Did you know that 75 million people visited Orlando in 2018? Consider heading there for your next vacation.

Are you wondering what to check out when you visit Orlando? Not to worry! In this guide, we’ll go over things to do in Orlando.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out.

1. Head to the Safari Wilderness Ranch

Head to an open vista surrounded by bay trees and cypress domes. It’s around 45 minutes away from Walt Disney World.

A knowledgeable guide will bring you on tour, pointing out the various herds of exotic game. Make a reservation if you’d like to check out this ranch.

2. Incredible Theme Parks

Orlando has world-class theme parks. You can visit the Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios, to name a few.

If you love parades, roller coasters, or simulators, check out the theme parks. Vacationers return to Orlando to re-experience the magic every year.

3. World-Class Shopping

If you and your family love to shop, you’ll enjoy your trip to Orlando even more. There are tons of shopping centers and outlet shopping malls.

Visit the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Don’t forget to visit the Mall at Millenia.

4. New Attractions Every Year

One of the exciting things about Orlando is that every year there’s a new attraction or development.

For example, the Orlando Eye is a unique attraction. Kracken Unleashed is Orlando’s first virtual roller coaster. You can check out this ride at SeaWorld.

Some of the newer parks include the Star Wars park and Toy Story Land. Even if you have already visited Orlando, you’ll want to go again to check out the new attractions.

To find current information about Orlando attractions, visit Orlando Decoded. This blog explores new and unique things to do in the theme parks and beyond! 

5. Tons of Restaurants to Check Out

There are hundreds of unique dining options in Orlando, suiting various budgets. Check out International Drive. There’s everything from Italian, Asian, and American cuisine.

Another great spot to check out is Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort.

Make sure to visit The Three Broomsticks, Cinderella’s Table, or the T-Rex Cafe. At Walt Disney World, you can dine with your favorite Disney characters.

6. Fun for the Entire Family

If you have already visited the theme parks, you can go golfing or check out Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. There are activities for rainy days as well. Check out SeaLife or head to Madame Tussaud with your kids.

7. Enjoy the Nightlife

If you aren’t too tired after checking out the parks, head to CityWalk. There you can find a bunch of different bars.

For other nightlife options, check out Disney Springs. For those staying on International Drive, you’ll have plenty of bars to visit.

8. The Great Escape Room

If you’re a fan of escape rooms, head here to try out Dr. Watson’s Infirmary or The President’s Bunker. Your group will need to work on a few different mysteries to escape. You have 60 minutes to escape!

9. Visit Gatorland

Check out crocodiles, alligators, and an aviary. You can also visit the petting zoo, Florida panthers, and a splash pad if you have kids.

Enjoy the Gator Wrestlin’ Show and the Gator Jumparoo. If you love adventure, get a ticket for the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.

10. Go to the Zoo

You can enjoy visiting some incredible sites near Orlando. Consider heading to the Central Florida Zoo. There, you can check out 23 acres of gardens and see over 500 animals.

This zoo features a reptile house, an insect zoo, and a children’s area. Your kids can pet and feed animals or enjoy the splash playground. This zoo is 20 minutes away from downtown Orlando.

11. Head to Bok Tower Gardens

Don’t forget to visit Bok Tower Gardens 10 miles away from the Legoland Florida Resort. This is a national historic landmark.

Bok Tower Gardens has 700 acres of gardens, citrus groves, and conservation lands. This is a perfect spot for you to explore any time of the year.

12. Go on Outdoor Adventures When You Visit Orlando

Consider trying a new watersport in Orlando. Head to the Florida Everglades.

You can go on tours there and explore swamplands. If you go to Orlando Watersports Complex, try out parasailing, wakeboarding, or tubing.

13. Activities for People on a Budget

Heading to the theme parks can get expensive. If you want to check out free events, consider heading to the Sunday Farmer’s Market or visit Harry P. Leu Gardens. You can also check out some museums for free, depending on the day.

Sometimes, SeaWorld Orlando hosts free concerts. With your dates in mind, research to see if there are any free events during your stay.

14. A Perfect Holiday for a Group

If you want to put together a group holiday, consider Orlando. You can stay in hotels, private homes, or apartments. Enjoy local beaches or head to the various theme parks.

If you want to see more of Florida, landing in Orlando is a great option. Take a road trip to Miami or head to the beach on the Gulf Coast. Have you always wanted to check out Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay?

Whether it’s a family trip or a getaway with best friends, you’ll be able to make lasting memories. Learn more about grand vacations.

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We hope you found this guide on Orlando helpful. When you visit Orlando, make sure to check out some nature spots and theme parks.

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