Orlando Travel Guide

Get ready to dive headfirst into the vibrant heart of Florida: Orlando. Yes, it's the theme park capital of the world, and each one is pretty amazing, but there's a lot more to discover in and around this extraordinary city than mouse ears and thrilling rides. This guide shows you where to find the highlights.

Of course, you've heard about the enchanting theme parks that put Orlando on the map. They're like dreams brought to life, each one with its own unique spell. From the iconic castle at the heart of Walt Disney World to the adrenaline-pumping rides at Universal Orlando Resort, you're in for a whirlwind of thrills and giggles. And there's more a little further afield, like the Kennedy Space Center, where history and the future collide. Feel the pulse of space exploration as you walk among towering rockets and meet the heroes who dared to reach for the skies. Your kids' laughter will be the soundtrack to your unforgettable family vacation.

And let's not forget about the quieter treasures of Orlando. Museums here are like hidden gems, each one offering a portal to a world of art, history, and imagination. There are charming cobblestone streets to explore in Winter Park, where art and culture swirl like the wind through ancient oaks. You can paddleboard on Lake Eola, head out to the Florida Everglades for an encounter with nature, or slap on the sunscreen for a day on Clearwater Beach.

Diving into the local food scene is more than just theme park snacks. Explore local favorites serving up soulful Southern BBQ or fresh seafood straight from the coast, and even a medieval dining experience.

This guide to Orlando is your key to unlocking the real magic of this city.

Best places to visit in Orlando: top attractions you don't want to miss


It might be known as the theme park capital of the world, with its rip-roaring rollercoasters and movie-themed parks, but there’s so much more to see in Orlando. The city and its surrounding neighborhoods are home to some of the country's top attractions. Get lost in iconic family-friendly favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and discover soaring historical attractions like the Kennedy Space Center alongside local heritage gems like Hannibal Square and impressive art museums.

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