Posted on August 7, 2016

Why Visit Orlando?

Adventures/ Travel

We are all very excited to have just arrived in Orlando; we’ve been waiting for this to come around since Christmas and can’t believe it is finally here! I thought I’d put a little post together to find out a bit more about Orlando and the things that there are to do there just to build the excitement a little bit more 😉

All my life I just thought of Orlando as the ‘theme park capital of the world’ but it seems that Orlando really does have something for everyone!


The Florida Mall is Central Florida’s largest shopping centre and has more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options to enjoy and if that isn’t enough to satisfy your shopaholic ways then head over to Orlando International Premium Outlets where you can shop at more than 180 outlet designer and name-brand outlet stores including Diesel, DKNY, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, UGG Australia, Under Armour, Victoria’s Secret and Thomas Pink.


Theme Parks

I am sure most people think of theme parks as soon as Orlando is mentioned. While in Orlando we will be visiting all of the SeaWorld Parks… SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. These four parks have everything covered from some of the world’s best rollercoasters, swimming with dolphins, water slides, amazing shows, safari tours and so much more!

This year SeaWorld opened Mako, which is named after one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks. It is Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster. Which I am really looking forward to going on… if not slightly terrified 😉


If you fancy taking up a spot of sport while you’re in Orlando then you won’t be disappointed. Orlando is home to 170 golf courses & 20 golf academies, Hundreds of fishing & boating lakes and lots of beautiful parks if walking/running is your thing.


Whether you want an evening at the ballet, a visit to an ice bar or a casino cruise Orlando has it covered! Orlando is full of different dance clubs, live music, comedy clubs, pubs, local breweries and wineries!



Orlando has food for every taste and budget. The choice is unbelievable so make sure you are hungry! There are so many wonderful family themed restaurants to enjoy making sure the little ones are happy, if you are feeling particularly wealthy then why not enjoy one of the celebrity chef or AAA 4 or 5 diamond awarded restaurants.

So as you can see Orlando really does have something for everyone. I can’t wait to tell you all about our adventures when we get home 🙂

Need more reasons to visit Orlando? Then make sure you visit this post –

What to do outside of the Parks in Orlando : SHOPPING

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

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  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily August 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    We’ve never been to Orlando but we do fancy New York next year x

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum August 17, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    We’ve never been and lke you I had thought it was all theme parks, so good to hear of the diversity in this area. Mich x

  • Reply Erica Price August 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I must admit we went for some of those reasons, but also because we had family there. Had a great time in March.

  • Reply Kara Guppy August 16, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I do love a rollercoaster and Mako sounds fun. I am desperate to take the kids to Florida…….maybe one day

  • Reply Ness August 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I think I could spend all the time in the shopping malls! Sounds amazing!

  • Reply Candace August 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Exciting adventures. To me I’ve always just thought of theme parks

  • Reply Emma Raphael August 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Hope you are having a brilliant time! My MIL lives in Florida so we have visited Orlando a few times. It really is more than theme parks though isn’t it? I love the wildlife and nature when you get off the beaten track. Enjoy! (:

  • Reply Phoebe | Lou Messugo August 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    You’re right I do think of it just as a theme park place but there’s obviously lots ore to do than just that. I like the dining and boating options.

  • Reply anna nuttall August 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Love Orlando, love the people, the weather, Disney, Universal studio. I want to go back one day. xx

  • Reply Jen Walshaw August 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Busch Gardens was one of our favorite theme parks when we went to Orlando. yes it is a little further afield, but we ALL loved it.

  • Reply Helen at Casa Costello August 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I’m really look forward to hearing more about your adventures. I’m particularly interested in where you eat and how you find time to relax while you are in Orlando. Have a great time x

  • Reply Rachel August 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I hope to make it there one day, there is just so much of the world I want to see x

  • Reply susanna August 14, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Ooooh, sounds like fun! I’ve not taken the girls to Orlando yet – but sounds like we should go soon!

  • Reply Mirka Moore @Kahanka August 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Looks like you are having a fab time. We still have Orlando on our #tosee list, can’t wait to read your posts and enjoy the rest of your visit!

  • Reply Laura August 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    How exciting. Definitely somewhere I want to visit in my life. Maybe when my youngest is a little older. Enjoy guys!

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