Outdoors & Ecotourism

Eco-travel is on the rise, and here in the heart of Florida — a state named for flowers and sunshine — Orlando’s natural beauty serves as the perfect counterbalance to our signature theme park fun.

Ecotours, natural springs, airboat rides, birding, nature trails, fishing, kayaking and lots of thrills are some of the many options for exploring Orlando’s great outdoors, both in Orange County and in neighboring regions. Whether peacefully paddling through spring-fed lakes or hang-gliding 2,000 feet above orange groves, you can dive into a variety of lush ecosystems, all within driving distance of our tourism district.

Sports fans should check out downtown Orlando’s Amway Center and Orlando City Stadium, home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club, respectively. If tennis is your group’s racket, reserve courts and play at the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Lake Nona. And when your attendees are ready to hit the links, Orlando is ready for them with more than 150 golf courses, including several with pro layouts such as Arnold Palmer Design Company’s Shingle Creek Golf Club.

While your attendees are enjoying open-air adventures in Orlando’s great outdoors, they can rest assured that our sports venues, parks and tour operators are prioritizing their safety with robust health and sanitization measures designed to protect them. Use our search tool to find more sports, outdoor activities and recreation for your group, and play big the next time you meet in Orlando!

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Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy business travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite venues for their current status.