Orlando, Florida, attracts millions of visitors every year from around the world. The city has an abundance of tourist attractions to suit all ages, including spas, golf courses and world famous theme parks. As Orlando is such a popular tourist destination, there is also a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. Hotels vary widely in price and style and while many are aimed at families, others are more suitable for a romantic break.
Top Attractions in Orlando
One of Orlando’s most popular tourist attractions is Walt Disney World, comprised of the Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World offers a huge selection of rides, shows, exhibitions, restaurants and other entertainment venues.
Universal Studios Orlando is another major attraction, offering performances, theme park rides, and a behind-the-scenes look at making movies.
SeaWorld Orlando is also very popular with tourists, providing an insight into the world of aquatic life, along with shows and rides.
Kids and Families
Families visiting Orlando will find plenty to entertain them, with many of the most popular attractions, hotels, and restaurants designed specifically with families in mind. As well as the major theme parks, there are also a number of smaller, less well-known (and less expensive) theme parks and water parks in the area. Day trips from Orlando to destinations such as the nearby Everglades and the Kennedy Space Center are also very popular with families. Many restaurants in the Orlando area provide children’s menus, and some theme restaurants offer dinner shows and entertainment for the whole family.
Various types of Orlando accommodation are available throughout the city and the surrounding area. Cheap hotels in Orlando offer basic accommodation and are mostly located a short distance away from the major theme parks, but still offer easy access to the nearby attractions. Luxury hotels are usually either closer to the big theme parks, located inside Walt Disney World itself, or will be found just outside the major tourist areas in resorts which offer spa and golf facilities. Hotels in the International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, and Kissimmee areas are all very popular with visitors, and are just a short distance from Orlando’s major attractions.