Memorial Day weekend in Orlando is nearly here!

The unofficial kick off to summer, Orlando's Memorial Day Weekend celebrations are amazing – whether you're heading out of town for amazing getaways (like a Tampa Bay Memorial Weekend trip), or looking for some great holiday food ideas, events to attend and even fun things to do on Memorial Weekend, Orlando is the place to be during the Memorial holiday!

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2023 and there are lots of ways to enjoy the holiday weekend. And you can even find some good Memorial Day Weekend Deals nearby!

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando is the perfect tool to plan your fun Orlando Memorial holiday. Plus ways to recognize the true meaning of this holiday–ceremonies to honor our country's fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
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Make this Memorial Day weekend, well…memorable…by adding one or a few of these must-do experiences to your calendar over the long weekend!

You can also explore special events happening at these Memorial Day Events and Things to Do

Memorial Day Getaways

What's a long three-day weekend almost perfect for?  How about getting out of Orlando with a quick weekend road trip getaway to celebrate the long Memorial holiday?

Orlando has so many great places to getaway to for the long holiday weekend, most about an hour or two drive from Orlando.

We’ve curated 9 fun destinations to visit this Memorial weekend in our Memorial Day Weekend Getaways from Orlando.

You can have a great weekend escape from Orlando with just a quick trip – and sometimes without even leaving Orlando!

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Secret Florida Islands

How about a trip to the ultra-cool, IYKYK Secret Florida Islands.  If you’re planning a romantic getaway for Memorial Day, consider sneaking away to one of these secret Florida islands. Sprawling coastlines, charming beach towns, untouched beaches and a tropical setting will make it a vacation you won't soon forget.

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Cedar Key Florida – Corner of G Street and 2nd Street | Dani Meyering

Bok Tower

Day Trip to Bok Tower Gardens – Visit Bok Tower Gardens this Memorial weekend. While peak bloom has ended, the gardens are still full of color and winding secret pathways to explore. Enjoy complimentary admission on select Thursdays and Fridays through September, thanks to Wawa (advance registration required).

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Natural Springs near Orlando

Florida is well-known for its theme parks, abundant sunshine, and sparkling coastlines.

But Florida’s springs?  Not too many people know about them – and Florida's springs are an incredible natural wonder!

Our state’s natural springs are the perfect spot for calming and reflective holidays like Memorial Day weekend.

Refreshingly cool crystal clear waters, wildlife viewing opportunities, and aquatic activities like tubing and kayaking make Florida springs the perfect day trip for the holiday weekend.

We’ve curated a list of 23 natural springs near Orlando to visit this Memorial Day Weekend.

So skip the manmade waterparks, and dive into nature’s water parks!


Zip Lining Adventures

Elevate your Orlando Memorial Weekend and let your inner adrenaline junkie out during the Memorial weekend by ziplining over Orlando!  Orlando is a great place for some Memorial Day Weekend Ziplining!

Incredibly Delicious Memorial Weekend Food Ideas!

From cookouts to dining out, Memorial Day is a wonderful opportunity to break some bread with family and friends.

We’ve compiled Orlando’s Best Incredibly Delicious Memorial Day food ideas for your dining pleasure!

Things like:

  • fresh yummy seafood
  • juicy burgers
  • tasty tacos
  • plant-based bites
  • yummy hot dogs
  • finger licking bbq
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The Waterfront in Orlando’s fresh seafood

Memorial Day Breweries to Visit

Orlando’s craft beer scene is great!  Seems like new and uniquely original craft breweries are popping up around Orlando all the time.  We’ve got your list of Breweries to Visit in Orlando this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Visit an Orlando Spa on Memorial Day

Take advantage of the day off of work and book a spa day with your favorite person or people (and sometimes maybe that favorite person is…just yourself!). These are some of the best spas in Orlando – and they all offer special treatments for couples.

SPA BY JW AT JW MARRIOTT ORLANDO BONNET CREEK – Pamper each other in sunshine and serenity at the Spa by JW this Memorial holiday weekend, located at the brand new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek. This resort is a hidden gem just minutes from Disney World. Enjoy the luxe amenities and gorgeous spa this holiday weekend. From massages to facials and beautiful couple’s experiences, we highly recommend this spa.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO, GRANDE LAKES – It just doesn't get more indulgent than a Memorial weekend spa day spent at The Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Start with a couples massage to relax, ease tension, and set the tone for a special day together.

Add in some champagne and strawberries for the perfect Memorial Day!

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Image credit: The Ritz-Calrton Orlando, Grande Lakes

ORLANDO BEER SPA – Here's a fun one if you're in the mood for something truly unique this Memorial Day! Orlando Beer Spa on I-Drive offers one of the most original and relaxing spa experiences in Orlando.

Far from the traditional spa experience, My Beer Spa invites couples to soak in tubs full of a blend of hops and antioxidants while enjoying unlimited self-serve craft beer and wine from the taps in the private treatment room.

Each room also includes a sauna, private bathroom and relaxation area. The room is yours to enjoy for an entire hour.

Memorial Day Fireworks

Naturally there are Memorial Day fireworks throughout Orlando’s theme parks – and they can be equally fun to watch outside the theme parks, too!  Check out our Guide to Viewing Disney Fireworks Outside the Parks!

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Book a staycation at one of our fabulous local resorts and enjoy the added bonus of holiday fireworks displays. Grande Lakes Orlando (Sunday at 9pm) and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (Saturday at 9pm) will all have festive displays for guests staying overnight at the resort.

Additionally, Orlando World Center Marriott is hosting a Memorial Weekend celebration with activities all weekend long, plus Fireworks on Sunday 5/28 at 9pm, followed by a laser light show at 9:15pm. Make it an awesome weekend getaway as you explore River Falls Water Park with Falls Lagoon Pool, 6 thrilling waterslides, kids splash zone, and daily activities.

Memorial Day Events and Things to Do

If you’re asking what there is to do this Memorial Weekend, there are almost too many things going on in Orlando this Memorial Day.

We’ve curated a list of 23 Fun Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando.  It's filled with unique ideas, stuff that's fun to do, and even Memorial Day events.

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Bountiful Farms Bistro | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson