Orlando is one of the world’s most visited family destinations, and while its illustrious themed attractions may steal the limelight, with a vibrant and well-kept city center and a climate that averages around 75°F (24°C), there’s a surprising number of things to experience here.

    Welcoming millions of visitors per year, both Disney World and Universal Orlando® pack in an entire trip's worth of fun on their own. But it would be a mistake to overlook Orlando’s other activities because the rest of ‘The City Beautiful’ is full of similar family-friendly attractions like waterparks, giant aquariums and zoos, exciting shows, airboat tours around the swamps and plenty of golfing opportunities. Discover all of this, and much more, in our guide to Orlando!

    What to see & do in Orlando

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    Looking for things to do in Orlando? 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, drawing in 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 alternate activities and out-of-town excursions such as... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Orlando

    This Orlando restaurants guide offers some food for thought in terms of where to eat when visiting the City Beautiful. Whether you’re looking to dine out in style at a celebrity-affiliated restaurant in the suburbs or go more casual at one of the Downtown core’s more modest all-day diners, we’ve got you covered. Long gone are the days of Disney and Universal being all about the fast food... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Orlando

    Shopping in Orlando has become so popular that it’s practically become an activity in its own right. The reason? Outlet stores, of course! In fact, many day-trippers will travel across entire states just to get in on the outlet action, with many big-name designer brands offering discounts between 20-70% off retail prices. The most famous outlet brand is Orlando Premium Outlets, with one at either end of... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Orlando

    The nightlife in Orlando is surprisingly lively and varied. Given that the city is basically the theme park capital of the world, partying isn’t usually the first thing on the mind when planning your visit. However, the Downtown core, outer suburbs and tourist epicentres such as Disney and Universal all promise an exciting mix of after-dark fun. Orlando’s Downtown area really comes alive at night, with plenty of local... Read more

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    Orlando may be the theme park capital of the world, but there's more to the Floridian city than just Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando®. The city itself has a party atmosphere and the sort of shopping opportunities that are worth traveling here specifically to take advantage of. Helpfully, Orlando also has great weather all year round, so there's never a bad time to visit. When it comes to getting... Read more

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