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Visit Orlando: Your Travel Guide

Orlando and Disney may go together like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, but there’s more to “The City Beautiful” than cartoons and roller coasters. From sprawling shopping strips to natural-spring pools, this metropolis is overflowing with thrills, spills and sunshine.

Things to Do in Orlando

Amway Center
At the Amway Center, you'll witness the absolute best in sports and showmanship. If you crave the thrill of world-class basketball, get your fix here. And if heights hold no fear, head to the upper levels and enjoy some grade-A people-watching while you're at it. International bands often grace the stage, so warm up your vocals and get ready to rock out.
400 W Church St #200, Orlando, FL 32801
Check website for details.
Church Street Station
Tasty treats and Spanish beats. This tourist hub offers a feast for excitable visitors looking for a night on the town. Try the charred squid at The Rusty Spoon restaurant or indulge in some local flavour at Hamburger Mary’s. Check out fancy flamenco footwork at the Ceviche Tapas Bar after the sun sets.
127 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
Open Monday-Sunday 11:00-02:00.
Orlando Science Center
Codes are cracked, mysteries solved and the night sky explained. Over 700 square metres of prehistoric discoveries, laser experiments and sound-wave displays are set to spark your curiosity. The Crosby Observatory is also an open invitation to marvel at the heavens. It’s a fast-paced introduction to our planet, its history and the universe at large.
777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
Open Sunday-Tuesday 10:00-17:00, Thursday-Saturday 10:00-17:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Florida Mall
The facts: 1.7 million square feet … hundreds of shops … the biggest selection of shops in the state – pure paradise if you love to flash the cash. Alongside Macy’s, MAC and Apple, international restaurant chains promise to fortify you for your marathon spending spree. Take a trip to the M&M store for an instant sugar hit.
8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
Open Monday-Friday 10:00-21:00, Saturday 10:00-22:00, Sunday 12:00-20:00.
Universal Studios Orlando Park
Do you dream of the silver screen? Sail to the Islands of Adventure to sip butterbeer and buy magical tricks and treats at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At Universal Studios, step back into the Eighties and take to the skies with ET – and don’t forget to phone home. Dock at Seuss Landing where adventures abound, to oodle your noodle as you clown around!
6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-19:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Orange County Convention Center
From pliés to pistons, the seasonal schedule is a smorgasbord of entertainment. There are performances from the Florida Ballet company, with auto shows for any dedicated petrolheads. Megacon lets you indulge your inner geek alongside actors, comic book artists and fellow fans. Get set to passionately discuss the newest super heroes on the block.
9860 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819
Check website for details.
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Sate the shopaholic within. Levis and Calvin Klein mingle with Crocs and Forever 21 in these champions of the shopping world. There’s no room for snobbery here – all brands are created equal. Join the designer divas, fashionistas and couture queens in the hunt for bargains. Then stop for a snack to pep you up before re-entering the fray.
8200 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32821
Open Monday-Saturday 10:00-23:00. Sunday 10:00-21:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Step back in time to the Florida that once was – rolling vistas, cool springs and an opportunity to discover your inner Columbus. Hire a canoe and travel to the far reaches of The Wekiva river. Take snap shots of American Alligators basking on the banks. Pack a picnic and find a shady (and gator-free) spot to chill out and watch the tropical birds flit through the foliage.
1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712
Open Monday-Sunday 08:00-19:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Walt Disney World
There’s no need to wish upon a star – you’re already there! Everyone from Cinderella to Donald Duck can be seen dancing – or waddling –along in the resort’s theme parks and water parks. Collect autographs from Snow White and Cruella De Vil, then head over to Mickey’s mouse house for a cheesy picture. Visit Cinderella’s Castle at nightfall to watch Tinkerbell scatter pixie dust over the land.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Old Town
Indulge your love of days gone by in this land of retro dreams. The weekly classic car parade sees pre-1975 hot rods and antique vehicles cruise along. Friday nights are all about the show-quality American muscle cars. Enjoy a slice of stateside culture at the hamburger joints and swinging speakeasies. Add to the carnival atmosphere with a tub of freshly salted popcorn.
5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Open Monday-Sunday 10:00-23:00.
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Join the adventure! This section of Universal Studios Resort spreads family fun across a series of islands, where each one is a whole new world to discover. On Marvel Super Hero Island, you can immerse yourself in the battle between good and evil, and on Jurassic Park, you can wander surrounded by dinosaurs.
Discovery Cove
If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins, Discovery Cove can make those dreams come true. This animal park offers unforgettable family moments. Visitors can go for a dip with the dolphins or get up close and personal with tropical birds, cuddly otters, and slithery manta rays.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Magic comes to life at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Step inside Harry’s world, where you can explore mysterious Hogwarts Castle, cute Hogsmeade village and bustling Diagon Alley. How do you get between these wizarding places? The Hogwarts Express, of course! Pick up your ticket and head down to platform 9¾ to start your adventure!
Orlando Science Center Observatory
Gaze upon the galaxy. The Crosby Observatory at Orlando Science Center is home to a custom-built refractor telescope featuring a 10-inch lens, opening a window into the mysteries of space. Check out Saturn’s rings and deep space phenomena like nebulas and distant galaxies. You’ll need to check the hours since the observatory’s not always open to the public.
Gatorland
Ever wondered what it would be like to soar through the air, just above a lake full of alligators? If so, this could be the place for you. This alligator-themed park’s star activity is the Gator Gauntlet, where you saddle up and whizz down a zip line with these amphibious beasts down below. It definitely adds an extra shot of adrenaline to the ride!
Blue Springs State Park
Sure, you’ve heard of swimming with dolphins – but what about swimming with manatees? During the winter months, this park’s beautiful natural springs are visited by herds of these plump, docile beasts. Whether they’re there or not, the waters are a wild and wonderful place to go for a dip in the Florida countryside.
SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld might be known for its orcas, but there’s much more to this fishy theme park than black-and-white whales. Check out bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, West Indian manatees and southern stingrays. And as if that wasn’t enough excitement, intrepid visitors can experience adrenaline rushes on the Kraken and Mako roller coasters.
Showcase of Citrus
Other theme parks might take center stage, but Showcase of Citrus has been quietly delighting families for years. At this fruit farm, you get a tour of the massive grounds on huge monster trucks while learning interesting facts about the fruit production process and Florida as a whole. Check out the water buffalo, watusi and alligators that live on the farm, all from the safety of your oversized truck. Then try out some of the tasty produce!
Scenic Boat Tour
All aboard! This boat tour offers an escape from some of the more manic theme parks in the area. You can hop on board a boat and make your way around the interconnected lakes of Winter Park. You’ll pass by millionaire’s mansions and peaceful canals while getting some of the inside scoop from the friendly guides.
Green Meadows Petting Farm
Young animal lovers will be in their element here. At this petting farm, you can milk cows, ride donkeys, meet goats and chase chickens. It’s the kind of place that shows you really don’t always need fancy roller coasters, massive IMAX screens or musical extravaganzas to have some good, old-fashioned fun.
Islands of Adventure
Go from one exhilarating ride to another in this universe of adventure. Jurassic Park dinosaurs and Marvel superheroes spring to life, while stunt shows and a trip into Harry Potter World make magic a reality. Experiment with the science-themed Hulk Coaster, soar through New York with Spiderman, or see a brutal battle of beasts on Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
Magic Kingdom
The king of all theme parks, this is the jewel in Disneyworld’s crown. Cinderella’s bright-blue castle sits at the center of this fantasy land, watching magic unfold all around. Keep an eye out for Mickey as you walk down Main Street USA, take a spin on the park’s famous teacups, and rumble along the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Sea World Orlando
See beautiful killer whales up close in this world of all things water. Sea lions, sharks, and dolphins make up the rest of the sea-life menagerie in this ever-popular park. Waterslides and sprawling lagoon pools offer solace from the Florida heat, while thrill-seekers can feel the wind in their hair as they whoosh by on the lightning-fast Mako ride.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
See Simba in real life as you roam Orlando’s take on the Serengeti. Wild Africa Treks take you past rhinos, elephants, giraffes, and on top of rope bridge walkways. While Everest’s roller-coaster summit provides the backdrop to a dramatic Himalayan expedition. After nightfall, the park hosts magnificent light shows to dazzle everyone.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Old Hollywood makes its glamorous way down the red carpet into the studios’ iconic Chinese Theater – home to the Great Movie Ride that brings big-screen classics to life. Venture into a galaxy far, far away on a 3D Star Wars ride, or plunge into another realm completely as you climb your way up—and scream your way down—the spine-tingling Twilight Zone of Terror.
Walt Disney World Resort
Not small by any stretch of the imagination, this is an absolute universe of fun. There’s something for everyone – from the enchanting Magic Kingdom with its old-school Disney attractions and fairy-tale castle, to today's modern, adrenaline-packed theme parks. Highlights include water slides galore, an African safari brought to life, and a world within worlds at Epcot.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Put on a safety harness and fly through the treetops over rivers and swamps on a zipline! Aside from fast-paced ziplining, you can also walk along high rope bridges or between wooden platforms. See if you can scout out exotic animals relaxing in their natural habitat.
Magic Kingdom Park
“Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning”… Magic Kingdom just might be the real Neverland. Strolling along Main St. USA, dreams come to life as you begin your journey into the wonderful world of Disney. Watch both children and full-grown adults smile at the sight of their favorite film characters, while roller coasters and theme rides amaze at every turn.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
The largest theme park in the world, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is dedicated to education, research and conservation. Like Noah’s Arc with all its variety, the park is home to flamingos, kangaroos, cheetahs, crocodiles – and pretty much every other animal you could imagine. Interested in the prehistoric? Discover dinosaurs galore in DinoLand U.S.A.!
Waterfront Park
Nestled on the scenic shores of Lake Minneola, this action-packed park is pure heaven for outdoorsy types. You can head to the water on rented kayaks and paddleboards, or make your way to the 30-mile fitness trail by foot or bike. For a break, roll out your picnic blanket on the beach and watch everyone else go by.
Lake Eola Park
If you’re looking to escape the busy city, head to this chilled-out park – a favorite with the downtown crowd. Centred around a charming lake and fountain, the locals come here for everything from swan-boat rides and yoga classes, to plays and concerts in the old-time Walt Disney Amphitheater.
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Facing the lovely Lake Tohopekaliga, this waterfront park is bustling and full of life. Take a stroll next to the marina and get a feel for the community vibes. On any given day, you’ll hear the whoosh of fishermen casting off the pier, the shuffle of joggers on the boardwalk, and the fun-filled screams of children on the playground’s splash pad.
Universal Studios Florida
At Universal Studios Florida, there’s more than meets the eye – it’s packed with out-of-this-world attractions. On the Transformers 3D ride, you land among warring robots, and you’ll have to zap aliens to save the world on the interactive Men in Black ride. You can even “phone home” with E.T. and visit his Green Planet on a thrilling, dark-ride adventure.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Florida
You can’t help but be swept up by the magic of Harry Potter at this theme park. Start your adventure in Diagon Alley – a replica of the infamous street, complete with dingy pubs and magic shops. Then explore the goblin-guarded vaults of Gringotts Bank while you try to escape the evil clutches of Voldemort on a gripping 3D roller coaster ride.
Universal Studios
The kids will definitely never get bored at Universal Orlando. Children of all ages will get excited just looking at its two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and The Islands of Adventure. Little ones can get into some mischief with "The Cat in the Hat" on his gentle fun ride, while thrill-seeking teens can head for wild roller coasters like The Revenge of the Mummy.
Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest is packed with special spots that are perfect for family fun time. One of the highlights is See Fern Hammock Springs, located at the end of a boardwalk that winds through lush ferns. The springs gurgle with gases right from the ground here, creating crazy effects on the water. If it’s swimming you’re after, just head to Juniper Springs.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
We were in Orlando because of evacuation orders from our home. The stress of this event did not lend itself to a vacation.
United States of America
October 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
What's not to like. We have been many times over the years with various family members and always have a great time. Food and cocktails complete w brat holiday. Ribs at Miller's Ale House are our favorite..
Fraser
United Kingdom
October 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Orlando is the place to vacation. One stop and there is something for everyone in the family to do. There are lots of attractions, restaurants, shopping, sports events and Churches to attend while you are away from home.
Marvia
United States of America
October 15, 2017
8
Very Good
Good welcoming people. Too many tourist drivers who can cause many accidents due to distracted driving
a visitor
United States of America
October 13, 2017
8
Very Good
Lots of traffic. Lots of good places to eat. Highlight for kids: pool. Highlight for me: NASA.
Mark
Norway
October 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Orlando

Floridays Resort Orlando

8.6 Excellent

Score from 3,883 reviews

$134

Average price per night
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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 2,003 reviews

$329

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  • “good connection to airport”
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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 5,677 reviews

$159

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Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas

8.9 Excellent

Score from 2,178 reviews

$127

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Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas

8.9 Excellent

Score from 2,902 reviews

$119

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Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village

9 Wonderful

Score from 660 reviews

$107

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WorldQuest Orlando Resort

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,313 reviews

$127

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Caribe Royale Orlando

8.6 Excellent

Score from 2,641 reviews

$90

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Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration

7.6 Good

Score from 2,450 reviews

$79

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Discover Orlando

Popular Neighborhoods in Orlando

Celebration

1274 properties

“Stepford Wives”, eat your heart out. White picket fences, lush green lawns, picture-perfect homes … it’s suburbia as you’ve never seen it before – Disney style. Fake snow in the warm Florida winter puts the icing on the cake. Sample the Town Tavern’s Celebration Breakfast – fried eggs, bacon, sausage patties and a side of fries, naturally.

Lake Buena Vista

95 properties

Address fan mail to: Mickey Mouse, Lake Buena Vista. This is Disney HQ. Treat yourself to a massage at the resort spa, then take a stroll and check out the boardwalk performers. Hit the fairway and tee off on the championship golf course. When it's time to eat, head to Johnny Rockets diner to slurp down a thick shake with your bacon cheese fries.

International Drive

72 properties

I-Drive is a tourist delight. This sprawling strip gratifies your every whim as you hop back and forth from Orlando's theme parks and stop off at its trio of entertainment complexes. Luxury resorts and restaurants provide plenty of R & R between theme park outings. Try dim sum at Ming Court, or cool off with ice cream sundaes at the Ben and Jerry’s Café.

Universal Studios Orlando Area

72 properties

Movie buffs – here’s your chance to star in an epic Terminator battle or shake in an earthquake simulator that’ll carry you off the Richter scale. Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and Hogsmeade conjure up magical moments. Seek out your two “fauxs” - “New York” and “San Fran” – these two mini areas are designed after the real cities.

Downtown Orlando

12 properties

“Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and …” catch a film at the Plaza Cinema Café 12. Then hit Hanson’s Shoe Repair – a modern-day speakeasy serving prohibition-inspired cocktails. Grab a beer and watch the local scene sail by at Latitudes rooftop bar. Knock back shots at Don Jefe’s Tequila parlour and take a breather from the crowds.

Winter Park

3 properties

Winter Park outshines its seasonal name; 70+ gardens filled with everything from poppies to pine trees. Take in some culture at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art or the Harry P. Leu Gardens, where outdoor movies make the most of the sunshine state. Sip wine and tuck into a cheese board at the Wine Room for a sensory overload.

Local Tips for Orlando

Winter Park City Centre
Anthony by Anthony

A nerd at heart, Anthony enjoys exploring educational facilities like museums and science centres.

The Winter Park and the Park Avenue areas offer some of Orlando’s best kept suburban secrets, away from the bustle of the theme parks. There you’ll find four museums, including Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, as well as numerous lakes perfect for boat tours and water sports.

Mills 50
Marilyn by Marilyn

A Kissimmee area native, Marilyn relishes Orlando's eclectic food scene, speakeasies, and arcades.

Visit ViMi Vietnamese neighbourhood for its colourful murals and the best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) and pho soup in Orlando. Stop by Lil' Indies for handcrafted cocktails with herbal garnishes, or appreciate local art while enjoying craft beer and playing retro arcade games at Bart.

Lake Eola
Amanda by Amanda

Amanda loves Orlando’s year-round vacation vibe, spectacular fireworks shows, theme parks and outlet malls.

Lake Eola hosts a farmers’ market on Sundays and seasonal events like a pumpkin patch in autumn and “snow” during Christmas. The unique little boutiques that line main street are also a plus. Get a coffee and walk around various winding trails surrounding the lake.

Wild Florida
Jarrod by Jarrod

Jarrod enjoys watching America’s biggest population of nesting Bald Eagles that call Florida home.

If you want to see the real Florida, you should venture outside of the city to Wild Florida Park. You can ride airboats and get up close to alligators and other Florida wildlife like birds, turtles and even a Bald Eagle. Afterwards there is an alligator show and a zoo on the premises.

Disney Springs
Mark by Mark

A Been-there-done-that Orlando dweller, Mark feels that Florida has something for everyone.

If you plan on visiting Disney Springs a good tip would be to make dinner reservations in advance. Disney Springs is busy every night, and having a reservation can save you hours worth of waiting. You’ll thank me later! Check out T-Rex Café for fanciful Stone Age and underwater décor.

Pointe Orlando
Heather by Heather

A fun day for Heather includes park-hopping at Disney then ending the night with a glass of wine and movie.

Pointe Orlando is ideal for low-key shopping and nightlife. BB Kings blues club and Orlando Improv comedy club are worth a visit. The area also has mid-to-upscale restaurants that include Greek food, a traditional American steakhouse, English pub fare, and modern Cuban cuisine.

  • 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • www.pointeorlando.com
  • Open Monday–Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 12:00–20:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Maitland Farmer's Market at Lake Lily
Stephanie by Stephanie

Having lived in the outskirts of Orlando for 2 years, Stephanie delights in the charm of small town life.

At the Maitland Farmers’ Market you can take in lovely views of Lake Lily and its adorable duck inhabitants while shopping for homemade soaps, flowers, fresh produce and popcorn made in a kettle right before you.

St. Johns River
Shawn by Shawn

When not in a theme park, 19-year Orlando veteran Shawn likes driving to Atlantic Coast beaches.

Rent a pontoon boat in Sanford and witness fish, alligators and native birds as you float along the St. Johns River, Florida’s longest river. Take along family and friends and see who can spot the widest variety of native birds or the most alligators!

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Jennifer by Jennifer

Family-friendly fun is what’s kept Jenny happily living in Orlando for 9 years.

Put on a safety harness and fly through the treetops over rivers and swamps on a zipline! Aside from fast-paced ziplining, you can also walk along high rope bridges or between wooden platforms. See if you can scout out exotic animals relaxing in their natural habitat.

As well as doing the parks we also got out of Orlando and travelled around. I highly recommend westgate River ranch which is only 1 hour and 20 minutes south of Orlando for an authentic Dude Ranch Experience. Daytona Beach is great if you want some time by the ocean. And for goodness sake get yourself to Kennedy Space Center, if you are even slightly interested in science and space. It is absolutely awe inspiring. Meeting an Astronaut and actually talking to an engineer who built the shuttles who let me hold one of the tiles from the Atlantis shuttle were two of my childhood fantasies. Standing on the floor of Launch control room 4 was pretty special too.

Stay at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. As well as the usual perks of a Disney Park Hotel, there's a laundrette on site, which will save you money compared to using the hotel laundry service. Avoid visiting in the summer to avoid the heat and crowds. If you have to visit in the summer, visit late Aug when US kids have gone back to school. The Frozen fireworks at Disney Hollywood are amazing. If you think you will use a stroller for at least 2 or more days, think about bringing one over or buying one from wallmart as may work out cheaper than renting (the disney ones cost ~$31 per day, although offer a discount for additional days use).

If you are here for a vacation it is fantastic, 3 major theme parks within an hour and a half. If you are here because you have a child who needs care one of the best children's hospitals in the world is near the airport and they go out of their way to welcome the family as a part of the healing process

We went to Universal Studios. Everyone in our family was entertained and kept busy for a full day of rides, shows and viewing the sets.

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Transportation

Orlando Transportation

Air – Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport is the city’s main airport. It’s 21 km from the city centre and about 27 km (a 20-minute drive) from the Disney and Universal Resorts. Lynx public buses (Terminal A), taxis (Terminals A and B), and scheduled shuttles (Terminals A and B) can be found on the Ground Transportation Level. There is also a bus link to the Sand Lake Road SunRail commuter train station. Check beforehand for free shuttle services offered through certain hotels.

Air – Orlando Sanford International Airport

Located 43.5 km (a 45-minute drive) from Orlando city centre, Orlando Sanford International Airport is the city’s secondary airport. Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are about 60 km away. Taxis, shuttles and a wide variety of contracted transport companies are available here, as well as on-site car hire companies. Sometimes an airline can occupy both Terminals A and B so be aware of this for checking in.

Train

The SunRail commuter train has several stations located throughout the Orlando area, with a central stop at the Historic Church Street Station in the city centre. For popular areas like International Drive, though, the SunRail won't be able to get you close enough for an easy journey. You can catch the bus service from Orlando International Airport to Sand Lake Road SunRail station. National Amtrak routes also connect easily for any trips going north or south.

Bus

Lynx public bus system operates from Lynx Central Station and a single journey costs USD 2. Buses aren’t recommended for tourists, as there aren't many well-placed stops. If you’re staying along International Drive, make use of the I-Ride Trolley, which costs USD 2 per ride and you need to pay with exact change. Some of Disney’s “Good Neighbor” hotels also offer transport to and from the parks.

Car

Orlando is connected by toll-free Interstate 4, which runs through the middle of Central Florida, and toll roads including the 528 (to the Orlando International Airport and the Atlantic Coast) and the 408 which traverses Orlando city centre. Toll roads have Sunpass prepaid transponder lanes, but out-of-state visitors should use the 'cash only' lanes. Rush hour (weekdays 7:00-10:00 & 16:00-19:00) is hectic, but public parking and major car hire venues are plentiful.

Food in Orlando

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Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwiches
  • 67 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Open Monday—Wednesday 11:00—22:00, Thursday 11:00—05:00, Friday—Saturday 11:00—02:00, Sunday 11:00—18:00.
  • pompomsteahouse.com
  • 001 407 894 0865
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Chan's Chinese Cuisine
  • 1901 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Open Monday–Friday 11:00–21:30, Saturday–Sunday 10:00–21:30.
  • 001 407 896 0093
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K Restaurant
  • 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
  • Open Tuesday–Friday 11:30–14:00, Monday–Tuesday 18:00–21:00, Wednesday–Saturday 18:00–22:00.
  • krestaurant.net
  • 001 407 872 2332
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Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa
  • 1326 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–22:00. Friday–Saturday 11:00–00:00. Sunday 11:00–20:00.
  • www.pigfloyds.com
  • 001 407 203 0866
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Txokos Basque Kitchen
  • 3201 Corrine Dr Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32803
  • Open Tuesday–Thursday 17:00–22:00, Friday 17:00–23:00, Saturday 13:00–23:00, Sunday 11:00–15:00 and 17:00–20:00.
  • txokoskitchen.com
  • 001 32001 972 8852
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The Ravenous Pig
  • 1234 N Orange AveWinter Park, FL 32789
  • Open Tuesday–Thursday 11:30–14:00 and 16:30–21:30, Friday 11:30–14:00 and 16:30–21:30, Saturday 11:30–14:00 and 17:30–21:30.
  • www.theravenouspig.com
  • 001 407 628 2333
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Cask & Larder
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Scratch
  • 223 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Open Tuesday–Friday 17:30–02:00, Saturday–Sunday 11:30–15:00 and 17:30–02:00
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