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Best things to do in Orlando

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theme Park
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“A mega-theme park combining the famous Universal Studios with the more specifically themed "Islands of Adventure", this resort experience rivals Walt Disney World with an immersive movie experience. Walk through mind-bogglingly accurate recreations of Hollywood and New York, and let your favorite famous actors guide you down the rabbit hole.”
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Theme Park
“A fun animal park. Very hot in summer times, but great shows. We especially loved the dolphin show! The new kids town, Sesame Street, has opened as well and has a fun splash pad for the kids!”
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Outlet Mall
“Located 15 miles from the property at 8200 Vineland Ave; offering 160 outlet designer and name-brand stores like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Prada as well as Disney Outlet”
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Outlet Mall
“Some shopping?...... A must visit place..... find name brand stores offering good prices.”
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Shopping Centre
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“Fashionable clothes and accessories. There are a lot of stores and restaurants. Love it!”
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Theme Park
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“If you love roller coasters and vitual reality rides, not to mention Harry Potter...this is a must see!”
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General Entertainment
“Great to go after 8 PM !! A place that has it all - great nightlife , restaurants , live concerts and always busy”
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Shopping Centre
“The Florida Mall is the largest single shopping venue in the whole of Orlando, with a staggering 250 stores. There’s over 2 million sq ft of floorspace here, and you’re sure to find everything from mid-range fashion stores to luxury designer brands, as well as plenty of electronics, home décor, accessories and health and beauty. Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 10am to 9pm, Saturdays from 10am to 10pm, Sundays from midday to 8pm ”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Birds eye view of Central Florida. One of my favorite restaurants is under The Wheel - The Yardhouse”
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Theme Park
“We found this to be great place for a couple days. Want some Universal Tips?? We have them for you!! ”
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Water Park
“Universal's newest water park. I would almost recommend this one over the Disney water parks. SO cool! Lots of great water rides.”
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Point of Interest
“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.”
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Park
“This iconic downtown lake is just 2.5 miles away. There’s a nice playground, beautiful foundation, and a wide walkway (about an eighth of a mile track). ”
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Science Museum
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“The range of exhibits is "designed to inspire curiosity and exploration" according to the Orlando Science Center themselves, while there’s also a range of shows, presentations, and hands-on interactions throughout that aim to "bring the exhibits to life" – great for the whole family. Highlights include Nature Works, a huge space on the ground floor that details much of the surrounding Central Florida wildlife and ecosystems. There’s also KidsTown, a miniature town full of fun and interactive games. For the budding palaeontologists out there, DinoDigs is where you can uncover fossilised dinosaurs and inspect huge dinosaur eggs ”
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Museum
“This museum dedicated to the Titanic offers artifacts, re-creations of the ship & guided tours”
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Zoo
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“Circa-1949 landmark delivering alligator & snake shows, a petting zoo, a water park & a zip line.”
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