USD

Universal Orlando

Everything you need to know about Universal Orlando

The Universal Orlando area of the city is dominated by the theme-parks and resort of the same name. There is so much to do here, from seeing your favorite Hollywood creations come to life, to excellent dining experiences, live performances and excellent resort hotels with quick and convenient access to the group of Universal amusement parks. The Universal area was established in 1990 to the west of the city, just off International Drive highway. Although it is not quite as big as Walt Disney World’s Lake Buena Vista complex, parallels are obvious – fun, family theme parks, water parks, souvenir shopping and practically any regional cuisine you could think of. You can find it all in Universal Orlando.

If this is your first stay in Orlando’s Universal, getting to grips with the sheer amount of fun waiting for you is no easy task, so we have compiled the best of everything, all in one page. Find out where to go, what to eat, the best shops for your Universal Studios souvenirs (and Harry Potter’s magic wand), and what to do at night! Click the links below to see more.

Read More

Best of Universal Orlando

  • 10 Best Hotels in Universal Orlando

    The best hotels in the Universal Orlando Resort area of the city are enjoyed for their close proximity to all the fun of 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 Nightlife in Universal

    10 Best Nightlife in Universal

    The best nightlife in Universal Orlando is located in and around Universal CityWalk, the purpose built nightlife Read More»

  • 5 Best Shopping in Universal

    The best shopping in and around Universal Orlando focused mostly on souvenirs and mementos as you would expect when you Read More»

  • 10 Best Restaurants in Universal

    When looking for the best restaurants in Universal Orlando, you won’t have to stray far from the rides and attractions 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»

Popular Attractions

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...

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Orlando is the ultimate collection of all things weird and unusual for the 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...

Featured Stories

  • Walt Disney World or Universal Studios

    Walt Disney World or Universal Studios

    Planning a vacation to Orlando, Florida can be an exciting task, but it can also be overwhelming. The city offers 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»

  • 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»

  • 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»

  • Palm Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

    Palm Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando

    Dine in Orlando's hottest hotel at The Palm restaurant located in Hard Rock Hotel in Universal Studios, an upscale Read More»

  • Hard Rock Café Orlando

    The Hard Rock Café Orlando, like pretty much everything else in this central Florida city, goes big on size; everything Read More»

Nightime Attractions

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...

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...

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...

Most Popular Rides Inside Universal

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...

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...

  • All Universal Studios Hotels

    All Universal Studios Hotels

    Hotels around Universal Studios Orlando include all properties that pride themselves on offering quick and convenient Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Universal Orlando

    The best hotels in the Universal Orlando Resort area of the city are enjoyed for their close proximity to all the fun of Read More»

  • Orlando.com

    Follow Us On Facebook!


    Get our Photos and Stories about Orlando happenings and openings: What's New, What's Hot and What's up in Orlando! 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hide Map Show Map

Best Hotels near Universal

 

Select Your Date
Currency
Sorting
Filter
  night(s)
 
 
 
Loved by guests
Loved by guests
 
Book now
Loved by guests
Loved by guests
 
Book now
Loved by guests
Loved by guests
 
Book now
Rate This Place: ( votes)
Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...