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Disney Parades picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Harry P. Leu Gardens picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Universal Orlando Resort picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Orlando Skyline picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Gatorland picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
SeaWorld Orlando picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Disney Springs picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
The Mall at Millenia picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Puerto Rican Cuisine picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Golf picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Amway Center picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Universal Globe picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Orlando International Premium Outlets picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Discovery Cove picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
International Drive picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Fun Spot America picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
One Ocean at SeaWorld picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Disney's Monorail picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World

No visit to the Magic Kingdom would be complete without taking in one of the park's parades, which feature classic characters like Mickey, Minnie and many of Disney's princesses. Handout / Handout Getty Images

Harry P. Leu Gardens features 50 acres worth of camellias, roses, ferns, azaleas and more.  scott.zona Flickr

Take your pick between a variety of movie-themed attractions at Universal Orlando Resort, including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Brett Kiger Flickr

If you're looking for a reprieve from Orlando's theme parks, you can always head downtown. Along with a bevy of shops and eateries, the city also boasts plenty of award-winning spas. Gina Pricope Getty Images

Experience alligator-centric activities like zip lining above a breeding marsh, feedings and gator wrestling at Gatorland. Danita Delimont Getty Images

SeaWorld Orlando's main draw is its animal exhibits, but thrill seekers will likely enjoy the park's three rollercoasters: Kraken, Mako and Manta. jimfeng Getty Images

When you need a break from the park rides, make your way to Walt Disney World's Disney Springs for shops, restaurants and live entertainment. Gustavo Caballero / Staff Getty Images

Need a day away from Mickey and Minnie? Find refuge at The Mall at Millenia, where high-end boutiques like Prada and Versace rub elbows with everyday retailers like Victoria's Secret and Gap. inazakira Flickr

Prepare to launch your vacation into overdrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Along with perusing historical NASA exhibits, you can see what it's like to get behind the controls during the Astronaut Training Experience. Purdue9394 Getty Images

Orlando is home to the fastest growing Puerto Rican community in the country, so don't be surprised to find Puerto Rican staples like mofongo and arroz con gandules on local restaurant menus. TinaWang Getty Images

While visiting Walt Disney World Resort, take in one of the parks' fireworks shows, which are offered at various times every day. Handout / Handout Getty Images

Golf courses abound in the Greater Orlando area. For some of the best fairways, tee off at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, the Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando or the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. ivanastar Getty Images

You can see the beloved Orlando Magic basketball team play at this stadium, Amway Center, located in the downtown area.  Ray Villalobos Flickr

Though you're likely visiting Universal Orlando Resort to act like a wizard or mingle with superheroes, save some time for a photo op by the iconic Universal Globe. CWMc Flickr

Orlando boasts an array of outlet stores, but some of the best can be found at Orlando International Premium Outlets. DJ A. Flickr

Interact with aquatic animals like dolphins, otters and stingrays at Discovery Cove. Paladin27 Flickr

One of International Drive's quirkiest attractions is WonderWorks, an interactive entertainment complex. Philipp Meier Flickr

This amusement park may not be as well known as those found at Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, but Fun Spot America – the only family-owned theme park in Central Florida – regularly draws in visitors with its unique rides, including a virtual reality rollercoaster and Orlando's only wooden rollercoaster. Rain0975 Flickr

Even though the One Ocean water show at SeaWorld San Diego is no longer offered, travelers can still catch the show at SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Antonio until 2019. Aleksey Butov Getty Images

For a fun and speedy way to reach Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, ride on one of Walt Disney World's monorails. mjmrandomness Flickr

Disney Parades picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Harry P. Leu Gardens picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Universal Orlando Resort picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Orlando Skyline picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Gatorland picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
SeaWorld Orlando picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Disney Springs picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
The Mall at Millenia picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Puerto Rican Cuisine picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Golf picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Amway Center picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Universal Globe picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Orlando International Premium Outlets picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Discovery Cove picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
International Drive picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Fun Spot America picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
One Ocean at SeaWorld picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World
Disney's Monorail picture in Orlando-Walt Disney World

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