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Welcome back to Orlando.
Theme parks, beaches, attractions, and restaurants are ready to welcome you back. It's true that traveling looks a little different now, but rest assured your resorts are Vacation Ready, with enhanced cleaning standards and safety protocols in place. Read on to discover all the fun things you can do in Orlando right now and book your next vacation.
Wander the theme parks together.
A trip to Orlando wouldn't be the same without visiting your favorite theme park. And they're all open at limited capacity with social distancing in place.
Universal Orlando ResortUniversal Orlando Resort has officially reopened, with enhanced safety guidelines in place and contactless features on the park's official app.
SeaWorldSeaWorld, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove are all open to vacationers big and small.
LegolandLegoland's theme park and water park are both open, ideal for kids ages 2-12 who love all things Lego.
Walt Disney WorldMagic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are all open for guests who make park reservations.
Enjoy some much-needed outdoor R&R.
Florida's natural beauty doesn't disappoint. There are plenty of scenic spots around Orlando, from postcard-worthy beaches to natural springs to scenic boat tours.
BeachesThere are amazing beaches just a short drive from Orlando. Cocoa Beach on the east coast is the closest, with a historic pier for fishing, surfing, and dining. Also on the east coast are Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and St. Augustine. West coast beaches, like Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach are great for a day trip, just a two-hour drive to swim in the clear, Gulf waters.
State ParksCool off in a natural spring, where the water is 72 degrees year-round. Two popular spots for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking are Wekiwa Springs State Park and Blue Springs State Park.
Boat ToursSpirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides offers rides through Florida's natural swamps and marshes. If a leisurely boat ride sounds like more your speed, the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour is one of Orlando's hidden gems.
GardensHarry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre botanical oasis located near downtown Orlando, showcases more than 40 diverse plant collections. Plan a day trip to visit Bok Tower Gardens, designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. in the 1920s. The centerpiece of the 50-acre gardens, a 205-foot art deco and neo-Gothic Singing Tower, features live carillon concerts daily.
GolfGolf courses have remained open in Florida, and Orlando boasts some of the best in the country designed by Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, and Robert Trent Jones. Whether you're a golf pro or newbie, the TopGolf attraction offers a family-friendly outing for all levels.
Notable stops for the whole family.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure ParkThrill-seekers will love the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, with several aerial rope courses set among a pine forest. Choose the course that best fits your skill level and navigate across suspended bridges, swing on Tarzan ropes, balance on swinging logs, and ride zip lines through the forest. There are even two courses designed just for kids.
Park AvenuePark Avenue, the most prestigious street in Orlando's neighboring town of Winter Park, boasts high-end shopping, locally owned boutiques, and sidewalk cafes. Spend the day scouting for souvenirs, or just find a shady spot under an oak tree in Central Park and watch people stroll the avenue.
International DriveMany attractions on International Drive have reopened to the public. At Icon Park, take selfies with celebrities at Madame Tussauds, visit an aquarium with a 360-degree ocean tunnel and ride the iconic observation wheel. Fun Spot amusement park offers fun for all ages, from multi-level go-kart tracks to a wooden roller coaster.
Foodie favorites that are sure to delight.
Orlando restaurants are open and operating at 50% capacity with social-distancing guidelines in place. These favorite spots are all ready to serve even the pickiest of eaters.
Disney SpringsMany Disney Springs restaurants are open. Try the Pan-Asian cuisine at Morimoto Asia, helmed by Chef Morimoto from "Iron Chef America," or the dry-aged and classic cuts at modern steakhouse STK Orlando.
The Polite Pig, owned by Orlando culinary legends James, Julie and Brian Petrakis, offers wood-fired smoked meats, along with southern comfort side dishes and an extensive bourbon bar. Be sure to save room for a seasonal cupcake from Sprinkles.
Restaurant Row"Restaurant Row" is a nickname for the stretch of Sand Lake Road near International Drive known for its dining establishments. Choose from seafood (Ocean Prime and Eddie V's Prime Seafood), Italian (Christini's Ristorante Italiano), steak (Morton's The Steakhouse), Mexican (Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar) or Japanese (Amura and Nagoya Sushi), just to name a few.
Park AvenueMost restaurants offer outdoor seating along the avenue, with plenty of ambiance and people-watching. One good option to try is Prato, which specializes in Italian comfort food like wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta.
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