50 Must-Do's While Staying in Orlando

To help you make the most of Orlando, we’ve narrowed the countless things to do here down to 50 of our favorites.

    Theme Parks

  1. Enjoy the famous food, fun and festivals at the world-famous theme parks: Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando or LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
  2. With free parking and à la carte rides, Fun Spot offers big thrills at a low price.
  3. Celebrate one of Florida’s most iconic critters at Gatorland.
  4. CAN’T MISS: Get a bird’s-eye view from The Wheel at ICON Park.
  5. Indoor Attractions

  6. Beat the Florida heat and your personal Pac-Man record at Dezerland Park. Orlando’s largest indoor attraction includes an arcade, go-karts, bowling, laser tag and classic cars.
  7. The ropes course and interactive exhibits at WonderWorks are fun for all ages.
  8. Honor Orlando’s past at the Orange County Regional History Center or the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture.
  9. Explore new horizons with the Orlando Science Center’s telescope and flight simulator.
  10. Fly high (but not too high) at iFly Indoor Skydiving.
  11. Plan a sweet escape to the Chocolate Museum & Cafe.
  12. At Beer Spa, unwind with local brews and hot tubs infused with barley and hops.
  13. Rock out at Rising Star, Universal CityWalk’s karaoke bar.
  14. CAN’T MISS: Take an out-of-this-world trip to the Kennedy Space Center.
  15. CAN’T MISS: Visit the Kia Center for an Orlando Magic game, a live concert from your favorite band or major comedy act.
  16. Experience the drama of off-Broadway shows at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Explore more of Orlando’s museums and theaters on page 74 of the Rosen Reveal special 50th Anniversary edition.
  17. Shopping

  18. CAN’T MISS: Disney Springs sports over 50 stores, including Levi’s, Anthropologie, Once Upon a Toy and UNIQLO.
  19. Make Orlando your runway with designer digs from The Mall at Millenia.
  20. Score great deals at the Orlando International Premium Outlets.
  21. The Florida Mall has something special at every price point.
  22. Find your poolside read at Writer’s Block Bookstore.
  23. Blackbird Comics & Coffeehouse carries graphic novels, vinyl records and board games.
  24. Find amazing antiques in Ivanhoe Village.
  25. Stroll through the historic Winter Park Shops on Park, lined with upscale boutiques.

    Food & Drink

  1. CAN’T MISS: Find deli sandwiches, giant cookies, plant-based comfort food and more at East End Market. The food hall also features Domu, a Michelin Bib Gourmand ramen restaurant.
  2. Start your day at one of Foxtail Coffee Co.’s many Orlando locations.
  3. For authentic Vietnamese cuisine, head to award-winning Pho 88.
  4. Spanish eatery Columbia is a satellite location of Florida’s oldest restaurant.
  5. CAN’T MISS: Indulge in mouthwatering barbecue at 4 Rivers Smokehouse.
  6. Chill out at ICEBAR, where even the furniture is frozen.
  7. Enjoy a craft brew at Crooked Can Brewing Company.
  8. Mocktail bar The BANDBOX proves that 0% ABV can mean 100% flavor.
  9. Outdoor Recreation

  10. Paddle a swan boat, take a stroll or attend a festival at Lake Eola Park.
  11. Go sunflower or berry picking at Southern Hill Farms.
  12. Paddle down a crystal-blue spring at King’s Landing.
  13. Have a swamp-tastic time at Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures.
  14. CAN’T MISS: Float past regal mansions and moss-draped trees on the Winter Park’s Scenic Boat Tour.
  15. Admire the lush vegetation at Leu Gardens.
  16. Rent some wheels from West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades.
  17. CAN’T MISS: Make a splash on the aquatic obstacle course at Nona Adventure Park.
  18. Go wild at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
  19. Learn to surf at Cocoa Beach, the closest beach to Orlando.
  20. Walk the boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands Park, a unique park that is home to many animals and three types of wetland communities that act as a natural water filtration system.
  21. Witness the rare phenomenon of bioluminescence on Florida’s east coast during a nighttime paddleboard or kayak adventure.
  22. Sports

  23. Inter&Co Stadium is home to Orlando City SC and their soccer sisters, the Orlando Pride.
  24. Challenge your crew at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games.
  25. Driving ranges have never been so much more fun than at Topgolf.
  26. CAN’T MISS: Strike out at King’s Dining & Entertainment.
  27. Test your strength and aim at Axecelsior Axe Throwing on International Drive.
  28. Camping World Stadium hosts several college bowl games.
  29. Catch a game with your dog at the full-service Pups Pub in downtown Orlando.

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