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Top Orlando Activities

December 6, 2018
Top Activities in Orlando

Orlando, Florida has long been a destination for sunny vacations filled with family-friendly theme parks and timeshares to help you enjoy all the city has to offer. Read on to find out our top picks for things to do during your next visit to "The City Beautiful."


Walt Disney World® Resort
Walt Disney World Resort and Orlando are synonymous with each other. While you could spend weeks exploring all the various parks within Disney, take some time beforehand and be sure to focus on what you would really like to see. Don't miss the Disney characters roaming the parks, the nightly fireworks shows, and the infamous rides and attractions. There is truly nothing comparable to the Disney experience. Want to experience a piece of the Disney magic without the hustle and bustle? Head to Disney Springs for a leisurely stroll and bite to eat.

Universal Orlando® Resort
Universal Orlando Resort has long been known for its range of roller coasters and other rides within its two theme parks but perhaps today it is best known for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an unmatched, interactive experience that any fan of the franchise will enjoy with rides and set recreations. Be sure not to miss Mythos Restaurant, a cave-themed restaurant that is repeatedly voted one of the best theme park restaurants in the world.

SeaWorld® Orlando
Although a zoological park first, SeaWorld Orlando also features several roller coasters. Be sure to ride Mako, Manta, and Journey to Atlantis for thrilling ride experiences. Best known for the variety of animals they care for, don't miss the penguins, dolphins, beluga whales, and all the rescued and rehabilitated animals at SeaWorld.

Kennedy Space Center
While not technically in Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center is located within easy driving distance (one hour) of the city and is worth the visit. Apart from touring the historic facilities, visitors can meet and speak with an astronaut, tour off-limits areas by bus, and participate in shuttle launch and astronaut training simulators.

Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
The Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets features a little something for everyone in your life. Deals abound in this Premium Outlet shopping center featuring dozens of well-known national retailers. The Premium Outlets also feature a mix of higher-end brands, catering to bargain shoppers of all levels.

For more information on what to see and do in Orlando, visit the Orlando Visitors Bureau.