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Things to do in Orange County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“A great theme park alternative to Disney. More thrill rides and of course Harry Potter! The parks did a great job of bringing the movies to life. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Water Park
“This is my favorite waterpark in the area! Universal does such a great job on all their parks. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Behold the Magic of Nature with Rare Animals and World-Class Entertainment!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Water Park
“Disney's Blizzard Beach is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Orange County Convention Center is a convention center located in Orlando, Florida. Opening in 1983 as the Orange County Convention and Civic Center, it currently ranks as the second largest convention center in the United States.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Water Park
“Legend has it that Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park was created during a huge storm that flung surfboards into the trees and tossed boats onto roofs. The storm’s force impaled Miss Tilly, the centerpiece of the park, on the top of Mount Mayday.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoying the fresh air with a nice walk around the lake. Also, on weekends there is always different events going on like farmers market etc.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Museum
  • 5 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Spend hours of fun in this massive science museum. You don’t want to miss the dinosaur exhibit or the downhill race car track. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Open-air mall with dozens of big-brand shoe, luggage & clothes outlets. Top designer names include: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Carter’s, Converse, Eddie Bauer, Express, Fossil, G by Guess, Gap, Jockey, Justice, Levi’s®, Nike, Old Navy Outlet, OshKosh, Reebok, Samsonite, Theme Park Outlet, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Travelpro Luggage Outlet, U.S. Polo Assn., Under Armour, VF Outlet, Wilson’s Leather and many more. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is known among savvy consumers as one of Central Florida’s “best-kept secrets for outlet deals,” offering factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off – and sometimes more! Everyday, FREE store-front parking.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Zoo
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“Gatorland was more fun than I expected. Amazing experience to get to feed a swamp full of gator right out of our hands. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Park
“Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include: Renting swan-shaped paddle boats. Photographing the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park. Seeing a concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater. Grabbing a bite to eat at local restaurants. Relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“The Orlando Museum of Art is a 501 3 not-for-profit organization directly serving greater Orlando, Orange County and Central Florida. The museum was founded in 1924 by a group of art enthusiasts.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Amway Center is a major sports arena and entertainment venue in Orlando, Florida, located in the Downtown area of the city. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Garden
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“Perfect place for a quiet afternoon walk. A vast collection of native Florida plant life to explore and lose yourself in. 5 min drive.”
  • 68 locals recommend
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