Orlando Sports & Outdoors

Sure, Orlando is best known for its world-famous theme parks, but our city is packed with unique outdoor attractions and opportunities to play and watch sports that everyone can enjoy. Between professional sports teams, the state-of-the-art United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, acclaimed golf courses and tournaments, miles of running terrain, bicycle trails, pristine fishing spots, sports events, and other outdoor adventures for the whole family, Orlando is the premier destination for sportspeople of all ages and skill levels. Goal!

Learn more: Orlando Ecotourism

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

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Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Club, Orlando Pride & More

If you love basketball and soccer, you're going to love Orlando. Home to the Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride teams, the ultramodern Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando is an unbeatable place to catch MLS and NWSL matches and related events. Also downtown, the Amway Center hosts the NBA's Orlando Magic, which plays a minimum of 44 home games each year. Other teams that play at the Amway Center include the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators.

Save on discount tickets: Orlando Magic Games

College Football

Camping World Stadium is home to some of the nation's biggest college football competitions, including January's Citrus Bowl, November's Florida Blue Florida Classic and December's Cheez-It Bowl. In 2019, Camping World Stadium was approved for $60 million in upgrades, which will further position it as one of Florida's premier sporting venues. The NCAA’s Cure Bowl also comes to Orlando every December, but that is one of the rare American football matches to take place at Exploria Stadium. And in 2022, the University of Central Florida’s Bounce House Stadium — home of the AAC’s Knights — will host the Hula Bowl.

Learn more: Best Places to Watch Sports in Orlando

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USTA National Campus

Home of American Tennis®

Open to the public, and less than 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport, the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona invites tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages to watch, learn and play at one of the world's largest tennis facilities. Whether you're a player or coach, beginner or expert, or even a spectator, you'll enjoy unparalleled tennis experiences at this one-of-a-kind location.

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Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

Golf

With more than 150 golf courses and numerous golf academies (not to mention excellent mini-golf), it's no surprise that so many pro golfers live in Orlando. Several pros have even designed local courses, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Fazio. We also host prestigious golf tournaments, such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and numerous LPGA tourneys at Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Learn more: Orlando’s Best Golf Courses

Running

Bring your best running shoes when you come to Orlando, because our miles of trails, parks and roadways will have you feeling the need for speed. You can also stock up on related equipment at boutique shops and well-known chains. Top foot races held in the area include January’s Walt Disney World Marathon, February’s Orlando Xtreme Half-Marathon and Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon, April’s Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, November’s Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon, and December’s OUC Orlando Half-Marathon.

Learn more: Orlando Sports for Adults

Fishing

With miles of rivers, lakes and canals — not to mention the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico just an hour away on either coast — the Orlando area offers unforgettable action for anglers of all skill levels. At Walt Disney World, for example, you can fish the Seven Seas Lagoon courtesy of Walt Disney World Fishing, where options include two-hour guided trips, kid's fishing and even canoe pole fishing.