Top Ten List of Places to See in Orlando, Florida

The City of Orlando, Florida is certainly a favorite among RV campers, thanks to its wide range of theme park entertainment. But did you know there’s a lot more to see in Orlando? Follow along as we list not only the most popular theme parks, but other fascinating attractions to fill out our top ten list of places to see in Orlando, Florida.

  1. Celebration, Florida: Don’t miss a stop at Disney’s vision for a town that’s always a celebration. The architecture, parks and non-stop special events make this town just thirty minutes from downtown Orlando the perfect side trip.
  2. Disney Theme Parks: Disney offers a stunning four theme parks and two water parks under the umbrella of Orlando-area Walt Disney World. Classic Magic Kingdom, innovative Epcot Center, wild and wooly Animal Kingdom and ever-changing Hollywood Studios will keep the family busy for weeks, not to mention stops at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach!
  3. Downtown Orlando Historic District: Take a walking tour of Orlando’s picturesque downtown district for the chance to see eight distinctive architectural styles. Since the 1880s, Orlando’s downtown district has been home to the historic churches, night clubs and other commercial concerns that helped make Orlando a southern mecca. A great opportunity to see the impact African Americans had in restoring the South’s fortunes after the Civil War.
  4. GatorLand: The quintessential South Florida experience, with more than a hundred acres of ‘gators, crocs and live animal shows.
  5. Lake Eola Park: Orlando boasts an amazing eighteen lakes within its parks system, and Lake Eola is one of the most beloved. Right in the heart of the downtown historic district, you’ll be within walking distance of shopping and dining venues while surrounded by beautiful parkland. Tip: save enough time for a swan boat ride!
  6. Leu House Museum and Gardens: Early Orlando entrepreneur, world traveler and philanthropist Harry Leu built a fabulous house on the shores of Lake Rowena in 1936. He later bequeathed it to the City of Orlando with the stipulation this National Historic Landmark home and the botanical gardens surrounding it would always be open for public tours.
  7. Loch Haven Park: Not only is this scenic green space easy on the eyes, it’s also home to four museums, two theaters and a community center! Art, science and history are on the agenda at this one-stop cultural oasis.
  8. Ripley’s Believe It or Not: From the oddly-tilting museum building to the world-class collection of the strange and wonderful, Ripley’s “Odditorium” will amaze you from start to finish.
  9. SeaWorld Orlando: Watch the amazing live shows, ride thrilling rides and hop over to SeaWorld’s Aquatica Water Park. Two-park ticket packages make these parks two of Orlando’s most visited attractions.
  10. Universal Orlando: The Universal theme parks in Orlando have something for everyone. Universal Studios Park, Islands of Adventure Park and Wet and Wild Waterpark offer your family non-stop adventure, so be sure to check for ticket packages that fit your fancy.
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4 Responses to Top Ten List of Places to See in Orlando, Florida

  1. Lawrence RV says:

    Gatorland is epic. If you’re on an RV adventure in FL, definitely stop by there. Great fun for the whole family!

  2. This is a great list! I’ve been to everything on it and recommend these visits to travelers. If you would like to visit some places that are more local and off the beaten path, check out the list of places here http://orlandodesigndistrict.com

  3. Monty says:

    Thank you, Carilee, for sharing this information. We appreciate it! Glad to hear that you’ve experienced these places and highly recommend them. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! All the Best! ~EMRV Monty Blog

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