Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

How to Spend 1 Day in Orlando

How to Spend 1 Day in Orlando

Many visitors come to Orlando for the theme parks; it is after all the theme-park capital of the world. But there’s more to explore, from cultural attractions to outdoor pursuits, even if you only have a day in this sunny Florida destination. Here’s how to make the most of your short stay in Orlando.

Morning: Theme Park

Get an early start when temperatures are cooler and crowds sparser for a morning at one of the many world famous theme parks in the Orlando area. Walt Disney World alone has four parks to choose from and Universal Orlando another two, connected by the Harry Potter–themed Hogwarts Express. Families traveling with younger children might consider the Legoland Florida Resort.

Afternoon: Everglades or Outer Space

Many visitors can happily stay the whole day at the parks, but if theme parks aren’t your thing (or if you simply need a break), you have options. Get a taste for Orlando’s great outdoors and spot alligators on an airboat tour of the nearby Florida Everglades, or take a virtual moon walk and chat with a NASA astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center. Alternatively, ride the hop-on hop-off trolley to take in Orlando’s sights at your leisure 

Night: Dinner Show

After a day of sightseeing or park hopping, keep the entertainment rolling with an evening dinner show. Discover whodunit at a mystery dinner show, dine with Disney characters at Chef Mickey’s Restaurant, say “arrr” during a pirate-themed dinner adventure, or cheer on your favorite knight in a medieval-style jousting tournament. If you’ve spent the day at a theme park, definitely stick around for the nightly lineup of entertainment and fireworks.

Read More
Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

8 Tours and Activities

Sort by: Featured
WonderWorks Orlando

WonderWorks Orlando

star-4.5
259
Go wild with some mind-boggling fun at WonderWorks Orlando. This admission ticket gives you fast-access to the attraction with your pre-purchased ticket. Revel in a full day of entertainment that brings together the scientific, the mysterious and the kooky. Choose your favorite activities from among 100 exhibitions, including earthquake simulators, a bubble lab, a gyro and more. Upgrade to the VIP Combo which includes the Outta Control Dinner Show..
More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$37.26
From
$37.26

Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park Admission

Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park Admission

star-4.5
225
Swap crowded bus tours for a much more intimate safari experience—a self-guided tour where you can drive your own vehicle through the Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park. During the ride, look out for over 100 animals—including zebras, white-tailed deer, and bison. There's also a huge pond that's home to alligators, and an area where you can hand-feed giraffes.
More
  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$33.00
From
$33.00

1-Hour Evening Airboat Ride

1-Hour Evening Airboat Ride

star-4.5
43
Escape to the Central Florida Everglades for this nighttime airboat adventure at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides. This exciting trip is a great way to experience the subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades in a unique nighttime setting. Skim across the trails of grassy water while looking for nature’s nocturnal hunters—specifically alligators—but never quite sure of what’s lurking around the next bend. The captain/guide will wear a miner’s cap to lead the way.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$64.50
From
$64.50

Universal Orlando Park to Park Tickets - USA / Canada Residents

Universal Orlando Park to Park Tickets - USA / Canada Residents

star-3.5
680
Experience the world-class theme parks of Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park on one ticket. Choose the number of days, the number of parks you can visit on the same day and if you want flexibility or to lock in your dates (for great savings!) Enjoy access to all rides and attractions within the theme parks. This product is available for USA / Canada residents only.
More
  • 1 to 5 days
From
$189.04
From
$189.04

The Wheel at ICON Park

The Wheel at ICON Park

star-4.5
131
Observe the city’s most famous landmarks from above, during one full rotation around Icon Orlando. A great experience for all ages, the air-conditioned capsule offers exceptional views of Cape Canaveral, downtown Orlando, and Floridian forests from 400 feet. You can enjoy the city landscapes whenever suits your schedule during opening horus. Upgrade your experience to include a glass of champagne or activities such as tickets to Madame Tussauds Orlando or SEA LIFE.
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.76
From
$30.76

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Admission Ticket

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Admission Ticket

star-4
554
Add some imagination and invention to your Florida vacation on a visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Breeze past the queue with your pre-purchased entrance ticket to get the fun started right away. The park features live interactive shows, wild rides, amazing characters, and lots of opportunities to build, climb, and play. Good times for the whole family!
More
  • 1 to 3 days
From
$111.28
From
$111.28

4-Hour (SUP) Paddleboard & Kayak Rental in Orlando

4-Hour (SUP) Paddleboard & Kayak Rental in Orlando

star-5
22
Do you already know how to use a Stand Up Paddleboard or Kayak? Come paddle in paradise at one of the beautiful lakes in Orlando. All lakes are close to the attractions. We are family friendly and dog friendly. Take a swim on a hot summer day on a clean, fresh water lake. Features: • Relaxing break from busy Orlando Attractions • Choose a time that works for your schedule, please call us if you need a different time than is listed, we will try to accommodate you • Choose your pace • Kids can have their own vessel. Smaller children can ride with a parent. You can take your time with up to 4 hours of paddleboarding or kayaking on your schedule and pace. All boards are very stable ensuring you can enjoy this amazing sport on your own. You’ll be enjoying the true natural beauty of Florida on the water. The lakes we choose are clean, safe and free of alligators. Take your time and paddle the whole lake or just float and gaze up at the sky for much needed relaxation and vitamin D!
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.00
From
$35.00

1-Hour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

1-Hour "Sky High" Zip Line Adventure Tour with 3 Zip Line Flights Included

star-5
174
This ziplining adventure is more than just an exhilarating experience—it also offers incredible views of the Sky High Canyon from 155 feet (47 meters) above the ground. Rather than being limited to just one zipline—this package gives you access to three different ziplines, including a wild ride over Gator Lake.
More
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.99
From
$45.99