Orlando

Orlando, for most people, conjures up the image of theme parks, mainly Walt Disney World, but it has a lot more to offer than that. (In fact, Disney World is not in Orlando, but...

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Orlando, for most people, conjures up the image of theme parks, mainly Walt Disney World, but it has a lot more to offer than that. (In fact, Disney World is not in Orlando, but is in nearby Lake Buena Vista). With the estimated 52 million tourists a year, Orlando and many other areas in the region have developed a lot to offer the less theme park minded (or theme park exhausted) traveler.

Most tourists visit Orlando between June and August, while another peak time for tourism is March and April. Ironically, the less busy times for tourism correspond to the best weather in the Orlando area; the summer months can be exceptionally busy with families who are making a trip while kids are on summer vacation. Visiting when the weather isn't so hot means less people in the area and that provides some advantages, but you will be able to enjoy cooler weather.

Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations because of the nearby theme parks and resorts. Close to International Drive is Universal Orlando Resort, which includes two theme parks, three hotels and a large shopping district. SeaWorld Orlando is a marine theme park featuring Kraken, the biggest rollercoaster in the Orlando area, as well as Believe, the new Shamu adventure. About 35 minutes southwest of downtown Orlando is Walt Disney World. Comprising four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels, two shopping and dining districts, five golf courses, and much more, it is the largest privately managed tourist destination on the planet. Not far from Disney World lies the Alligator Capital of the World: Gatorland.

Orlando nightlife away from the theme parks is centered mostly around Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. Here you can walk and find many bars. A short walk away is the tiny Thornton Park District, located near the intersection of Washington and Summerlin. Among the dozens of cafes and pubs, you might stop in for a drink and a quick bite at Dexter's on Washington. For local flair head across the street to Burton's Frosty Mug, or sample the hip urban environment at the trendy HUE at the corner of Washington and Central.

Located in Orlando, Florida, interactive learning and discovery await within the center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. The science center provides educational opportunities both within and outsid...

Connect to the sea and each other through exciting rides, amazing shows and up-close encounters with the sea’s most extraordinary creatures.

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The first of the 4 theme parks to open at Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom park captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, beloved Disney Characters and so much more. The iconic Cinderella Cast...

Come fly like the aces of yesteryear in some of the most significant military aircraft in history  and prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime! Whether you want a thrilling aerobatic adventure or a smooth straight-and-level flight, the exp...

Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios, the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. 

Leu Gardens

www.leugardens.org - Rest & Relaxation

Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further our mission: inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. 

NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.

La Nouba is the meeting of two worlds poles apart: the fantastic world of the circus artists - the Cirques (circus people), sporting bright, fluorescent colours–and that of the Urbains (urbanites), who wear dark, monochromatic outfits. When these tw...

One of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Hollywood Studios offers a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and star-studded special events.

Ceviche Orlando is located at Historic Church Street Station in the heart of downtown near the Amway Center. We offer our signature restaurant featuring a spectacular central tapas bar and a large, yet intimate, lounge with live flamenco music. 

4Rivers Smokehouse is a sophisticated Texas-style smokehouse that is redefining the art of smoking one brisket at a time. We strive to provide great customer service, top-quality ingredients and a business model that gives back to its respective com...

  We are a casual cafe and believe that work should be just as fun as play. We serve only food we believe in and love and just want to share it with the rest of you in hopes that it will make you as happy as it makes us! We serve sandwic...

Whiskey Dicks Orlando is not your typical bar. We take Bar fare and service to the next weird level! Come in and see for yourself

Featuring handcrafted Italian cuisine, a vibrant bar scene and year round al fresco dining. Prato is located at 124 N Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, FL

The finest Sushi available anywhere in central Florida

The Rusty Spoon celebrates the Great Food and Pub Atmosphere; American Cuisine rooted in European Flavors. The great food is sourced from our Florida farmers. The herdsman feed the animals all natural diets; free from hormones, free from antibiotics...

See the latest movies at AMC Dine-In Theatres, an experience that combines the cuisine and cocktail options of a restaurant with the fun and excitement of a movie theatre.

From the moment you step inside Urban Flats, you’ll feel uplifted by the warm smiles and authentic aroma of our ancient world style flatbreads. Relax in our charming wine bar, or bring the whole family for an evening of food, fun and togetherness. 

ONE80 GREY GOOSE Lounge is a tribute to style and class with attention to every detail. The venue caters to guests’ every need featuring exclusive VIP seating, bottle service, elegant hors d’oeuvres and unparalleled views of the City Beautiful.  

Fiddler's Green Irish Pub is an Authentic Irish Experience in Winter Park FL serving both traditional Irish Fare & American Food for Lunch & Dinner. 24 Beers on Tap, A Full Liquor Bar and over 60 Fine Whiskies!

Eden Bar’s one-of-a-kind ambiance and fantastic menu specials will keep you out late! With daily food and drink specials, lunch offerings, and a late night menu, Central Florida’s most unique outdoor restaurant and bar just got even better.

Showcasing progressive American cuisine, daily menu updates, and one of the most extensive wine lists in Central Florida, LUMA on Park is the ultimate destination for fine wine and cuisine on Winter Park's famed Park Avenue.

  Ember is reminiscent of the easy-going social taverns seen all over Europe and the Mediterranean. Open air seating. Drinks. Delicious menu options. Ember is a cared for environment where you can gather for an evening and get lost in the experi...

Think old war brewpub. Just imagine 300 craft beers, wine, cold sake, yummy food. In your mind, visualize 30 50' TV's showcasing every sporting event known to man including UFC with NO COVER. Imagine an afternoon of pool, shuffleboard, Golden Tee, P...

Touch caters to the digital demands of the modern nightlife consumer with interactive service innovations and state-of-the-art entertainment options. Ordering a cocktail has never been this cool, never been this entertaining. This concept combines t...

A cutting edge experience in the arts in a gallery and bar setting. The Falcon Bar & Gallery, an independent and cutting edge experience in the arts in a gallery and bar setting. Enjoy the finest craft beers and wines in Thornton Park.

Señor Frog's Food, Fiesta & Souvenirs is Full of colors, lights, music and fun. Known for its casual, laid back and outrageous atmosphere. Children are welcome for lunch or an early dinner, and of course, surprises are always in store for all of our...

Whiskey Dicks Orlando is not your typical bar. We take Bar fare and service to the next weird level! Come in and see for yourself

ONE80 GREY GOOSE Lounge is a tribute to style and class with attention to every detail. The venue caters to guests’ every need featuring exclusive VIP seating, bottle service, elegant hors d’oeuvres and unparalleled views of the City Beautiful.  

Fiddler's Green Irish Pub is an Authentic Irish Experience in Winter Park FL serving both traditional Irish Fare & American Food for Lunch & Dinner. 24 Beers on Tap, A Full Liquor Bar and over 60 Fine Whiskies!

Eden Bar’s one-of-a-kind ambiance and fantastic menu specials will keep you out late! With daily food and drink specials, lunch offerings, and a late night menu, Central Florida’s most unique outdoor restaurant and bar just got even better.

Showcasing progressive American cuisine, daily menu updates, and one of the most extensive wine lists in Central Florida, LUMA on Park is the ultimate destination for fine wine and cuisine on Winter Park's famed Park Avenue.

  Ember is reminiscent of the easy-going social taverns seen all over Europe and the Mediterranean. Open air seating. Drinks. Delicious menu options. Ember is a cared for environment where you can gather for an evening and get lost in the experi...

Think old war brewpub. Just imagine 300 craft beers, wine, cold sake, yummy food. In your mind, visualize 30 50' TV's showcasing every sporting event known to man including UFC with NO COVER. Imagine an afternoon of pool, shuffleboard, Golden Tee, P...

Touch caters to the digital demands of the modern nightlife consumer with interactive service innovations and state-of-the-art entertainment options. Ordering a cocktail has never been this cool, never been this entertaining. This concept combines t...

A cutting edge experience in the arts in a gallery and bar setting. The Falcon Bar & Gallery, an independent and cutting edge experience in the arts in a gallery and bar setting. Enjoy the finest craft beers and wines in Thornton Park.

Señor Frog's Food, Fiesta & Souvenirs is Full of colors, lights, music and fun. Known for its casual, laid back and outrageous atmosphere. Children are welcome for lunch or an early dinner, and of course, surprises are always in store for all of our...

Ceviche Orlando is located at Historic Church Street Station in the heart of downtown near the Amway Center. We offer our signature restaurant featuring a spectacular central tapas bar and a large, yet intimate, lounge with live flamenco music. 

4Rivers Smokehouse is a sophisticated Texas-style smokehouse that is redefining the art of smoking one brisket at a time. We strive to provide great customer service, top-quality ingredients and a business model that gives back to its respective com...

  We are a casual cafe and believe that work should be just as fun as play. We serve only food we believe in and love and just want to share it with the rest of you in hopes that it will make you as happy as it makes us! We serve sandwic...

Featuring handcrafted Italian cuisine, a vibrant bar scene and year round al fresco dining. Prato is located at 124 N Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park, FL

The finest Sushi available anywhere in central Florida

The Rusty Spoon celebrates the Great Food and Pub Atmosphere; American Cuisine rooted in European Flavors. The great food is sourced from our Florida farmers. The herdsman feed the animals all natural diets; free from hormones, free from antibiotics...

See the latest movies at AMC Dine-In Theatres, an experience that combines the cuisine and cocktail options of a restaurant with the fun and excitement of a movie theatre.

From the moment you step inside Urban Flats, you’ll feel uplifted by the warm smiles and authentic aroma of our ancient world style flatbreads. Relax in our charming wine bar, or bring the whole family for an evening of food, fun and togetherness.