So Many Fun Things for The Family to do in Orlando

Orlando, Florida, is a great place to take a family vacation. There are so many incredible things to do that it can be a challenge just deciding on which activities will be the most fun for your family. If you stop for a minute and think about what members of your family enjoy doing, then you may be able to sort through the list of available options better.

Amusement Parks

Orlando has some of the world’s best amusement parks including:

  • Magic Kingdom

  • Universal Island of Adventure

  • Universal Studios

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studio

  • Legoland

  • Epcot

  • Aquatica Park

With so many theme parks to choose from, you will either need to leave plenty of time on an Orlando family vacation to enjoy them all or prioritize heavily. The Universal parks, as well as Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studio, are obviously more movie-centric. If you have a lot of film buffs in the family, these are some easy places to start. Legoland, while not as flashy, is practically must-see. It’s an elaborate theme park with tons of rides, a water park, and many other attractions. Epcot is obviously an iconic theme park that’s been attracting families for decades. And Aquatica Park has been voted as the USA’s #1 waterpark.

Exploring Nature

You will not believe the unbelievable opportunities to reconnect with nature that are available in Orlando. A swamp tour is just one of many ways to see nature. There are many other opportunities to connect with your wild side including at:

  • SeaWorld Orlando

  • SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

  • Gatorland Orlando

  • Discovery Cove

  • Wekiva Island

  • Long and Scott Farms

  • Leu Gardens

You’ll forget that you are in a major metropolitan city after you visit these natural attractions in Orlando.

Extreme Sports

If you are an adrenaline junkie, then there are many fabulous things to do in Orlando that will get your heart rate up. You may want to:

  • Go on a guided standup paddleboard tour of the Wekiva River

  • Take a hot air balloon ride while sipping on a glass of wine

  • Explore underwater habitats while diving

  • Catch a big fish while boating on the ocean

  • Spot a dolphin while riding in an airboat

  • Ride the big wheel at ICON Park

  • Feel the air beneath your wings while paragliding at Wallaby Ranch


Downtown Orlando is the hub for arts in Central Florida with many wonderful places to visit including:

  • CityArts Factory

  • Downtown Arts Collective

  • Mennello Museum of American Folk Art

  • Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery

Performance Arts

Orlando is home to some of the greatest performers in the nation. Top-name entertainers from throughout the world regularly perform in the city. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find it well represented in this city of 280,000 people. When you are planning a trip to Orlando, check out performances at:

  • The Bob Carr Theater

  • Seminole State College’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts

  • Cypress Center for the Arts

  • University of Florida’s Curtis M Phillips Center

  • Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall

Where to Stay in Orlando

With so many outstanding things to see, do and experience in Orlando, you need a great place for you and your family to stay. When you are searching for hotels near Universal Studios, shortlist the Hyatt Place Orlando Across from Universal.. You can choose between rooms with king-size beds, rooms with double beds, and rooms with double beds with a sofa bed, so you can book a room or rooms and have the whole family staying in comfort. This hotel’s location across the street from Universal CityWalk makes it convenient to the whole city. Act fast and book your stay before August 27 to take advantage of 20% off during Hyatt’s “The Big Break” promotion.

Marriott’s Grande Vista hotel is a premium resort that has something for everyone. It features a golf club and Marriot Golf Academy that offers lessons. You can stay in one- two-, or three-room villas that include full kitchens and washer/dryers.

Orlando is a fascinating city to explore regardless of your family’s interests. With so many great things to do, and an outstanding hotel option, you should start planning your Orlando getaway immediately.