While the city is most commonly known for its theme parks, Orlando’s attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centres, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues.
Orlando is home to historic golf courses suitable for all levels of golfers. The Orlando Museum of Art and the Mennello Museum of American Art are perfect for art-lovers as well as a number of small, funky galleries and art studios sprinkled throughout the city.
Orlando is a city known for hospitality, many hotels, spas and services that suit every budget and taste.
If you’re looking for cool, interesting things to do in Orlando, the city has several fun spots that make for great memories and unique stories.
Madame Tussauds Orlando has a dazzling assortment of lifelike wax celebrities and the Great Escape Room is part scavenger hunt, part mind-game as groups and families work together to get out of an enclosure with hidden passageways and trap doors.
Visit one of the many water parks to cool down or spend an air-conditioned afternoon inside the Orlando Science Center, the Orlando Fire Museum or the National Vietnam War Museum.
For an incredible view of the city from a glass capsule, visit the 400-foot ICON Orlando observation wheel on International Drive, which is also near several great shops, restaurants, bars and galleries.
One of the coolest spots in town – quite literally – is ICEBAR Orlando, which features a below-freezing room with a bar entirely carved from ice and a full menu and dance floor in the warmer adjacent room.
Craft beer enthusiasts will love trying the organic beers at Orlando Brewing or special-batch brews at one of the dozens of breweries and taprooms, many of which also have excellent menus offering everything from wings to vegan dishes to fancy oysters and sustainable seafood dishes.
Orlando has several parks and lakes that are great for relaxing, exercise and adventure. Rent a paddleboard or paddleboat, soar over the city in a hot air balloon, picnic under an old oak, spot dolphins on a boating day trip, swim with manatees and pet a sloth at the Exotic Animal Experience.
There are several watersports centers if you’re looking to try waterskiing or jet skiing, or for an even bigger thrill, try parasailing or sky diving.