Bucket List: Top 10 Best Things to Do in Orlando, Florida

What are the top tourist spots in Orlando?

LEGOLAND Florida photo via Pixabay

Orlando Bucket List: 10 Best Places to Visit in Orlando, Florida, USA

Orlando, Florida, is famously known and visited by millions of tourists worldwide for its world-class theme parks, Disney World, and Universal Studios. Besides the famous theme parks, there are several best things to do in Orlando, Florida, that you can add to your itinerary.

If you are looking for more theme parks, museums, or places to hang out, check out the list below of the 10 best things to do in Orlando, Florida.

1. Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World photo via Pixabay
Walt Disney World photo via Pixabay

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Orlando, Florida, is the Walt Disney World. Visit the magical place on earth where tourist around the world gathers. The 25,000-acre entertainment resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Epcot theme park is designed for kids for its laid-back kid’s ride were the little ones will surely enjoy.

2. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon by JZ85 via Wikipedia CC
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon by JZ85 via Wikipedia CC

One of the most iconic attractions that Disney World resort offers is the water theme park Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. The man-made and largest wave pool in North America is a must-visit in Florida, especially in summer months to cool off from the sun’s scorching heat. The water park is great for all ages, with plenty of activities to offer, from the wave pool to the Lazy River.

3. Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal Studios Florida photo via Pixabay
Universal Studios Florida photo via Pixabay

Other than Walt Disney World, Orlando has a lot of theme parks to offer to tourists. Head on to Universal Studios Florida and dive into the settings of famous films and be blown away by how realistically designed the theme park is. Also, a lot a day of your visit in Orlando to the Universals Islands of Adventure, which is a seven theme park offering a one-of-a-kind extreme ride experience.

4. SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando photo via Pixabay
SeaWorld Orlando photo via Pixabay

Owned by the same Discovery Cove and Aquatica operator, the theme park and marine zoological park SeaWorld Orlando is a must-visit for wildlife exploring with family and friends. The entertainment complex has three parks and hotels in the facility, which is a great way to lounge and enjoy informative shows and animal encounters with white belugas. Ranked as the 10th top visited entertainment park in the United States, the resort also offers extreme rides like the monster rollercoaster the Kraken.

5. LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida photo via Pixabay
LEGOLAND Florida photo via Pixabay

Another famous attraction Orlando has to offer for tourists visiting with kids is LEGOLAND Florida. The 150 acres theme park is the largest of its kind worldwide that is catered to families and children ages 15 years old and below.

The park offers about 50 thrilling rides, six Lego mini-land, and models landmarks and villages worldwide that are all made up of Lego bricks.

6. John F. Kennedy Space Center

John F. Kennedy Space Center photo via Pixabay
John F. Kennedy Space Center photo via Pixabay

The Kennedy Space Center is absolutely a fantastic place to visit in Orlando, showcasing the development of space programs and technological advances innovative from years of studies and research. It is a must experience when visiting Florida to get more insights about space and NASA, and if you are lucky enough, you may see a live launch taking place.

7. Gatorland

Gatorland photo via Pixabay
Gatorland photo via Pixabay

Your visit to Florida won’t be worthwhile if you haven’t encounter alligators. Head on to the 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve facility, known as “Alligator Capital of the World,” the Gatorland. The famous attraction park houses thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and animals that tourists can feed. It also has close encounter exhibits and a petting zoo, making the trip more entertaining.

8. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Another great place for a family trip is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The museum was established in 1981, exhibiting one of the world’s extraordinary and unbelievable artifacts, other interesting collections housed in the 16 rare galleries. The museum facade is also quite interesting, looking like it is slipping into the ground.

9. American Ghost Adventures

American Ghost Adventures
American Ghost Adventures

For a more authentic experience, book a walking tour with American Ghost Adventures and explore the history and ghost stories in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The company offers several tour packages. The Downtown Orlando 2 Hour Tour is the most booked by tourists. They can also investigate the haunted buildings while getting insights into each of their history and paranormal activities.

10. Wall Street Plaza

If you are looking for a place to chill out in the evening, head to the center of Downtown Orlando, the Wall Street Plaza. The area is filled with multiple bars, restaurants, and nightclubs with different atmospheres suiting the taste of mixed crowds. The Wall Street Plaza is a great place to have a good time with family and friends and get acquainted with the locals.

References

  • Law, (2020), 11 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Orlando, FL, Planet Ware
  • (2021), 22 Best Things to Do in Orlando, Florida, Vacation Idea
  • Top 20 Tourist Attractions in Orlando, Florida, Attractions of America

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