Orlando is one of the worldâs most visited family destinations, and while its illustrious themed attractions may steal the limelight, with a vibrant and well-kept city centre and a climate that averages around 75Â° Fahrenheit (25Â° Celsius), there is a surprising amount of things to experience here. Welcoming tens-of-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 Orlandoâs other activities because the rest of âThe City Beautifulâ 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!
Visitors both young and young at heart can immerse themselves in the world's top theme parks right here in Orlando. From the classic Magic KingdomÂ® Park at Walt Disney WorldÂ® Resort to The Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ¢ at Universal OrlandoÂ® Resort, there's a world for everyone to escape into! Experience a wonderland of ocean animals at SeaWorldÂ® Orlando.Â Discover fun for the whole family at LEGOLANDÂ® Florida, one of Orlando's newest theme parks. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with VIP theme park experiences. The parks always have multiple new projects on the horizon, so even the most die-hard visitors to Orlando theme parks will always find new ways to create lasting memories, year after year!
When it comes to filling up your holiday itinerary, Orlando offers no shortage of things to do. Take advantage of experiences that are uniquely Orlando, like flying through a swamp on an airboat or getting up close with wildlife atÂ Gatorland. Sports lovers can cheer on the Magic NBA basketball team at the new Amway Centre or take a ride on one of multiple zip-lines in the area. And the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down: check out a show atÂ Blue Man GroupÂ or one of Orlando's many dinner theatres for an entertaining nightcap.
When the sun goes down, Orlando heats up. Visitors with kids have a bevy of evening entertainment options to choose from including dinner shows and interactive entertainment complexes. Pointe Orlando and ICON Orlando 360 both feature unique restaurants, shopping and live entertainment experiences. Adults wanting to let loose can opt for cosy pubs, downtown dance clubs, live music, cigar lounges, comedy clubs and a number of area breweries and wineries. Feel the beat alongside vibrant dance performers and energetic bands at Mangoâs Tropical CafÃ© Orlando, or chill out with an icy cocktail at ICEBAR Orlando.
With more than 170 golf courses, over 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise. Take it from the professionals: In addition to being home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world, Orlando was voted the "North American Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in 2010. And with a multitude of stunning courses designed by the likes of Nicklaus, Dye, and Fazio, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere else.
You probably already know that Orlando is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, but did you know Orlando is one of the world's most popular wedding and honeymoon destinations? With a menagerie of venues to choose from, from hotels and restaurants to museums and even theme parks, Orlando is an unforgettable setting for a dream wedding. Orlando is also the perfect destination for honeymoons with plenty of romantic hotels, relaxing spas and fine dining for newlyweds to indulge and create lasting memories. And so much more.