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 With seven of the top theme parks in one sunny location, Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. Best of all, Orlando offers new and exciting experiences for visitors each year, so there’s always a reason to return. Plan to visit the many amazing theme parks and water parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida Resort. With attractions, blockbuster rides, fabulous shopping, award-winning restaurants, spectacular museums and world-class entertainment, there’s something for everyone in Orlando.

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Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center
8102 International Dr, Orlando, FL
+1 407 363 5872
Daily 8am-9pm


The City

For many, Orlando experiences begin with legendary theme parks, where there are endless opportunities for unforgettable moments. Like seeing the joy in a toddler’s face when she’s running to greet a favorite character. Or feeling the anticipation that builds as you strap into a new pulse-pounding thrill ride.

When it comes to aquatic adventures, Orlando offers dozens of attractions that could fill countless volumes with tales of friendly sea creatures. For those times when you are in search of a peaceful escape, you can find luxurious spas and idyllic pools where majestic palms and gentle breezes create an oasis of calm. Of course, there are still many more chapters to explore: championship golf courses, world-class shopping, a vibrant dining scene featuring the latest from celebrity chefs and rising culinary stars, and even serene eco-adventures.

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Florida Film Festival (April)

Florida Music Festival (April)

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (May)

Bite30 (June)

Orlando Indie Comedy Fest (March)

Christmas in the Park (December)

Mako ride

Theme Parks

Harry Potter fans won't want to miss a trip aboard the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando Resort, but don't forget to squeeze in a ride aboard SeaWorld Orlando's new hypercoaster Mako, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in Florida. Still recovering from a stressful year? Let it go on Frozen Ever After, the newest ride at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.


Volcano Bay

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Universal Studios Florida


The Magic Kingdom

Universal's Islands of Adventure


Sea World

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Family in the street

Do & See

Orlando has lots to offer outside the theme parks, whether you're a fan of more affordable attractions or a more relaxed pace. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye towers above the entire I-Drive 360 complex, while Boggy Creek Airboat Rides offers a glimpse into the unaltered Central Florida wilderness. Little ones can find hours of fun at Crayola Experience, but grownups can get just as creative ordering cocktail at speak-easy styled bar, Herman's Loan Office.

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Sports & Adventure

John F. Kennedy Space Center

Orlando Science Center and Dr. Phillips Cinedome

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Orlando Wetlands Park

Exotic Animal Experience

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Winter Park

K1 Speed

Ritz Carlton Golf Club

Hard Rock Live

Harry P. Leu Gardens



Recently named the Best Foodie City in the USA by Wallethub, Orlando has been developing a dynamic dining scene worth a visit all its own, with a roster of celebrity chefs, home-grown local culinary talent, and inventive new concepts. Walt Disney World Resort's Disney Springs is a hotspot for new dining options, including Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Kitchen, Chef Rick Bayless' Frontera Cocina, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Morimoto Asia and many more. In fact, Orlando now boasts award winning & nominated chefs, representing 17 restaurants between them, with more on the way.

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Victoria & Albert’s

Lil Anthony's


Izziban Sushi & BBQ

Emeril's Orlando

Royal Thai Restaurant

Texas de Brasil

Seasons 52

The Boheme

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Anthony's Pizza

Pio Pio Restaurant

Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse

A Land Remembered

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine

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When only a quick bite will do, check out these cafes. From fancy to casual, you will surely find something that hits the spot, be it a snack, a dessert or simply a hot cup of coffee.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Infusion Tea

White Wolf Cafe

Yellow Dog Eats

Le Cafe de Paris

Pom Pom Tea

Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar

Achilles' Art Cafe


Bars & Nightlife

The adult playground that Orlando nightlife has become could fill every night of your trip. Whatever type of music you prefer, there is a bar or club that spins those exact tunes. Theme parks may abound for children, but there are plenty of venues for grown-ups, too.

Vintage Lounge

One80 Grey Goose Lounge

The Lodge

Independent Bar

Tap & Grind

Back Booth

World of Beer

The Beacham



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Pat O’Brien’s

Redlight Redlight

Murphy’s Arms Pub

The Improv



From extreme luxury to bargain shopping deals, carve out at least one day to practice retail therapy. Orlando has a healthy supply of outlet malls and shopping centers, as well as smaller local boutiques.

The Florida Mall

Orlando Farmer's Market

International Food Club

Total Wine & More

The LEGO Store Downtown Disney

M&Ms World

Gods & Monsters

The Mall at Millenia

Winter Garden Village

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

Lauren Nicole

St. John Outlet

Altamonte Mall

Zou Zou Boutique

Oviedo Mall


Tourist Information


Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Orlando International Airport

Located only six miles southeast of downtown Orlando, the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is within 20 miles of almost all major hotels and attractions. It has two main terminals, serving a number of airlines, including domestic carriers Continental, American, JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, Midwest, Frontier, Northwest, AirTran, Spirit, United and US Airways, as well as a wide variety of international carriers like Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Air Canada, Air Jamaica, British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.

There are nine rental car companies within walking distance of the main terminal, and Lynx bus lines 11, 51, 42, 111 and 407 connect the airport and the city center.

Address: 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando

Phone: +1 407 825 2001


Best Time to Visit

The summer months bring the largest crowds and most stifling temperatures. The weeks and months just before and after the summer months are better in terms of both weather and crowds. In winter, temperatures are at their coolest, crowds their smallest, and prices on accommodation their lowest.

Orlando’s climate is humid and subtropical with two major seasons a year. From June to September, the weather is hot and rainy, while the dry season lasts from October through May.

Public Transport

LYNX is a regional bus service in central Florida, including Orlando. You can either buy a single ride or buy a 7-day pass. You can buy your tickets on the web or from certain outlets in the area.

LYNX bus stops are regularly marked by a round sign with a pink paw or with a pink bus symbol.


Phone: +1 407 841 5969



Various taxicab options are available in the Orlando area, including:

Mears Transportation Group
+1 407 422 4561

Orlando Taxi
+1 321732 8266

Yellow cab Orlando
+1 407 900 5207


There are numerous locations of CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid at most grocery stores and various independent and chain store retailers.

One Walgreens can be found at the following location:

Address: 408 E Michigan St, Orlando

Phone: +1 407 843 0956



United States Postal Service

Address: 7360 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando

Phone: +1 800 275 8777



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Area Code: 407