With a bustling foodie scene and theme parks galore, there are plenty of things to do in Florida’s most-visited city.
No matter what you like to eat, Orlando has a delicious excess of options for you to try. You’ll find everything from decked out restaurants to tasty holes-in-the-wall to beloved chains that got their start in Central Florida.
The land of theme parks doesn’t disappoint when it comes to dining. Try Toothsome Chocolate Emporium for a unique steampunk experience or Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue for a western dinner show.
Eat as the locals do. Hit up Tako Cheena for Asian fusion, Se7en Bites for southern comfort, The Ravenous Pig for locally sourced cuisine, and Gideon’s Bakehouse for the Best. Cookies. Ever.
Some places have a cult following, but none more so than 4Rivers Smokehouse (hint: order the burnt ends). Other community favorites include Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Graffiti Junktion, and Hawkers Asian Street Fare.
This leisurely pontoon tour is one of Central Florida’s longest running experiences (since 1938). Hop aboard and cruise along the Winter Park Chain of Lakes via a connection of picturesque canals.
Orlando’s 20,000-seat arena opened in 2010, and it’s spectacular. Check the venue’s schedule to see what’s on the calendar while you’re in town. The Amway Center regularly hosts headliner acts, special events, Orlando Magic NBA games, and Orlando Solar Bears ECHL hockey.
It’s where outdoor yoga, swan-boat rides, fresh produce, and puppy play dates collide. You’ll find fun in full bloom every Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The weekly event at Lake Eola is an absolute must-do, outdoor event.
Orlando Brewing is a no-frills taproom south of downtown boasting 24 taps along one wall. Go when the free brewery tour is offered to learn about the passion and the process that goes into creating craft beer.
Welcome to Orlando’s best indoor, seven-day-a-week farmers market! East End is packed with amazing vendors that supply everything from cold brews to local eats to sinful treats.
The perfect starter park for families with young kids.
A timeless celebration of world culture for all ages.
Packed with exciting rides and movie-making magic.
For those who love both animals and roller coasters.
Best for movie buffs with 3D attractions for all ages.
Full of daring, high-speed thrills with a superhero edge.
An island oasis with slides for all ages and speeds.
The choice for fun rides and animal encounters.
Plenty of fun for young kids plus rides for thrill-seekers.
An all-inclusive day resort featuring dolphin swims.