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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.

Shopping Centre
“The Florida mall is well worth the 30 minute travel time it take to get there (From Solterra Resort) with it's huge variety of shops”
  • 98 locals recommend
Zoo
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“Gatorland is an altetnative to the big parks. With thousands of alligators and crocodiles, an aviary, a breeding marsh and bird rookery, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin’ Show, Gator Jumparoo, and the Up-close Encounters Show. Don’t 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 ol’ fashion soaking! Looking for a little excitement, zip off on the Screamin’ 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!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Theatre
“Built in 2014 this beautiful venue hostsBroadway shows and jazz, standups and dance troups. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
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.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great Mall for everyone Milinia Mall is the other recommendations for moe upscaled aka expensive shopping...lol ”
  • 13 locals recommend
City Hall
“Downtown Orlando has many different Bars and Nightclubs with great drinks and Happy Hours for those who are looking for more than just amusement parks in Orlando.”
  • 30 locals recommend
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Airport
“The major airport for Orlando, this is a busy spot. It can feel quite large, especially if you arrive tired off of a long flight. Transiting through the airport, though, is usually quick and efficient. Security clearance can get busy, like many airports now, otherwise it's a straightforward gateway for Orlando. If you are collecting someone at the airport there is a new off-terminal car park with a quick tram connection to the airport, which is very efficient and easy to use and definitely less stressful than trying to collect kerbside.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Theatre
“This would require some planning ahead of time but you might get lucky and find a performance you’d like to see!”
  • 22 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Stadium
“Home of the Orlando City (men's) and Orlando Pride (women's) professional soccer teams. Orlando doesn't have a lot of professional sports to rally around and this is it! Be sure to wear purple because us Central Floridians take our soccer very seriously ;)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Stadium
“Check out their events section to see what is in town from Pro Bowl, Preseason NFL games, College Bowl Games, large concerts and etc. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“250-seat Improvisational Comedy theater where local comedians face off in improvised scenes, sometimes based on suggestions from the audience.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Orlando Speakeasy. Such a fun spot. Great drinks and a cool prohibition vibe. There is a loose dress code and a strict no hat policy. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Deli-cafe with planted-based meals & sweets, various local items for sale & a bohemian vibe.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Sandwich shop with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, patio seating, dog friendly, near the lake”
  • 18 locals recommend