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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.

Theme Park
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“Universal Studios Florida and Universal Orlando Resort opened in 1990 and covers 541 acres of land just south of Orlando. The park has themed areas and attractions based on the film industry.”
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Outlet Mall
“Located 15 miles from the property at 8200 Vineland Ave; offering 160 outlet designer and name-brand stores like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Prada as well as Disney Outlet”
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Shopping Mall
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“Located 24 miles from the property at 4200 Conroy Rd; 1.2 million sq. ft. center offering 150 of the world’s finest stores such as Apple, Ted Baker, Gucci, as well as restaurants and food court.”
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Theme Park
“Marine life shows, thrill rides, aquariums & up-close encounters with dolphins, penguins and much more”
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Outlet Mall
“Great stores to choose from. Great location with lots of parking even valet is offered. Why shop in a mall when you get HUGE discounts at the outlets.”
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General Entertainment
“Great place to find many restaurants and live music bars! Recommended after 8 PM when Parking is free! ”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The ICON Orlando is a 400 ft tall giant observation wheel in Orlando. P.S. - You'd better not be scared of heights.. great ride for the thrill seekers!”
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Theme Park
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“Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. ”
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Shopping Mall
“This is a large mall with a lot of brands to offer. I place it in a middle between Outlets and Mall of Millenia as for quality and price value.”
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Park
“Walk around the downtown lake 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801 ( a 10 minute bike ride from here) Lake Eola Park is a public park located in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Lake Eola is the main feature of the park. Also located in the park is the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts many community events and various performances year round. On the east side of the park is a Chinese pagoda, and a playground. Lake Eola is home to more than 50 swans representing five different breeds including Trumpeter swans, Black Neck swans, Whooper swans, Royal Mute swans and Australian Black swans. The heart and soul of downtown Orlando. Opens 6am to midnight all days ”
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Theme Park
“If you like roller coasters - this is the place for you. They are short on good dining options in our opinion so plan ahead or be ok with typical amusement park fare. I adored the Harry Potter movies. I would certainly read the books and/or see the movies before going because the experience is so much fuller when you have something to relate too. The butter beer is delish! ♥ To enjoy more, welcome to stay in my vacation home at https://www.airbnb.ca/users/17865502/listings”
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Science Museum
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“The range of exhibits is "designed to inspire curiosity and exploration" according to the Orlando Science Center themselves, while there’s also a range of shows, presentations, and hands-on interactions throughout that aim to "bring the exhibits to life" – great for the whole family. Highlights include Nature Works, a huge space on the ground floor that details much of the surrounding Central Florida wildlife and ecosystems. There’s also KidsTown, a miniature town full of fun and interactive games. For the budding palaeontologists out there, DinoDigs is where you can uncover fossilised dinosaurs and inspect huge dinosaur eggs ”
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Zoo
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“Circa-1949 landmark delivering alligator & snake shows, a petting zoo, a water park & a zip line.”
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Museum
“This museum dedicated to the Titanic offers artifacts, re-creations of the ship & guided tours”
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Garden
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“check out the monthly outdoor movies. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket and your own wine! It's a great time. Day time visitation is also lovely.”
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Point of Interest
“Home of the Orlando Magic September - May. When there isn't a basketball game, expect music concerts, comedians and large shows. This place holds on average about 20k seats.”
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