Things to do near Reunion Resort Orlando

Things to do near Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort is packed with fun activities, but if you decide you want to venture beyond the resort you’ll be truly spoilt for choice.

Whether you want to eat like a king, shop ‘til you drop, or get white knuckles at one of the world’s best theme parks, you’ll find plenty of things to do near Reunion Resort.

We’ve put together this handy guide to all the best activities and things to see that are located close to the resort, for easy and convenient day trips to squeeze into your time here, and help you make the most of your vacation. Let’s get started with the first thing on our list of things to do near Reunion Resort Orlando – the water parks.

Splash around at Florida’s best water parks

The water park at Reunion is perfect for the whole family, with an epic lazy river and some great slides and splash zones. But for those who love to be in the water, there are plenty more opportunities for some exhilarating fun in the water parks surrounding Reunion Resort

The area around the resort is also home to some of Orlando’s best water parks, including Aquatica, Volcano Bay, and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park.

Aquatica is one of the most thrilling water parks in Orlando, if not the state of Florida. It has a fantastic mix of both gentle rides for the littles ones, as well as the extreme, hair-raising rides that end in that coveted massive splash. With restaurants and plenty of spots to lounge in the sun, it is easy to spend a whole day here. Aquatica is located only 16.9 miles away from Reunion Resort.

Volcano Bay is a brilliantly designed water park that is sure to elicit some ‘wow’s from the whole family. Based around a gigantic, man-made volcano, from which a thrilling water ride comes shooting out of, it is jam-packed with fun rides and comfortable places to relax. It is based 20.6 miles away from Reunion Resort.

Typhoon Lagoon is another water park to keep in mind, being the closest of our recommended water parks to Reunion Resort, at an easy 12.8 mile journey away. This Disney-owned park is filled to the brim with exciting slides, rides, and with plenty of delectable meals and tasty drinks available. With plenty of options for young and old, Typhoon Lagoon is the perfect water park destination for all the family, close to Reunion Resort.

You can find out more about the best water parks in Orlando with our handy guide.

Visit the theme parks near Reunion Resort

cinderella's castle disney world

One of the best things about choosing a villa at Reunion is that you’re within easy reach of Florida’s best theme parks. There are loads of world-renowned destinations to choose from and each one is packed with family friendly activities and fun things to do. In fact, the parks are arguably the very best of things to do near Reunion Resort Orlando.

At Disney World, you have a choice of several parks. You can visit one, or take your time and visit them all over the duration of your vacation. Head to Animal Kingdom, where you can discover incredible creatures from around the globe, Epcot where you can see the whole world in just a day, explore the world-famous Magic Kingdom, and brush shoulders with starlets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Disney World parks a located a short 8.4 miles, or just over a ten minute drive away.

Or you can take a trip to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where the themed rides are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. You could also visit the main Universal park, which is almost as world-renowned as Disney World, with more than enough incredible attractions to fill your whole vacation, including the immersive Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can feel like you’ve stepped straight into the pages of the magical books. Islands of Adventure is located 20.7 miles away from Reunion Resort, whereas the main Universal park is 19.3 miles.

Disney World and Universal are not the only things you can do in Orlando though. Have a look at our guide to our favorite things to do in the city besides visiting the theme parks, so you can get even more inspiration ahead of your vacation.

And remember, when you stay in one of our luxury villas at Reunion Resort, our exclusive concierge service can also help you get a great deal on attraction tickets.

Go shopping near Reunion Resort Florida

Shopping near Reunion Resort

Shoppers are spoilt for choice at Reunion Resort, thanks to the huge selection of factory outlets, upscale shopping malls and designer boutiques nearby. Head to The Florida Mall for top-end design stores and casual eating, or try the ultra-modern Mall at Millenia. There’s a Walmart, and a Publix near Reunion Resort.

For those who are looking forward to a spot of retail therapy on their vacation in Orlando, have a look at our ultimate guide to shopping in the city. Find out where all the best malls are, not just those close to the resort, as well as where you can uncover some hidden boutiques, to find one-of-a-kind pieces you’ll be proud to take home with you at the end of your trip.

Find the best restaurants near Reunion Resort

Restaurants near Reunion Resort

Because there are so many restaurants at Reunion Resort, delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are always within easy reach.

And even if you’re spending the day away from the resort, that doesn’t mean you need to go hungry. There are hundreds of great restaurants near Reunion Resort in Florida, from swanky European eateries to cheery American diners.

Whether you’re interested in fine dining in Orlando, want to take the whole family to the most fun restaurant you can possibly find, or simply want to pay a visit to the best of the best in the city, your options are pretty much unlimited, and there will be far more places you want to visit then you can pack in to one trip – looks like you better come back again in that case!

Visit Celebration

Nearby is the quaint and charming town of Celebration, which is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Originally designed by the minds behind the Disney Parks, this little town was built in the 90s and offers a new and interesting way of living in streets that have been carefully planned and laid out to maximize quality of life. With an abundance of charming restaurants and roads to wander to take in the view of the pastel-toned buildings and leafy avenues, it is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon for something a little bit different.

The Celebration town center is located a quick 18-minute drive away from Reunion Resort.

Golf courses near Reunion Resort

setting down a golf ball on a tee

The golf courses at Reunion are considered top-of-the-range. However, if you are a golfer at heart and can’t wait to hit the green, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an abundance of choice when it comes to expertly designed golf courses close to Reunion Resort.

The nearby Champions Gate Resort offers world-famous courses, with one even designed by course architect Tom Watson. Beyond Champions Gate, you will also find the Highlands Reserve Golf Club, Mystic Dunes Golf Course, Falcon’s Fire Golf Course, Providence Golf Club, Deer Creek RV Golf and Country Club, and Celebration Golf Club, all within a few minutes journey of Reunion Resort. You really are spoilt for choice here!

Ready to book your Reunion Resort villa?

If you haven’t already, a stay in a luxury villa at Reunion Resort Orlando is a surefire way to kick your vacation off to the best possible start. Not only are you located close to the action, with the best theme parks in the world pretty much on your doorstep, but these hand-picked homes offer you absolutely everything you need for a comfortable and perfect stay.

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