Top ChoiceAmusement Park in Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

Pedestrian-friendly Universal Orlando Resort has got spunk, spirit and attitude. With fantastic rides, excellent children's attractions and entertaining shows, it's comparable to Walt Disney World®. But Universal...

Top ChoiceGardens in Orlando

Harry P Leu Gardens

Camelias, roses, orange groves and desert plants cover 50 acres, as well as plenty of grassy spots for a lakeside picnic. Pick up supplies at the trendy East End Market, a half-mile east of the entrance gate on...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Orlando

Mennello Museum of American Art

Tiny but excellent lakeside art museum featuring the work of Earl Cunningham, whose brightly colored images, a fusion of pop and folk art, leap off the canvas. Visiting exhibits often feature American folk art....

Top ChoiceMuseum in Orlando

Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art

Founded in 1924, Orlando's grand center for the arts boasts a fantastic collection – both permanent and temporary – and hosts an array of adult and family-friendly art events and classes. The popular First...

Amusement Park in Orlando

Walt Disney World®

This mega-scale park, with its own monorail, sections of eight-lane highway, and thousands of acres of rides, amusements, parks, and hotels, is larger than a good sized international airport...and about as easy...

Amusement Park in Orlando

SeaWorld

One of Orlando’s largest theme parks, SeaWorld is an aquatic-themed park filled with marine animal shows, roller coasters and up-close sea-life encounters. However, the park’s biggest draw is controversial: live...

Museum in Orlando

WonderWorks

Housed in a hard-to-miss, upside-down building, this is yet another bright, loud, frenetic landmark trying to make its mark in Orlando. This one is a cross between a children's museum, a video arcade and an...

Museum in Orlando

Orlando Science Center

Changing exhibits on dinosaurs, the human body, the solar system and more offer candy-coated science education geared towards children aged five to 12. A giant tree grows through the four-story atrium, at the...

Aquarium in Orlando

Sea Life

Just when you thought Orlando had every water-themed park and attraction available, along comes Sea Life (one of a chain that operates around the world). Opened in 2016, this is another wildlife showcase of the...

Amusement Park in Orlando

Aquatica

This water park filled with tropical greenery offers a sense of Polynesia. You can float about in lazy rivers, splash zones, wave pools and water slides. Aquatica is owned by SeaWorld, and while there are no...

Amusement Park in Orlando

ICON Orlando

Orlando has got everything else that goes up and down, so why not round and around? Opened in 2017, ICON Orlando is one of International Drive's latest landmarks. Orlando is flat, but a trip in this, especially...

Museum in Orlando

Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Full-scale replicas of the doomed ship's interior and artifacts found at the bottom of the sea, 170 in all, including one of only two pieces of the actual ship's hull. Kids especially love the dramatic and...

Wildlife Reserve in Orlando

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Centered at a cool old house and very much off the beaten track, this little lakeside rehabilitation center for hawks, screech owls and other talon-toed feathered friends offers plenty of opportunities to see the...

Arts Center in Orlando

Art & History Museums – Maitland

Founded as an art colony in 1937 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this lovely little spot provides classes and studio space to area artists, galleries where they can display their work, and...

Park in Orlando

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park

Pretty and shaded, this little city park sits between downtown Orlando and Thornton Park. A paved sidewalk circles the water, there's a waterfront playground and you can rent swan paddleboats. On Saturday...

Zoo in Orlando

Central Florida Zoo & Botanic Gardens

With lush surrounds, this small but satisfying zoo is set apart from the usual intensity of Orlando tourist attractions, with an excellent splash-play area, animal interactions and three zipline courses.

Museum in Orlando

Orange County Regional History Center

Orlando before Disney? Permanent exhibits cover prehistoric Florida, European exploration, race relations and citrus production, with a re-created pioneer home and 1927 courtroom.

Amusement Park in Orlando

Discovery Cove

At Discovery Cove, guests spend the day snorkeling in a fish- and ray-filled reef, floating on a lazy river through an aviary and simply relaxing in an intimate tropical sanctuary of white-sand beaches. For an...