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Gets the Games

Orlando has a multitude of sports and recreation options with four professional sports teams, over 100 top-rated golf courses, miles and miles of walking and cycling trails and triathlon certified training at the National Training Center (where Olympians also happen to train.) The mild climate makes outdoor recreational pursuits a year-round lifestyle choice. Plus, Orlando plays host to national competitions including the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Pro Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Daytona 500, Silver Spurs Rodeo and more.

Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is a professional golf tournament played each March at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, a private golf resort owned since 1974 by Arnold Palmer in Bay Hill, a suburb southwest of Orlando.

NFL Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League played at the end of the season. The Pro Bowl has been hosted in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium since 2016.

Citrus Bowl

The seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, the Vrbo Citrus Bowl has hosted top teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences. In the College Football Playoff era, the game will also occasionally host top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Daytona 500

Held every year in Daytona Beach, an hour drive from Orlando, the Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held at Daytona International Speedway. Around 200,000 people from all over the world attend the race.

National Sporting Events

Orlando hosts more than just 75 million visitors each year – it also hosts the NFL Pro Bowl, the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA golf tournament, Silver Spurs Rodeo, the Citrus Bowl, the Daytona 500, Bike Week and even the Major League Gaming’s Call of Duty esports competition.

Silverspurs rodeo
https://www.silverspursrodeo.com/

Silver Spurs Rodeo

The Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi and is annually ranked among the top 50 events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The Silver Spurs Rodeo history stems from a humble gathering of Osceola County ranchers.

Daytona Bike Week
https://officialbikeweek.com/

Bike Week

The world’s largest motorcycle event, thousands gather for Bike Week each year in Daytona. Bike Week is run by the Daytona Chamber of Commerce. New Smyrna Beach, 30 minutes from Orlando, also hosts an annual bike week.

Horrible Hundred
https://www.horrible-hundred.com/

Horrible Hundred

The Horrible Hundred is Central Florida’s premier cycling event held in Clermont. This two-day cycling and fitness expo draws riders from around the country.

Osceola County rodeo
https://rncfr.com/

RAM Rodeo Circuit Finals

Osceola County hosts the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo each year in downtown Kissimmee.

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Winning Sports Teams

State-of-the-art facilities in Downtown Orlando host year-round professional sports including the Orlando Magic (NBA), Orlando City Lions (MLS), Orlando Pride (NWSL), Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), NCAA regular season football games and major televised bowl games.

Orlando Magic
https://www.nba.com/magic/

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic competes in the NBA at Amway Center with famous past players including Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard.

Orlando Pride
https://www.orlandocitysc.com/pride

Orlando Pride

The Orlando Pride plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top level of women’s soccer in the U.S. The team plays their home games at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando.

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The Land of Recreation

No snow days. Hundreds of parks. Hundreds of miles of trails. Freshwater springs. Beaches to the east and west. And miles and miles of golf courses.

Top-Rated Golf Courses

Orlando is home to more than 100 top-rated golf courses, which are available for play 365 days a year. From Bay Hill, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer’s home away from home, to ChampionsGate and Dubsdread, you’ll never run out of new courses to play.

Photo courtesy of Dubsdread Golf Course
Photo courtesy of Wekiwa Springs State Park

Beautiful Springs

With emerald springs and lush tropical hammocks, there are four natural springs less than an hour from Orlando. Visiting the springs is perfect for observing abundant wildlife or cooling off on a summer day. Springs near Orlando include Wekiwa Springs State Park, Kelly Park, Blue Spring State Park and De Leon Springs State Park.

Hiking and Nature Trails

Orlando features many natural areas just a few miles from the downtown business district. Mead Garden offers 50 acres in the heart of Winter Park, a few miles north of the tip of Orlando. Enjoy a lazy afternoon exploring the nature trails or dipping your feet in the freshwater ponds.

Photo courtesy of Seminole County
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World-Class Facilities

Whether you’re training to become an Olympic athlete or just playing one on a regular basis, it’s pretty easy to keep up your exercise routine in Orlando – no matter what it is.

Photo courtesy of USTA

USTA National Campus

The 64-acre United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus is a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced facility for players of every level and was designed with the goal of ensuring the sports continued growth far into the 21st century.

The National Campus offers 100 courts of varying surfaces, providing American pros with a home base to train and residents a place to play 365 days of the year, all while brushing shoulders with some of the game’s rising stars. The facility also hosts national, individual and collegiate events. 

National Training Center

The National Training Center (NTC) is a state-of-the-art sports and fitness facility located in Clermont, Florida. The facility, part of Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, is a warm-weather training destination for hundreds of high school, collegiate, professional and amateur athletes from around the country and the world.

Photo courtesy of the National Training Center
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