Free Resources for Planning Your Next Orlando Vacation

Visit Orlando has a wealth of free resources that make it easy to plan the perfect Orlando vacation.

Visit Orlando has a wealth of free resources that make it easy to plan the perfect Orlando vacation.

Whether it's your first or return visit to the destination, Visit Orlando has free planning resources designed to help you have the time of your life in the Theme Park Capital of the World. Here's a look at the many ways we can help you plan your next Orlando vacation, including our Official Visitor Center, an innovative mobile app and other free tools.

Official Visitor Center

Inside Visit Orlando’s Official Visitor Center on International Drive
Inside Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center on International Drive

Conveniently located on International Drive, less than 15 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week, including holidays. Here, you can get personalized planning assistance, answers to your questions and even a free gift bag.

What's more, Visit Orlando maintains presences at the concierge desk at The Mall at Millenia, as well as at the West Palm and Fort Drum Service Plazas on Florida's Turnpike. And if you have questions before you arrive in Orlando, our online Live Chat representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, 365 days a year. You can also call us toll-free at 800-972-3304.

Visit Orlando Mobile App

Available for Android and iOS devices, our free mobile app is a fun way to put Orlando at your fingertips. App features include:

  • Around Me: Locate points of interest throughout the destination with a traditional map view or an Augmented Reality view.

  • Personal Concierge: Click-to-dial one of Visit Orlando's knowledgeable Vacation Guides.

  • Fun and Sharing Experience: Earn rewards by playing the interactive "Selfie Scavenger Hunt" or unlock deals through the Augmented Reality "Magical Orb" game.

  • Tickets, Deals and Discounts: Purchase discounted tickets and access all of our current deals.

Free Vacation Planning Kit

By signing up for this free resource, you'll receive information on Orlando's theme parks, our Official Visitors Guide, special offers, a calendar of events, insider tips, Orlando-area maps and much more. And as a bonus, you'll get special Orlando offers and discounts.

Official Visitor Guides

Currently, Visit Orlando offers two visitors guides, both of which are available online. First, our Official Visitors Guide contains information on accommodations and attractions, Orlando-area maps, a calendar of events and local travel tips. You'll receive a printed edition, which is available in multiple languages, when you sign up for our Vacation Planning Kit.

We also publish an Orlando LGBTQ Travel Guide, which contains similar information to the Official Visitors Guide, but with a focus on LGBTQ travelers.

Trip-Planning Ideas

Orlando has hundreds of attractions and activities to choose from. Our online Orlando Adventure Planners have great suggestions on All-Day Adventures, Half-Day Orlando Activities and how to Fill a Few Hours or Less. You'll also find top-10 lists for additional Orlando trip ideas, as well as an easy-to-use interface that lets you pinpoint perfect activities for you.

Additional Resources

Need more help? Here's a roundup of other free resources from Visit Orlando that can help you enjoy Orlando to the fullest.

  • Fast Facts: Get all the details on Orlando's location, time zone, geography, travel distances to other major cities, toll roads, banking and other tidbits.

  • Transportation: Discover the best ways to get here and get around with facts on airports, airlines, public transportation, shuttles, busses, taxis, trains, car rentals and more.

  • Weather & Climate: Learn about monthly average temperatures, forecasts and other facts about Orlando's climate.

  • Safety Tips: Get general safety information on the destination, including our Florida safety-belt and "move over" laws. You'll also find a list of emergency telephone numbers.

  • Special Needs: Get the facts on medical facilities, medical-equipment rentals, special services and more.

  • Orlando Maps: Use our interactive map to view all of Orlando's regions, and learn about distances between attractions and hotels.

More to Discover at

Visit Orlando’s Official Visitor Center on International Drive
Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center on International Drive

When planning a trip to Orlando, make your first stop. In addition to the free resources detailed here, you can get details on Orlando's latest developments and upcoming events, as well as advice on places to stay, eat, shop and more. After all, the less time you spend planning your Orlando vacation, the more time you can devote to dreaming about the adventures you're going to have.

Download the Visit Orlando Mobile App
Now there is a new way to put Orlando right at your fingertips. Download our free Mobile App for your personalized Orlando experience. It's the best way to navigate Orlando. Download it today from iTunes Store and Google Play.


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