5 Ways to Spend Memorial Day in Orlando 

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have served while also enjoying quality time with loved ones.  

A memorial site for fallen soldiers in Orlando, Florida on Memorial Day.

If you're spending Memorial Day in Orlando, you're in for a treat.  

From exploring natural springs to strolling around scenic lakes, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here's how to craft the perfect Memorial Day itinerary in Orlando, blending adventure, relaxation, and remembrance. 

#1 Embrace the Serenity of Natural Springs 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by heading to one of Orlando's nearby natural springs for a day surrounded by nature. Places like Kelly Park/Rock Springs or Wekiwa Springs State Park offer crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or simply lounging in the sun.  

Pack a picnic or just relax to the sounds of the Florida native animals. These springs provide a refreshing way to cool off from the Florida heat while connecting with the natural beauty of the area. 

#2 Immerse Yourself in Theme Park Thrills 

Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking to conquer roller coasters or a family seeking enchanting experiences, Orlando's theme parks offer endless entertainment for all ages. 

Memorial Day weekend is an excellent time to explore attractions like Universal Orlando Resort or SeaWorld Orlando. Take advantage of special events, parades, and fireworks shows happening throughout the weekend.  

#3 Enjoy a Leisurely Stroll around Lake Eola 

For a more relaxed afternoon, head to downtown Orlando and take a leisurely stroll around Lake Eola. This iconic lake is surrounded by picturesque views, lush landscapes, and charming swan boats.  

Renting a swan boat is a must-do activity, allowing you to paddle around the lake while taking in the sights of the city skyline.  

The Orlando City Skyline sitting on top of Lake Eola on Memorial Day.

Pack a picnic or grab a snack from one of the nearby vendors and enjoy a scenic lunch by the water. Don't forget to snap some photos of the resident swans and the iconic Lake Eola fountain. 

#4. Pay Tribute at Military Memorials 

Take some time on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces.  

Visit local military memorials or cemeteries to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Places like the Orlando Veterans’ Memorial Park or the War Memorial at Lake Eola Park offer peaceful settings for reflection and remembrance. Consider participating in a Memorial Day ceremony or event to show your support for veterans and their families. 

#5 Unwind with Evening Entertainment 

End your Memorial Day in Orlando with some evening entertainment options.  

Catch a live performance at one of the city's theaters or concert venues such as The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or House of Blues. From Broadway shows to local band performances, there's always something exciting happening in Orlando's vibrant arts scene.  

If you prefer a more laid-back evening, head to one of the city's rooftop bars or waterfront lounges to enjoy drinks with a view.  

Rosen Inn International Makes your Memorial Day Memorable  

Memorial Day in Orlando offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and remembrance.  

Whether you're soaking up the sun at a natural spring, exploring the magic of theme parks, or enjoying a leisurely stroll around Lake Eola, there's no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. 

Rosen Inn International is the perfect getaway for this Memorial Day, being at the center of all of the action.


We hope you’ll join us in taking time to honor the true meaning of the holiday by paying tribute to those who have served while creating lasting memories with family and friends in this vibrant city.