Best things to do in Orlando

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Blvd
912local recommendations
Matt
Matt says “Universal came to Orlando after Disney. Whereas Disney is outside the city and attempts to create a...” ·
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2. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
8200 Vineland Avenue
445local recommendations
Yngrid And Jiovanni
Yngrid And Jiovanni says “Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets® is regarded as one of the country's most upscale outlet centers an...” ·
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3. The Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Rd
437local recommendations
Yngrid And Jiovanni
Yngrid And Jiovanni says “The Mall at Millenia is a truly unique destination offering the finest collection of luxury boutique...” ·
4. SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr
515local recommendations
Ally
Ally says “From our world-famous whales to our spectacular shows, animal habitats and thrill rides, SeaWorld Or...” ·
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5. Orlando International Premium Outlets
4951 International Dr
355local recommendations
Yentl
Yentl says “Great stores to choose from. Great location with lots of parking even valet is offered. Why shop in ...” ·
6. Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
344local recommendations
Euan
Euan says “The major airport for Orlando, this is a busy spot. It can feel quite large, especially if you arriv...” ·
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7. ICON Orlando™
8401 International Drive
246local recommendations
Shevone
Shevone says “The Orlando Eye is great experience to have night or day. Spectacular view! The capsule is quiet, cl...” ·
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8. Universal CityWalk Orlando
6000 Universal Boulevard
163local recommendations
Luciano
Luciano says “O City Walk é um complexo que fica na entrada entre os parques da Universal e Island Adventure. Fica...” ·
9. Lake Eola
153local recommendations
Denver
Denver says “You can see downtown Orlando - or attend a concert venue at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center or t...” ·
10. Universal's Islands of Adventure
6000 Universal Boulevard
149local recommendations
Ally
Ally says “Home of Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk .. Must see Harry Potter, experience H...” ·
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11. The Florida Mall
8001 S Orange Blossom Trail
167local recommendations
Yngrid And Jiovanni
Yngrid And Jiovanni says “Located minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort and popular area at...” ·
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12. Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
97local recommendations
Nathalie
Nathalie says “Lots of fun for the kids - you can spend an entire day and not get bored, or too exhausted! Great ...” ·
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13. Amway Center
400 West Church Street
96local recommendations
Justine
Justine says “concerts , shows, Orlando Magic basketball, Orlando Solar Bears hockey and much more. Just check the...” ·
14. Lake Eola Park
80local recommendations
Dyna
Dyna says “Lake Eola is the main lake of Central Florida. It is in the heart of Downtown Orlando. It has an ama...” ·
15. Harry P Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
97local recommendations
Rich
Rich says “The gardens are a lush space of green and nature where you can explore some of Florida's best sub-tr...” ·
16. Gatorland
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
87local recommendations
Ally
Ally says “This is a great place for families. They have an amazing gator show and you can get close and person...” ·
17. Universal Studios Florida
6000 Universal Blvd
73local recommendations
John
John says “Hang on tight. Your heroes are about to burst through the screen and yank you into the story. You’re...” ·
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18. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue
75local recommendations
Yngrid And Jiovanni
Yngrid And Jiovanni says “The Morse Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by American artist an...” ·
19. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
74local recommendations
David
David says “Just taking in the ambiance of this fantastic center is worth the admission to any play or concert y...” ·
20. Winter Park
59local recommendations
Euan
Euan says “This is a lovely downtown area to explore, with many interesting and unique independent stores. The...” ·
21. Scenic Boat Tour
312 East Morse Boulevard
71local recommendations
Jon
Jon says “This is my NUMBER ONE rec for Orlando visitors and when my friends and family comes into town. Comb...” ·
22. Aquatica Orlando
5800 Water Play Way
65local recommendations
Russ
Russ says “Don't overlook this gem of a water park! SeaWorld's version of a water-filled playground is fun for ...” ·
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23. Wall Street Plaza
25 Wall Street
51local recommendations
Delroy
Delroy says “This is a street that has been shut down on the weekends for folks to have a good time. There are 6...” ·
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24. East End Market
3201 Corrine Drive
50local recommendations
Ana
Ana says “Just like Plant St. Market; it's actually multiple restaurants and vendors under one roof, like an i...” ·