Today’s travel tip sheet includes attractions under $29, a roundup of Orlando’s intimate tasting menu restaurants, a guide to the best burgers in town and a spotlight on Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights – offering deals on hotel stays and dining experiences.  

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In this Issue:  

  • Orlando’s attractions under $29 

  • Dine, stay and save: Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights  

  • Intimate tasting menus and chef’s table restaurants 

  • A guide to Orlando’s best burgers 

  • What’s new this month 

  • DYK? Maroon 5 will headline exclusive Music After Dark concert experience at Universal Orlando Resort 

Orlando’s Attractions Under $29 

Ranked as the No. 1 most affordable vacation destination among top U.S. cities by USA Today, Orlando offers plenty of affordable options for visitors looking to save money and bring more value to their vacation while still creating unforgettable experiences.  

  • Gatorland is one of Orlando’s longest-running and most affordable attractions, with admission costing $24.99 for adults and $17.99 for children when purchased from Visit Orlando. The park features 110 acres with thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a petting zoo, splash pad play area and much more.  

  • Crayola Experience provides a full day of creative fun with dozens of hands-on activities, including drip art, a color playground and much more. Tickets purchased through Visit Orlando are $20.99 each. 

  • Visitors can discover over 500 animals, including rare and endangered species, as well as 23 acres of lush natural beauty at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. When purchased online, admission is $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children ages 3 – 12, and free for kids under 3. 

  • Visitors can explore the 22-mile West Orange Trail, one of Central Florida’s most scenic paths, by bicycle. West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. offers hourly rentals starting at $9 per hour.  

Additional information on Orlando’s budget-friendly experiences can be found here.  

Dine, Stay and Save: Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights  

Visitors interested in experiencing some of Orlando’s best cuisine during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining can extend their visit with a weekend getaway complete with exclusive hotel and resort offers as part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. This year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining program will feature over 100 restaurants offering three course meals for $40 from August 26 – Oct 2. Find hotel offers here, including:   

  • Caribe Royale Orlando: $219 stay and dine offer including two Magical Dining meals at the Venetian Chop House and accommodations in a newly redesigned one-bedroom suite.  

  • Lake Nona Wave Hotel: Save 15% off an overnight stay (enjoy Magical Dining at HAVEN Kitchen).  

  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin: Save up to 30% off an overnight stay (enjoy Magical Dining menu at Il Mulino New York Trattoria and Todd English's bluezoo).  

Orlando’s Intimate Tasting Menus and Chef’s Table Experiences 

From an eight-seat standing sushi bar to a personalized farm-to-table dining experience, Orlando offers foodies a variety of intimate dining experiences in its growing culinary community from nationally recognized chefs, new restaurants and diverse cuisines for every taste.  


  • Edoboy, Orlando’s first eight-person standing sushi bar will open in the Mills 50 district this summer. The new eat-and-go sushi concept, located behind Tori Tori pub, will feature local daily catch and fish flown in weekly from Japan. 

  • Susuru Juju, slated to open in August, will offer regular dining as well as a Kappo Bar Tasting Experience, which will be more casual than traditional Omakase for an exciting, yet comfortable multi-course experience.     

  • Doshi, an all-new elevated Korean-American six-person dining experience, recently opened in Winter Park. The restaurant’s 14-course tasting menu explores traditional Korean cuisine and seasonal ingredients reimagined through a contemporary lens.  


  • At the 12-seat chef’s tasting experience at The Osprey, guests can Indulge in a seafood-focused, seven-course meal curated by Executive Chef Michael Cooper, which highlights the bounty of Florida's land and sea.   

  • VINIA Wine & Kitchen in Winter Park offers an intimate, Fabio's Table experience. Hosted by chef-owner Fabio himself, the experience features a five-course menu with wine pairings that are personally prepared and presented.  

  • Highball & Harvest, located at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, offers a farm-to-table dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site Whisper Creek Farm. The eight-seat chef’s table experiences includes a five-course dinner featuring a tailored menu. 

Orlando’s Best Burgers Guide 

Burger lovers won’t want to miss Orlando’s roundup of some of the most unique, creative concepts in town, with several options included in the MICHELIN Guide to Florida. 


  • Located in Orlando’s Restaurant Row, The Whiskey offers a large selection of craft and award-winning burgers, like The Salty Pear, featuring bourbon-pouched pears and a creamy brie sauce.  

  • Teak Neighborhood Grill, an American Gastropub specializing in handcrafted burgers, features a wide selection of gourmet burgers, including a Glazed Donut Burger, featuring warm glazed doughnuts as a bun.  


  • Located in downtown Orlando, Super Rico Colombian Street Food & Bar, offers a Colombian burger concept, featuring a thin arepa for a bun and served Colombian-style with lettuce, tomato, a slice of mozzarella cheese, potato stix and their signature sauces cilantro, piña and rosada.  

  • Swine & Sons, the Michelin-recognized restaurant located in historic Winter Park, offers a variety of Southern-inspired bites like scratch-made burgers, including its signature “smashburgers” option made with a secret sauce.   

More information on Orlando’s burger hot spots can be found here.  

What’s New in Orlando this Month?

Stay up to date on Orlando's most recent announcements and openings - from accommodations and attractions to restaurants and events - available here.  

Did You Know?

Maroon 5 will headline the Music After Dark concert series at Universal Orlando Resort  at Universal Orlando Resort Aug. 25-27. The event offers an intimate fan experience featuring a VIP concert on the Universal Studios Music Plaza stage; after-hours park access; unlimited food and drinks; and more. Tickets are available for purchase here.