Orlando Attractions

Reunion Resort

Orlando is the Capital of the world for theme parks, no doubt you will want to visit some of them but there are tons of other things to do when vacationing in our fantastic region, outdoor activities, cultural activities, historic activities. In fact there is so much that giving you a selection here would be impossible, instead we recommend to take time to look on the web.

Here is a non-exhaustive selection that you can check:

A fun family activity is less than five minutes away, it is the Tree Trek at the corner of Old Lake Wilson and Sinclair Rd: http://www.orlandotreetrek.com.

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Disney Springs

A sprawling shopping, dining, and entertainment area, Disney Springs is an outdoor complex offering free entry and complimentary parking. Separated into three themed sections, the complex includes a large marketplace area, housing the world's biggest Disney store and a Ghirardelli chocolate shop that displays antique chocolate-making equipment. Use the marketplace as the hub of your exploration and download a map to your mobile device to find noteworthy attractions in the other sections, such as an old-fashioned dine-in movie theater or a modern 30-lane bowling alley. End your visit with a ride on a tethered balloon, which provides 360-degree views of the entire resort from a height of 120 m (400 ft).

Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure & Citywalk

Universal Studios

Islands of Adventure Citywalk

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Sports

NFL, Pro Bowl and College Bowl Games: The NFL Professional Football Team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their home games less than 60 miles from Reunion in the Raymond James Stadium.  In January, the NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium brings a celebration of American football to Downtown Orlando, providing players, coaches, families and fans with a full week of gridiron activities, challenges and fun.   Camping World Stadium is also home to some of the nation’s biggest college football competitions. They include January’s Citrus Bowl, November’s Florida Blue Florida Classic, and December’s Camping World Bowl and Autonation Cure Bowl.

Orlando Magic and Orlando City Soccer: Orlando City Soccer has taken the city by storm, and their ultramodern Orlando City Stadium is based in downtown Orlando.  Also downtown, the Amway Center hosts the NBA’s Orlando Magic, which plays a minimum of 44 home games each year. Both venues offer numerous seating options, as well as gourmet food and beverage services for watching games in style.

Golf: With more than 170 golf courses and numerous golf academies, it’s no surprise that so many golfers love Orlando. In fact, the area is home to more pro golfers than any other city in the world. Several pros have even designed local courses, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Tom Fazio, to name a few.  Orlando also host prestigious golf tournaments, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Attracting some of golf’s biggest names, the annual event takes place in March.

Tennis: Orlando is the 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.

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.  For a real challenge, consider our marathons, the most famous of which is the Walt Disney World Marathon. Held in January, the 26.2-mile run takes you through all four Disney theme parks and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, with plenty of magical surprises along the way.

Best Five Orlando Area Beaches

Central Florida has some amazing beaches just 90 minutes away from the Reunion, which comes as a surprise to some first timers who don’t associate Orlando area with a day at the coast. But in fact, you can reach the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean in well under two hours so the options of where to enjoy the sun, sea and sand are plentiful. Soaking up the Floridian sunshine while lounging on the beach or strolling on the boardwalk are highly enjoyable alternatives to the attractions and amusements found in Orlando so take a look at what we consider to be the best beaches in the Orlando area of Central Florida. Whether you are looking for miles of soft, secluded sand, big waves and beach breaks or a quaint seaside town with cafes and games arcades we have the right beach town or coastal region for you.

Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach is located on the east coast of Florida, Just a 45 minute drive from Downtown Orlando. The beach is famous for its surf, laidback lifestyle and beautiful natural landscape. There are stunning (albeit inconsistent) waves to ride, and if you want to try surfing for the first time you can take surf lessons. Cocoa Beach was home to Kelly Slater, the world’s most successful surfer ever, so it is a great place to pick up a board and ride the waves. The well-maintained shores around Cocoa Beach are wonderful for relaxing as well as taking nature walks around the coastline. This quintessential beach town is great for leisure time, with watersports, surfing and deep sea fishing all an option. Plus, if you want to venture slightly further you can also head to the nearby Kennedy Space Center. Read More...

Clearwater Beach
The resort area on the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach is an immaculate white sandy beach with beautiful calm blue waters that are perfect for swimming. Clearwater Beach is a popular spot for watersports, snorkeling, parasailing and jet skiing, and the beach is only two hours from downtown Orlando. Regularly rated as one of the best beaches in the United States, the climate at Clearwater Beach is mild and warm throughout the year with beautiful tropical plants and palms lining the beach – it really is a paradise for those who love sun, sea and sand. Read More...

Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is a fun and friendly seaside town in central Florida. The beach is long, with regular lifeguard stations, and a popular boardwalk. There is a lively ambiance here, particularly on weekends, with a funfair and games arcade overlooking the sand. There are a nice collection of hotels in Dayton Beach too, if you decide to spend more than one day here. Read More...

Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore 1 hour from Orlando Add to Trip! The most secluded and pristine beach on this list is definitely the Canaveral National Seashore – a sanctuary for wildlife and humans. It is home to many endangered species, including sea turtles who come to the beach to lay their eggs. Like many ocean side cities, the area is ideal for visitors who enjoy outdoor activities. They offer horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, fishing, and boating. If you enjoy hiking, there is a trail near the Visitor’s Center. Be forewarned, past the last parking lots on each end are nude beaches. Nudity is legal, and police do patrol the area.

New Smyrna Beach
The 13 mile stretch of white sand that makes New Smyrna Beach so wonderful is just an hour's drive from downtown Orlando on the stunning Atlantic coast. The fine sand of New Smyrna Beach is popular among surfers and sunbathers alike looking for a picture perfect day out close to downtown Orlando. Spend long sun-filled days chilling out on the beach while adventurous visitors can try their hand at surfing on the famous eastern waves, which has been credited with the title of the World's 20 Best Surf Towns by National Geographic. Quiet and residential, the town of New Smyrna also has some historic sites that should be visited during your time at the beach, including the New Smyrna Beach Sugar Mill Ruins and the historic downtown region with its quaint cafes and restaurants. Read More... 

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Arts and Culture

With some of the world’s most creative theme park settings, it’s no surprise Orlando has a vibrant local arts scene. From the best of independent film at the Florida Film Festival to thought-provoking collections at the Orlando Museum of Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, cultural options in Orlando offer a mix of traditional and modern entertainment for visitors. Watch the Orlando Ballet perform a mix of classical ballets and contemporary pieces, or explore interactive and informative exhibits at the Orlando Science Center. The state-of-the-art Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts brings in renowned international and national performers for jazz, pop, Broadway, rock, dance and more.

 

Nightlife & Entertainment in Orlando

The theme parks do their best to exhaust you during the day, but that doesn’t mean Orlando skimps on its nightlife. There is plenty for families to enjoy after dark, from dinner shows to theatre. And, for adults wanting their own unique brand of fun, you’ll find pubs, bars, nightclubs, live music, comedy, and even breweries and wineries.

Most of the nightlife in Orlando is centred on three places: Disney Springs and Universal CityWalk have restaurants and family-friendly entertainment, while grown-up bars, restaurants and clubs are clustered around Downtown Orlando’s Orange Avenue.  For some early evening fun, purchase tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba at its custom-built theatre in Disney Springs. The whole family will be amazed by the acrobatic feats of the dancers, who use props such as trampolines and BMX bikes in ways you’d never imagined.

There’s no shortage of places in Orlando for live music. The Amway Center (https://www.amwaycenter.com) in Downtown Orlando and Hard Rock Live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal are best known for delivering big name performers. Alternatively, you might want to nip into BB King’s Blues Club on International Drive for live blues music and Southern-style comfort food.  I-Drive is also where you will find the Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre, which mixes famous names and local acts in its line-ups. Round off the evening with a bar-hopping trip around Downtown. 

Pointe Orlando and ICON Orlando 360 both feature unique restaurants, shopping and live entertainment experiences. Adults wanting to let loose can opt for cozy pubs, downtown dance clubs, live music, cigar lounges, comedy clubs and a number of area breweries and wineries. Feel the beat alongside vibrant dance performers and energetic bands at Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando, or chill out with an icy cocktail at ICEBAR Orlando. 

 

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