Orlando Attractions

LEGOLAND Florida

 

The 150-acre, full-day family theme park has been designed specifically for families with children ages 2 to 12. The largest LEGOLAND Park in the world, it features more than 50 family rides, shows and interactive attractions, restaurants, shopping and beautiful botanical gardens.

   

Located at the old Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown Orlando and 45 minutes from downtown Tampa.

   

  

florida.legoland.com/

 

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

 

For the first time guests can visit "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" and stroll the streets of Hogsmeade, exploring the sights, sounds and magical wonders therein; and experience thrilling rides and attractions that bring Harry Potter and his friends to life.

   

The signature icon of the park is a massive cliff and castle edifice. Perched atop a steep rock outcrop, it hides a treasure trove of Potter themed secrets (like Dumbledore’s study) and the area’s signature attraction a huge tech motion based ‘flying ‘ ride using a robo-coaster arm to twist and turn through a series of encounters with various Potter villains and creatures. Be prepared to battle Dementors and brave the lair of snake like Basilisks.

   
There is also;

  • Hogwarts: An Introduction to Magic, a special effects show.

  • Dragons Challenge: Perils aplenty to avoid, multiple drops, twists and near miss encounters (formerly Duelling Dragons)

  • The Flying Hippogriff: An exciting junior size coaster (formerly the Flying Unicorn)

  • Magic Quest: A personal scavenger hunt using magic wands to trigger special effects.

  • Hogsmead Village: The shopping and dining heart of the Wizarding World, featuring the Hogwarts Express and regular snow falls transforming a corner of Florida into J.K. Rowlings UK-based creation.

UniversalOrlando.com/harrypotter/

Animal Kingdom - Disney World

 

Disney's most recent theme park is home top over 1700 animals representing 250 different species, although it is much more than just a traditional zoo.

 

The park is dominated by the immense Tree of life which forms the central hub of the Animal Kingdom. At over 145 feet high this giant showpiece is a spectacular sight with 325 animals intertwined in its truck and limbs.

 

The park itself features the Kilimanjaro Safari where you'll be transported through the African savannah to see Elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, zebras amongst many others.

 

You will also have a chance of viewing Gorillas and even Hippopotamuses under water. The park features a number of shows and attractions including Its tough to be a bug, the Dinosaur ride, and Tarzan Rocks stage show. An early start is advised in order to catch the animals before the midday sun sends them under cover. 

 

DisneyWorld.co.uk

  

Busch Gardens

 

Busch Gardens is a good one hour drive from the attractions in Orlando but is well worth the visit.

     

The large collection of roller coasters make it Florida’s thrill ride leader and the world-class shows provide entertainment for all ages. The  state-of-the-art animal habitats are home to more than 12,000 animals making it one of the largest zoos in North America.

      

Part of the Orlando FlexTicket alliance including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure , Wet ‘n Wild, Orlando, Aquatica & SeaWorld. This multi day ticket allows you to see all these great parks at a much reduced rate.

 

BuschGardens.com

  

Hollywood Studios - Disney World

 

The action packed Disney Hollywood studios is home to some of the best rides in Orlando. The indoor Rock N Roll Coaster featuring Aerosmith is both big and loud, while the Tower of Terror is sure to have everyone screaming!

 

The backlot tour will not be forgotten in a hurry, while the Indiana Jones epic stunt spectacular really lives up to its name. Jim Hensons Muppet Vision 3D and the live stage version of Beauty and the beast are also worthy of a mention.

 

DisneyWorld.co.uk

EPCOT - Disney World

 

EPCOT is really two parks in one being made up of Future World and the World Showcase.

 

Future World is an interactive technological playground that offers trips around the human body, journeys into space, voyages under the sea and quantum leaps back in time! The most exciting ride is Test Track in which you take up the position of a test track dummy for the duration of the ride!

 

The World Showcase is split into 11 areas around a huge lake. Each area represents a country around the world and has varies attractions and places to eat and drink, so if you fancy having a pint in a traditional English pub you'll know where to head.

 

DisneyWorld.co.uk

 

Islands of Adventure

 

Universals Islands of Adventure is the spot for serious thrill seekers of all ages with some of the biggest and most terrifying rides in Orlando. These include the awesome Incredible Hulk coaster, the amazing Spiderman, Jurassic Park River adventure, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Dragons Challenge, Doctor Dooms fearfall, Storm Force Accelatron and Skull Island: Reign of Kong amongst many others.

 

UniversalOrlando.com

 

Magic Kingdom - Disney World

 

Despite being over 35 years old the Magic Kingdom is still the King of the Orlando theme parks. If it is your first time in Orlando then the Magic Kingdom is a must see as it is a truly special place. 

 

The park is made up of a number of different lands all of which connect to a central hub containing Cinderella's castle.

 

The three must do rides are Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland and Space Mountain in Tomorrowland. Alien Encounter is not your typical Disney attraction and if you are of a nervous disposition its not recommended. Everyone else will love it. 


You cant visit the Magic Kingdom without going on the it's a small world ride, once that tune is in your head its stuck in there forever!!

 

DisneyWorld.co.uk

  

Sea World

 

The world famous Sea World is one of the must see attractions in Orlando. The park features numerous animal shows and exhibitions, and some of the biggest rides around. 

 

Sea World is home to Kraken and Mako, two of the biggest and fastest roller coasters in Orlando. 

    

The animal shows must get a special mention as they are all fantastic, including the world famous killer whale Shamu who is the star of the park. One word of caution when you go to see Shamu and friends perform, be careful where you sit or make sure you take your umbrella!!

 

Seaworld.com/

   

Universal Studios

 

Universal Studios is a working motion picture studio and television theme park. The park attractions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, the awesome Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy, Terminator 2: 3-D, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, The Simpsons Ride, and MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack just to name a few. If you have never been then  its one to go the must do list.

 

UniversalOrlando.com

    

Aquatica

 

Introducing Aquatica, where fun is as endless as the sea itself. It's a place the whole family is sure to love.

 

A waterpark it may be, but it will simply be like no other in the world. Aquatica is inspired by the rugged beauty of the South Sea Islands. In amongst those lush, exotic surroundings, you'll find wide, open white sand beaches, two river rides, two huge wave pools, whimsical animals, 36 water slides, and plenty of spacious areas to relax. It'll be a waterpark that really does have something for everyone.

Aquatica’s signature ride, Dolphin Plunge, will be one of the most unique water rides ever created. Two 300-foot long clear tubes will zoom riders through a 42 foot vertical drop, straight through a crystal blue lagoon - home to our Commerson's dolphins. You'll be able to see them all around as you zip through an underwater section of this amazing ride.

 

AquaticaBySeaworld.com

Cirque du Soleil (west side)

   

A magnificent combination of circus, street entertainment and public spectacle. This is nothing like you have ever seen before and worth every penny.

   

CirqueDuSoleil.com

   

Walt Disney World - Downtown Disney -Westside

 

 

Daytona International Speedway

   

Home to some of the biggest motorcar races in the US including the ever popular NASCAR. Well worth a visit if your interested in motor sport even if there is no racing on as there are many things to do including a close up tour of the race track.

   

DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com

   

1801 W.International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach FL

 

Discovery Cove

   

Have you ever wanted to go swimming with the dolphins? Well at Discovery Cove you can. Reservations are limited and entry is expensive but for once in a lifetime experiences this really is a must do. Highly recommended.

   

DiscoveryCove.com

   

6000 Discovery Cove Way,  Orlando FL 32821

 

Disney Quest (downtown Disney)

   

If you like arcade amusements then this is THE place for you, with floor upon floor of video games and simulators, you can even design and ride your own roller coaster.

   

DisneyWorld.co.uk

   

Walt Disney World - Downtown Disney - Westside

 

Fantasy of Flight

   

Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-themed attraction that takes visitors back to Early Flight, World War I, World War II and beyond.

   

FantasyOfFlight.com

   

1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. Polk City, FL. 33868

 

Gatorland

   

Welcome to the Alligator Capital of the World. This 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve is regarded as Orlando's best half day attraction.

   

Gatorland.com

   

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL. 32837

 

Green Meadows Petting Zoo

   

Green Meadows Petting Farm provides a two-hour guided tour of 300 farm animals, allowing opportunity to pet animals, milk a cow, take train and hay rides, and ride a pony. Picnic grounds are available.

   

GreenMeadowsFarm.com

   

1368 South Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

 

Holy Land Experience

   

Not the standard Orlando Attraction. Travel back to the time of the Bible as ancient Israel is brought back to life.

   

TheHolyLandExperience.com

    

Vineland Road (Exit 31A off I 4)

 

Kennedy Space Center

   

Where else in the world can you go and see bona fide space rockets!

Under an hours drive from Orlando.

   

KennedySpaceCenter.com

   

State Road 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL

 

Ripleys Believe it or not

    

Ripley's Believe It Or Not is all about the weird, the unbelievable and the bizarre. Explorer Robert Ripley spent much of his life assembling a vast collection of human, animal, and scientific oddities from around the globe and many are housed here. Definitely one the kids will love.

   

RipleysOrlando.com

   

8201 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

 

Silver Springs

   

A 350 acre nature theme park with many animal exhibits and water cruises, just watch out for Sobek!!

   

SilverSprings.com

   

5656 East Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488

 

WonderWorks

   

Welcome to WonderWorks! Central Florida’s only upside down attraction. An amusement park for the mind, featuring over 100 interactive exhibits for the entire family to experience.

   

WonderWorksOnline.com

   

9067 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

    

Central Florida Zoological Park

     

Enter the lush tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. A relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family.

    

Besides seeing over 400 animals (that doesn't even include the bugs in the Massey Services Insect Zoo), you can take to the sky and enjoy our aerial adventure course, ZOOm Air Adventure Park or bring your flip-flops and swimsuit to cool-off in the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground. 

    

See domestic animals in our Animal Adventure Children’s Zoo, or see the Southeast’s largest collection of venomous snakes and non-venomous reptiles in our Herpetarium. On weekends we also offer: Keeper Chats. And if you would like, hold your child’s Birthday Party at the Zoo.

    

CentralFloridaZoo.org

    

3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL

    

Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour

   

Your experienced guide will lead you through historic downtown and enlighten you with tales of Orlando's shady past, going as far back as 1886. Hear stories of the entertainment complex known as Church Street Station -- a hotbed of paranormal activity. We'll tell you about an infamous bordello, the original Furniture Store / Funeral Parlor, and the first public cemetery (now the site of an office building), just to name a few. The second half of the tour takes place in one of several haunted buildings in downtown. Tour guests are issued EMF detectors, and we welcome you to bring your own cameras, video recorders, voice recorders, etc. to capture all the evening's excitement. You never know what your camera might catch and no two tours are the same...

   

AmericangHostAdventures.com

  

120 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801

    

iFly Orlando Indoor Skydiving

  

You can experience human body flight! Indoor Skydiving at iFLY Orlando is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience is necessary, great fun for all ages, three and up.

  

iFlyOrlando.com

  

6805 Visitors Circle • Orlando, Florida 32819

    

Harry P Leu Gardens

    

Welcome to beautiful Leu Gardens. Explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from downtown Orlando. Each garden is designed specifically to further our mission: inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. The Leu House Museum located in the heart of the gardens reveals turn-of-the century living for the families who once called this home. The gardens and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife, Mary Jane.

    

LeuGardens.org

    

1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL

    

K1 Speed Indoor Karting

      

Experience a thrill like no other! Speed-lovers, be prepared for the newest attraction taking over the Orlando area, indoor go-karting! Our facility is over 70,000 square feet, completely indoors, and fully air-conditioned. There are two tracks for two completely different racing experiences. Race these tracks with our unique, electric Italian pro-karts that reach speeds of up to 50 mph! Our facility has the latest technology to show your progress.
      
As every race ends, you will have your own personal race results! Even as you are racing, you will be able to view your lap times from a projector screen located right on the track. K1 Speed Karting welcomes walk-in racers 7 days a week, and we also take reservations for corporate events, birthdays, and private parties. We have private rooms available for renting as well. Enjoy our comfortable lounge area equipped with flat-screens for your viewing pleasure, and free Wi-Fi. Let K1 Speed Karting be your one-stop entertainment destination! 

     

K1Speed.com

    

9550 Parksouth Court, Orlando, FL 32837

    

Funspot Action Park

   

"Vortex" Extreme Go-Kart Track 
You "drive the ride" on our unique, patented, multi-level concrete Go-Kart track with a heart-pounding shear drop, and 32 degree banked bowl that you'll want to drive over and over!Go-Kart tracks that are open rain or shine
    
"Chaos" Extreme Go-Kart Track 
You "drive the ride" on our chaotic labyrinth! This mind bending multi-level concrete Go-Kart track will leave you smiling from ear-to-ear! Go-Kart tracks that are open rain or shine!
    
"Slick" & "Road Course" Go-Kart Tracks 
You "drive the ride" on our super-fast, hair-pin curve, flat-concrete!These speed tracks will test your skills and endurance for Fun!
    
Thrill Rides 
All your favorites are here from the heart-stopping PARATROOPER! Flip for the EXTRAORDINARY BIKE RIDE. Use those vocal cords on our SCREAMIN SWING a.k.a.HOT SEAT. There's plenty of yells coming from the SCREAMER. Zip around on FLYING BOB'S BOBSLEDS. Or catch a wave of fun on SURF'S UP. For adults and kids we have both types of BUMPER KARS. There is the classic TILT-A-WHIRL. Get a great view of the park as you spin around the high-flying YO-YO. Fly high on the SCREAMIN EAGLE (Coming Soon). Take a spin on the POWER TRIP COASTER (Coming Soon). Plus there are rides for younger kids that all ages will enjoy.
    
Kid Spot 
The Kid Spot has a great selection of classic pre-school rides to keep all the youngsters happy! Start with a classic CAROUSEL. Add the CYBER JETS and its companion the RED BARON. Enjoy the gentle turns of the CONVOY. Bounce, jump and find fun inside CASTLE MANIA. See kids on their first thrill ride on our KIDDIE COASTER. And all will enjoy the FUN SLIDE. Don't forget the BUMPER KARS for kids.

     

FunSpotAttractions.com

   

2850 Florida Plaza Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

    

Woodhouse Spas

   

We pride ourselves in exceeding our guest’s expectations, making each visit a truly unforgettable experience.

    

We are a 6,000 sqft facility dedicated to relaxation and well being. You will be able to relax, unwind and revitalize with a variety of Resort Style Spa Services.

   

Just a small sampling of our service - Couples massage, Swedish massage, Deep tissue, Volcanic Stone, Vichy shower treatments, Facials, Manicures and Pedicures. As well as, Microdermabrasion, Waxing services, Reflexology, and our amazing Shirodara scalp massage, see our menu for all 70+ treaments.

   

Now introducing - Cactus Toning Body Wrap, Bamboo Fusion Massage, Thai Herbal Massage and GEL NAILS!

  

Parties Parties Parties...did you know we can accommodate parties large or small so for your next Bridal, Birthday or Baby shower give us a call.
(Private Rooms Available)

   

Orlando.WoodhouseSpas.com/

  

8060 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32819

      

Worlds Largest Entertainment McDonalds & PlayPlace

   

The World's Largest PlayPlace! Take the elevator upstairs & discover our Kid’s Club Tree House themed PlayPlace with bright, colorful tubes and slides you can play in. You can climb up, up, up in our maze of tubes and zoom down our super slide. There’s even a Toddler Area for the little ones.

   

In addition, this Mickey D’s is complete with over 100 state-of-the-art card swipe arcade games, a prize redemption center and a singing Mac Tonight. Have an unforgettable birthday party at The World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s & PlayPlace!

   

Parents, we have something for you as well. Relax by our waterfall or our 500 gallon fish aquarium. Plus, this McDonald’s offers Bistro Gourmet chef-prepared menu items like Panini sandwiches, hand tossed pasta, gourmet breakfast and desserts. Try a Philly Cheese Steak or a refreshing Turkey Wrap. 

   

McFun.com/Mcdonald-restaurants/location-1/

  

6875 West Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819, United States

    

I-RIDE Trolley

   

Why not park and ride? I-Ride Trolleys are the fun way to get around International Drive.

   

IRideTrolley.com/

    

Oak Ridge Gun Range

   

Established in 1986, Oak Ride Gun Range is Orlando, Florida's Premier Gun Shop and Indoor Shooting Range. We are committed to providing you with exceptional customer service and a safe family oriented atmosphere.

   

Indoor Shooting Range

  • Brand New 50 Foot State-Of-The-Art 7 Stall Air-Conditioned Indoor Range

  • All Pistol Calibered Handguns, Pistol Calibered Rifles and Shotguns Allowed

  • Gun Rental Available

  • 30 Day Unlimited Range and Instruction with Purchase of a Firearm

OakRidgeGunRange.com

  

6160 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809

 

Blizzard Beach

     

Only Disney could pull of a water park set in a melting ski resort and succeed so spectacularly. There are many high octane rides if that’s what your looking for or alternatively just lie back in your giant innertube and let the currant take you a on a relaxing ride across the park.

      

DisneyWorld.co.uk

     

1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830

 

Typhoon lagoon

    

Set in 56 acres Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offers something for all the family, from one of the worlds biggest wave pools to the children's play area.

    

DisneyWorld.co.uk

   

Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL

 

Wet N Wild

    

Orlando's original water park and still one of the best with its many high octane rides for those who dare, to the lazy river for those who just want to lie back and top up their tan.

      

WetNWild.com

     

6200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

 

 

    

Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf

   

Enjoy two great rounds of miniature Golf while the volcanoes erupt and the calypso beat go's on!!

  

HawaiianRumbleOrlando.com

   

13529 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836  &  8969 International Dr.Orlando, FL 32819

 

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

  

Crazy Golf at its best, with Two courses on offer. Voted the best course in Florida!!

   

PiratesCove.net

   

8501 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

 

Congo River Adventure Golf

  

Play award-winning miniature golf at Congo River Golf. With nine locations in Florida to choose from, there's an adventure for everyone. It’s fun for the whole family!

   

Experience tranquil waterfalls, mysterious caves, tropical rainforests, challenging golf holes and more as you follow in the footsteps of Stanley and Livingstone on an unforgettable African adventure. It’s fun exploring the Congo during the day and at night, under the stars!

   

  

CongoRiver.com

  

6312 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 / 5901 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

 

   

 

Blue Springs State Park

    

35 miles from Orlando, this tranquil location is perfect for a relaxing family day out. There are many activities available from canoeing, boat rides, swimming, snorkeling, or just come for a picnic and watch the fantastic sunsets. You may even see a manatee.

   

FloridaStateParks.org/park/Blue-Spring

    

2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL

 

Rock Springs State Park

   

Sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, swamps, and miles of pristine shoreline along Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River make this reserve a refuge of natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking, or horseback riding along 17 miles of trails. Guided trail rides and horse rentals are available. The trail may be closed temporarily on days when reserve staff is conducting prescribed burns. Each fall, areas of the reserve are closed to equestrians during weekends of special hunts. Primitive campsites on Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River are accessible by canoe only. Equestrian camping facilities are available. Campsites can be reserved by calling Wekiwa Springs State Park.

   

FloridaStateParks.org/park/Rock-Springs-Run

  

30601 CR 433 Sorrento, Florida 32776

 

Boggy Creek Airboats

    

Glide through the wetlands viewing exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator all in their own natural environment. Travelling on an airboat at up to speeds of  45 miles per hour this will be a truly unforgettable journey.

    

BCAirBoats.com

    

2001 E. Southport Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34746

 

Buena Vista Water Sports

   

Located on the shores of Lake Bryan, participate in the many water sports available or just lie back and relax on the beach.

   

BVWaterSports.com

   

13245 Lake Bryan Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32821

 

Hontoon Island

   

The sister park to Blue Spring but not as popular. An excellent location to go hiking or freshwater fishing.

   

FloridaStateParks.org/park/Hontoon-Island

   

2309 River Ridge Road, Deland, Florida 32720

 

Orange Blossom Balloons

   

See Orlando from the air but be ready for an early start.

  

OrangeBlossomBalloons.com

  

Meet at La Quinta Inn, 7769 W. Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34747

 

Orlando Helitours

   

Take a Helicopter ride and see Orlando from a birds point of view.

   

OrlandoHeliTours.com

    

Highway 192, Mile Marker 10, Kissimmee

 

  

 

 

Morse Museum of American Art

    

Home to the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

   

MorseMuseum.org

   

445 North Park Ave, Winter Park FL

 

Orlando Museum of Art

   

The collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present, African art and art of the ancient Americas.

    

OMArt.org

   

2416 Mills Ave, Orlando FL

 

 

  

 

Florida has some of the best beaches in the US, with many receiving national recognition by the varies grading organizations. The illustrious Dr Beach best beaches list for 2005 had three Florida beaches in its top ten including the number one, North Beach St Petersburg.

 

There are many miles of beaches to be discovered on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, although there are differences between the two. The Gulf coast beaches tend to have very fine picturesque white sand, while the sand on the Atlantic beaches is much coarser and darker. The water is generally a little warmer on the Gulf coast at between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the time of year, although anyone looking for waves should head to the Atlantic coast.

 

From Orlando the closest beach is Cocoa beach on the Atlantic coast, which can be reached in around 45 minutes. Cocoa beach is six miles long and is a popular tourist destination in the summer resulting in it bustling with activity.

 

Also on the Atlantic coast and just under an hours drive from Orlando is Daytona beach. Stretching for over 23 miles, the golden sands are compact enough to drive your car onto. As with Cocoa beach, Daytona is a very popular area with lots to see and do but again it can get very busy.

 

Two quieter beaches to be found on the Atlantic coast are Melbourne beach and East Smyrna beach. Both can be reached in about 1 hour 15 minutes. Melbourne beach is very similar to Daytona although it is much quieter, and the East Smyrna beach tends to be visited by locals rather than tourists.

 

The beaches on the Gulf coast are as good as anywhere in the world. The award winning beaches at St Petersburg and Clearwater  (number one and number four respectively in the Dr Beach best beaches list for 2005) will take two hours to reach from Orlando, while within a further two hours drive down the Gulf coast you'll find the equally attractive areas of Fort Myers, Naples and Marco Island amongst many others.

 

A little further a field is the south coast of Florida which is also home to numerous beaches including the south beach at Miami. At just under 4.5 hours away it is closer than you think and is a hotspot for celebrities. Further a field still is Key West, which offers some of the best snorkeling in the world, you may even spot a pod of wild dolphins swimming by.

 

 

Tampa Bay Bucaneers

  

American Football

 

Buccaneers.com

 

 Miami Dolphins

  

American Football

 

MiamiDolphins.com

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

 

American Football

 

Jaguars.com

 

Miami Heat

 

Basketball

 

nba.com/heat

 

Orlando Magic

 

Basketball

 

nba.com/magic

 

Florida Marlins (Miami)

 

Baseball

 

Miami.Marlins.mlb.com/

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

  

Ice Hockey

 

TampaBayLightning.com

 

Florida has more full size golf courses than any other state in the US, with currant figures showing in excess of 1200. In Orlando alone there are upwards of 125 courses within an hour drive of the theme parks. 

The ideal year round weather brings Golfers flocking from both around the US and further a field, including some of the biggest names in the pro game. 

Many of the courses have been designed by the biggest names in golf architecture and regularly feature in the top positions of national surveys.

ChampionsGate Golf Resort

    

Headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, features two distinctive 18-hole championship layouts by Greg Norman with driving range and practice green.

   

ChampionsGateGolf.com

   

1400 Masters Blvd, ChampionsGate, FLorida 33837

  

Celebration Golf Club

   

Designed by Robert Trent Jones (both Sr. & Jr.), this course offers 18 holes, a driving range, and a junior course.

   

CelebrationGolf.com

   

701 Golf Park Drive, Celebration, Florida, 34747 

 

  

Cypress Creek Country Club

   

Offers 18 holes designed by Lloyd Clifton and a driving range.

   

CypressCreekCountryClub.com

   

9400 S Military Trail · Boynton Beach, FL 33436

 

  

Deer Island Club

    

Features 18 holes designed by Joe Lee and a driving range.

   

DeerIslandGolf.com

 

  

Falcon's Fire Golf Club

   

Designed by Rees Jones with 18 holes and a driving range.

   

FalconsFire.com

   

3 miles East of the Walt Disney Resort just off Hwy 192 East

  

Forest Lakes Golf Club

   

With 18 holes designed by Clifton, Ezell, & Clifton and a driving range.

    

ForestlakeGolf.com

   

10521 Clarcona-Ocoee Road, Ocoee,  FL  34761

  

The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point

    

18 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and a driving range.

   

TheGoldenbearClub.com

  

Grand Cypress Resort

     

Features a whopping 45 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus.

   

GrandCypress.com/golf_club

   

One North Jacaranda, Orlando, Florida 32836

  

Hawks Landing at Orlando World Center Marriott

    

18 holes

     

GolfHawksLanding.com

    

8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

  

Highlands Reserve Golf Club

    

18 holes

    

HighlandsReserve-golf.com

    

500 Highlands Reserve Boulevard, Davenport, Florida 33897

Hunter's Creek Golf Club

      

A Lloyd Clifton designed 18 hole course with driving range.

    

GolfHuntersCreek.com

  

Kissimmee Golf Club

    

18 holes

    

KissGolfClub.com

    

20 minutes from Disney

  

Oaks National Golf Club

    

18 holes designed by Karl Litten.

    

OaksNationalGolfClub.com

    

Oaks National Golf Club,  1500 Oaks Boulevard,  Kissimmee, FL 34736

  

MetroWest Country Club

    

18 holes with a driving range.

    

MetroWestGolf.com

    

2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835

  

Orange County National

     

Home of the Phil Ritson Golf Institute, 36 holes (with 18 more planned), putting green, and a driving range.

    

OCNGolf.com

  

Remington Golf Club

    

18 holes, and was nominated for "Best New Public Course" in the U.S.

    

PlayGolfInKissimmee.com

    

2995 Remington Blvd, Kissimmee Fl 34744

  

Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club

    

18 holes with a driving range.

    

RidgewoodLakesGolf.com

    

200 Eagle Ridge Drive, Davenport, FL 33837

  

Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club

   

Rated among the "Top 100 Courses" by GolfWeek with 18 holes designed by Steve Smyers.

  

SouthernDunes.com

  

Timacuan Golf and Country Club

   

18 holes with a driving range

   

GolfTimacuan.com

   

550 Timacuan Boulevard, Lake Mary, Florida 32746

  

Twin Rivers Golf Club

   

An 18-hole golf course nestled between two rivers and surrounded by environmentally protected areas, featuring a driving range and putting green.

   

TwinRiversGolfClub.com

   

2100 Ekana Drive - Oviedo, FL 32765

  

Walt Disney World® Resort

   

Five 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course.

   

DisneyWorld.co.uk