First-Timer Guides to Orlando

Coming to Orlando for the first time? We can’t wait to show you all of the magical fun that makes us the United States’ most popular tourism destination!

With that being said, first-timers can sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the choices presented by an Orlando vacation. Between our theme parks, attractions, world-class dining, lively nightlife and entertainment, luxurious relaxation, acclaimed arts and culture, endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and more than 450 hotels and resorts, it’s an understandable reaction — and precisely why we’ve put together the following guides.

Focusing on three core personas — families with kids, visiting without children, and LGBTQ travelers — these recommendations are designed to help you narrow Orlando’s incredible array of options into areas that suit your interests. Our suggestions include the best places to have fun, the best places to eat, and the best places to stay.

“Suggestions” is the operative word, though, as you obviously know what you like better than we do. For more ideas, follow our blog and sign up for our eNewsletter, or get face-to-face assistance from knowledgeable Vacation Guides at our Official Visitor Center on International Drive. Then, decide which approach works best for you — because the choice is always yours in Orlando!


Families with Kids

Like no other destination on Earth, Orlando, Theme Park Capital of the World®, was practically designed for kids, but the fun doesn't stop at our theme parks. Families with Kids Guide

Visiting Without Kids

We have much to offer adult visitors, including high-end shoppers, art aficionados, sports enthusiasts, adventurers, and sun-worshippers, not to mention those seeking upscale experiences. Visiting without Kids Guide

LGBTQ Travelers

In addition to a wealth of LGBTQ-friendly nightlife and entertainment, we proudly host several high-profile events that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ Travelers Guide



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