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Things to do in Orlando, Florida

Stephanie

November 13, 2022

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Orlando, Florida is a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world. With its mild weather, beautiful beaches, and abundance of things to do, it’s no wonder that Orlando is such a popular vacation spot. Here are some of the best things to do while you’re in Orlando.

Visit Walt Disney World Resort

No trip to Orlando would be complete without a visit to the most magical place on earth—Walt Disney World Resort. This massive resort is home to four different theme parks—Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom—as well as two water parks, dozens of hotels, and hundreds of restaurants. No matter your age, you’re sure to have a blast at Walt Disney World Resort.

Check out Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is another must-see for any traveler to Orlando. This resort consists of two theme parks—Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure—as well as the all-new Volcano Bay water park. In addition, Universal Orlando Resort is home to an incredible entertainment complex called CityWalk, which features dozens of dining and shopping options.

Visit the Central Florida Zoo

This zoo is home to over 400 animals from all over the world and offers up-close encounters with many of them. You can feed a giraffe, hold a python, and even participate in animal training sessions. There is also a playground, splash park, and restaurant on site, making it the perfect place to spend a day with the family. 

Visit one of Orlando's Beautiful Lakes

Lake Eola Park is downtown Orlando's most popular spot for picnics, paddle boating, walking trails, and weekly farmers markets—but it's not the only lake worth checking out. Other noteworthy options include Lake Beauclair (great for fishing), Lake Rowell (known for its dramatic sandstone cliffs), and Little Lake Bryan (a peaceful oasis surrounded by nature). 

Get your shopping fix at the Mall at Millenia

This upscale mall features high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Macy's, and Bloomingdale's. If shopping isn't your thing, don't worry—there are plenty of tempting food options to keep you busy while you're here. 

Explore Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando is the perfect place to spend a day if you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Downtown Orlando features beautiful lakeside parks, diverse dining options, and lively nightlife. Be sure to check out Lake Eola Park and Church Street Station while you’re downtown.

Have a Great Trip

Orlando is a great vacation spot for travelers of all ages. With its mild weather, beautiful beaches, and abundance of things to do, you’re sure to have a blast whether you’re visiting for a weekend or an extended vacation. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Orlando today!

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