What to Do In and Around Orlando
If you’re looking for what to do in Orlando, Florida, here are some attractions not to miss, and some great places to dine.
What to Do in Orlando
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT - Visit Universal Studios Florida, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk. Shop, dine, go on thrill rides and enjoy live entertainment all in one.
Where: 6000 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL. 32819
WALT DISNEY WORLD - The most-visited vacation resort in the world, Walt Disney World contains 27 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks and four golf courses. With something for everyone, you can all enjoy the magic of Disney. And after all that, Disney Springs offers shopping, dining and entertainment.
Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. 32830
SEAWORLD – At this marine-based zoological park you can also visit SeaWorld's waterpark, Aquatica, or head over to Discovery Cove to swim with dolphins, feed tropical birds, and more. Don’t forget the roller coasters and rides to shows, tours, and attractions.
Where: 7007 Sea World Dr. Orlando, FL. 32821
ICON Park - Shop, eat, and enjoy the view. Featured: multiple dining destinations, and outstanding attractions. Among them are The Wheel, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, and the Orlando Sea Life Aquarium.
Where: 8375 International Dr. #100, Orlando, FL. 32819
GATORLAND - The Alligator Capital of the World. Zip line, explore, pet and observe thousands of alligators, crocodiles, snakes and other creatures.
Where: 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL. 32837
NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Enjoy the beautiful east coast of Florida at New Smyrna Beach with specialty shops and good eats right off the beach on Flagler Avenue.
Where: New Smyrna Beach, FL.
LEGOLAND - A 150-acre interactive LEGO theme park featuring more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.
Where: 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL. 33884
COCOA BEACH PIER - Established in 1962, the Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet out over the Atlantic Ocean. Shop, fish, relax, dine and watch a sunset at the Cocoa Beach Pier.
Where: 401 Meade Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL. 32931
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - Get the ultimate Space Coast experience at the Kennedy Space Center. Visit the Astronaut Hall of Fame, have lunch with an astronaut, or embark on your own Shuttle Launch Experience simulation.
Where: Kennedy Space Center SR 405, FL. 32899
BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA - This 335-acre African-themed park also has roller coasters, rides, attractions, animal encounters, dining and live shows.
Where: 10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr. Tampa, FL. 33612
What to Do in Orlando, Florida: Eat
4RIVERS - Stop in and enjoy some Texas-style BBQ and all your comfort food favorites at this counter-serve joint in Winter Park. Have a sweet tooth? Stop by their bakery area for an array of treats.
Where: 1600 Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL. 32789; 1869 West State Road 434 Longwood, FL. 32750
PRATO - This rustic Park Avenue restaurant has much to offer, including handcrafted Italian cuisine, year-round patio seating and a vibrant bar scene.
Where: 124 N Park Ave. Winter Park, FL. 32789
THE RAVENOUS PIG - This American gastropub features favorites inspired by some of the best seasonal foods that Florida has to offer. Enjoy the best of Florida, and wash it down with a wine from around the world, a top-notch craft beer, or a handcrafted cocktail.
Where: 1234 N Orange Ave. Winter Park, FL. 32789
THE PORCH - A converted garage, The Porch Winter Park offers an open and airy atmosphere to enjoy its "pub-grub" while watching your favorite sporting event on the many TVs located throughout.
Where: 643 N Orange Ave. Orlando, FL. 32801
YARDHOUSE - This sports-bar has great food, great atmosphere, and more than 100 different ales, craft beers, lagers and imported beers on tap.
Where: 8367 International Dr. Orlando, FL. 32819
DEXTER’S - Located in the scenic Thornton Park District of Downtown Orlando, Dexter’s has a little something for everyone. A casual hangout atmosphere with a wide array of foods and wines.
Where: 808 E Washington St. Orlando, FL. 32801
TEXAS DE BRAZIL - This Brazilian eatery offers a salad bar, desserts, and all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved right at your table.
Where: 5259 International Dr. Orlando, FL. 32819
CAFÉ TU TU TANGO - Enjoy tapas at this eclectic dining destination as you also enjoy live entertainment along with artists painting as you eat.
Where: 8625 International Dr. Orlando, FL. 32819