Visiting Orlando

Such a great city that caters for all ages

Visiting Orlando

Walt Disney had a vision (back in 1965) to build a theme park and chose Orlando as the place to fulfil his dream. Today, Disney World is it's own city with theme parks, many restaurants, shops, hotels and golf courses and even has its own police force. But of course it's not just about Disney!

What will you find in Orlando?

There is plenty to do, see and experience for all ages and below you will see a summary to help get you started, plan and enjoy your stay in Orlando.

Theme Parks – The obvious main theme parks to visit include Universal Orlando resort and Disney World resort is a must and between the two, you could spend the whole of your fortnight visiting all eight parks. Of course, there are others too including SeaWorld Orlando resort and Legoland Florida.

Other Attractions – Don’t forget to also visit Legoland Florida,  Kennedy Space Center and Holy land Experience to name a few. There are also other water parks, mini golf activities, airboat and helicopter rides and the more recently opened Orlando Eye.

Seeing Orlando by Night – With the day time weather ranging from warm to very hot and sometimes with high humidity, you will welcome the evening with the cooler temperatures and a chance to see the nightlife Orlando has to offer. With clever planning, the main resorts also provide evening entertainment too and hanging around Disney Springs and Universal Citywalk has plenty to offer. Medieval Times and Pirates Dinner Adventure plus other evening shows brings plenty of variety to all.

Eating Out – Who has time or the wish to cook for the family? There are so many different culinary options in Orlando and we provide a breakdown (by your budget) to help choose where and what to eat. One thing to remember, everyone wears shorts, t-shirts and flip flops – there’s no formal dress code!

Shopping For Shop-a-Holics! Great bargains can be found in the two Orlando Premium Outlets with plenty of designer labels and great discounts are always available. The two Florida Malls also offer a variety of well known labels and shops plus plenty of popular restaurants and fast-food kiosks.

If you are looking for further information on what to do in Orlando, you may benefit from visiting one of the many tourist information centers in Orlando.

The Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, located in Davenport, Polk County, Florida is one of the main visitor information points.

There is also the large Information Center in Downtown Orlando, a Visitor Center among the International Drive and a Welcome Center located in Kissimmee, Orlando.

At any of these locations, you can find out about the various attractions in Orlando as well as discounts on tickets and bargain packages available for the theme parks and various eateries. Here you can also receive a map of Florida and of Orlando to help navigate your way around and have all your questions answered.

You can also pick up a map of Florida and of Orlando by asking at most hotel front desks.

To find out more about the accommodation in Orlando, visit our tips and advice regarding the various types of accommodation available to maximise your stay!