Filled with family-friendly attractions and theme parks, South Orlando is where you go for fun. Lined with modern shopping malls, world-class golf courses and eclectic dining, this area promotes both indoor and outdoor recreation.
Things to do
Theme park enthusiasts are spoiled for choice in South Orlando, as it offers easy access to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and Islands of Adventure. Take the entire family to International Drive, where you can get 360-degree views of Orlando at Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, see colourful fish at SEA LIFE Aquarium and enjoy go-kart racing at Fun Spot America Orlando.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to give your credit card a workout in South Orlando. Splurge on luxury brands like Chanel and Prada at the Mall of Millenia, bring the kids to the Crayola Experience and the M&M’s World store at The Florida Mall or browse for bargains at the Orlando International Premium Outlets.
You can admire public art installations, like the six-storey “The Beacon” landmark with interactive elements or the “Code Wall” installation with messages written in binary code. Practice your golf swing at the Lake Nona Country Club, then dine on classic American barbecue at Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa.
If you’re looking for outdoor activities, head to Orlando Watersports Complex for a day of wakeboarding, wake-surfing and knee boarding. It features two full-size cable systems and a boat lake equipped for riders of all skill levels.
A car is best for exploring South Orlando, but taxis and Uber are also readily available. Orlando International Airport is located a 20-minute drive away.