Orlando is one of the world's most visitor-friendly cities, thanks to its unrivaled collection of theme parks, its sun-drenched climate, and a bustling Downtown area. Family attractions indeed steal the limelight, but there's a world of other possibilities in this Floridian city. If you're looking for diverse shopping options, engaging nightlife, or exciting day trips to enjoy pristine nature – from the fascinating wetlands of the Everglades to some of the finest beaches on the Atlantic coast – then you'll find it all here. Locals in Orlando are also famously friendly sorts, which you'll no doubt experience for yourself when out and about in the city. 

Welcoming millions of visitors every year, both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando® pack in an entire trip's worth of fun on their own. Just some of the experiences waiting for you include meeting and greeting legendary characters, getting the blood pumping on high-octane rollercoasters, and allowing yourself to be whisked away to imaginative new lands – it's a touch of whimsy mixed with unmistakable Americana. 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 swamps, and 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 and Universal consistently rank as the most popular attractions in Orlando, drawing in millions of children and adults of all ages every year. For a family vacation full of surprises and unforgettable experiences, Orlando is hard to beat.We've mapped out all the parks, waterparks, nature parks,...

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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 (though there’s still...

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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 International Drive. For malls,...

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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-style taverns, modern...

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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 into...

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Where to stay in Orlando

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