Collected by Ola Akinfenwa
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA
While Orlando typically inspires images of amusement parks, the city is also home to sites that are completely separate from the manufactured worlds of Disney and Universal—such as the Harry P. Leu Gardens. The urban oasis teems with...
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Universal Studios is celebrating its 100th year this year so its a good time to go visit the studios in Orlando. Well, any time is a good time to visit, really. After a long day of walking around and hitting the rides and seeing everything else,...
29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Believe it or not, Orlando has an impressive—and ever-growing—arts and culture community. To get a feel for the scene, visit CityArts Factory, a collective of contemporary art galleries in the heart of downtown Orlando. Admission is...
Thornton Park, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
A stroll through this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood near Lake Eola in downtown Orlando yields plenty to see and do. Design a T-shirt on the spot at Mother Falcon’s pop-up factory, see what’s happening at the creative collaborative...
2101 North Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
It's free, it's more intimate—and manageable—than Downtown Disney, and it's a stunning re-creation of of 1930s Atlantic seashore boardwalk. Rent a two- or four-person bike to make quick work of the quarter-mile stretch, while street entertainers...
9101 International Dr #2310, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre at Pointe Orlando features top-ranked veteran comedians as well as emerging talent from Central Florida. Catch your favorite comic or enjoy a great open mic night in a classy, intimate venue.
1500 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
Fork & Screen takes movies to the next level, with plush seating, service, food, and drinks. Combining dinner and a movie is entertainment multi-tasking at its best. Get the evening started here, then hit Downtown Disney for nightlife.
1478 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32821, USA
With a dedicated venue at Disney Springs, this world-class production by Cirque du Soleil is bound to elicit wonder from every age group in your entourage. Incredible acrobatics and whimsical characters converge in a family-friendly storyline...
Disney Springs Marketplace, Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
At Downtown Disney, this shop celebrates everything chocolate--from sundaes toppling with whipped cream, to gourmet hot chocolate, to old-fashioned fountain shakes. Free samples keep chocoholic cravings under control while you wait.
4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando, FL 32839, USA
Home to big brands and even bigger discounts, Orlando draws shoppers from all over the world. Many head to the Mall at Millenia, which features Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, and Versace alongside mainstays like Anthropologie and Urban...
2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, USA
Walking distance from many Disney resorts, Jellyrolls is one of the favored nightlife spots around the parks. Spend the evening being entertained by dueling pianists taking requests on demand. You name it—they can play and sing practically every...
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Orlando’s centerpiece lake sits right in the middle of downtown, close to the pretty neighborhood and dining district of Thornton Park. A pedestrian-only path fringing the water stretches for nearly a mile, offering visitors a great place to...
7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Famous (or, perhaps more accurately these days, notorious) for the Shamu show, SeaWorld remains one of Orlando’s perpetually popular theme parks. And even though trainers no longer enter the water to ride and dive with the orcas as they once...
12559 FL-535, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
A hot air balloon ride is a wonderfull experience. I got a chance to enjoy this bird's eye view of Florida a few years back and highly recommend it! We booked through Painted Horizons Tour and had a great time. It was an early morning start, where...
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