SAK Comedy Lab Orlando

SAK Comedy Lab is Downtown Orlando’s most prominent live improv comedy club. The 250 seat venue is packed almost every Read More...

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show Orlando

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show is non-stop comedy. The audience doesn’t just watch the show; they become a Read More...

Light and Sound Shows

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Walt Disney World Resort's IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is a light and sound show for the senses, with fireworks Read More...

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular firework display at Disney World Orlando runs every evening at 22:00 or 20:00 (depending on Read More...

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular

Finish your day at Orlando's premier theme park, Universal Orlando, with Universal's Cinematic Spectacular; “100 Years Read More...

Best of Orlando by Areas

10 Best Attractions at Disney World Florida

10 Best Attractions at Disney World

No prizes for guessing what the best things to do at Disney World are… the answer is theme parks, of course, with enough Read More...

10 Best Attractions in Universal

10 Best Attractions in Universal

The best things to do in Universal Orlando revolve around the two flagship amusement parks: Universal Studios and Read More...

10 Best Attractions in Downtown Orlando

10 Best Attractions in Downtown

Downtown Orlando has plenty of great things to do and see, and guess what - none of them involve trudging around a theme Read More...

Popular Places

iDrive 360

iDrive 360

iDrive 360 is a popular entertainment plaza located on the iconic International Drive. This plaza is home to the famous Read More...

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort's CityWalk is a great place to eat, drink, shop, and have fun! CityWalk has something for Read More...

Disney Springs Orlando

Disney Springs Orlando

Disney Springs is a mix of shopping, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and entertainment all in one place. There's something Read More...

International Drive Orlando

International Drive Orlando

International Drive Orlando is the center of the city’s entertainment scene. The long street connects all of Orlando's Read More...

Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye is now one of the city’s most famous landmarks, elevating passengers 400 feet (122m) into the sky for Read More...

Wonderworks Orlando

Step inside Wonderworks Orlando, an amusement park that brings entertainment and education together under one roof with Read More...

Downtown Kissimmee

Downtown Kissimmee

Downtown Kissimmee is a typical all-American historic town with shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. Despite its past Read More...

Winter Park Orlando

The upscale village of Winter Park is full of historical and top cultural attractions just north of downtown Orlando. Read More...

Church Street in Downtown

Home to many of Orlando’s best restaurants, a bustling nightlife scene and the iconic Railroad Depot, Church Street is Read More...

Animal Parks

SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando’s enormous SeaWorld is one of the most-visited marine-life theme parks in the US, best known for its range of Read More...

Exotic Animal Experience Orlando

Exotic Animal Experience gives guests the chance to come face to face with rare and fascinating creatures. This intimate Read More...

Sea Life Orlando

SEA LIFE Orlando is one of the newest attractions in the Orlando area. They have interactive touch pools, bubble Read More...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Disney Theme Park is one of the largest animal parks in the world, with real-life animals and exciting Read More...

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Central Florida Zoo in Sanford, Orlando, is an action-packed day out for the whole family. See some of the region's Read More...

Discovery Cove

Swimming with dolphins is a common feature on lists of activities people should or wish to experience before they die, Read More...

5 Best Spas in Orlando

5 Best Spas in Orlando

The Best Spas in Orlando are housed in some of the finest five-star hotels in the city, often with world renowned names. Read More...

The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando

Treat yourself to a day of bliss at the Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, one of the most luxurious and beautiful spas in Read More...

Four Seasons Spa Orlando

The famed Four Seasons resort in Orlando has its very own Four Seasons Spa, with luxurious treatments including facials, Read More...

The Spa at the Orlando World Center Marriott


The Spa at the Orlando World Center Marriott


The Spa at the Orlando World Center Marriott is a resort spa offering guests an individualized pampering experience, Read More...

Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa

Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa is an award-winning luxury spa located in the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Resort. They offer Read More...

Woodhouse Day Spa Orlando

The Woodhouse Day Spa Orlando is a stunning wellness center with 16 private treatment rooms, a Vichy shower and men's Read More...

Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is a visual arts gallery near Downtown Orlando, featuring various notable works of art. Read More...

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Orlando

Cornell Fine Arts Museum Orlando is located in Orlando's oldest college, Rollin's College, and is one of the oldest and Read More...

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Orlando

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is a small museum located in Winter Park, just north of Orlando. The Read More...

Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art is a rotating exhibit featuring American art of all genres and time periods. Read More...

Skeletons: Animals Unveiled Orlando

Skeletons: Animals Unveiled Orlando is America’s largest skeleton museum. It is a family owned museum started by a Read More...

Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Orlando has six sections of famous celebrities, sports stars and historical figures for you Read More...

Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition displays genuine Titantic artifacts in Orlando that have been recovered from the bottom Read More...

Horseback Safari at Forever Florida

Horseback Safari at Forever Florida

Forever Florida is a large wildlife conservation area offering some of the best horseback riding trails near Orlando. Read More...

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort is a Disney campground site nestled between Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks. Almost Read More...

Lake Toho

Lake Toho

Lake Toho (Lake Tohopekaliga, to use its full name) is a 23,000-acre fishing lake in Kissimmee, Florida known for its Read More...

Blue Spring State Park Florida

Blue Spring State Park Florida

Blue Spring State Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors. The park is over 2,600 acres and includes the Read More...

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore is a sanctuary for wildlife and humans. It is home to many endangered species, including sea Read More...

Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park

Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park

Take a fun ride with Wild Florida Airboats through a natural wildlife park filled with alligators, eagles, birds and a Read More...

Kayaking in Orlando

Kayaking in Orlando

Kayaking options in Orlando are aplenty, given than the city’s springs and rivers are some of the most beautiful in the Read More...

Wakeboarding in Orlando

Wakeboarding in Orlando

Wakeboarding in Orlando is best done at Orlando Watersports Complex. The complex is one of the largest in North America Read More...

Flyboarding in Orlando

Flyboarding in Orlando

Flyboarding in Orlando is growing in popularity and visitors wanting to try out the exciting new sport of flyboarding Read More...

Watersports in Orlando

Watersports in Orlando

Watersports are very popular in the Orlando area, ranging from jet skiing and wakeboarding to water skiing and hover Read More...

Top 10 Activities for Groups in Orlando

Top 10 Activities for Groups in Orlando

Ahhhh Orlando, Florida, home of never-ending sunshine, loads of entertainment and best of all, the great sense of Read More...

Zip Lining in Orlando

Zip Lining in Orlando

Zip lining is widely offered in Orlando and the surrounding Central Florida area by many different companies. Some of Read More...

Machine Gun America Orlando

Machine Gun America gives gun lovers a chance to wield high-powered, military-grade machine guns. This popular gun range Read More...

Fishing in Orlando

Fishing in Orlando

There are a number of beautiful spots less than an hour away from the downtown area that are great for fishing in Read More...

Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre

Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre

Head to Disney's Contemporary Resort Marina for some extreme watersports at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre, including Read More...

iFly Orlando Indoor Wind Tunnel

iFly Orlando Indoor Wind Tunnel

At iFly Orlando Indoor Wind Tunnel you can experience the sensation of would it feels like to really fly, without ever Read More...

Orlando Balloon Rides

Orlando Balloon Rides

Orlando Balloon Rides allow you to see Orlando from new heights when you take a wonderful hot air balloon ride over Read More...

Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

There’s no shortage of golf courses in Orlando, or even the wider Central Florida region, and it’s no surprise that Read More...

Orlando Airboating

Airboating is the fastest and most exciting way to experience what the locals call the ‘real Florida’ – namely, the Read More...

Kings Bowl Orlando

Kings Bowl Orlando

Kings Bowl Orlando is a retro-style bowling alley that is open for late night bowling, dining and drinking. Put on your Read More...

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a bowling alley with style. It’s a two story building with an upscale appearance that has a Read More...

Sports Venues

Amway Center

The Amway Center is Orlando’s main sports and entertainment venue, located in the heart of the city’s Downtown core near Read More...

The Kissimmee Sports Arena Rodeo

The Kissimmee Sports Arena Rodeo is known as The Greatest Show on Dirt. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over Central Read More...

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando City Stadium

Orlando City Stadium, home of the Orlando City Soccer Club, is located in downtown Orlando. It is within walking Read More...

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Other Attractions

Planetarium at Seminole State College

The Planetarium at Seminole State College offers entertaining, theatrical and educational private and public shows about Read More...

Port Canaveral

The modern Port Canaveral is one of the largest cruise terminals in the US in Cape Canaveral, located just 45 minutes Read More...

University of Central Florida


University of Central Florida


The University of Central Florida is the largest public research university in the United States, with an enrollment of Read More...

Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center is the main public convention center for all of Central Florida. Various events and Read More...

Mardi Gras Orlando

Mardi Gras Orlando

Every spring, Universal Studios Orlando comes alive to celebrate Mardi Gras – a family-friendly New Orleans street party Read More...

Victory Casino Cruise

On the Victory Casino Cruise at Cape Canaveral you can gamble and have all kinds of fun on the water. Imagine Las Vegas Read More...

The Crayola Experience Orlando

The Crayola Experience Orlando

Discover just how exciting coloring in can be at the Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall. Try out 26 hands-on Read More...

Escapology Orlando

Escapology Orlando

Escapology is a theme-based escape game, where up to six people can go on an adventure and have one hour to work Read More...

Chocolate Kingdom Orlando

Chocolate Kingdom Orlando

Chocolate Kingdom Orlando allows you the chance to take part in an interactive journey to discover how chocolate is Read More...

Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal CityWalk

Toothsome Chocolate Factory

The Toothsome Chocolate Factory at Universal’s CityWalk in a full-service restaurant with a hefty focus on chocolatey Read More...

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