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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
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“Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions like Harry Potter, Skull Island: Reign of Kong and Fast & furious and incredible dining opportunities. In 2017 Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience opened. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Theme Park
“SeaWorld® Orlando offers an exciting and educational blend of marine-life shows, rides and attractions. The park immerses guests in the mysteries of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, thrilling rides and unforgettable live stage shows. The park is home to the original Journey to Atlantis® water roller coaster ride and Kraken®, a floorless roller coaster, now with VR! Whether riding Manta® the flying coaster, getting drenched by Shamu®, getting close to sharks in Shark Encounter®, or feeding seals and sea lions, vacation adventures become lifelong memories at SeaWorld. In 2012 the park opened TurtleTrek®, one of the first attractions featuring two massive naturalistic habitats, home to endangered sea turtles and manatees, and a 3-D, 360 degree dome theater. The Orlando family of SeaWorld parks includes Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, and Discovery Cove®.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Another great place for shopping! You can find many of the most known stores and with great pricing!”
  • 164 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Orlando Intertational Premium Outlets is a good option to go shopping with your family and friends, even if you don't want to shopping it's a good place to visit, it's beautiful at night.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“one of the fanciest shopping malls of Orlando - you can find very nice restaurants and stores.”
  • 197 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Just outside Universal's two theme parks, you’ll find CityWalk, with a fun mix of clubs and restaurants such as Hard Rock Live, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Red Coconut and the groove. Take karoake to the max at Rising Star, where you can perform with your own band and back-up singers. Or, chill out on the patio with a hurricane at the famous New Orleans flagship, Pat O'Brien's, or enjoy the lively show of dueling piano players inside. CityWalk is open 11 am-2 am. No admission fee, but cover charges apply. Parking free for Florida residents after 6 pm”
  • 142 locals recommend
Theme Park
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“Great attractions including King Kong, Harry Potter, Hulk's roller coaster, as well as fine dining!”
  • 82 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“12 Miles away. 10am - 2am ICON Park is a 20-acre, walkable entertainment destination in the heart of Orlando’s renowned travel district. A perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore, ICON Park has more than 40 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel standing 400 feet in the air. A must-do, can’t-miss observation wheel that towers over Orlando at 400 feet tall. The Wheel has 30 climate-controlled capsules that accommodate up to 15 people. Each rotation takes about 22 minutes, giving you plenty of time to soak up Central Florida’s most spectacular views.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“16 Miles away. 12:00pm-8:00pm Big mall, great shopping, usually crowded on weekends. M&M store is great for children as well as the Crayon Experience”
  • 102 locals recommend
Theme Park
“I must say this is theee best place on earth in terms of attractions and rides... Simply unforgettable!!!!! Make sure to go to both parks, Hollywood Studios and Islands of Adventure to get the full experience ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Water Park
“Legend has it that the fictional "waturi" people discovered this tropical paradise on the edge of the world with the help of a mystical fish after traversing the ocean in search of a new home. The volcano itself has a backstory that begins with fiery god Krakatau, who couldn't contain his adventurous daughter, Tai Nui, who fell in love with local native Kala. Krakatau banished Kala to the moon, and Tai Nui's grieving tears became the sea. Seeing his daughter's heartbreak, Krakatau sought to make amends, reuniting the young lovers by pulling the earth to the sky. His rage and jealousy remain inside the volcano.”
  • 27 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.”
  • 12 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
Theater
“Built in 2014 this beautiful venue hostsBroadway shows and jazz, standups and dance troups. ”
  • 51 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. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Zoo
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“Gatorland (8.5Mi) is so much more than just alligators at a price that wont put a bite on your vacation experience! At 110- acres, you'll find something for everyone with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, an aviary, an incredible breeding marsh and bird rookery, petting zoo, nature walk, award-winning gift shop, and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin Show, Gator Jumparoo, and the Up-close Encounters Show. Dont miss the White Gator Swamp with giant white alligators. Take a ride on the Gatorland Express train and then head over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good old fashion soaking! Looking for a little excitement, zip off on the Screaming Gator Zip Line, voted the Top Zip Line in the U.S. by AOL Travel. New for 2018 don't miss the Stompin' Gator Off-road Adventure, where monster truck style all-terrain vehicles take you on a wild backwoods adventure through real Florida wetlands and a huge pond of live alligators Open 10:00am till 6:00pm”
  • 58 locals recommend

Top restaurants

General Entertainment
“Just outside Universal's two theme parks, you’ll find CityWalk, with a fun mix of clubs and restaurants such as Hard Rock Live, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Red Coconut and the groove. Take karoake to the max at Rising Star, where you can perform with your own band and back-up singers. Or, chill out on the patio with a hurricane at the famous New Orleans flagship, Pat O'Brien's, or enjoy the lively show of dueling piano players inside. CityWalk is open 11 am-2 am. No admission fee, but cover charges apply. Parking free for Florida residents after 6 pm”
  • 142 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Great restaurants and sightseeing. Be sure to visit the Sugar Factory for amazing drinks.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A must go to! Especially since we don't have this restaurant in Eastern Canada anymore :(”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“12 Miles away. HAPPY HOUR: 4PM - 7PM | DAILY EVERY TUESDAY, All Day! $16.99 — All You Can Eat Tacos BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday from 11AM - 4PM Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun casual environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere, joining a diverse crowd enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“ Beautiful American selection based restaurant located at the Millenia Mall with a multitude of cheescake varieties for desert.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Good Italian food in Winter Park which is nice to eat and then enjoy the area ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Strip of bars and restaurants downtown that turn into a street party every weekend. Only charges a cover during events otherwise you can roam around 6 or 8 different themed bars with you drink in hand. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Market
“Vast array of artisanal vendors in one marketplace, from bakers to pasta makers to coffee roasters.”
  • 47 locals recommend

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