In a place with unlimited activities and attractions, there is obviously more than 5 things to do in Orlando. This Florida city often crops up on people’s bucket lists. Orlando is filled with theme parks, fun and adventure. It’s the perfect destination for anyone looking for a fun, stress free trip with lots of laughs. Whether you are looking for an action-packed week away with the kids, or the chance to explore on your own, Orlando has plenty to offer.
With so much going on it’s essential that you choose the right base. Somewhere like Marriott’s Grande Vista is the perfect place to relax at the end of long days, getting a good night’s sleep and preparing for your next great adventure. But, wherever you stay it’s a good idea to do a bit of research first. With so much to do it’s easy to miss things that you would love. So, here’s a look at 5 of the things that you should put on your to-do list for your trip to Orlando.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom was Walt Disney’s first theme park and remains one of the most popular theme parks in the world to this day. No matter how old you are, a little bit of Disney magic can be a great way to relive your childhood. You can’t help but smile as you look up at Cinderella’s castle or watch the evening fireworks. This theme park includes rides, roller-coaster, simulators and various Disney themed areas. A must for any Disney fan.
If your movie love is a little wider than just Disney, Universal Studios is the place to be. Home to rides and attractions based around all of our movie favourites this is a fantastically fun day out. If you prefer a bigger adrenaline rush or are traveling with older children, you might want to buy a “park to park” pass so that you can also head over to the Islands of Adventure park.
SeaWorld is always a big hit with kids and adults alike. Home to various different species of sea life and fish, SeaWorld lets you get up close and personal with your favourite creatures, while learning more about their environments and lifecycles. There are also talks, displays, shows and aquatic themed rides.
The Kennedy Space Centre
If theme parks aren’t your thing, and you’ve got no desire to spend your days on roller-coasters and rides, Orlando still has plenty to offer. Just a 45-minute drive away from Downtown Orlando on the Eastern coast of Florida is the Kennedy Space Centre. At the Kennedy Centre you can see actual rockets that have left the earth’s orbit, you can learn more about space and space crafts and you can walk on the same ground as many of NASA’s greatest astronauts.
Yes, Orlando has lots of theme parks and plenty of museums and historic sites, but it’s also known for its water parks. Aquatica park is perhaps the biggest and best of them all. Home to head to head slides, flumes, rapids and the famous Dolphin Plunge it’s a fantastic family day out.
You can’t go wrong with Orlando. It’s certainly a great kids destination and worth a road trip to Florida. But there’s so much more. 5 things to do in Orlando is just the start of a great and memorable trip.
13 thoughts on “5 Things to do in Orlando”
So much fun to be had in Orlando! I’ve been to Disney and Universal as a kid but would love to go back. I was also reading an article in an in-flight magazine all about the non-theme park side of Orlando and how many cool restaurants, bars and areas there are. Seems like a lot to discover!
You are right, there is a ton to do. Orlando is such a fun place. Thanks for the comment.
I am headed there in a few days! Thanks for a great post.
Have a great time, thanks for the comment
Oh Mark, every time I read about Disney, I want to hop on the first plane out of here!
Great post x
Thanks, and thank you for the comment
They are surely both fun for kids and adults, perfect for family outings!
Yes,indeed, thanks for the comment
I’d love to visit Orlando! I’ve never been to America, I’ve only ever flown right of the UK haha.
Orlando is a ton of fun. Hope you get there in the future. Thanks for the comment.
Love that there’s so much to do in Orlando! All of the big theme parks are out there. I need to visit Disney World one day. Thanks for sharing!
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My pleasure, thanks for the comment!
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