Last Updated on June 7, 2024

Guest Post By Julie Family Trips and Travels

Orlando is one of the best destinations when traveling with kids.

This sunshine-soaked city is a playground for kids of all ages, offering a variety of kid-friendly activities that can also be enjoyed by the entire family.

With an average of 233 sunny days a year, there’s never a bad time to visit.

Whether you’re an Orlando first-timer or a seasoned fan of the Mickey Mouse magic, this list will help you squeeze every drop of fun from your trip.



The Best Theme Parks To Visit In Orlando

It is hard not to think of theme parks when thinking about Orlando.

There are so many available and something that suits everyone’s needs.

Theme parks are one of the best ways to spend your time in Orlando, you can pack a backpack for the entire day that the kids will remember forever.

Exterior detail of Disney's Magic Kingdom Castle in Orlando Florida

kids sitting at Kidcot spot in Epcot

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Kali River Rapids ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida.

Photo Of Statues During Daytime at Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios

landscape view of Universal Studios in Orlando Florida

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The blue track of the Dragon Challenge roller coaster at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando, Florida

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dolphin show at SeaWorld Orlando



Orlando Water Parks

One of the best ways to enjoy Orlando is by cooling off at one of the amazing water parks! 

Orlando is home to some of the best water parks there are. Since Orlando isn’t near any actual beaches, a water park will be your next best option!

You can easily pack a beach bag and spend an entire day there with your family!

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Photo of the Drops of Taumata Racer in Aquatica, Orlando, Florida

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Typhoon Lagoon Surf/Wave Pool Orlando Florida

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Downhill Double Dipper Rutsche in Blizzard Beach, Orlando Florida

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visitors and tourists swimming in the large pool at Volcano Bay with a the huge man-made volcano in Universal Studios Orlando



More Exploration In Orlando

Beyond the thrilling rides and water parks, Orlando has a variety of kid-friendly attractions that cater to the curious and imaginative minds of children.

Orlando truly does have something special for every family.

alligator in the waters at Gatorland Orlando, Florida

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interior detail with color orange designs at The Crayola Experience

big hot air balloon flying in the sky of Orlando, Florida

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Disney Springs

Looking for family-friendly beaches near Orlando? Check out these 9 Best Beaches Near Orlando For Families ⛱️





Julie Dameron

Owner, Family Trips and Travels

I’m a travel-loving, busy mom of three young kids. My mission is to help you travel more with your family!

Our family lives in the New York City and loves to travel all over the U.S. and abroad together! We also love spending our summers exploring Cape Cod and the Boston, MA Area!

I’m Here to help you navigate the busy streets of NYC and make travel with kids fun and enjoyable!



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Booking a last-minute trip to Orlando?  

If so, we have you covered.  Here are some top recommended tours and experiences!

Top Tours in Orlando

Everglades Airboat and Wild Florida Tour (Florida Wildlife Tour With Optional Lunch)

Glass Bottom Guided Kayak Eco Tour (2-Hour Tour Perfect for Nature Lovers!)

Kennedy Space Center Adventure with Transport (Enjoy NASA’s Kennedy Space Center)

Helicopter Night Tour (Scenic Helicopter Flight Over Orlando’s Theme Parks)

Manatee Adventure, Everglades Style Airboat (With Lunch, Wildlife Park, And Transport)

Top Hotels In Orlando

Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas (Perfect For Couples)

Ette Luxury Hotel & Spa – (High-Rated Luxury Hotel)

Barefoot Suite By Capital Vacations – (Budget Apartment In Plaza Boulevard)

Buena Vista Suites Orlando – (High Rated Hotel Near Walt Disney Resort)

 Looking To Get Around In Orlando

Check out rental car rates here! 🚗