Orlando is located in central Florida and is one giant tourist attraction!
There are so many different things to do in the city; world famous theme parks, massive convention centres, and plenty of shopping are just some of the options. The exquisite fountain of Lake Eola is the unique symbol of Orlando, which has earned the nickname ‘The City Beautiful’. One thing is for sure you won’t be stuck for things to do in Orlando, read on as we explore more.
1. Exciting Theme Parks
The city has 2 big Theme Parks which you should definitely have on your list. The Walt Disney World Resort, an entertainment complex located in Bay Lake next to Orlando is the most visited resort in the world with 27 themed hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and many other entertaining sites. Universal Orlando Resort owned by the NBC Universal is the 2nd largest park after the Walt Disney Resort and is a must-visit. It has 2 theme parks, the Islands of Adventure and the Universal Studios Florida. It also has a night entertainment complex, the Universal CityWalk Orlando, and five big resort hotels.
If nature is more your thing, The Animal Kingdom gives you the opportunity to interact with your favourite animals, including zebra and giraffes! Make sure you don’t miss the alluring artificial lagoon with many different types of tropical fish.
The second largest public convention centre in the US, The Orange County Convention Centre is located in Orlando and hosts various events from trade shows, sports events, celebrity shows to international exhibitions and attracts many different people from all across the world.
The architecture of the building will also captivate – solar panels systemically fixed on the roof of the South Concourse provide a total power of 1 MW and are an impressive feat of engineering.
3. Stunning Entertainment
Orlando is a city of pure entertainment. From Universal CityWalk to Downtown Disney, all ensure your entertainment needs are completely fulfilled. The CityWalk itself is home to Hard Rock Café, Buffet’s Margaretville, Blue Man Group with a host of amazing dance clubs and resorts. Downtown Disney with its Cirque du Soleil, Blue Stages, and Pleasure Island is a must visit. The live music and countless restaurants along the Sand Lake Road make it a good place to have a family dinner. Weekend festivals, live performances and shows are common in Downtown and you might be lucky enough to see one of your favourite bands! International Drive offers plenty of exciting activities, from skydiving and helicopter rides to Ripley’s Museum and Cinema multiplexes.
4. Natural Sense of Beauty
Orlando has a great variety of natural beauty, from green areas to hundreds of magnificent lakes where you can hire boats, jet skis, and fishing equipment.
There are various parks to choose from, but Lake Eola park is a scenic masterpiece. Take a walk around the lake or kick back and relax with a great book, the choice is yours!
5. The Great Orlando Magic
The local basketball team, Orlando Magic has a loyal fan base which you can join for an evening. Grab your ticket and some food, then sit back and enjoy watching these superb athletes do their thing on the court.
Orlando offers the experience of a lifetime and is certainly one you’ll remember forever. Regardless of your age or preferences, you’ll find something to do in this spectacular city.