Mother and daughters looking at a brochure at the visitor center on International Drive in Orlando

Orlando First-Time Visitor Tips

Coming to Orlando for the first time? We can’t wait to see you! Before you arrive, refer to the following tips designed to help first-time visitors make the most of their time in Orlando.

Once you’ve arrived, stop by our Official Visitor Center on International Drive for even more advice on how to maximize your Orlando experience. You can also get discounted theme park and attractions tickets (including occasional special offers), pick up complimentary area maps, take advantage of currency exchange services, preview some of our coolest attractions, and even grab a free welcome bag. It’s a one-stop shop for the ultimate Orlando vacation!

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Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite Orlando businesses for their current status.


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Healthy Travel

You can visit Orlando with confidence knowing that our businesses are working closely with health experts and local governments to ensure your health and safety during your stay. For the latest information, visit our Healthy Travel & What’s Open page.


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Theme Parks & Attractions

Woman swimming with a dolphin at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove®

Call it a hunch, but we have a feeling you’ll want to visit our theme parks and attractions while you’re in Orlando. Read up on the following suggestions before you go.

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Theme Park Tips

Beaches

Water Parks

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Learn more: Things to Do Besides Theme Parks


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Places to Stay

Exterior of The Alfond Inn at dusk

If you’re coming to Orlando, you’ll need a place to stay. Fortunately, with more than 450 hotels and resorts, not to mention other accommodations such as vacation homes, condos and campgrounds, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect accommodations.

Hotels & Resorts

Vacation Homes & Suites


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Transportation

There’s a lot to see and do in Orlando, but we’re also a wide-ranging destination, with 20-plus miles separating Walt Disney World in the south and Winter Park in the north. Happily, we offer plenty of ways to get around.

Airports

Rental Cars

Shuttle Services

Rail Service


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Dining & Nightlife

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The Osprey Tavern

Love to eat? You’re going to love Orlando. We have more than 5,000 restaurants for you to sample, ranging from quick counter service to the ultimate in fine dining. You’ll also discover nightlife and entertainment throughout the area.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Hubs

Dinner Shows

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Live Entertainment


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Shopping

With a vibrant mix of upscale malls, designer outlets and bespoke shopping districts, Orlando is a shopper’s paradise no matter your preferences or budget.

Malls & Outlet Stores

Shopping Districts