Welcome to Orlando

Over 5000 restaurants, theaters, museums and the world's most famous theme parks are all right here in Orlando, America's most popular vacation destination for families. Close to International Drive is Universal Orlando, 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 all-new Shamu adventure. About 40 minutes outside of Orlando is the well-known Walt Disney World. Comprised of four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels, three shopping and dining districts, eight 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. Also, don't forget about water park Wet 'N Wild, located right on International Drive. Despite the proximity of theme park haven Lake Buena Vista, the City Beautiful has a lot to offer on its own. Downtown Orlando is a growing area centered around Orange Avenue that is packed with bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as theatres and concert venues. Lake Eola is a picturesque park situated around a swan-filled lake. In the middle of the lake is a lighted fountain that has been established as an icon of Orlando, and on one side of the lake stands the historic outdoor shell theatre, where tourists and locals alike can see a version of the Nutcracker every year in December. Swan-shaped paddle boats are available for rental as well.

Some of the city's top choices for visitors include:

Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL 32819
+1 407 363 8000
Go beyond the screen and jump into the action of the movies at the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. Whether you're a fan of high-powered excitement, side-splitting comedy or heart-warming children's tales, nobody puts you in the picture like Universal Studios.

SeaWorld Orlando
7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
+1 407 351 3600 / +1 800 327 2424
There's no place on Earth like SeaWorld Orlando! Where else can you challenge thrill-a-second rides one minute and count the teeth on a shark the next? Feed the dolphins, take in an incredible performance, and just try to stay dry when the world famous Shamu comes a-splashing! SeaWorld Orlando - it just doesn't get any closer than this.

Wet 'n Wild
6200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
++1 407 351 1800 / +1 800 992 9453
Voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number - one water park, it features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages, with over 30 action-packed acres of slides and flumes, surf and sun. It's all yours at the water park that started it all.

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837
+1 405 855 5496 / +1 800 393 5297
For over half a century, Gatorland has been creating fond vacation memories for millions of visitors who have entered through its gaping gator mouth entrance. Families, friends and employees alike have ventured through the glass double doors on their way to a journey through this natural, low-tech adventure. Located between Orlando and Kissimmee on the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is one of Central Florida's oldest attractions, and provides a unique and natural alternative to the larger theme parks of today.

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre
8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
+1 407 363 1985/ +1800 393 1985
Bring your investigative skills, your appetite, and be prepared to laugh your way through the evening at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, Orlando, Florida. You'll be kept on the edge of your seat as you enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Our nightly performances feature one of our eleven original comedy mysteries!