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Events & Things to Do in Orlando, FL

When you stay at the Vista Cay Resort by Orlando Resort Rentals you will be surrounded by Orlando attractions, places of interest, local attractions and a variety of things to do in Orlando, Florida. Whether you are coming into town for the annual Orlando Mardi Gras and a visit to Madame Tussauds Orlando, or if you are attending the Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Florida’s Juneteenth Festival or Florida Film Festival,there is something for everyone to enjoy. **The events you noted have all been added as main features below. Family friendly activities include a wide range of activities and attractions, including Florida State Fair, Florida Citrus Parade, Legoland and the Orlando Science Center.

If you want to swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove and see exotic marine life at Sea Life Orlando Aquarium or if you want to experience the unique entertainment and dining scene at Wall Street Plaza and Pointe Orlando and thrills at Orlando’s Fun Spot America Theme Parks – you’ve got it all here!

Orlando International Airport is approximately a 15-minute drive away, making your stay with us a convenient, accessible and stress-free one.

Feel free to browse through some of our top tourist attractions and recommendations on what to do, see and where to play in Orlando below.

Attractions

ICON Orlando

A 400 ft, the ICON is the highest observation wheel in the Eastern United States, offering stunning views of Florida from above. Formerly known as the Orlando Eye, the ICON is the perfect activity for families or a romantic date night.

Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens

Just minutes from downtown Orlando, you can explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis. Each garden is designed specifically to help visitors to fully understand why plants are so important to our well-being and lives.

Kennedy Space Center

Visit one of the most popular attractions in the USA! See NASA's launch complex, the astronaut hall of fame, or see a rocket launch! The John F. Kennedy Space Center is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers and has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight since December 1968.

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola is a public park that is in downtown Orlando and it is visited by millions of people every year. When visitors are at the park, they can also visit the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts numerous performances and many community events.

Gatorland

Located along the South Orange Blossom Trail, Gatorland is a wildlife preserve and a 110-acre theme park in Florida. It is the alligator capital of the world and home to crocodiles and alligators of all sizes, shapes and forms. It also home to a free-flight aviary, one-of-a-kind animal shows, a petting zoo, the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and more!

Attraction Tickets

As an authorized ticket seller for Universal, Walt Disney and Seaworld, we’re happy to help our guests get the most out of their stay with us. Please click on the link below to purchase tickets to exciting attractions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, the Kennedy Space Center and more!

Shopping

Pointe Orlando

Located close to the Orange County Convention Center, along famous International Drive, Pointe Orlando offers over forty shops and a unique dining and entertainment scene. People travel from all over to shop for hours here.

Orlando Premium Outlets at International Drive

When it comes to outlets, this giant store on International Drive is one of the best in Orlando. With discounts of up to 50% on over 100 top name brands, including Victoria Secret, Diesel, Adidas, Nike, Hugo Boss, Levis, Quicksilver and Ralph Lauren – this is the place to find a good buy!

The Florida Mall

Attracting approximately 20 million people a year, this two million square-foot mall features over 250 stores including luxury designer brands and mid-level chains. It is easily the most popular place to shop in Orlando and only a 15-minute drive from our resort.

The Mall at Millenia

Located south of downtown, the multi-level Mall at Millenia is your answer if you like browsing through high-end boutique shops such as Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Cartier and Louis Vuitton. It is indoors and about half the size of the Florida Mall.

Festivals & Events

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal

With ten different haunted houses, including the new Stranger Things house, Horror Nights never disappoints. For the most up to date information on haunted houses, scare zones and attractions to terrify even the bravest soul this Halloween, check out their guide.

Mount Dora Art Festival

See fine art from national artists, enjoy stunning lake views, celebrate with the community, eat a variety of interesting foods and experience a one-of-a-kind art festival in Orlando!

Strawberry Festival

This 11-day community event attracts over 500,000 visitors every single year. The community celebrates the strawberry harvest of the Eastern Hillsborough County. Enjoy youth livestock shows, strawberry shortcake, entertainment, rides, exhibits and more!

Orlando Fringe Festival

Held for 14 days during the month of May, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual arts festival that includes theater, music, dance, and art. Thousands of people come to enjoy the festivities every year!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Wine and dine at the Epcot in Walt Disney World in Orlando this year! There is wine to taste, food to sample and loads of fun things happening, including book signing, demonstrations, concerts and more.