Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S., and for good reason. Here, you’ll never run out of things to do, see, and experience, so don’t be surprised if you want to come back again and again.

Great Daytime Activities in Orlando, FL

Between the sunshine, the gorgeous weather, and the array of attractions, Orlando has so much to offer. Here are just a few ideas for things to do in Orlando during the daytime hours.

Soak up the sun at Lake Eola

Lake Eola is a stunning oasis in the middle of Downtown Orlando, spanning more than 40 acres and featuring a beautiful lake and skyline views. Feeding the resident swans is always a good time, and the amphitheater regularly hosts free concerts. You can even get out on the lake in swan-shaped paddle boats, which are an homage to Lake Eola’s feathered friends.

If you’re here on the weekend, the Sunday-morning farmer’s market is the perfect place to find unique gifts and Florida-centric finds to bring home with you.

Enjoy the best brunch in Orlando

When it comes to great things to do in Orlando during the day, we’d be remiss not to mention brunch – because here in South Florida, a casual brunch with friends or family is a weekend staple. At American Social in Orlando, brunch isn’t just a meal, it’s an event.

Treat yourself to an Amso Bloody Mary, or sip something sweet when you try our Cinnamon Toast Crunch coffee cocktail or a tropical-inspired Maui Mimosa. From gourmet-style donut holes and Southern-style biscuits and gravy to a Key West shrimp cake that boasts unforgettable Florida flavor, we’re serving up a delicious variety of brunch dishes every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm.

Take a stroll through the Mennello Museum of American Art

If you have just a few hours to spare, a visit to the Mennello Museum of American Art is a wonderful way to spend a morning. The museum has a variety of exhibits of American art, including the world’s largest collection of Tiffany glass.

An outdoor sculpture garden serves as a quirky backdrop for photos, and you can even join in on Sunday yoga classes if you’d like.

See the strange, rare, and unusual at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

Searching for things to do in Orlando with kids? Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a unique attraction that everyone will enjoy, and that you’ll surely be talking about for the rest of your time in Florida.

Quirky collections of natural oddities, scientific finds, and artistic experiments fill the 10,000 square-foot space, creating a truly interactive and one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. There’s even a gallery dedicated entirely to the wonderfully weird side of Florida, where you can see an ancient fossilized alligator, strange items collected by author Ernest Hemingway, and more.

Experience Orlando’s Favorite Dining Destination: American Social

After a busy day of exploring the city of Orlando, you’re going to need to relax and refuel – and we have you covered.

American Social is a Floridian favorite for upscale, American-style dining, offering up a stylish but laidback spot for guests to enjoy fabulous drinks, food, and a good time. Our lunch and dinner menu features a variety of elevated comfort food classics and South Florida staples, including our gourmet mac & cheese, Mahi tacos, and our Social Smash burger. Plus, with a full raw bar and weekly specials (stop by for Burger Monday or Taco Tuesday!), there’s always something new to try at American Social.

If you’re planning a trip to Orlando – or you’re a local just looking for somewhere new to try – come to American Social to discover your newest favorite place to eat.

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