Things to do in Orlando

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Our most recommended things to do in Orlando

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Admission Ticket

1. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Admission Ticket

Enjoy many exhibits, shows, and attractions at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience, Gateway complex, Rocket Garden, and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing®. Experience the exhibit "Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted", which includes a live interactive theater presentation about the Red Planet. Enjoy the deep space launch by visiting the Gateway complex to discover the current and upcoming cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and their commercial partners. Then enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys to distant worlds on an immersive ride. Head to the Apollo/Saturn V Center via a Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, which features a fully restored, massive Saturn V rocket, one of only 3 in the world. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex you'll have the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia. Not only will you see tributes to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle Programs, but what is happening now and next at Kennedy Space Center, America’s multi-user spaceport.

Kennedy Space Center: Admission ticket with Explore Tour

2. Kennedy Space Center: Admission ticket with Explore Tour

Get the most out of your time at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex by combining a 1 or 2-day admission ticket with the in-depth Explore bus tour. On the Explore tour, you'll ride along with a space expert as they take you on a tour of America’s multi-user spaceport. The KSC Explore Tour goes beyond the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Get a photographic view of numerous spaceflight icons like the Vehicle Assembly Building and historic Launch Complex 39, disembarking to capture photos along the way to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. With your admission ticket to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy many exhibits, shows, and attractions, including Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience, Gateway complex, Rocket Garden, and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing®. Experience the exhibit "Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted", which includes a live interactive theater presentation about the Red Planet. Enjoy the deep space launch by visiting the Gateway complex to discover the current and upcoming cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and their commercial partners. Then enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys to distant worlds on an immersive ride. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex you'll have the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia. Not only will you see tributes to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle Programs, but what is happening now and next at Kennedy Space Center, America’s multi-user spaceport.

Orlando: Universal Studios Park to Park Ticket

3. Orlando: Universal Studios Park to Park Ticket

Take a holiday beyond anything you've experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks let you immerse yourself in the next generation of latest blockbuster entertainment, and journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes. Unleash your imagination at Universal Studios Florida where heart-pounding, cutting-edge attractions bring your favorite movies, television, and more to life. Next door, step right into powerful stories, myths, and legends at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. At Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park — only included with the 3-Park Ticket option — you’ll find an oasis of excitement along with laid-back luxuries. And you can savor the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf, and more. Universal Orlando Resort is a holiday of endless awesome. Universal’s Volcano Bay (closed on select dates. Visit the Universal Orlando App for park hours and updates) WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22) Jurassic World franchise TM & © 2022 Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2022 MARVEL. Universal Cinemark © 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. © 2022 Cinemark USA, Inc. Century Theatres, CinéArts, Rave, Tinseltown, and XD are Cinemark brands. “Cinemark” is a registered service mark of Cinemark USA, Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf™ Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. TRANSFORMERS© and its logo and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 2022 Hasbro. All rights reserved. Minions and all related elements and indicia TM & 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. Before visiting Universal Orlando Resort, review the safety guidelines at UniversalOrlando.com/SafetyInfo The terms and conditions for this ticket type can be found by clicking the "GetYourGuide Tours & Tickets GmbH" link featured under the Organized by section

Universal Studios Orlando: Base Tickets w/ Easy Cancellation

4. Universal Studios Orlando: Base Tickets w/ Easy Cancellation

Embark on a day out to Universal Orlando in Florida and enjoy entry to up to 3 theme parks depending on the option you book. Immerse yourself in the next generation of the latest blockbuster entertainment and experience the legendary worlds of incredible heroes. Unleash your imagination at Universal Studios Florida, where heart-pounding, cutting-edge attractions bring your favorite movies, television, and more to life. Next door, step right into powerful stories, myths, and legends at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. At Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park, you can experience a spectacular volcano towering over a sun-swept beach. Swaying palm trees line your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. From thrilling water slides to secluded waterfalls, Volcano Bay is a water theme park like no other. They’ve taken care of the lines, so you don’t have to worry about them. The park’s Virtual Line™ means you have the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing the things you want to do instead of spending all day standing in lines. Volcano Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all, a beach paradise you can enjoy without ever leaving Orlando. And you can savor the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf, and more. Universal Orlando Resort is a holiday of endless awesome. Universal’s Volcano Bay (closed on select dates. Visit the Universal Orlando App for park hours and updates) WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21) Jurassic World franchise TM & © 2021 Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2021 MARVEL. Universal Cinemark © 2021 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. © 2021 Cinemark USA, Inc. Century Theatres, CinéArts, Rave, Tinseltown, and XD are Cinemark brands. “Cinemark” is a registered service mark of Cinemark USA, Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf™ Hollywood Drive-In Golf, and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. The terms and conditions for this ticket type can be found by clicking the "GetYourGuide Tours & Tickets GmbH" link featured under the Organized by section.

Universal Orlando: Park to Park Ticket w/ Easy Cancellation

5. Universal Orlando: Park to Park Ticket w/ Easy Cancellation

Take a holiday beyond anything you've experienced before at Universal Orlando Resort. Three amazing theme parks let you immerse yourself in the next generation of latest blockbuster entertainment, and journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes. Unleash your imagination at Universal Studios Florida where heart-pounding, cutting-edge attractions bring your favorite movies, television, and more to life. Next door, step right into powerful stories, myths, and legends at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. At Universal's Volcano Bay water theme park you can experience a spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. From thrilling water slides to secluded waterfalls, Volcano Bay is a water theme park like no other. They’ve taken care of the lines so you don’t have to worry about them. The park’s Virtual Line™ means you have the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing the things you want to do instead of spending all day standing in lines. Volcano Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all, a beach paradise you can enjoy without ever leaving Orlando. And you can savor the unforgettable dining and unparalleled entertainment of Universal CityWalk, home to an array of themed restaurants, clubs, concert venues, movies, shops, miniature golf and more. Universal Orlando Resort is a holiday of endless awesome. Universal’s Volcano Bay (closed on select dates. Visit the Universal Orlando App for park hours and updates) WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21) Jurassic World franchise TM & © 2021 Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. © 2021 MARVEL. Universal Cinemark © 2021 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. © 2021 Cinemark USA, Inc. Century Theatres, CinéArts, Rave, Tinseltown, and XD are Cinemark brands. “Cinemark” is a registered service mark of Cinemark USA, Inc. Hollywood Drive-In Golf™ Hollywood Drive-In Golf and associated logos are trademarks of Adventure Golf Design & Development, Inc. Some imagery shown throughout our website does not represent current operational and safety guidelines. The terms and conditions for this ticket type can be found by clicking the "GetYourGuide Tours & Tickets GmbH" link featured under the Organized by section.

SeaWorld Orlando: Park Admission Ticket

6. SeaWorld Orlando: Park Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, where the aquatic world comes to life like no place else. With the combo ticket options available, you can also enjoy the thrills of Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Adventure Island. SeaWorld Connect with the ocean at SeaWorld, watching killer whales leap at the One Ocean show, racing like a ray on Manta the ride, entering the all-new thrilling, chilling adventure of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin and sharing an epic voyage with sea turtles at TurtleTrek. Experience the power and grace of killer whales in the awe-inspiring Shamu show One Ocean. Orcas jump skyward, dancing fountains dot the water, and a Splash Zone seat gives you submerged views of killer whales flapping their fins and drenching you with water. For fast thrills, the Manta flying roller coaster tilts you parallel to the ground and sends you headfirst on a twisting, plunging trip that starts with an inverted nosedive. At Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, you’ll glide past ethereal, icy sights on a trackless ride to a no-glass penguin exhibit, which gets you closer to the charming birds and lets you experience their ideal, frosty conditions. Aquatica Orlando From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld, Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld's Waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind park is home to some of the world's most thrilling water rides, featuring 38 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Busch Gardens Tampa Take your family to Busch Gardens Tampa, a place where fun comes naturally. Everyone can enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows, and thrilling rides. Race like a cheetah aboard Cheetah Hunt, or dive face down at 60 mph on Falcon's Fury, America's tallest freestanding drop tower. Adventure Island Treat your family to a tropical oasis, where the fun never sets. Enjoy thrilling rides, chilling slides and splashes to delight everyone. Swirl down the wild tubes of Caribbean Corkscrew, swoosh the 210-foot GulfScream descent or race to the finish on Riptide. Little ones will find adventure too at Fabian’s Funport, with fountains, splash zones and water slides perfect for pint-sized summer fun.

Orlando: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

7. Orlando: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Experience a wave of underwater adventures with sea creatures from around the world at the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Come face-to-face, or rather, face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, enormous tentacles, and rows of sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans as you explore Florida’s only 360-degree ocean tunnel with sharks, sea turtles, eels, and tropical fish swimming over, under, and all around you.  Meet the friendly rescue sea turtles, Ted and Chely, and a curious pacific octopus. Touch real sea creatures at the coastal rock pool, a microhabitat full of incredible creatures. Pet a starfish or anemone. Swim with sharks in a 10-minute virtual reality experience, if option selected, and learn about the aquarium on the behind the scenes tour, a 35-minute guided tour of the aquarium’s backstage areas. See how aquarists take care of the thousands of sea creatures and feed some of the fish yourself.

Orlando: WonderWorks All-Access Entry Ticket

8. Orlando: WonderWorks All-Access Entry Ticket

Enter the Wonderworks Orlando, a place full of insane charm, mad scientists, crazy accidents, the Bermuda Triangle, located in an upside-down building on top of a brick warehouse. Once you pass through a “right side up” immersion tunnel, though, the true madness begins. Experience the 74 mph (119 kph) winds of a hurricane, shake to a 5.3 earthquake, make huge bubbles that cover your body, lie on a bed of nails, spin 360 degrees in a gyro, land a space shuttle, and much more. Don't forget to explore the basement, which has a 4D motion theater, a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, and laser tag. With over 100 interactive science exhibits, the whole family will have a blast. If you choose the All-Access Plus option, enjoy an $8 arcade game card and case book in addition to the usual experience.

Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

9. Orlando: Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Aquarium Combo Ticket

Get the best of both Madame Tussauds Orlando and the Sea Life Aquarium with this combo ticket. Get up close and personal with thousands of species of fish at the aquarium and even more up close to impressive wax replicas of famous celebrities at Madame Tussauds Plunge deep into the ocean to explore Florida’s only 360-degree ocean tunnel and so much more. Touch friendly sea stars and sea anemones in the coastal rock pool. Meet Ted, the rescued loggerhead sea turtle and Orlando’s Most-Loved Animal, and feel the unique texture of a sea anemone or starfish. After you get your fishy fill, save the world with all the Justice League superheroes. Join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his action movie set and feel fabulous with Ariana Grande. Take selfies with the hottest A-listers.

Orlando: Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Tickets

10. Orlando: Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Tickets

Treat yourself to the thrill and spectacle of a game in the world-famous NBA. Experience the thrill of a super-charged basketball game as the Orlando Magic take on the biggest teams in the NBA. Pay a visit to Amway Center, the state-of-the-art sports facility featuring interactive fan areas, the tallest scoreboard in the NBA, and a restaurant that overlooks the court. Select from your choice of seating, sit back, and enjoy the exciting sporting action. Make use of amenities like bars and restaurants, interactive fan areas, and more. During the game, look out for in-game entertainment, with enough to keep the whole family occupied. Preseason Game Schedule Memphis Grizzlies – Tuesday, Oct. 11 – 7:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers – Friday, Oct. 14 – 7:00 PM Regular Game Schedule October 2022: Boston Celtics - Saturday, Oct 22, 7:00 PM Charlotte Hornets - Friday, Oct 28, 7:00 PM November 2022: Golden State Warriors - Thursday, Nov 3, 7:00 PM Sacramento Kings - Saturday, Nov 5, 5:00 PM Houston Rockets - Monday, Nov 7, 7:15 PM Dallas Mavericks - Wednesday, Nov 9, 7:00 PM Phoenix Suns - Friday, Nov 11, 7:00 PM Charlotte Hornets - Monday, Nov 14, 7:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves - Wednesday, Nov 16, 7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers - Friday, Nov 25, 7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers - Sunday, Nov 27, 6:00 PM Atlanta Hawks - Wednesday, Nov 30, 7:00 PM December 2022: Milwaukee Bucks - Monday, Dec 5, 7:00 PM LA Clippers - Wednesday, Dec 7, 7:00 PM Toronto Raptors - Friday, Dec 9, 7:00 PM Toronto Raptors - Sunday, Dec 11, 6:00 PM Atlanta Hawks - Wednesday, Dec 14, 7:00 PM San Antonio Spurs - Friday, Dec 23, 7:00 PM LA Lakers - Tuesday, Dec 27, 7:00 PM Washington Wizards - Friday, Dec 30, 7:00 PM January 2023: Oklahoma City Thunder - Wednesday, Jan 4, 7:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies - Thursday, Jan 5, 7:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans - Friday, Jan 20, 7:00 PM Boston Celtics - Monday, Jan 23, 7:00 PM Indiana Pacers - Wednesday, Jan 25, 7:00 PM Chicago Bulls - Saturday, Jan 28, 7:00 PM February 2023: New York Knicks - Tuesday, Feb 7, 7:00 PM Denver Nuggets - Thursday, Feb 9, 7:00 PM Miami Heat - Saturday, Feb 11, 7:00 PM Detroit Pistons - Thursday, Feb 23, 7:00 PM Indiana Pacers - Saturday, Feb 25, 7:00 PM March 2023: Portland Trail Blazers - Sunday, Mar 5, 6:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks - Tuesday, Mar 7, 7:00 PM Utah Jazz - Thursday, Mar 09, 7:00 PM Miami Heat - Saturday, Mar 11, 7:00 PM Washington Wizards - Tuesday, Mar 21, 7:00 PM New York Knicks - Thursday, Mar 23, 7:00 PM Brooklyn Nets - Sunday, Mar 26, 6:00 PM April 2023: Detroit Pistons - Sunday, Apr 02, 6:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers - Tuesday, Apr 04, 7:00 PM Cleveland Cavaliers - Thursday, Apr 06, 7:00 PM

Frequently asked questions about Orlando

What are the best day trips and excursions from Orlando?

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What people are saying about Orlando

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,602 reviews

Loved everything about this tour. Very well done. The simulation was great. The theatre presentations were realistic and informative in terms of the history and the future of space travel. This tour would inspire youth of today aspiring to become engineers or astronauts. I look forward to going again as new things are added.

This was our first kayaking trip and we felt very safe with astrid our guide she was very knowledgeable about the area. We had a 13yr and 9yr old with us and they enjoyed the trip too we saw two manatees and multiple crocodiles as well as birds and turtles. Fabulous day for all of us and would definitely do again x

Every step was easy to understand and complete! The transaction took no time at all and retrieving the voucher for the printed tickets was flawless! We had an amazing time and I will definitely use the service again!

The show was excellent. The pizza was a little cold, didn't care for the desert but otherwise worth it!

Very well organised, great guide. First time for us and loved it