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Things to see and do in Orlando

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Mission Prep — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

On a remote outpost planet, new adventures await...

7 interesting facts about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge you might not know

We’ve got some exciting nuggets of information to share about the new land.

Florida explored

There’s more to Florida than the theme parks. We’ve got some choice spots for you to explore.

5 day trips to take when in Orlando

It's easy to forget that Florida is more than just attractions. Here's our picks for some days out beyond the parks.

The new Orlando adventure

14 days in Florida? Thanks to the latest flexible theme park tickets tickets that let you pop in and out of your favourites throughout your stay, and smart, pre-bookable queue-jumping, you can have your Key lime pie and eat it!

19 awesome things to do when visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Take a look at our cheat to make sure you have a truly magical time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

Plan your perfect Disney holiday

Our Disney expert, Paris Stanley, reveals that with a little planning, you’ll enjoy the Disney magic even more.

Florida for Adventurers

When it comes to a holiday, the bigger, the wilder and the scarier the better as far as you’re concerned. Try these Florida ideas on for size.

Pick n' Mix Florida

Outdoors, cuisine, spectacle – you like a little bit of everything. Variety is the spice of life, after all. Here are our Florida picks for you...

Your go-to guide: Florida

The Sunshine State is home to so much more than just theme parks (although no one's complaining about those). Eclectic cities, fabulous shopping, natural beauty, top-hole golf... Florida is truly an all-you-can-see buffet of heroic holiday attractions.

Florida for couples

Florida has everything (apart from you of course, but we're working on that bit). It's the ideal destination for couples. There's the beach, sports, a bit of shopping, culture and some stunning places to spend your time...

Florida’s best golf courses

Whether you’re a regular golfer or a novice who fancies stepping onto the golfing green for the first time, here are some of the Sunshine State’s best courses to perfect your putt.

Florida for families

Florida is missing its thrill seekers. The roller coasters are still flying round the track, the shows never stop and the dolphins are calling out, but it just doesn't feel the same.

Best of Both: Exploring Florida

Jamie Hibbard is a big traveller to the Sunshine State, and loves how multi-centre holidays allow you to combine your dream destinations…

More about Orlando

Whether you're inside or outside of the theme parks, there are so many great family experiences to be had in Orlando. Fly through swamp lands on an airboat, head to tracks for some go-karting or try your hand at golf. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down with many shows to enjoy, such as Cirque de Soleil.

From ultra-hip venues to high-energy dance clubs or laid-back pubs and multi-venue entertainment complexes, Orlando has several distinct areas and options for living it up after sundown to get your night owl fix.

Kissimmee Old Town

There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Orlando, whether you’re looking for gourmet restaurants, barbecues, international fare, steak houses or just for a nearby place to eat after a night visiting the Orlando attractions, you’ll find a diverse array of culinary delights. 

Eating out in Orlando

Orlando is secretly a shoppers paradise, whether you’re looking for a splurge or a steal, there are numerous malls to take your pick from. From The Mall at Millenia to the Orlando Premium Outlets located on International Drive, or if you’re looking for unique boutiques you can shop downtown Orlando and Winter park.

Shopping in Orlando

Virgin Holidays is the #1 UK tour operator to Florida. We’ve been making magic happen here for over 30 years. And now we’ve put our heads together to bring you this Florida guide with ideas for cheap days out, insider tips, and smart ways to save on those all-important theme park visits. 

Florida Travel Guide