Fill a Few Hours or Less in Orlando
Throughout the Orlando area, you’ll find attractions, entertainment, arts and culture, dinner shows, and outdoor activities that are perfect for filling a few hours during your visit. And between wide-open spaces at ecotourism options and enhanced cleaning and safety measures at attractions and other businesses throughout Orlando, you can choose your own adventure with confidence, knowing that we’re working hard to safeguard your peace of mind during your visit!
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 attractions for their current status.
It’s easy to fill a few hours with the following options, but keep in mind that these only represent a sampling of all of Orlando’s attractions.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Feel the need for speed at this attraction close to the Orange County Convention Center. In addition to providing a fast time, the venue caters to private events. Get discount tickets.
Chocolate Kingdom Interactive Factory Adventure Tour
Ever wanted to tour a chocolate factory? You can in Orlando thanks to this International Drive attraction, which invites audience interaction. Get discount tickets.
Located at The Florida Mall®, this attraction features two levels and 70,000 square feet of colorful fun. You can even name and wrap your own Crayola crayon! Get discount tickets.
The Escape Game Orlando
Featuring six different escape rooms, this International Drive venue is rated as Orlando’s best escape attraction by TripAdvisor. Gather your friends and find out why!
Each of the seven scenarios at this International Drive attraction is an adventure in itself, including Budapest Express, Cuban Crisis, Th3 Cod3 and others. Get discount tickets.
The Wheel at ICON Park™
Part of the ICON Park entertainment complex, this 400-foot-tall observation wheel will give you a bird’s-eye view of Orlando from inside an air-conditioned capsule. Get discount tickets.
iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
Always wanted to skydive, but afraid to jump from a plane? You’re not alone. Now, you can do it close to the ground at this International Drive attraction. Get discount tickets.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
One of ICON Park attractions, the famous wax museum’s Orlando location gives you the chance to meet A-listers like Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and even the Justice League. Get discount tickets.
Main Event Entertainment Orlando
This multipurpose attraction at Pointe Orlando on International Drive offers billiards, bowling, arcade games, adventure courses, 61 big-screen TVs, food, cocktails and other amenities.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Explore some of the world’s most unbelievable artifacts and exhibits at this attraction’s International Drive building, which appears to be falling into a sinkhole. Get discount tickets.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Step beneath the waves at this ICON Park attraction, where you can get closer than ever before to the creatures and features of the world’s oceans. Get discount tickets.
Play a fun, competitive take on golf for all skill levels at this attraction close to the Orange County Convention Center, where you can also enjoy a gourmet food and drink menu.
Billed as an indoor amusement park for the mind, the iconic upside-down building on International Drive gives you the chance to explore six “Wonder Zones” filled with amazing exhibits. Get discount tickets.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment in Orlando
Orlando’s shopping, dining and entertainment offerings are legion, providing countless ways to fill a few hours while you’re in town.
Capone’s Dinner & Show
Even with a reservation, you’ll have to knock three times and give a special password to have dinner and enjoy a show that pays homage to the golden age of organized crime.
Part of Walt Disney World® Resort, this area modernizes a charming, 1930s coastal village with an array of contemporary entertainment, shopping and dining. Admission is free.
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Head to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to celebrate Polynesian culture with food, music and dance in an open-air theater.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Now featuring a Queen instead of a King for the first time in its history, this legendary dinner attraction invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey and feast. Get discount tickets.
The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
Featuring a combination of magic, comedy and impersonations, not to mention endless pizza, beer, wine and soda, this dinner show at WonderWorks tends to sell out fast. Get discount tickets.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Enter a world of comedy, mystery and intrigue at this International Drive venue, as you enjoy a delicious meal and mingle with unusual characters while solving a crime. Get discount tickets.
Art, Culture & History in Orlando
From downtown to Winter Park and many other points throughout the destination, Orlando’s arts scene can help you make the most of a few hours of free time.
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
In Winter Park, tour the home of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polasek, plus his galleries and sculpture garden.
Learn more: Winter Park
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
This Winter Park museum has the world’s largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous glasswork, paintings, windows, jewelry and lamps.
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Part of Rollins College in Winter Park, this facility is home to more than 5,500 works of art stretching from the ancient to modern periods. Better still, admission is always free.
The Mennello Museum of Modern Art
Located between downtown Orlando and Winter Park in Loch Haven Park, this museum is dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the paintings of Earl Cunningham.
Orlando Museum of Art
Also located at Loch Haven Park, this museum presents 10 to 12 onsite exhibitions each year, plus art-enrichment programs, lectures and more.
Orange County Regional History Center and Heritage Square Park
Explore 12,000 years of Central Florida history at this venue in downtown Orlando, which is housed in a restored, historic county courthouse built in 1927.
Learn more: Downtown Orlando
Wells’Built Museum of African-American History & Culture
Originally the historic Wells'Built Hotel, this downtown Orlando museum showcases memorabilia of Orlando’s Black community and related exhibits. It’s also on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
In addition to honoring the life and work of its namesake author, this Eatonville cultural landmark provides gallery space for artists of African descent.
Ecotourism in Orlando
Throughout the Orlando area, the great outdoors calls to you with swamp tours, animal encounters, safaris and more that can be experienced in just a few hours.
Airboat Rides at Midway
Orange County’s oldest airboat ride company has been thrilling guests since the 1930s. Reservations are recommended, and they’re about 45 minutes east of Orlando.
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
Offering daytime, nighttime and sunset swamp cruises, this operator has 25 years of experience. Plus, all airboats are piloted by experts who know the wetlands well. Get discount tickets.
Get up close and personal with nature’s gentlest giants and other animals at this ranch. It’s about an hour northwest of Orlando. If you’ve ever dreamed of feeding a giraffe, it’s worth the trip!
Kissimmee Swamp Tours
Enjoy 60- and 90-minute airboat rides through the headwaters of the Florida Everglades.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
For a unique adventure you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere, this attraction near Walt Disney World combines ziplining, climbing, running and jumping to create an incredible obstacle course. Get discount tickets.
Located in Clermont, this attraction offers off-roading and fishing among 230 acres of Florida countryside. Get discount tickets.
Safari Wilderness Ranch
Experience a natural adventure by motor vehicle, kayak, horseback or even camelback at this unique location in Lakeland, about an hour southwest of International Drive.
Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
This attraction’s small, six-person boats put you right in the middle of prime Florida swampland.
While half-day tours are recommended here, you can still get a taste of Central Florida’s native beauty with a one-hour tour. The Gator and Wildlife Park is also worth a visit. Get discount tickets.